I am super excited to have a friend aboard Clipper Race boat Da Nang Vietnam for the next leg of the round the world race. My friend, Chris (who I did my level one training with) has just joined the 15/16 RTW Clipper Race to race in leg 5. Leg 5 will start on Monday 18th January from Airlie Beach, Australia.
Skippered by Aussie superhero, Wendy Tuck, Da Nang is so far coming a respectable 7th, with 30 points in the overall race standings, but recently came 1st out of the Clipper fleet in the infamous Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race.
As it’s the new year and most of us are pressing the re-set button when it comes to getting fit and kick starting a healthy lifestyle, I thought I’d give a little update on how my ‘sailing fit’ mission is going.
I’ve been hitting the gym 2-3 times a week, and if I don’t make the gym then I’ve been doing HIIT at home. I’ve not been doing any running, other than one 10km which I only did because the gym was unexpectedly shut, it was worth it though as I got to see a different side of London and actually really enjoyed dodging the commuters!
A New Year can only mean one thing… New resolutions, goals and ambitions. I love to set the bar high for the year ahead, and 2016 is no different. Here’s a quick run down of everything sailing related that I hope toachieve in 2016…
Training, training and more training!
This year is going to be a year of learning for me. I want to complete my RYA Coastal Skipper and Offshore Skipper, and make a start on my Yacht Master. I need to refresh my 1st Aid cert which has recently expired, and I need to get my VHF license. I also want to complete some more of my Clipper Race training.