The ArgusHove solicitor quits the law to become top windsurfer (From The Argus)

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Hove solicitor quits the law to become top windsurfer

The Argus: Lucy Robson Lucy Robson

For the past eight years, a career as a solicitor has been plain-sailing for Lucy Robson.

But the 32-year-old is now quitting her job, selling her home and packing her bags – in a bid to become one of the best windsurfers in the world.

Lucy, from Hove, is trading in her job at Eastbourne law firm Cornfield Law LLP for a place on the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) Women’s World Tour.

She said: “It’s really exciting, I feel like a kid again. Everything’s done. The flights are booked, I’ve handed my notice in and I’m all set.

“My friends tell me I’m fairly impulsive but I want to grasp opportunities and take chances life throws at you, while having fun along the way.”

Lucy is aiming to become one of the top three ranked women windsurfers in the world and hopes to one day secure a world championship.

In November, she and her two-year-old daughter Marina will move permanently to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands to prepare for their new adventure.

She said: “Marina understands what’s going on and what I’m doing. She says when she grows up she’s going to be a windsurfer like Mummy – but better.”

Most women join the professional windsurfing tour as teenagers, whereas Lucy has been competing since she was 24. Although she says the prize money for professionals wouldn’t be enough to support her, she has saved enough money to last for 12 months and also has coaching and kit support from three sponsors.

Lucy added: “You can’t do it for the money. You’re fuelled by the passion for it and desire to be a winner.

“If all’s well and good I’ll make the top three next year and my sponsors will still be there the following year.”

Before Lucy heads off to Fuerteventura, she will be competing in the Tiree Wave Classic – a competition held on the remote Inner Hebridean island of Tiree in Scotland. Following that, she plans to head to Morocco for ten days to perform stunts for a new windsurfing movie she also helped script called ‘Land.’ She added: “I’m just really excited, there aren’t any nerves. I’ve really progressed in the last 12 months and thought the time was right. If I waited, the opportunity wouldn’t be there.”

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5:20pm Wed 3 Oct 12

lorrie1 says...

Selling her home at 32. There defenitly getting paid to much in the legal sector! Wish I owned my own home by the age of 32. Im 38 now and still have years to go!!
Selling her home at 32. There defenitly getting paid to much in the legal sector! Wish I owned my own home by the age of 32. Im 38 now and still have years to go!! lorrie1
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5:55pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Hoveactually63 says...

What on earth is the point of this story????
What on earth is the point of this story???? Hoveactually63
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6:03pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Nathan_Adler says...

I think I love her. And as the van behind her says tush, I can safely say on this website, I like her tush.

No seriously.......I think I do love her.
I think I love her. And as the van behind her says tush, I can safely say on this website, I like her tush. No seriously.......I think I do love her. Nathan_Adler
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6:22pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Klanker says...

Hoveactually63 wrote:
What on earth is the point of this story????
A chance for a photo of said lovely lady in a bikini - enough of a reason for me
[quote][p][bold]Hoveactually63[/bold] wrote: What on earth is the point of this story????[/p][/quote]A chance for a photo of said lovely lady in a bikini - enough of a reason for me Klanker
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7:43pm Wed 3 Oct 12

hubby says...

Anyone remember a solicitor called Bridget McCue?
She never looked like that!
Anyone remember a solicitor called Bridget McCue? She never looked like that! hubby
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4:03pm Thu 4 Oct 12

born n breed says...

lorrie1 wrote:
Selling her home at 32. There defenitly getting paid to much in the legal sector! Wish I owned my own home by the age of 32. Im 38 now and still have years to go!!
You're jealous. So the legal sector are getting paid to much are they. Well it's not funded by the tax payer. So what's you're problem......Oh back to jealousy.
[quote][p][bold]lorrie1[/bold] wrote: Selling her home at 32. There defenitly getting paid to much in the legal sector! Wish I owned my own home by the age of 32. Im 38 now and still have years to go!![/p][/quote]You're jealous. So the legal sector are getting paid to much are they. Well it's not funded by the tax payer. So what's you're problem......Oh back to jealousy. born n breed
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12:10am Fri 5 Oct 12

Vigilia says...

Giving up £172 per hour plus VAT to fulfil a life's ambition.
I wish her and her daughter all the luck in the world and can only hope that she is getting all the support possible from her husband, the child's father, in her new venture.
Giving up £172 per hour plus VAT to fulfil a life's ambition. I wish her and her daughter all the luck in the world and can only hope that she is getting all the support possible from her husband, the child's father, in her new venture. Vigilia
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