Annie Lush: Biography highlights

Annie Lush competed in the London Olympics and is a four-times World Champion. In 2015, she was part of the first all-female crew to win a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race (a professional round the world race and one of the longest and most extreme sporting events in the world).

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Annie Lush’s specialities

Annie’s speciality areas cover teamwork under pressure, pressured decisions, risk analysis, performance and leadership. She also runs activity-based seminars and hosts events for awards and VIP hospitality.

Annie is a former triple Match Racing World Champion and Olympic competitor. In 2014/15 she competed in the Volvo Ocean Race with Team SCA, becoming part of the first ever female team to win a leg of the race.

At university Annie was part of the successful Cambridge University rowing crew who beat Oxford to the finish line of the Boat Race by the smallest recorded margin in the race’s history in 2001. This inspired her to pursue a career in competitive sport and she has been on the water every day since.

Annie is currently competing on the World Match Racing Tour with Team Magenta 32, the first female team to be awarded a tour card in the 22 year history of the World Match Racing Tour. The team have also set up The Magenta project which aims to advance women in professional sailing and inspire and support developing female sailors.

Annie Lush’s Achievements

  • Leg Winner – Volvo Ocean Race, Team SCA. 2014/15
  • Olympic Competitor – Elliott 6m Class. London 2012
  • Match Racing World Champion. 2010, 2006 and 2005
  • Three times Rolex Women’s Keelboat Champion.
  • Boat Race winner – Cambridge University. 2001
  • Global Tour – Peace Boat (Japanese NGO). 1999

 

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Annie Lush Talks About Needing More Women In Sailing During The Volvo Ocean Race | TIME
Annie Lush Talks About Needing More Women In Sailing During The Volvo Ocean Race | TIME
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Daily Live – 1300 UTC Wednesday 14 February | Volvo Ocean Race
Daily Live – 1300 UTC Wednesday 14 February | Volvo Ocean Race
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Annie Lush on leg 8 and Team SCA
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Annie Lush on leg 8 and Team SCA
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Annie Lush of Team Brunel talks tactics, toilets and winning the next leg
Annie Lush of Team Brunel talks tactics, toilets and winning the next leg
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SCA Hygiene Products, The Netherlands

Annie presented to us an inspiring story on her life and experiences with Team SCA: the first female team to participate in the Volvo Ocean Race in over a decade. A story on the training, the gap vs the mens' teams, the consequences of one's competitiveness, teambuilding, pushing boundaries and leadership. Aligned with what we asked for. Annie talks in an open, honest and inspiring way with a good sense of humour. Close interaction with the audience and completed with impactful imagery and films. We had a wonderful afternoon and our guests appreciated it a lot. Thank you Annie!'

Nicole de Wit
Co-Chair Commerzbank London Women's Network

'Annie has a uniquely engaging, personable and captivating way of sharing her experiences from her professional sailing career. We listened enthralled to her tales of commitment, hard work, determination, high and low points from her time in the all female Team SCA Volvo Ocean Race. Her delivery style and balance of technical versus universally applicable information enables a wide ranging audience to relate to her experiences walk away, not only inspired, but with lessons learned applicable to their daily lives.'

Kirsten Percival

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