Level 2 Training Log

CV9 Qingdao Clipper Yacht Weymouth Harbour

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 dummy, one mast climb

A few equipment breakages, cold weather gear fully tested

Sea state – bumpy, bouncy, splishy and splashy

Weather – a bit gnarly

One encounter with a lobster pot; unfortunately no lobster for dinner

Not as many cups of tea; no doughnuts. Chocolate, wine gums, turron and Dutch cake consumed instead

Fantastic crew, shared hard work and many laughs.

All limbs intact; countless bruises, scrapes and broken nails.

RYA Sea Survival and Level 2 Clipper training certificates achieved.

26th January – 3rd February 2013

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