4 July 2017
Yachtsman Cory McLennan was profiled in the media advocating for more inclusivity in sport. McLennan had made history in 2014 when he became the youngest person to complete the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race. However, he had kept his sexuality hidden, fearing that it would negatively affect sporting opportunities, “I was scared that someone would find out, scared of what would happen to me… It’s not easy to come out – it means putting myself out there and conquering my own fear.” McLennan is still sailing and inspiring people. His website opens with a quote from Alain Gerbault, “Adventure means risking something, and it is only when we are doing that, that we know what a splendid thing life is and how well it can be lived.