The Olympic silver medallist in the Laser Radial has been sailing with Dee Caffari’s new Turn the Tide On Plastic team, which is set to be announced after crew trials are completed later this month.
Our Annalise is among those jockeying for a much sought-after place on the round-the-world race crew — though an injury at last week’s International Moth Worlds has ruled her out of this weekend’s Rolex Fastnet Race, part of Leg Zero for the Volvo Ocean 65 fleet.
Looking ahead to the rest of the month, she tells The Irish Times: “I’m going to be pretty useful on the boat because I’m strong and fit as the boats are really physical with a lot of heavy lifting.
“Sail changes require a huge amount of effort so I’m pretty lucky that as a full-time athlete for the last seven years I’m at a really good level of strength and fitness.”
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Annalise tells her sailing story as she drives to her daily training in a new video from sponsor Mercedes-Benz.