...putting yourself in many years of challenging situations you start to get more and more comfortable. Surrounding yourself with great crew who can help you learn get you out of jams is also key.
29-year-old Helena Scutt is a force to be reckoned with, on and off the water ..
After competing in the 49erFX women’s skiff at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and then campaigning in the foiling Nacra 17 catamaran for 18 months, Helena said, “stopping that pursuit left a big hole in me that in some way I am still trying to fill, because I love sailing and that intensity so much ... The Moth was the perfect boat to put the fun back into sailing for me ..."
By Olympian Lara Dallman-WeissCompeting as an athlete for Tokyo 2020 was nothing short of incredible. I had heard that the regatta itself is miserable, the pressure is like nothing I’ve ever felt, and to expect my competitors and friends to become nasty. This wasn’t the truth I wanted to live and I work hard not to give into the complaint culture. So I made a promise to myself after our team won the trials that I would be present and enjoy the Olympic spirit - something I have been curious about for over a decade.
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