|| Royal Akarana / Devonport
|Why do you want to do the RNZ
||Really enjoyed some of it last time, want to enjoy more of it this time.
|What are the biggest races you’ve competed in
||Biggest in terms of numbers of the start line the 2009 Australian FF nationals – 147 boats on the start line
|How did you get into sailing
||I was born into it – went away in the boat at 5 months old.
||Started to race at Wakatere BC in Starling and Sunbursts.
2 years at RNZYS youth scheme.
2 years World Match racing tour and other keelboat adventures.
Brief foray into 470 sailing.
Raced 2005 Flying Fifteen Worlds in Auckland and have raced them ever since. 25th at the last worlds, 1st female helm.
|How long have you 2 sailed together / how did you meet / what races have you done together in the past
||Since 2009. Rob was my stand-in crew on Nick White’s Young 88 Nijinsky for the SSANZ. We have done 2 x RNI, 1 x RNZ, 9 Coastal Classics together, and lots of other adventures.
||Not really we are pretty serious partnership.
|Scariest yachting moment
||There hasn’t really been any truly scary moments do far, touch wood there won’t be. Being the safety officer for offshore races and talking to people it trouble is pretty scary to me.
|What is your offshore Vice
||My high density foam seat that I sit on to steer.
|What do you hope to get out of doing the RNZ
||4 weeks of freedom from work!
|What inside tips do you have for others wanting to compete in 2 handed racing at this level
||Get a psychologist – honestly it is a brain game so get someone to train your brain.
|What’s your team motto
||It doesn’t get easier you just get faster.
|Biggest yachting achievement
||Finishing the 2012 RNZ.
||I have the lovely Neil.
|When you cross the finish line, what will you be most hanging out for?