LARA BONNEY

Professional sailing skipper Lara has sailed in the high latitudes, including Antarctica and Patagonia, and extensively in many of the more commonly explored Ocean regions. A professional sailor for her career, Lara is an instructor-trainer and examiner for the Royal Yachting Association and is a international sailing school inspector. 

An untimely family tragedy at 22, put pay to Lara’s “Vendee Globe” (solo non-stop around the world) aspirations, and she has dedicated her career to coaching and exploring. In 2015, Lara had major abdominal surgery after debilitating illness which prevented her from sailing, and the recovery has taught her many lessons in resilience, patience and courage – and returned her to full fitness, and more importantly the sea. 

Lara is a qualified Mindfulness facilitator, with particular interest in youth development and resilience training.