Out of Touch documents the unique experiences of Western Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Australia in early 2020.

Matt Wearn, one of the world’s best sailors, was among the first athletes selected for the Western Australian Olympic team. Matt started sailing in Fremantle at six-years-old and was headed into what he calls “one of the best years of his life,” when the news of the postponement came down. He opens up about how he worked through mental strain, the challenge of being separated from his partner and fellow Olympic sailor Emma Plasschaert, and building a resilient mindset to focus on going for gold.


Copyright © 2020 Matt Wearn

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