An adrenaline junkie, Della has completed marathons, 100km walks and skydives, and is currently into walking, cycling and photographing nature along the way.
Della was a circumnavigator on Hull and Humber in the 09-10 Clipper Race and then returned for numerous legs of the 11-12 race as a videographer/producer with then Clipper Race documentary makers, North One. She now works for Clipper helping to inspire other people to take on the challenge of a life time!
During this podcast we learn more about Della, what drives her and why she wanted to take on this challenge!
“The race was a hugely challenging, positive and inspiring experience for me. It was a huge learning curve and it did change my life”
- Who is Della?
- Why she wants to live an adventurous life
- Being happiest in nature and having a love of the water
- What is was like for her growing up
- Adventurous jobs and leaving home at 18!
- How she got into sailing!
- Wanting to make a change - but not being brave enough
- Having no money…
- Starting her training and not knowing what to expect
- Getting out of her rut and what she has leant
- Achieving all of her goals
- Having a career break - Doing Camp America & doing a ski season!
- Following her gut instinct and knowing she wanted to sail around the world
- Making the decision and getting to the start line
- Using your friends and working with other women to make it happen - make sure you do ask for help
- 9 months to get ready for the first stage of the race
- Working with local school so children could follow the race
- Going in with an open mind and her first day stepping onto the boat
- When reality struck… and getting to meet new people on each leg of the trip
- The days that stand out! The good and the bad!
- Dealing with challenges while out on the sea…
- Reflecting back on what she learnt from the experience
- Having more confidence in her own abilities
- Working for the Clipper Yacht Race!
Social Media Links
Della’s Website - http://www.dellaroundtheworld.com
Twitter - @MissDellarella
Clipper Yacht Race
Clipper Yacht Race Website - clipperroundtheworld.com
Twitter - @ClipperRace
Facebook - @clipperroundtheworld