27 February 2019
Hello! I am Hannah Muskett and I am delighted to be a part of forming the future of JOG and creating a greater platform for the voices of young people within the club. I’ve been a part of JOG racing since 2016, coming from a background of national and international dinghy racing. I started sailing in Lymington at the age of 5 and racing from the age of 7, all the way from Oppies to Lasers and 29ers. Then the time came to choose between racing and university and university won. But this was no great issue, as the people I met and the sailing I was now exposed to were both fantastic. I was then shown the wonderful world of JOG! Easing in with the Nab Tower race I experienced the great standard of racing that JOG is known for – but that was it for 2016, as I didn’t know who to go to be able to do more of this exciting (and sometimes boozy) racing. Thankfully a year later a University friend told me to come do a JOG race with someone I’d never met – and it was the Nab Tower again, though this time even better. From there we started to pull in more and more university sailors and suddenly I was racing in thrilling coastal and offshore events with friends, whether they be 20 or 60 years old.
Now you may have noticed that JOG is changing, from our new website last year and an automatic results system at JOG Week, to a new and very much improved website this year. I think we can all well and truly say JOG is changing to meet our member’s needs (or as Dougie (our Captain) might say “keeping up with the kids”). Though it is not just about making sure JOG is great now, it is about future-proofing our collective interests and goals, so that they work as the club evolves.
With this in mind I have very kindly been asked to hop aboard and help navigate the club with regards to what our younger and future members would like. Whether this includes an easier platform to find a boat to sail on, helping skippers find crew, running events that people from all ages want to attend, or just someone to talk to – I’m happy to say that I’m here to help for all this and more.
So if you have any ideas or questions please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on the water!