Andy Rice has won championships from both ends of a skiff, winning a 49er National championship as a helm and International 14 Europeans and Prince of Wales Weeks as a crew. He has sailed with a number of top sailors over the years, including Olympic medallists John Merricks, Ian Walker and Simon Hiscocks. Andy continues to race a Musto Skiff competitively in his 50s.
As a sailing journalist, he has reported on every major event from the Olympics to the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and the Vendée Globe. He writes for many racing-oriented magazines including Seahorse, Yachts & Yachting, Yachting World, Boat International and Sailing World. As a live commentator he has reported at multiple Olympic class events, America’s Cup regattas, the Sailing Champions League and the Extreme Sailing Series.
Andy’s passion is for asking great sailors what makes them tick and finding out why they’re so fast. That was the basis of writing this book, and is also the basis of SailJuice.com, Andy’s online treasure trove of top sailboat racing tips, and RoadToGold.net, an online course with top Kiwi coach Hamish Willcox on how to put together a world-class sailing campaign.