Mar 29, 2016
#143 is Emma Louise Wyn Jones, a very charming and inspiring 22-year-old sailor and yachting photographer from the UK. I met Emma during the recent Caribbean 600 Race. If you happened to catch that video that the race media posted about Paul & I discussing the weather for the race, it was Emma who shot it. If you didn’t see it yet, check out this episode’s show notes page for the link.
I was interested in talking to Emma about how she decided to go into yachting photography, her sailing history in general, and about what it’s like starting from scratch and trying to move up in the sailing world. I get a lot of emails from college students and twenty-somethings looking for advice, so this episode is particularly interesting if you’re one of those people wondering how to get your start.
When we left Antigua in early March, Emma had gotten a crew job aboard ‘The Blue Peter’, the classic, 1930s-era 65-foot wooden sloop you might remember me mentioning in the Race Recap podcast that barged in on us at the start. I met the boat’s owner, Mat, who bought me a beer at the bar and apologized for the foul language his crew shouted at us! Anyway, Emma’s on that boat now, and will remain in the Caribbean for the rest of the winter season, doing her thing. In case you’re wondering, Emma has no secret formula for success, just a willingness to work hard and sleep in strange places. What a cool story!
Contact Emma...For more information, enquiries for commissons or photo requests, feel free to get in touch!
Antigua Mobile: +1268 7855073
UK Mobile: +447551939849