The second week of October, when I start my level 1 training, is fast approaching. Juggling my annual leave at work means that I really want to do the level 2 training this year. It also gives me more time to think about bits and pieces I may need to be as comfortable as possible during the race.
The contract is signed and I have been told I am now an official Clipper 15-16 crew member. I have decided to keep it at legs 5 and 6. East Australia to Malaysia and China, then across the Northern Pacific to San Francisco. Now just a few details like paying the deposit and setting up the standing order. But then I received another email with a number of forms to complete. The crew biography questionnaire is the most interesting; whether I have special connections with the countries I will be visiting and where I have been at college/university. I suppose it is all for the media frenzy associated with the Clipper Race.