A call to arms!

A call to arms!

Friends and followers, I am writing this at crunch time. As you may or may not be aware of, the last couple of months have been somewhat up in the air for me. But all of a sudden everything has come flying back down to earth and I have some very exciting news. Following some great results in recent regattas, I have now officially team up with Tom Phipps...Read more
Weymouth treats Mary to a windy ranker victory and it was Lamb and mint sauce for sunday roast!

Weymouth treats Mary to a windy ranker victory and it was Lamb and mint sauce for sunday roast!

Team Rhipps headed out into Portland Harbour for the second day of the RYA national ranker. Mary described the conditions as ‘WINDY’. It was what could be described as a proper foam up, in exciting 20+ knot conditions. Rhipps started the day with two great wins, the races were hard fought and several lead changes occurred during the races. Mary crossed the line first in both races, shortly followed...Read more

Back to UK for the RYA national ranker, some home cooked food and earl grey tea!

Good evening Mary Rook sailing fans, Charlotte here again, I already miss sailing so thought I’d update you on Mary’s first day back in the UK. Having travelled back from Busan yesterday, Mary headed straight to Weymouth for the RYA national ranker event to get back into the Nacra 17 with Tom Phipps for the first time since the ISAF Worlds in Santander.  The forecast had promised a day...Read more
Team Macs clinch Busan victory and transits like you dream about!

Team Macs clinch Busan victory and transits like you dream about!

Day 5: We headed out into 5-15 knot shifty conditions in the backdrop of Haeundae beach. The prospect of 8 races was well upon us (my arms were quietly calculating that’s 16 up and downs plus any practice ones to be determined by Lucy). Firstly, race two of the semi-finals, we entered on port and had a nail biting exit from the dial up, fabulous sail control by Mary and...Read more

Caught like a fish and into the semi finals

We awoke on day 4 to some sun, this pleased Mary the most as one of the most active members of the Sun worship religion. We set out into 5 to 10 knots and had nearly reached the committee boat when we suddenly stopped. We had been caught by a Korean fisherman’s gigantic net. Alfredo Ricci came to our rescue and cut us and many happy fish free.We started...Read more