What are your sailing Goals for 2023?
As the year draws to a close, we asked some high-profile sailors what goals they have for 2023.
Pamela Lee, professional sailor:
“My goals for 2023 are to secure sponsorship to officially launch the Class40 project, continue building my skills as a sailor and technician for Ocean50 and IMOCA60, compete in the Transat Jacques Varbre, and provide motivation and support for other sailors in following their sailing pathway”.
Eddie Totterdell, incoming Commodore Dublin Bay Sailing Club:
“My goals for 2023 as newly appointed Commodore of DBSC are to bring onto committee a team of young sailors who will have a special responsibility for developing sailing within the 20/30s age group. In addition I aim to ensure that DBSC acquires a new committee boat, spec’d and within budget, capable of delivering great racing to all of our members for many years to come. This should be delivered by 2024. I would also like to develop some exciting and different race formats for special one-off days such as the Bloomsday Regatta and perhaps another three days per year. More on this anon….. “.
Karen Kissane, incoming Commodore of Wicklow SC:
“My personal goals for 2023 are to sail more during the season, hopefully complete a night race and to get over my fear of heeling over! My husband and son have sailed for many years in many different types of boats, I’m fairly new to sailing with only a couple of years of cruiser sailing under my belt and much to learn. Discovering the power of the wind & sea and its effects on our cruiser and myself has been very interesting. I also intend to improve my ‘sea legs’, they definitely need work!”
My 2023 goals whilst wearing my Commodore hat, would be to continue to grow the club in both the dinghy & cruiser section, by supporting our very enthusiastic committee members and volunteers. Promotion of our 2024 Round Ireland Yacht Race is also top of my list, the 2022 race was amazing. We will endeavour to make 2024 even better with more entrants and larger boats, it is such a privilege to organise and host Ireland’s premier offshore yacht race. As Commodore, I have big shoes to fill, but I’m sure with the support of our wonderful committee and members, anything is possible!
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