‘Row like a Girl’ Atlantic record breaker joins Zhik
yachtsandyachting.com | By Liz Rushall, 22 Feb 2017
Although an outdoor sports enthusiast, after two year’s of intensive rowing training at University, Olivia vowed she would quit rowing and miss the grueling 5am training sessions, dieting and relentless fitness tests. That is until her flatmate and rowing partner Lauren Morton called her up about taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. It was an opportunity she could not miss.
After the campaign, having spent four years in a marketing and design agency, Olivia was keen to diversify and try something new. She comments, “Throughout our rowing fundraising campaign, I enjoyed the process of obtaining new partnerships and maintaining those relationships. So when the new position opened at Zhik, I jumped at the opportunity. I already knew the product capabilities after using it to both row and then sail across the Atlantic. From a design perspective, I really like Zhik’s positioning as the ‘cult’ brand within the sailing technical clothing sector, pushing style without forfeiting performance. And it’s great to have a job that enables me to keep one foot on land and one in the water.”