Making this month’s Women in Sailing edition of Mainsail has been something of a personal voyage.
It was an idea that began last year, during a dramatic afternoon on the edge of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing course.
The medals were rolling in, but the Olympic regatta had saved the best until last.
Local girls Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze took gold for the host nation, sailing straight into Brazilian sporting folklore.
I’d been following the young Grael’s career for some time, since her early days under the shadow of her legendary father and two-time Olympic champion Torben.
I could see she had something special. Martine was going places, and had her sights fixed on success in Rio. But what would she do next?
Winning Olympic gold can be a whirlwind of parties, television interviews, photo shoots and more parties. But it goes by in a flash.