First Boats Nearing Completion

The first boats in the new fleet are nearing completion and have been put into the water for final rigging and fitting out. Check out these pictures that Clipper have released: Completed hull and deck being lowered into the water for the first time before all the mast and rigging are fitted. The picture doesn’t […]

Sleeping Bag

So my new sleeping bag has arrived. Went for a Gauss Dreamseeker in the end. If you let them know you’re doing The Clipper you get a £25 discount plus a free pillow that goes with the bag. First impressions were – ‘My god but it’s big!!’ However once I got over that and started […]

Been a While……

Ok so it’s been a while since I’ve posted! But it’s been a busy summer, what with holidays, cycling, some sailing, and most importantly my daughters wedding!! So that is all done with now and based on this mornings temperature summer is now over as well 🙁 I did manage to get down to see […]

Bread!

After completing the Level 1 course there were a number of non sailing things on my list of things to learn, namely: How to make bread How to bake a cake Find a load of one pot meal recipes So here is the picture of my first attempt at making bread – no bread maker […]

Level 1 Training Completed

So over Easter I completed my level 1 training and I have to say what a thoroughly enjoyable and comprehensive course it was! Even though I have been sailing for a number of years I still learnt something and it was an excellent introduction into big yacht sailing with the additional loads and the extra […]

Admin Stuff Done!

So, over the last couple of weeks apart, from going to Majorca for some cycle training in the sun, I’ve been completing the admin stuff that needs to be done before I can attend the first training course. There were a number of forms that needed to be completed and along with the medical certificate […]

Cough & Drop!

Ok, so I’ve been and got my medical form signed today – that wasn’t a cheap affair! No need for the Doctor to do the cough and drop test, just show me the bill for £120 was more than enough to make me splutter and produce that sinking feeling!! So now I can fill in […]

Clipper Crew

Late in 2011 I decided to apply to a leg of the Clipper Round The World 13-14 Yacht Race! This is something I have toyed with doing over a number of years since from around 2004 and until recently never considered it seriously. Then a chance conversation with a friend and the fact that the […]

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My Clipper 13-14 Adventure