Annie Lush

Annie Lush been racing full time on the Olympic circuit since 2002 and also competes on the World Match Race Tour

Nationality: British
Place of Birth: Poole, Dorset
Date of Birth: 11/04/1980
Family status: Single
Current location: Lanzarote
Languages: English

Annie Lush been racing full time on the Olympic circuit since 2002 and also competes on the World Match Race Tour, as well as racing on professional circuits. She is an Olympic match racer who competed at the London Games in the Elliott 6m class. She has been Women’s Match Race champion three times (2004, 2005, 2010) and topped the ISAF World Ranking in 2010.

“It is an amazing opportunity with fantastic support from coaches, shore crew and sponsor. It is up to us now to go and do it. It has been a very exciting and, at times, demanding process, but I am absolutely thrilled at being selected to be part of the team. This is the first time in ten years that we have had an all-female team in this race, and it is probably the first time in the race’s history that there has been a team that is being put together in the same way as an all-male team,”

Which woman has inspired you most in your life? In my life has to be my mum, she's the kindest yet strongest woman I know.

Which woman do you most admire/respect? Shirley Robertson, double Olympic champion in sailing has been an inspiration throughout my career, particularly how professional she is, way ahead of a lot of others at the time.

Favourite film/book/TV show? Very hard to pick one! Love reading, probably one of the classics, like 'Emma' by Jane Austen has to be an all time favourite.

Other than sailing magazines, do you read any other magazines? fabrics and wallpapers

Favourite pastime/hobby? Other than sailing!! (I still often sail in my holidays with friends). Probably has to be playing the piano when I want some time to myself, or listening/dancing to live music with friends. - concerts

Favourite person? Again this is hard, but probably has to be my new God-duaghter Felicity. She's only 4 weeks old and was born when we were training offshore. She's very cute, and very chilled. Can't wait to shop for lots of dresses for her!

Favourite food/drink? - Cheesecake I used to ask for it every year as my birthday cake from my mum)! Drink has to be Early Grey Tea, am British after all!

Why do you like sailing/racing? - Many reasons. Mostly that you never stop learning, everyday is different, there are always new challenges. But it's the competition I love the most, especially when you're working in a big team and it all comes together. You go out there and you just know that you're more practiced, more organised and gel more than anyone else out there.

If you weren't a sailor, what would you be?
Umm I'l let you know in 2 years!?!

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