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Clipper Race Level One Video

I thought I’d share a video from level one race training with you…

It is actually a dreadful video of the crew and I… definitely not our finest hour, but it is (I think) so bad that it’s actually funny which is why I wanted to share it!

Yelling at us in the background is our skipper (Simon Bradley) and the 1st Mate (Carol). My training crew mate, David is on the camera. Both Carol and Simon were amazing and I would highly recommend them if you’re considering doing any of your sailing qualifications.

Level One Clipper Race Training – What to expect…

Level one Clipper Race training was quite different to what I expected, and I think all of my crewmates would agree! For some it was tougher, for some it was easier, but for all of us it was super fun. I have previously blogged about my top tips on what to take for L1, but in this post I am going to describe in more detail what to expect from the week.

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Top Tips For Clipper Race Level One Training

I’ve just got back from Clipper Race level one training, I am very tired, am black and blue on both legs, and my hand and arm muscles are aching. But despite all that, I feel absolutely great. I’ve completed my level 1 training, I scored 1 (out of 5) on all of the pieces we were trained on and have been put forward to be a watch leader on the race. It has been an absolutely incredible week of learning and the sense of achievement is fantastic. I will talk more about the week in a ┬álater post, but for now I just wanted to share my top tips for anyone who is preparing for their level one training.

  1. Pack toiletries for washing!

You will probably be moored up in Gosport marina or Cowes marina each night, so you’ll have access to showers and toilets. Most of us in my group thought we would be offshore for the whole week with no access to showers, so we didn’t bring Shampoo/Conditioner or shower gel. On the race you obviously won’t have shower access, but on level one training you will, so why not make the most of it!?

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