SPORT: Sailing (Women’s Single-Handed class)
Qualified for the Olympic Games 2016
Fifteenth at ISAF Youth Worlds 2015; 12th
at Pan American Games 2015; 10th at Youth
Olympic Games 2014; and North American
Female Champion in three different boat types
>>HOW I GOT STARTED
I started sailing when I was eight years old,
sailing Optimists at the RHADC summer camp.
At 10, I went to my first major international regatta in Ecuador and got hooked on competitive international sailing.
>>HOW I TRAIN
Recently, I spent two-plus months training in
Uruguay with some top South American sailors.
My daily schedule started with breakfast at
8 a.m., a 30-minute bike ride to the gym, an
hour workout at the gym, a bike ride back to
the boats, lunch, briefing and then sailing for
three to four hours. Afterwards, I would do
some online school work until dinner time,
which in South America is around 9: 30 p.m.
Currently, I am still light for the boat that I
compete with, which puts me at a disadvantage
in heavy wind so I’m conscious of what I eat
because I’m trying to put on muscle.
>>HOW I GOT INSPIRED
I have been inspired by the many great sailors
Bermuda has produced. They have shown me
that despite being from a small island, we can
compete on the world stage.
>>WHAT I DO IN MY FREE TIME
I really don’t have much free time, but when
I’m in Bermuda I like to hang out and catch up
with my school friends from Saltus.
PHOTO: MEREDI TH ANDREWS