I've always had a fascination with water, from swimming, canoeing to rowing and some offshore sailing, mostly in a square-rigged brig, TS Royalist. But perhaps this takes the biscuit.
In 2014 I took part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. The race started on 1 September 2013 in London. In January 2014 I joined my team on my boat Henri Lloyd in Brisbane and sailed from there to Singapore arriving after 31 days at sea, then Hong Kong, reaching Qingdao, China in March.
I rejoined them in April 2014 in San Francisco for the race to Panama, and then passed through the Panama Canal to race to Jamaica, and then New York by June. The race finished in July 2014 with my boat, Henri Lloyd, the overall winner!!
Participation in the race was only possible for me due to Conductive Education, which is why I was raising money for nice.
You see, I had a stroke in 2005. Conductive Education at nice helped me greatly after the physiotherapy following my stroke had ended. I would not have been able to make as good a recovery as I have without it, possibly not even daring to apply for the Race. I failed the training in no small part because of remaining balance problems and nice's Conductive Education helped me to pass my retake 5 months later.
To find out more about me and my story, including why I supported nice, please go to my blog at http://anitasailsagain.com.