Destination Cape Town

So, the time has finally arrived to set off for Cape Town to join up with my fellow crew mates on the good ship Derry~Londonderry~Doire and I am currently sat in the departures lounge at Heathrow. The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, with finishing work for 6 months, travelling to Spain to see my parents, and getting things organised and packed into dry bags, not wanting to take too much, but having enough to keep warm on those cold days and nights that await. 
A huge thanks to everyone who has helped me prepare for this adventure, your support and encouragement means a lot to me.

I am hoping to be able to keep posting from the boat and will try and update from port. 

Level 3 Training Log

CV20 OneDLL Gosport Marina

2 Clipper Yachts – CV6 Geraldton Western Australia & CV20 OneDLL

2 Race Skippers (Sean and Vicky)

750 Nautical Miles (Tidal)

6 days onboard

40 night hours

2 races (Gosport – Le Harve – Portland Bill – Gosport & Gosport – Dover Straits – Isle of Wight – Gosport)

Plenty of drills, including man overboard at night, reefs in, reefs out, sails up, sails down

Clipper 13-14 Race Training1 sunbathingly sunny morning

1/2 hour sleep

0 showers (Lots of baby wipes)

0 lobster pots (many near misses :))

Lots of chocolate – still no doughnuts

24th – 30th May 2013

Level 1 Training Log

Yacht ‘CV8’ De Lage Landen Clipper 68 foot Cutter Rig Sloop

Wind Max F7

402 Nautical Miles (Tidal)

7 days on board

12 night hours

Gosport – Solent (Training) – Weymouth – Dartmouth – Cowes – Gosport

Countless tacks, gybes, reefs in, reefs out, head sail changes and man overboard drills

4  bunks

Innumerable cups of tea and coffee

Unlimited supply of doughnuts (well… I think we ran out on the last day)

RYA Competent Crew and Level 1 Clipper training certificates achieved

1 encounter with the ankle breaker

7-14 September 2012


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