I am working hard towards the 2016 Olympics in the NEW Nacra 17 mixed multihull class. This exciting high performance boat is a brand new design with curved foils making it the fastest Olympic boat and with mandatory mixed gender sailing should make for interesting viewing at the Olympics in Rio. I am sailing with catamaran world champion Tom Phipps.
I have been Olympic sailing since 2008 in the Women's Match Racing class where I became World Champion in 2011. Since then I have sailed the 49er FX where I became National champion and won the silver at Hyeres 2013 Olympic class regatta.
I have also been working as a professional sailor and coach to support my Olympic aspirations. In particular I have been working hard with the Oman Women's race team bringing up their keelboat sailors to an international level of racing.
I now plan to build on my experience of top level International sailing and use all the skills I have learnt in a new campaign towards Olympic gold in 2016.
“I have been fortunate enough to work and sail with Mary. We faced a project that pushed boundaries, took on challenges and demanded results. Mary displayed a passion for the sport and approached the project with professionalism. She is a natural role model not only to her peers but also to those new to the sport of sailing. She has an incredible drive to do her very best and inspires those around her to reach for the same level.” - Dee Caffari MBE