This section of my blog is a bit more personal than others. Here I will be documenting (what I hope will be) my personal fitness transformation, as I train for the Clipper Race and generally for sailing and boating.
In order to partake in a transatlantic ocean sailing race, one should rightly assume that a certain level of fitness and stamina is required. Currently… as it stands, I am perhaps at the lowest level of fitness that I have ever been at. And I am pretty appalled at myself for this! Yes, I have 3 young children, but I don’t feel that that is a valid excuse. My current state of affairs is more to do with the rubbish that I love to eat (Camembert, pate, the list goes on…) and the wine that I love to drink!
Continue reading Getting fit for sailing…
This awesome quote by Mark Twain is one of my personal favourites…
“In 20yrs time you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than the things you did. So throw off the bow lines and sail away from the safe harbour”
I took Scally Waggler out for a cruise on the River Medway last weekend and realised that I had neglected her a bit recently, the bungee balls which hold the canopy fast were a bit less elasticated than they ought to be and she was in need of a good clean.
However, in the usual rush to return home upon mooring I didn’t clean her or switch the bungee balls over for new one’s.
Continue reading Learning the hard way: Rotten bungee balls and blocked drain holes