I think it's really important in life to embrace opportunities that come your way and Team SCA is that opportunity for me now
Annie Lush been racing full time on the Olympic circuit since 2002 and also competes on the World Match Race Tour
Place of Birth: Poole, Dorset
Favourite food and 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!
If you weren't a sailor, what would you be?Umm I'l let you know in 2 years!?!
Prize possession: Yellow VW Beetle - Daffy
Favourite quote/saying: I couldn't get famous so I went ahead without it - basically saying you are going to do something even if you don't get a lot of recognition for it.
Greatest sporting moment in your life to date: The Boat race - or the Olympics
What do you miss most when you are at sea: Fresh fruit and vegetables, being able to do things easily like going to the toilet and for it not to be really hard-going. Just really basic things - could everything just stop moving for a second!
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.
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.