Archive for Training
On Monday 19th August the fleet left Gosport for the delivery trip to St. Katharine’s Dock in London. This was after a hectic week in Gosport preparing the yachts for the challenge ahead as they were released from training to the race crews. The trip was not a straight delivery as this would only take […]
Spent a useful day renewing my RYA First Aid Certificate that had expired last year. Always good to do a refresher as well! Now contemplating doing my RYA PPR (Professional Practice and Responsibilities) as a prelude to applying for my commercial endorsement.
Ok, so I’ve always been a bit of fitness fanatic; cycling a couple of hundred miles a week all year round. But after my Level 1 Clipper Training course it became apparent that I needed a different sort of fitness and I’d have to sort this out before the event! All my cycling fitness is […]
So recently Clipper have been sorting out dates for various activities so next years diary is already filling up fast before we even get to the main event! Jan 19th – Clipper Crew Day At the London Boat Show, where we get our first official clipper photo taken and our first official piece of clothing. […]
The Sea Survival training was incorporated into the Level 2 course, but in essence it is a standalone course. I actually did this back in 2006, but it was good to do it again and it was every bit as fun as the first time around. Basically the course consists of telling you all the […]
During the first week in November I did my Level 2 training. As per the level 1 it was great fun and as comprehensive as before and yet again learned some more. On this course we were introduced to the spinnaker and more importantly how to pack the damn thing! The course was run on […]