n the past fortnight as we come to grips with the new normal of 2022, it feels like we got a brief warning.... then the reality of the Big O penetrating the community in New Zealand truly hit. As the shockwave of moving into the Red setting of the traffic light alert system reverberated, a progressive disturbance to one and all involved in any kind of organised event large or small has been felt the length and breadth of the land.
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 [...]
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 [...]
With every decision comes the cost of what you're not doing. I was faced with some significant decision making recently - here's the long and short of it.
Back on the wagon - back in the game.... Slap me across the face with a wet fish right about now…. I started trying to write this back in August, have tried to finish it on numerous occasions but for lack of a better reason you’re getting it lock stock and barrel now. In fact, [...]
AWARDS SEASON is back and in full force. Hosted by SUP Magazine the annual SUP Awards are the pinnacle celebration of performances, personalities, expeditions and more. In 2016 I'm once again nominated for the Female of the Year Award - one that I have been a top 3 finalist in for the past four years and had [...]