Mountainous Seas (of Paperwork)

Last week I signed a contract to take part in the first leg of the Clipper Race 13/14. This makes the whole experience slightly more real – and a lot scarier! I am now officially signed up as Clipper Race Crew for the 13-14 Round the World Yacht race. During the race, I will inevitably… Continue reading Mountainous Seas (of Paperwork)

Signed up for Leg 1

I attended a crew presentation in Derry-Londonderry whilst the Clipper fleet were there on a stopover at the start of July. Whilst at the presentation, I met up with a few other people who were considering applying, but were wrestling with the same issues that I was (and I suspect are common across the vast… Continue reading Signed up for Leg 1

On board a Clipper yacht

When the Clipper fleet visited Derry-Londonderry last week, I took the chance to visit the city, attend a crew presentation and get on board on of the yachts. The Geraldton Western Australia boat was open for visitors; a number of the current crew were conducting guided tours… and making sure that there were no stowaways… Continue reading On board a Clipper yacht

In the beginning…

During my first year at University, my dad sent me an article from a newspaper about a Round the World yacht race that was due to start in 1996. It was something that really appealed to me, having just spent two weeks sailing around the Channel Islands as part of my Duke of Edinburgh Gold… Continue reading In the beginning…