Julia Webb-Harvey

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A Greek odyssey on a boat called Rampage…

One of the best things about gig rowing is that I’ve made a whole new set of friends since moving to Cornwall. Earlier in the year, the gig club held an auction of promises in aid of club coffers. My… Continue reading →

Tales of a Scilly-virgin (that’s gig racing to the unititiated)…

The Scillies. World Pilot Gig Championships. WPGC. This is the biggest event in the gig racing calendar, now in its 28th year. It was my first. Actually, it was my second. Last year I was an on-shore spectator, in my… Continue reading →

When you make a dream happen…

This is the smile when you’ve achieved the dream of a lifetime, and crossed The Atlantic. Oh,¬†and the beard, obviously. My husband, (Pete, on the right) could pass as Santa Claus in a different outfit! Crossing the Atlantic wasn’t my… Continue reading →

Is it the taking part that matters?

So here’s the thing. Is it really the taking part that counts, or winning? This is the refrain that has been rolling around my head this week, ever since the gig race at the weekend. Race number two of my… Continue reading →

If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough

My post today is dedicated to my husband, who has just begun his first long distance yacht race. AZAB 2015¬†departed from Falmouth (UK) to The Azores… and then back again. ¬†Approximately 1200 nautical miles (each way), expected to take somewhere… Continue reading →

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