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March 2, 2018

No time to be idle, a trip to the Netherlands awaits and finally a chance to talk to Dutch sailors about the America's Cup and Sparrowhawk!

I visited two amazing sailing and rowing clubs in Holland, both belonging to the oldest water sports clubs in the country. 


February 27, 2018

We're back on British soil and straight into another talk at the elegant home of the RORC for the in London residing members of the "Compagnie Fonds" of the Dutch Maritime Museum. Being present that evening had the additional benefit of hearing about the future plans o...

February 25, 2018

On our way back from Barbuda, we enjoyed the welcoming home of the Antigua Yachtclub. I spoke about the history of the America's Cup over a glass and nibbles and made some new friends while watching the last boat arrive in the RORC Caribbean 600.

Well done to Andrew Edd...

February 5, 2018

Some of you may recall that, on the night of 6 September, the eye of Hurricane Irma passed over the tiny island of Barbuda, bringing with it winds of about 185mph, damaging some 90% of properties, and leading to the evacuation of all 1,800 residents to Antigua.

After th...

January 12, 2018

We spent a day checking out how it was done...by testing what it would look like if Sparrowhawk would feature on a shelf (#shelfbombing, #naughty). To be continued... See later entry.

December 5, 2017

A few weeks before Christmas, I set up camp (table) with Sparrowhawk and some home-made decorations to spread the word (and Christmas message?) at the best gym and squash club on this side of the river (Thames Ditton).

Several happy shoppers, lots of friendly faces and...

November 13, 2017

I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the Annual Dinner for the "Compagnie Fonds" (the private donors) at the Dutch Maritime Museum in the Netherlands.

Wow, what an amazing evening that was; 200-plus guests in the exquisite surroundings of its home in Amsterdam:...

November 9, 2017

Finally the day arrived I launched my book at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London. It was probably not the most conventional launch - a sister sang the America’s Cup 1851 version of Yankee Doodle, and we ran out of hardbacks straight away - but I loved every minute o...

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August 22, 2019