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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2018

In August 2018, I joined a crew of six from the Oxford University Yacht Club to complete the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, finishing 11th out of 28 boats. The 3500km race, in which yachts circumnavigate the entire UK including Ireland and the Shetlands without stopping or coming onto land, is one of the toughest challenges in ocean racing. We were the first ever university team to complete the race, crossing the finish line after more than 13 days at sea.

Race report and press below:

OUYC Conquer the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

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iGEM: the Future is Bright for Science

The article was first published on BioByDesign, a student blog for synthetic biology.

In the corner of a cavernous convention hall, the FBI hands out business cards. Nearby, someone is tested for Zika virus and a six-foot praying mantis weaves between the tables. High-school students are explaining genome editing to college graduates and Australians are teaching Austrians about a tiny robot powered by E. coli.

It could only be iGEM.

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