“I was going nowhere with school. But when I started sailing, I saw the point of learning. Since then, I’ve achieved more than most people I know.
I was one of the youngest people ever to do the Fastnet and now I race as much as I can on Cote.
I’ve even had two job offers in sailing, that I never could have dreamed of. It’s a million miles from my situation in Harringey. Sailing has taught me so many life skills- including organisation, resilience and the importance of working hard at all times to maximise performance.”