Lucy loves the sea; living near it, swimming in it, sailing on it or diving under it; there is nowhere else she’d rather be.
Lucy spent her childhood summers at Hayling Island Sailing Club learning how to sail and windsurf. In the ‘90s she put her corporate banking career on hold to start a family but it wasn’t to be and life had other plans. Realising her dreams, with a little nudge from her sister, Lucy completed the RYA Yachtmaster course in the UK, Australia & New Zealand. Since completing the course in 2005, Lucy has both cruised and raced over lakes, rivers, seas and oceans in boats as small as Fireballs through to Clipper 70s. She has notched up over 25,000 nautical miles, made some lifelong friends along the way and has endured more hurricanes than she cares to remember!
Like most people, Lucy still had to fund her dreams so returned to the rat race in 2005 and developed a career, this time in engineering, where she has worked ever since.
But Lucy’s heart will always be by the water.
With the many experiences and challenges Lucy has faced throughout both her personal and professional life, she feels this has all been leading up to the biggest test of her life, the Ocean Globe Race 2023; a challenge that both excites and enthralls her. She is most looking forward to navigating by the stars and leaving the mobile phone behind.
EDIT March 2022
Lucy has been invited to join previous Whitbread competitor S/V Maiden on a leg of their world tour. She’ll be joining the permanent crew and guest skipper, Sharon Ferris-Choat in Palma to sail 5,600nm across the Atlantic to Miami. Maiden is now a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education.