Hannah, 29, has over the last 10 years, made a mark for herself as one of the UK’s most talented and successful single-handed offshore sailors. Concentrating all of her efforts into sailing, the pinnacle of her sailing career came in 2009 when she achieved a podium position in one of the world’s toughest single-handed ocean races, the OSTAR (original single handed transatlantic race).
As the youngest female to compete in the 2005 edition of this race, Hannah’s 2009 performance proved not only her sailing ability but also her obvious talent for broadcasting and communicating. Winning the media prize (as voted for by the general public) in 2009, Hannah has gone on to forge a successful public speaking and broadcasting career in both sailing and adventuring. Working regularly with BBC radio and regional ITV Hannah also works as live presenter and commentator on the World Match Racing Tour & the Extreme Sailing Series, as the MC for the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race and was presenter and commentator at the live spectator site for the London 2012 Sailing Olympics. Hannah is also a popular international speaker.
Hannah’s primary focus moving forward lies with developing her speaking and broadcast career whilst undertaking some other challenging adventures along the way. Having reached her sailing ambitions in 2009 after racing solo across the Atlantic, Hannah has taken the challenge on land. An avid cyclist, she’s completed the Etape Cymru 2012, 100 miles of the UK’s toughest closed road race. So, will it be a mountain, a pole or a trans American cylce next? Hannah has extremely exciting adventuring plans for 2013, so watch this space!