In August 2018, I joined a crew of six from the Oxford University Yacht Club to complete the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, finishing 11th out of 28 boats. The 3500km race, in which yachts circumnavigate the entire UK including Ireland and the Shetlands without stopping or coming onto land, is one of the toughest challenges in ocean racing. We were the first ever university team to complete the race, crossing the finish line after more than 13 days at sea.
Race report and press below:
Oxford student sailors complete Round Britain and Ireland race