– Why do you want to participate in One Water Race?
Why not? Its not like this type of opportunity falls in your lap but once in a lifetime. This event is a daunting, yet an exciting challenge that is right up my alley. For my entire life I have always been around some sort of body of water. Water is my life, which seems to be the root of One Water Race.
– Have you taken a similar challenge before?
Like this, no. I did finish OtillO, but that's a fraction of what we are attempting to do with this race. However, I know and understand challenges, both mentally and physically. I've pushed my body to the extreme. Being very cold, I checked that one. Staying up for days, physically moving, check that one. Handling hard decisions and on the fly directions, do that for a living. I accept and respect this challenge.
– What are your strengths?
- Problem solving
- Spatial awareness
- Passion for the Weather, Water, Wind
- Strength to pull my own weight and then some
- Performs well under pressure
- Avid Swimmer and Runner
- Love navigation
– What are your weaknesses?
- I've never done anything like this ever, so lack of experience
- I respect the cold, but I don't like it
-I can get grumpy if I don't sleep, ha
– What will be your biggest challenge?
When the sun goes down and it turns pitch black.
– Have you been to the Stockholm archipelago?
Yes! I came there when I completed OtillO. I've also stayed on Grinda.
– What do you know/think about the terrain?
It's beautiful. Dark blue waters with a 4ft swell. Farm land, large barrier rocks, green woods, moss, mud, small islands, larger islands. I'm glad I've seen it once. The islands that have residents will be easier to navigate. Ferries and boats definitely use the large waterways. Depending on the current and wind, some of the longer crossings are hard to navigate.