Robin’s Blog

Epitaph

It is now 6 months since I returned from my adventure and I thought you might like one last update. I am very pleased to be able to tell you that I have beaten my fund raising target! With your help, some £2,400 is already helping the terribly underprivileged poor in Rwanda. I understand one … Continue reading Epitaph

Reflections on our trip up to China from Airlie Beach

They say ladies glow whilst gentlemen perspire but I can assure you that neither gender fully understood just how wrong this saying is as we left the wonderful town of Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia to sail some 4,200 miles up to the Chinese playground of Sanya. I have proof both sexes sweat buckets! But … Continue reading Reflections on our trip up to China from Airlie Beach

For Joy Wikaire, a blog especially for your class at All Saints School on the Gold Coast

Some of you might know that my 5 year old Australian grandson, Zac, is addicted to the Clipper Race Viewer and he has been talking about it to all his friends. I have therefore taken the liberty to write this blog directly to his school teacher in the hope that she can share some of … Continue reading For Joy Wikaire, a blog especially for your class at All Saints School on the Gold Coast

Victorious!

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!

A Somber Day

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