Emma Wrixon Sailing Rep
I'm Emma Wrixon and the sailing rep of Southampton URNU for 2016-17. I'm in my 2nd year studying Biomedical Sciences at Southampton University.
My role as sailing rep is to provide opportunities for everyone in the unit to get out on the water in as many water-sports as possible be it dinghy sailing, kayaking or yachting. Through SURNU we are able to use the Royal Navy Sailing Centre in Portsmouth and my aim is to get us sailing there almost every week and working towards and gaining RYA qualifications.
I'm lucky enough to have sailed from a young age and have raced competitively in the Topper class even making it to the world championships in 2012. Since then I have moved on to yachting and am a qualified Day Skipper and have competed in many races including Round the Island. I hope that my experience will enable me to inspire everyone to give sailing a go and enjoy it!
That’s me on the left during EX Solent Storm 2016.