Meaco sponsored international kayaker Rachel Cawthorn has headed out to Pozan in Poland this week ahead of the first of three World Cup events in a bid to secure her place on the Team GB Olympic team.

Chris and Michelle first got to know Rachel through their local swimming club Wey Valley where their children swam with Rachel.  About seven years ago Rachel specialised in

Rachel and Chris at the Wey Valley Swimming Club awards 2011

Rachel and Chris meet up when Rachel came to the Wey Valley Swimming Club Presentation Evening in December 2011.

kayaking having been talent spotted at school and soon became a regular squad member for Team GB.  Wey Valley members have always followed Rachel’s progress on the world stage and in 2011 Chris and Michelle decided to support her Olympic dream by sponsoring Rachel through Meaco.

Having completed a gruelling winter’s training injury and illness free and winning the domestic sprint trial Rachel is now just three more races away from Olympic selection.

The first is this weekend’s event in Poland to be following by further World Cup events in Germany and Russia.  Inbetween events Rachel will also be competing with her team-mates for a place in the K4 event boat.  Seven team-mates competing for just four places.

As always all of the staff at Meaco wish Rachel well and we will be keeping our fingers croseed for another good result and no new injuries.

Details of the progress of the GB team can be found here.


Author: Chris Michael

Chris Michael has been in the humidity business since 1989 and founded Meaco in 1991. Much of his knowledge comes from the numerous years spent working with museums and art galleries across Europe controlling and measuring relative humidity to protect the works of art. He is a regular guest speaker on relative humidity at the British Library and is always happy to pass on his knowledge in a practical way to his customers. Outside of Meaco Chris is married with four children and is very active in the local community, especially through youth sport. Further thoughts can be found on Google+ and Twitter