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

Preparations

Boat Prep Week London October 29 2013Boat Prep Week London

On arrival at St Katharine Docks to help get our Henri ready for sea after my non-Clipper weekend, I couldn’t find her. This turned out to be a common occurrence over the rest of the week as the fleet of yachts were regularly moved around in the dock. The 12 70′ yachts made the dock ...

My “non-Clipper” weekend October 27 2013My "non-Clipper" weekend

My one concession to non-Clipper stuff in August – and the one thing that didn’t change – was the long-planned visit from one of my university friends for the bank holiday weekend. But he wanted to see the boats, so after meeting him at Euston on the Saturday morning I took him straight to St ...

You know what happens to best laid plans? October 24 2013You know what happens to best laid plans?

Well, that was August!  I had pretty much every last day of August planned – and most of it involved Clipper. It started quite well, with the first aid course, team building weekend and then the level 3 training all running consecutively. The rest of the month should have seen meback at work for a couple ...