As we research and plan our Clipper adventure over those many months prior to actually getting on the boat in some faraway port there is one aspect that we all fail to take into consideration and that is the implication of the time we spend in port between races - and there is a great … Continue reading The “Dreaded Deep Clean”
You know that saying, “Things that can go wrong, will go wrong”? Well, that’s sailing! Today is January 14th and the arrival window for the fleet to arrive in Airlie Beach as set by Clipper was the 13th to the 15th but we are still just off the Gold Coast with some 550 miles to … Continue reading After the euphoria of Hobart – a reality check!
TAnd so, after 1 hour 42 minutes, we resumed racing. What an experience, thorough professionalism, complete calmness with the right result - one safely rescued fellow sailor returned to his own boat! But would this ruin our chances of doing well in the race? Fortunately, the race rules clearly allow for exceptions to be made … Continue reading Victorious!
The alarm goes at 6.30 and a group of excited but nervous crew quickly shower, have a last minute clear up of the Airbnb that has been our home over Christmas and we pack all our luggage into a couple of Ubers to take us down to the headquarters of CYCA (Cruising Yacht Club of … Continue reading Drama on the Sydney-Hobart Race!