Level 3 Training Log

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… Continue reading Level 3 Training Log

Demolition Watch Reporting for Duty

AKA – The night we almost broke the boat (or Level 2 Training Diary – Part 4)! After making sure that Dobie was securely fastened to the back of the boat, we left Cowes, with the sun shining and blue skies… it was also bitterly cold and windy, the recurring theme for the week it… Continue reading Demolition Watch Reporting for Duty

Level 2 Training Diary – Part 3

The next morning, we were lucky enough to have Mark Light, the Deputy Race Director and Skipper of Derry-Londonderry, join us for the day. It was another dull, wet and very windy day but we were all looking forward to another day’s sailing and a chance to improve on our dismal man overboard performance off… Continue reading Level 2 Training Diary – Part 3

Level 2 Training Log

Yacht ‘CV9′ Qingdao Clipper 68 foot Cutter Rig Sloop Wind Max F9 317 Nautical Miles (Tidal) 8 days on board 9 night hours Gosport – Solent (Training) – Cowes – Weymouth – Cowes – Gosport Many reefs in, not so many reefs out, racing head sail changes, realistic man overboard drills with a life size… Continue reading Level 2 Training Log

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… Continue reading Level 1 Training Log