Is it a bird, a plane, a dolphin or a porpoise?

A few weeks ago, I enjoyed a fantastic weekend on the water – what has now turned out to be my last full weekend on the water before I head across the pond for my Atlantic race.  There’s not much to tell, as it was simply a quiet, relaxing cruise up the east coast and back, but I did want to share some pics with you…

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We were treated to a beautiful sun set at Woolvestone

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Sailing The Beast From The East

When you find yourself working on the bow in sub-zero temperatures, in force 7 conditions, amidst some of the most severe weather the UK has endured in recent years, you can either go one of two way’s – quit or carry on. Last weekend, I was faced with this challenge and I made the choice to carry on. Overcoming so many challenges – the cold, the wind, de-icing the boat, and in fact just getting to the boat! I sailed the Beast from the East.

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Spot the winch handle

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The 4 Month Countdown To Race Start

4 months from today, I will be on-board Garmin. Lining up with 10 other identical boats on the start line of Clipper Race Leg 8, ready to race the North Atlantic to the UK.  This moment has been over 2 years in the making, and a lifetime of dreaming. And with it so close to reality, I have been working hard to make sure I am fit, healthy and prepared.

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