Monthly Archives: April 2015

A long weekend: Crew Allocation Day 25th April


Crew Allocation is THE biggest day before the race start. It is the day when we get to hear who your skipper is and we get to meet our crew members we will be spending a considerable amount of time with in often challenging and cramp conditions. It is often said that many will remain friends for the rest of their lives.

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Offshore Safety and Spinnakers

The big day of Level 3 training has arrived. This is the last stage before training in July with my assigned crew and the start of the race in August. As on every training week to date the week starts with theory, a whole day of avoiding accidents, learning how to manage incidents while offshore and out of reach of emergency services. It is called the RYA ISAF Offshore Safety Course and you get a certificate if you behave.

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