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

Clipper 13-14

Anita Sails Again July 9 2013Anita Sails Again

The Day I Really looked at the Advert! January 25 2012The Day I Really looked at the Advert!

Applying for Clipper 13-14 April 10 2012Applying for Clipper 13-14

My Interview May 18 2012My Interview

Diamond Jubilee, Royal Pageant 2012 June 3 2012Diamond Jubilee, Royal Pageant 2012

The Clipper 13-14 Campaign Starts July 21 2012The Clipper 13-14 Campaign Starts

Clipper 11-12 Race Finish July 22 2012Clipper 11-12 Race Finish

Level 0 Training !? September 7 2012Level 0 Training !?

Heartbreak September 8 2012Heartbreak

My Plan of Action October 11 2012My Plan of Action

Swimming October 13 2012Swimming

Personal Training October 15 2012Personal Training

Theory Course December 1 2012Theory Course

Unveiling Clipper 70 January 15 2013Unveiling Clipper 70

Crew Briefing January 19 2013Crew Briefing

Level 1 Training (again) March 2 2013Level 1 Training (again)

You Passed! March 9 2013You Passed!

Level 2 Training March 22 2013Level 2 Training

Clipper Skippers Revealed April 10 2013Clipper Skippers Revealed

Race Start Date Announced April 24 2013Race Start Date Announced

Crew Allocation May 9 2013Crew Allocation

Level 3 Training May 9 2013Level 3 Training

Race Start May 9 2013Race Start

Clothing Crises May 10 2013Clothing Crises

I must need my head examined! May 10 2013I must need my head examined!

A night in the White Swan May 12 2013

Skippers and Me May 13 2013Skippers and Me

Team Eric! May 14 2013Team Eric!

Crew Allocation – The Evening Before – Friends and Family View!! May 16 2013Crew Allocation - The Evening Before - Friends and Family View!!

Crew Allocation – Friends and Family View!! May 17 2013Crew Allocation – Friends and Family View!!

Man Overboard in the Head May 22 2013Man Overboard in the Head

Nutrition Plans May 24 2013

Jazzstrata at The Malt House in Birmingham – Sundays, 2nd and 9th June 2013 May 27 2013Jazzstrata at The Malt House in Birmingham - Sundays, 2nd and 9th June 2013

The Bluebell Cider House May 30 2013The Bluebell Cider House

Scones & Shanties May 31 2013Scones & Shanties

Jazzstrata at The Malt House – 2nd June June 4 2013Jazzstrata at The Malt House - 2nd June

Jazzstrata on a Sunny Day, 9th June June 12 2013Jazzstrata on a Sunny Day, 9th June

Level 2 Training – Take 2 June 17 2013Level 2 Training - Take 2

Jazzstrata at The Malt House – Week 3 June 19 2013Jazzstrata at The Malt House - Week 3

RYA Sea Survival June 23 2013RYA Sea Survival

No Regrets June 27 2013No Regrets

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers June 30 2013RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

Scones for Scones & Shanties Concert July 1 2013Scones for Scones & Shanties Concert

We Won’t Go Hungry July 2 2013We Won't Go Hungry

Open House July 3 2013Open House

Watching the Sunrise July 8 2013Watching the Sunrise

“The sense of achievement” July 9 2013"The sense of achievement"

Sometimes it’s good not to be strong enough July 10 2013Sometimes it's good not to be strong enough

Featured in the Hertfordshire Mercury! July 11 2013Featured in the Hertfordshire Mercury!

Is that still Start Point? No, again! July 16 2013Is that still Start Point?  No, again!

Solihull News: Anita’s fighting fit and ready for the high seas July 19 2013Solihull News:  Anita's fighting fit and ready for the high seas

Different Strokes July 19 2013Different Strokes

WHAT Size Were Those Trousers? July 23 2013WHAT Size Were Those Trousers?

Going overboard July 26 2013Going overboard

Racing Without Wind August 1 2013Racing Without Wind

How to not empty the bilges! August 3 2013How to not empty the bilges!

“Don’t waste your time” August 5 2013"Don't waste your time"

Barnet Band and AnitaSailsAgain collide! August 8 2013Barnet Band and AnitaSailsAgain collide!

Team Eric becomes …. August 14 2013Team Eric becomes ....

RYA First Aid at Sea August 17 2013RYA First Aid at Sea

Where am I going? August 20 2013Where am I going?

Sorry for the slight interruption! August 26 2013Sorry for the slight interruption!

The “waterproof” watch August 29 2013The "waterproof" watch

Anyone for fishcakes? September 3 2013Anyone for fishcakes?

Get your Tickets for Scones & Shanties September 15 2013Get your Tickets for Scones & Shanties

Solihull Observer – Promoting Scones & Shanties September 27 2013Solihull Observer - Promoting Scones & Shanties

The Flower Centre, Northfield, Birmingham October 4 2013The Flower Centre, Northfield, Birmingham

Finnieston Berry Partnership Limited October 5 2013Finnieston Berry Partnership Limited

The Level 3 course apart from the fishcakes! October 9 2013The Level 3 course apart from the fishcakes!

Behind the Scenes of Scones & Shanties October 10 2013Behind the Scenes of Scones & Shanties

Are you training for a swimming race? October 10 2013Are you training for a swimming race?

Indian Dream October 11 2013Indian Dream

The Scones and Shanties concert October 12 2013The Scones and Shanties concert

Fundraising at the Indian Dream October 19 2013Fundraising at the Indian Dream

Barnet Band plays for Foundation for Conductive Education October 23 2013Barnet Band plays for Foundation for Conductive Education

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

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

Boat Prep Week London October 29 2013Boat Prep Week London

The Run-up to Race Start October 30 2013The Run-up to Race Start

The day before… November 2 2013The day before...

