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
Date of Birth: 11/04/1980
Family status: Single
Current location: Lanzarote
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!?!
RT @MichielVerheem: Mooi artikel in @ADSportwereld over @team_sca die met een volledig vrouwelijke crew het opneemt tegen de mannen #VOR ht…
RT @CarolijnBrouwer: It was an honor to ring the bell as the opening of the @Hiswaamsterdam Boat Show #hiswa #vor #teamsca http://t.co/GN3r…
“@Liam_Lionese: Great photo of @team_sca http://t.co/es7DIXmsKs" These ladies are going to be a formidable force in next VOR. Can't wait.”
RT @shawsailing: Great photo of @team_sca sending it!! http://t.co/VRjdRl1PAv
RT @ReinvdLaan: @peixco But still, if you want to show women can compete (GO @team_sca! :D), it's weird to emphasize a presumed difference …
@dassibikes thanks for the message good luck with your training and events in 2014 we look forward to following your progress #girlpower
RT @AnnaFilippa: Follow SCA’s boat in @volvooceanrace on @team_SCA - good luck to the women on board. #womenbuy
RT @peixco: Amazing female team and female values at the @volvooceanrace @team_sca @WBuyingPower #womenbuy #ellasdeciden
Lanzarote delivering perfect conditions as the team prepare for the race http://t.co/hxtKqRDn6Q #teamsca http://t.co/VD1Sm5GXD5
RT @volvooceanrace: Because boat's graphics are so much more than a coat of paint... http://t.co/1aEQpd8ilK [with @ADORlog, @DongfengRacing…
@PriyaSamuel1 thanks we're glad you like her #lovemagenta
A successful maintenance week in Lanzarote view the photo story here http://t.co/LXrUHMGixL #teamsca #vor http://t.co/MVmRkKd17U
@ZennorPascoe keep up your training we hope it goes well #earnit
RT @Zeilsport: On Board Reporter Nynke Plaatsman @NPspreekt in de race voor plek aan boord van @team_sca http://t.co/OHuri213yn #volvoocean…
@farevelanet @lanzarote thanks for joining us in Lanzarote we hope you enjoyed the sail #volvooceanrace #teamsca
RT @farevelanet: http://t.co/sVpyLT2eqO Onboard @team_sca Volvo Ocean 65 in @lanzarote #PuertoCalero
RT @geertkamps: RT @Yondischmidt: @team_sca gespot tijdens onze training. Mooi om te zien! #volvooceanrace http://t.co/j1LUW5rKwn Keertje o…
@LucyMacSailing @TheMacs2016 it was great to take you out, good luck with the training ahead
Back to training, wet and windy in Lanzarote #team_sca http://t.co/5p9Edf821B
Meet the shore crew - Rudi Steiness our electronics guru! http://t.co/L84Jhuf1x2 http://t.co/9cafanOSFk