Claire started her career in a very different role to what she is in now! Claire began working full time at the age of 16 and worked for the Local Government in many different administration and logistic roles. She then went on to work for Community Safety and was also a Positive Activities Officer for the Youth Offending Team. Craving a more exciting job role, she joined Cowes Week Ltd as Logistics and Operations Manager falling in love with the Sailing Industry.

Claire has spent time working in the Caribbean and has completed the Caribbean race circuit herself and is a firm believer of the Caribbean sailing moto - work hard play hard!

Claire has worked for several Sailing Companies and is very organised when it comes to logistics - she loves lists! Even though Claire loves sailing she still suffers from sea sickness "Full fat coke is my go to for sea sickness – that and a cheeky cat nap down below if I can get away with it!"