In 2011 Nikki entered the RORC Rolex Fastnet, competing on her dads J105 Voador in the two-handed division, with her old Cadet helm Alex Adams. This was a great opportunity and a great race, giving her the chance to run her own campaign and take charge.

After racing double-handed, Nikki started to get a taste for sailing solo, something she had always wanted to try. In 2012 Nikki took part in the Solo Offshore Racing Club (SORC) Channel Week on Voador, a week racing along the South Coast of the UK, starting and finishing in Lymington and reaching as far West as Mylor. Loving every minute, Nikki knew she’d found her calling.

Looking for her next challenge Nikki sent off her application to join the Artemis Offshore Academy. Nikki was selected to join the academy and campaign for the 2013 Mini Transat. The Mini is usually a two year programme and Nikki was up against the clock to qualify in time to get a place. Having completed over 3000 miles in the boat, Nikki qualified for the race as quick as she possibly could, but unfortunately come start day was 2nd on the waiting list and didn’t get a place.

Now having left the Artemis Offshore Academy Nikki has launched her own two year campaign towards the Mini Les Sables Azores 2014 and the Mini Transat 2015.



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