At crew allocation all those months ago I said my dream would be to finish in the top four, to walk away with lifelong friends, and if one crew member new to sailing had the same sort of passion as me for this amazing sport, my job is done.
To finish in the position that we have is incredible. We have had such highs and such lows, but at the end of the day, we believed we could do it.
The support we have had is amazing, our supporters are just as important as the crew that has made this happen.
One of the best things for me is to have raced against all the other Skippers. It has been a pleasure. A special mention has to go to Nikki being 25 and to accomplish what she has is amazing. Doesn’t matter if you are male or female, older or young. anything can happen if you give it your 100 per cent.
There are not too many truly tough challenges available and to sail around the world truly is one.
It has been a pleasure to work with all the Clipper Race Team, from the Maintenance guys to the Race Office team. I thought as a Skipper I have a tough job, but Sarah who works so hard, then Mark the Race Director, I think they have the hardest jobs of all.
Thank you to the team. It might not seem like it all the time, but I have loved this race and sailing with them of the crew.
Thank you for following us. It's been important to know that we have been cheered along and supporters have been sitting on the edge of their chairs.
Tomorrow I see my mother and brother and I can’t wait. I miss the rest of the Tucks who are at home, looking forward to our family camping weekend with our silly circus acts, and the friends who will also come along for the silliness.
Find your passion and chase your dreams. When you believe in yourself, magic can happen.
Liverpool here we come.
How's the serenity?
Love youse all,