This was sunset over Fremantle Yacht Club yesterday as we await the arrival of Great Britain. We understand they will be crossing the line around late afternoon today (Saturday) or around early morning UK time. I think there will be a lot of people there to cheer them home. It will be an emotional homecoming … Continue reading A Somber Day
It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that one of the crew on Great Britain was washed overboard yesterday and was pronounced dead when he was recovered onto the boat. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and all his crew mates on Great Britain. Take care everyone - … Continue reading It is with great sadness ……
The following is today's blog from one of my crewmates on HotelPlanner.com and I thought you might like to see how they are staying clean down there in the 'roaring 40s'! So here I am again, 4am on a cold morning on HotelPlanner.com and taking a quick break in my current engineering and cleaning duties. The washing … Continue reading The “Art” of taking a shower at 45 degrees!
A full head of hair passed me by many moons ago but I looked like the mad doctor in "Back to the Future" at the end of my level 4 training so it has had to come off! My hairdresser has been dying to do this for months ever since I told him what I … Continue reading Now I know it is getting serious!
How on earth did this happen? As the winner of both legs 1 and 2 was leaving Cape Town Greenings ran aground on the coast of South Africa. Fortunately, all the crew are safe and well and back in Cape Town. Clipper today issued the following update.... "Following careful analysis of the situation and state … Continue reading Greening’s hits the rocks
I received an eMail from our Team Coordinator today giving the crew members still waiting to join later legs an update on what to expect - thought you might like to read it! Hi guys, Here we are ready to set off on another leg. Both leg 1 and leg 2 were very different in many ways … Continue reading They haven’t forgotten the crew yet to join the boat….!
As a 67-year-old, overweight, but reasonably active retiree, I knew I had an 'opportunity' as soon as I signed my Clipper contract! How to get fit? (No, that's not me in the picture!) What I didn't know is that there are three different types of fitness involved with my adventure.... Physical Agility Mental … Continue reading Fitness
I thought you might like to read an eMail sent to Mary from the wife of another HotelPlanner.com crew member. The role of those left behind - the Supporters - is essential to the race. The crew will be exposed to many new experiences that will test them to the extreme. The ultimate weather and … Continue reading Thoughts of a Supporter