Helen Nance - Team Oarsome Foursome

Helen Nance - Shore Support

I saw Oarsome Foursome's post on the Gigrower Facebook page. As a newly retired Technical manager of Plymouth University Marine Station I felt I could help in some way with their challenge. I used to look after all things Meteorological as well as managing skippers and boats. I worked with students and academic staff in the Marine and Biological Sciences, helping with their projects and research.

I am also one of the few original gig rowing members of the Rame Gig club, now entering my 26th year of competitive rowing. I also enjoy sailing on friends' yachts along the south coast of England and further afield, this year from Galicia down to the Algarve on a 53ft ketch.

This photo of me is from my short sail on the Tall Ships Youth Trust Challenge yacht at Southampton Boat Show.