Global Ambitions for Irish Woman Joan Mulloy
Joan would be the first Irish woman ever to participate in this race if she can make it to the start line in 2020. “It’s the pinnacle of offshore sailing and the pinnacle of endurance sports. Less people have done the Vendee Globe than have gone to space. It’s out there in terms of human endeavour and pushing yourself. We are trying to do something special for Irish sailing and for Irish women as well.”
Confidence In Plentiful Supply
Joan Mulloy’s Top Three Tips
- Hard Work Works If you want to do something, don’t let up.
- Don’t Be Afraid to think outside the box with what you want to do with your life. Stay focussed, it is scary how much you can achieve when you put both of those together.
- Don’t underestimate yourself. It’s something I have learned physically and mentally. If you push yourself hard physically it translates into pushing yourself mentally.
In addition Joan advises drinking water and looking after your body.
‘Go To’ Songs
Not surprisingly her two favourite songs pick up on the theme of endurance and resilience. One is the London Grammar song ‘Strong’ and also Sia’s ‘The Greatest’ and the key line she loves from this is ‘I’ve Got Stamina’. She is going to need both strength and stamina for her future sailing challenges and she looks like a woman with plenty of both. All she needs now are some sponsors for 2020 for the Vendee Global.
Joan Mulloy’s current sponsor is BIM (The Irish Fisheries Board) and she says they have been incredibly supportive and she is running with the ‘Taste Of The Atlantic’ on her boat. Her dad is a mussel farmer so it is a good match.
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