On Boxing Day we are off on the Sydney/Hobart race - one of the world’s most iconic sailing races and will try to update you on that in a few days. But in the meantime I thought you might like to read something I wrote on my way round from Fremantle. Hope you are all … Continue reading Changing Watch
I have been in Sydney now for 4 days and have completed the deep clean (very messy!) and many of the maintenance tasks resulting from the trip around from Fremantle and the prep for the Hobart race starting on Boxing Day. I am only now able to piece together my thoughts on those 3000 odd … Continue reading And I arrive safely in Sydney
They say that in life it is the little things that really matter and I thought you might like to hear of some of those “little things” I have experienced since arriving in Australia. In no particular order...... As I sit here writing this in the saloon (aka a white painted bench before I ruin … Continue reading Funny things happen at sea.
I have just had one of those moments in life that I will never forget! But first, let me set the scene. We are six days out of Fremantle and gradually settling into life on board. We have rounded Cape Leeuwin (first seaman’s earring earned!) and are halfway across the south of Australia. It is … Continue reading The most surreal night of my life!
Mary is now well on your way to Oz by now if not already there but the difference is that she will be nice and hot whilst I am in the Southwater Ocean where the temperature is rather different and the waves are somewhat higher. Possible 3-4m swells last night (too dark to use a … Continue reading Five days in and I’m in the Southern Ocean!
Here's a great video that shows what the teams had to deal with on Leg 3. Let's hope Leg 4 is less eventful. https://www.facebook.com/clipperroundtheworld/videos/10155878956377726/
Today I took off my wedding ring. I have spoken in the past about the dangers of blue water sailing and there are many things you have to do look after your own personal safety - so I took off my wedding ring! I have had reports of ropes becoming wrapped around hands and fingers … Continue reading Sydney Here I Come!