Sexagenarian Grandmother of three, Eileen SKELLY is causing quite a stir in the media, with a full page spread in the British broadsheet the Daily Telegraph and expected coverage on national radio and TV in the coming days and weeks. Her transatlantic race on Liverpool 08 in the Clipper 05-06 Round the World Yacht Race is attracting something of a cult following with the Race Press Office inundated with messages of interest and well wishes cheering on the inspirational Eileen.
That Eileen is turning in to such a media starlet is no surprise: an ambitious and adventurous woman with bags of energy and a love for life, she does not see herself resting after this epic adventure. With dreams of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and back-packing across New Zealand her star is certainly on the rise.
For the full 'Grandma Crashing The Ocean Waves' article from the Daily Telegraph written by Andrew BAKER CLICK HERE.
Watch back highlights from World Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series Miami. Held in Coconut Grove, Miami, USA from 24-29 January 2017 the World Cup saw more than 400 sailors from 44 nations gather as the trail to Tokyo 2020 commenced.
Find out who took the honours across the 470, Laser, Laser Radial, RS:X, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and Finn fleets after six days of racing on Biscayne Bay.