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Final weeks before the official race start

Needless to say the Halyard was tangled around the spreaders (the piece at the side of the mast) and was not going anywhere. So it was little Lisa to the top of the mast. This was the first time I went up the mast at sea. Normally it is okay because I use the spinnaker halyards to control my position as I am hoisted but this time the spinnaker halyard was being used and the other one was tied on to me so that I could swap them over at the top offering me very little in the way of hand holds. Yeh-sure there are other ropes to hold but none of them go to the very top except the two hoisting me up and the spinnaker halyards. The other thing to consider is the fact that the boat is moving as it sails over waves and when the spinnaker collapses and re-fills with wind it pulls the mast forward and when I am at the top that pull that looks so small from the ground is in fact a meter or more and almost flicks me off the mast altogether. So it was a great challenge just Continue reading

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Level 3 Clipper Training – Gale winds and a torn main sail

The week started with blowing a gale and our first introduction to the complete watch system. This watch system will become our lives for the next 11 months as we circumnavigate the world sleeping no longer than 3-4 hours at a time. This was also the week that we held the projectile vomit contest with 70% of the crew getting friendly with the leeward rail as they feed the fishes.

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He broke his wrist…!

Losing his balance he tumbled backwards with arms failing, rolled to the left and straight into the snake pit… No there are no real snakes in the pit… This is where… Continue reading

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Success at last.

www.LindaBlair.itworks.net Success at last.  I would like to formally announce my official partnership with It Works Independent Distributer Linda Blair.  It Works markets a site specific body wrap that causes healthy, sustainable inch-loss in just 45 minutes.  Linda will be … Continue reading

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Testing the Water

A note to the potential sponsor Continue reading

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A relisation of Dreams

The day I discovered a way to achieve my dream Continue reading

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The first tast of salt

Where the dream began. Continue reading

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