As a tribute to my new partnership with Air Tahiti Nui, I've gone through the archives and selected some of my favourite moments and memories from trips gone by. If these are not enough of an excuse to visit Tahiti or fly the skies between New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Los Angeles and Paris with Air Tahiti Nui, I'm not sure what will.
Two consecutive weekends, two consecutive crossings of the Pailolo Channel and 54 miles of racing from the islands of Maui to Molokai. Two very different races, two very different conditions and one consistent result. Self supported, aiming for the an outline in the distance these races are as much an exercise in skill and navigation [...]
Two days, 37 miles of racing. It sounds a lot doesn't it? Add deep blue Hawaiian waters, warmth and 20 knots of trade winds blowing from behind. Yes, it's officially downwind season in Hawaii, the trade winds are blowing and one huge month of downwind racing kicked off with the M2Molokai Challenge this past [...]
The first half of 2017 has been HUGE. It's thrown me in the deep end and there's still a massive back half of the year to go yet. Here's a celebration of the continuation of Doing Epic Shit.
I was quoted last week as saying “to win once is hard”, “to win consistently is just plain tough”. Life is cyclical and throws many curve balls at us when we least expect them. In Olympic sports, athletes peak mentally and physically in a four year cycle, allowing a period of recovery at the end [...]
I swear that Christmas feels like it was a couple of weeks ago. Blink a couple of times and Easter is upon us already. While most people look forward to the leisurely days of this Autumn vacation, for the past 7 years it has always signalled the change of the seasons, that my time at [...]
Multisport events are quintessential to the gritty fabric of South Island, New Zealand sporting history. A way of interacting with the landscape and traversing however possible via human powered craft. No rhyme or reason, rather the landscape dictating what you are going to do. With iconic events such as the Coast 2 Coast which became the [...]
Oh dear....what the HELL did I just let myself in for? Did I really think about the consequences of saying 'yes' without giving full thought as to the repercussions of what just rolled off my tongue less than a month out from an event like this? I think I may have firmly thrown myself in [...]
I have asked a few times recently about how to deal with injuries, which means really means how to deal with rehab as the two go together like peanut butter and jam. Having been an expert in the art of self destruction over the years - formerly rather than latterly, when you destroy (or semi-destroy) [...]
To all who made and helped make 2016 the success that it was - THANK YOU 'We' finished on top - where 'we' have been since 2012. There's a reason I use 'we' as even though this has been a fairly solo journey the past year, there's a lot of people who have helped in [...]