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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Round The Island Race 2011

I am so excited to share that I finished the race and we came in the TOP 20% out of 1908 Boats that finished. Here we are on left sailing past Hurst Castle at full speed!!!
It was very tough, must confess, especially with the weather, tidal challenges and very early start! However, this not a problem for my expert teacher Matthew Fordham from Sailing Ventures in Lymington. Matthew was our Skipper aboard Flame with a crew of 7. He continued my training through out the race along with other fantastic crew members that all helped me when I was finding things difficult. Thanks so much. Not bad for a lady that has been diagnosed with MS for over 17 years and had only 2 training sessions aboard flame. Roll on my next Sail with Sailing Ventures, after some serious rest!!!

Tara Harris Racing & Helping Raise Awareness about MS

Tara & Les Harris have been continuing their support to me help raise awareness about MS. Tara the only female British Female Bike Scrutineer supports Santa pod. She has recently finished all her training & even started racing her new Super Twins Bike. Go Girl!!
Tara a very keen racer and is doing really well already. Thanks for your help Tara, we look forward to working with you. Tara has even got my website details on her bike, bless her. For more info about Tara just visit Les Harris

Friday, June 24, 2011

Getting Ready to Start Racing in Round Island Race

Working with my expert skipper Matthew to get Sailing Ventures boat Yacht Flame ready to Race. Tomorrow in Round the Island 2011 I will be part of the crew yippe! Will keep you posted on how we get on as start at 0650

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sailing Ventures Race Crew Training before Round The Island Race 2011

To accomplish my dream of taking part in a Yacht Race I joined the Sailing Ventures Team for some crew training aboard flame in Lymington. Martin Fordham the skipper in charge for this trip and sharing his expert knowledge to help me prepare and check I am safe for the Round the Island Race 2011.
We had an amazing time aboard the fantastic yacht and learnt loads to help with our sailing skill development. Roll on the Round the Island Race 2011 where my teacher Matthew will be the skipper, another fab teacher from Sailing Venture.
Will keep you posted with more race info next week

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Special Royal Berkshire CMA Event in Windsor

On Saturday the 14th of May the Berkshire group from The Constitutional Monarchy Association (CMA) held an exciting Charity Event at the newly refurbished Windsor Guildhall. Over 90 guests attended from all over the country to visit and learn about the history of the special building, celebrate the recent Royal Wedding of William to Kate and support local charities.
The CMA independent from any political party aims to unite support for The British Monarchy and promote education for greater awareness. See for further information about the CMA.
Prince Mohsin Ali Khan of Hyderab and the CMA council also brought a special guest Princess Katarina to really help raise funds. The foundation an independent charity that provides grants to help local Berkshire support groups make a positive difference to peoples lives.

Councillor Leo Walters a past Major from Windsor & Maidenhead and supporter of the CMA assisted Kaz Aston to raise awareness about The Berkshire Community Foundation, WI & Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr Barry Twigg with other CMA colleagues gave useful information about the Guildhall while also sharing latest news about the recent Royal Wedding.
Thanks to the fantastic Guildhall caterer Fiona Sail we were also able to enjoy William & Kate style wedding cakes and make a special toast the Royal Couple in this amazing Windsor venue.

Canadian Royal Wedding Celebrations

To enable Canadians to share the excitement of the marriage of Prince William to Kate, the newly anointed Duchess of Cambridge, I gave a live interview for Canadian TV to support the CMA (See The CMA a superb organisation, I must share.
Located on the Duke of York Steps (off the Mall)in London I shared my excitement. We talked about the atmosphere of the big day in London. With huge crowds lining the streets of London The time difference did not dampen the excitement of this commonwealth country, one of 16 countries where the Queen is head of State and Prince William will be one day.