This is now my sixth time in Rio, and each of those trips has been quite long. I think I’m starting to become quite comfortable with the place and the waters. There are issues with spending a lot of time here which have been widely talked about, and risks associated with that, but I think that our team is doing a fantastic job of managing those and trying to stay on top of them, from day to day living to the things we’re doing on the water. I feel pretty comfortable now, almost safe in the environment, which compared to my first trip here is a totally different feeling. I’m happy with the place and I’m learning a lot from the conditions on the water.
Rio is a great city and there are lots of things to do. At the moment I’ve been so knackered on some of my rest days that I’ve spent most of them resting, but I know some of the guys have been hiking up some of the mountains and hills and that’s something I am very keen to try and do. It’s a nice place to hang out and there’s always a good atmosphere here. I find it a pretty relaxing place to be in.