Archive for April, 2013

Leg 3 Place Confirmed – South Africa to Western Australia

It’s official, I am now doing Leg 3 of the race in addition to Legs 1 and 2!! Leg 3 takes the race from Capetown, South Africa, to a port in Western Australia via the Southern Ocean. The leg is a single race of approx 4,700 nautical miles and will take around 23 days to […]

Clipper 13-14 Race Start Date Confirmed

Clipper have confirmed that the race start date will be Sunday 1st September from a location in the south of the UK that they have never used before. Speculation is therefore high as to exactly where this location is. Among the favourites, rumour wise are: London Weymouth Falmouth Clipper hopes to be able to confirm […]

RYA Radar Course Completed

So finally got round to doing the RYA Radar Course, only taken me 3 years to get round to this. Problem has been finding somebody close by that runs it rather having to drive 200 miles down to the south coast which seems a tad excessive for a one day course. Also part way through […]

Clipper Skippers Announced

Clipper have announced details of the 12 skippers for this years race. They are: Patrick van der Zijden, Eric Holden, Gareth Glover, Damian Parnham, Simon Talbot, Pete Stirling, Vicky Ellis, Sean McCarter, Chris Hollis, Olly Cotterell, Matt Mitchell, Rich Gould.       We will find out who will be our skipper for the final […]

Donation Received – Alan Vallance

Alan Vallance £25.00 – 10/04/2013.

Donation – Teresa & Roy Ball

Teresa & Roy Ball. £100.00 – 03/04/2013.

Silk Liners – Modification

Going on the recommendation of previous Clipper crew I bought a silk liner for my Gauss Sleeping bag. However the first time I used this on my L2 training I found an annoying issue with them getting wrapped around you and tieing you up in knots inside the sleeping bag, or disappearing to the bottom […]

My Clipper 13-14 Adventure