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 2013-2014 will coincide with my 50th birthday led me to look at it more seriously leading me to apply, and ultimately gain a place on Leg 1.
At this point I have only committed to complete the first leg from the UK to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Subsequently I have also decided to raise sponsorship for two charities close to my heart:
- Cancer Research UK
- RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Institution
100% of any money I raise for these charities will go to the charities – it will not be used to fund my berth on the event, I have funded this myself and with some sponsorship from my company!