2 Weekends, 2 Pailolo’s

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 [...]

A Big Weekend, An Even Bigger Month

  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 [...]

Up Up & Away

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 [...]

Defying the Odds

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 [...]

Thank You

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 [...]

Dates on Struggle Street

Ever felt like you've been on Struggle Street? Like you really should have rolled over and not gotten out of the car, let alone out of bed? I think you all know what I'm talking about  - there's going to be times when you're winging it on less than ideal preparations and you know exactly what you're [...]