This guest post is written by one of my super hardcore level one training crew mates, Yana Domina. Yana is a feisty Russian and possibly one of the strongest women I’ve ever met (on so many levels). Yana is a geophysicist and lives and works on a research ship. She’s going to be crew on the 17/18 Clipper Race and is a just learning to sail. She recently did her Day Skipper course with First Class Sailing in Southampton.
I delayed boat winterisation as long as possible so that I could really rinse the end of the boating season out. I have been a bit slack at checking up on Scally Wag my Princess Pilgrim motor cruiser, so after some seriously heavy rain and high wind I popped to the marina to check everything was OK. It wasn’t…
So, for anyone that missed the 1st 17/18 Clipper Race Mass Crew Briefing here is a little low down for you.
The briefing was held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in January, and is an annual Clipper event. There were about 150 leggers and RTW-ers there and lots of the Clipper family and sponsors alike.