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FOUR SEASONS: AN OLYMPIC SAILING HERO GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 18 May 2013 AS REGATTAS go, the Scottish Series has it all: a stunning backdrop for the racing courtesy of the dark, densely forested hillsides that surround Loch Fyne; a stretch of water blessed with consistent winds and minimal tides; and a legendary party atmosphere courtesy of the picturesque little port […]

FOUR SEASONS: WHY KITESURFING IS BETTER OFF WITHOUT THE OLYMPICS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 24 November 2012 FOUR Seasons tries to steer clear of writing about competitive sports. That’s what The Scotsman sports section is for. Yes, of course, skiing, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing and the like all have their competitive side – their global tours, world cups and league tables. But when you […]

FOUR SEASONS: A TRUE WATERWOMAN

Published: The Scotsman (TSMAG) 31 July 2010 LASER Radials are super-fast, super-light, single-handed sailing dinghies, and few people in the world race them as well as Helensburgh native Charlotte Dobson. Riding high in the International Sailing Federation rankings, and with the 2012 Olympic Games looming on the horizon, she is already being touted as a […]

HALFPIPE HEROINE

Published: The Scotsman, 29 January 2010 LESLEY McKenna has been injured. Again. In 2006, in the run-up to the last Winter Olympics in Turin, Scotland’s most successful snowboarder famously broke her ankle, all but destroying her chances of a medal. This time, it’s her back that’s the problem. She “nailed it”, she says, during a […]