One of my lovely Clipper training crew mates (@CHarrisTweeting) recently completed his level 2 Clipper Race training and kindly shared an update with permission to re-post. Chris is going to be joining the 15/16 race which is currently off the coast of Australia. He is doing leg 5, racing from Australia to Qingdao, and will be onboard the Da Nang Vietnam boat.
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 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.