Emma Buckels

Qualifier's Mug - 2013

s/v Amorosa -- For qualifying in a 25-foot boat with Youth Sponsorship

Not only did Associate Member Emma Buckels set out to qualify as a Full Member aboard her own vessel, Amorosa, a Sadler 25 which she first had to refit, but she also thought laterally and asked for the Youth Bursary to be applied to her qualifying journey. With her friend Stuart, also new to ocean voyaging, she proceeded to successfully cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean and return home to the UK thereby achieving the transition from Associate to Full Member. Her story is chronicled in Small Boat, Big Adventure due to appear in the next issue of Flying Fish.