Race Start – Dad and Mum November 5 2013Race Start - Dad and Mum

They left me behind November 8 2013They left me behind

Indian Dream Raffle November 11 2013Indian Dream Raffle

Quiz Night November 14 2013Quiz Night

Warning – it’s addictive! November 26 2013Warning - it's addictive!

A Successful Evening… November 29 2013A Successful Evening...

“Today I’m going to beast you” December 3 2013"Today I'm going to beast you"

It’s a race? What do all those terms mean? December 6 2013It's a race?  What do all those terms mean?

Leg 1, Races 1 and 2, London to Rio! December 9 2013Leg 1, Races 1 and 2, London to Rio!

Leg 2, Race 3, Rio to Cape Town December 10 2013Leg 2, Race 3, Rio to Cape Town

West Midland Bird Club December 11 2013West Midland Bird Club

Leg 3, Race 4, Cape Town to Albany, Australia, across the Southern Ocean December 29 2013Leg 3, Race 4, Cape Town to Albany, Australia, across the Southern Ocean

Fundraising Position – End of December 2013 January 1 2014Fundraising Position - End of December 2013

Leg 3, Race 4 – News from Henri Lloyd January 3 2014Leg 3, Race 4 - News from Henri Lloyd

Leg 4, Race 5, Albany to Sydney, Australia, across the Great Australian Bight January 7 2014Leg 4, Race 5, Albany to Sydney, Australia, across the Great Australian Bight

Leg 4, Race 6, Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race January 8 2014Leg 4, Race 6, Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race

Slipping away to Sydney January 10 2014Slipping away to Sydney

Leg 4, Race 7, Hobart, Tasmania to Brisbane, Australia January 11 2014Leg 4, Race 7, Hobart, Tasmania to Brisbane, Australia

Sailing and Snorkelling in Cairns January 13 2014Sailing and Snorkelling in Cairns

A Le Mans Style Race Start January 14 2014A Le Mans Style Race Start

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 1 January 15 2014Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore - Part 1

Race Dates January 18 2014Race Dates

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 2 January 20 2014Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 2

Rum Runner January 23 2014Rum Runner

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 3 January 25 2014Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 3

Thunderstorms January 27 2014Thunderstorms

Brisbane January 30 2014Brisbane

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 4 February 1 2014Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 4

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 5 February 6 2014Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 5

Fundraising Position – End of January 2014 February 8 2014Fundraising Position - End of January 2014

Revised Race Schedule February 11 2014Revised Race Schedule

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Result February 14 2014Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Result

Feeding Kangaroos February 17 2014Feeding Kangaroos

Anita’s Race 8 February 24 2014Anita's Race 8

Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Part 1 February 26 2014Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Part 1

Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Part 2 Hong Kong to Qingdao March 5 2014Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Part 2 Hong Kong to Qingdao

Songs from the Shows! March 7 2014Songs from the Shows!

Dovehouse Butchers March 10 2014Dovehouse Butchers

Sainsburys, Marshall Lake, Shirley March 11 2014Sainsburys, Marshall Lake, Shirley

Quiz Night Success March 13 2014Quiz Night Success

Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Result March 18 2014Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Result

Boats (not?) to go round the world in March 19 2014Boats (not?) to go round the world in

Fundraising Position – mid-March 2014 March 20 2014Fundraising Position – mid-March 2014

Before the Race to Singapore March 21 2014Before the Race to Singapore

At last! March 22 2014At last!

‘Good’ Mother? Me? March 23 2014

Squall or a free shower? March 24 2014Squall or a free shower?

An eventful watch? March 25 2014

More showers March 26 2014More showers

Another Indian Meal? March 27 2014Another Indian Meal?

Nicholas! March 28 2014Nicholas!

What am I talking about March 29 2014What am I talking about

What a way to cross the equator! March 30 2014What a way to cross the equator!

A birthday on board March 31 2014A birthday on board

What are we up to today? April 1 2014What are we up to today?

Songs from the Shows! April 1 2014Songs from the Shows!

One line too many April 2 2014One line too many

A Pirate Escapade April 3 2014A Pirate Escapade

Wake-up! April 4 2014Wake-up!

The End of Race 8A April 5 2014The End of Race 8A

One month at sea April 6 2014One month at sea

Borneo – what are we doing going to Borneo? April 7 2014Borneo - what are we doing going to Borneo?

Borneo, then Motorsailing to Singapore April 8 2014Borneo, then Motorsailing to Singapore

Arrival into Singapore April 9 2014Arrival into Singapore

Singapore April 10 2014Singapore

Leaving Singapore For Qingdao and the next few days April 11 2014Leaving Singapore For Qingdao and the next few days

Something’s Wrong April 12 2014

Devastation April 13 2014Devastation

En Route to Hong Kong April 14 2014En Route to Hong Kong

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club April 15 2014Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Hong Kong to Qingdao April 16 2014

Leg 7, Race 11, Henri Lloyd just before Race Start April 21 2014

And so to Panama April 22 2014

The long grey watch April 24 2014

Hotter by the day April 29 2014

A special day May 2 2014

A bizarre race finish May 10 2014

Motoring to Panama May 11 2014

Panama May 16 2014

Wildlife May 17 2014

Well, they just … stopped August 25 2014

Songs from the Shows! August 26 2014Songs from the Shows!

To Jamaica, Mon August 27 2014

Qingdao August 30 2014

And on to New York September 1 2014

In Limbo. September 11 2014

Another Indian Dream Experience! October 6 2014Another Indian Dream Experience!

Car Boot Sale November 17 2014Car Boot Sale

The End of the Race June 28 2015The End of the Race

Indian Dream: pre- and post-race July 1 2015Indian Dream:  pre- and post-race