Header image: Henri Lloyd in St Katharine Docks before the race start

Anita Sails Again


Hi, I’m Anita Davies, and I was a crew member in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.

I hope you enjoy reading about my fundraising and preparations for and participation in this adventure, my return to sailing after my stroke.

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Indian Dream: pre- and post-race

Prior to my taking part in the race, we held a fundraising event at the Indian Dream restaurant, and afterwards, almost exactly one year on, we held a follow-up event. So what were the similarities? The food and venue were great; We held a raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses. On both occasions the…

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The End of the Race

Henri Lloyd entering St Katharine Docks after winning the overall race

The last day of the race dawned. The fleet weighed anchor to begin their parade of sail up the Thames, due to arrive at St Katharine Docks around lunchtime. We had a boat of our own to catch. One of the spectator boats that would go down the Thames to meet the fleet on their…

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Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Overview

I had been collecting books to sell at our events but still had lots left over. Each time we set up the book stall, people brought more books! We never seemed to reduce the numbers even though we did sell lots. We had also “inherited” the unsold items from the City of Birmingham Choir Bring…

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Another Indian Dream Experience!

Indian Dream

With less than 20% still to go until her fundraising target of £8,200 is reached, Anita has completed her involvement in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Please join her for another wonderful Indian Dream meal to help raise funds and to hear all about what it was like to be a crew…

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In Limbo.

Thursday 26 June. Land back in England. Monday 30 June. Back to work. A full week in the office after six months away? Someone didn’t plan that too well! Back to normality? Well, no, it didn’t feel that way. I felt a bit sort of in limbo I suppose. While I’d left Henri Lloyd in…

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And on to New York

This race from Jamaica to New York was to be the last of my races. In New York I would wave goodbye to the Clipper race and set off on the next stage of my travels. The next I would see of them was on their return to London at the end of the overall…

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