London to Portimao

A short race (equivalent length to 2 Sydney Hobarts) was going to give us a taste of everything. We set off 1st September this first bit being a procession down the Thames to Southend .Tower bridge is opened for us and we parade around for a while. After several hours we anchor at Southend. …

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Gosport to London

Boarded the yacht for delivery on night of 19 August ,then celebrated with 60th birthday with my new friends !

Happy 60th Rick

Slipped lines the following day and once out in the channel there was the mandatory parade of sail and sailing in formation for the helicopter photo shoot. Basically the skippers agree …

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Prep Week

People think what I am doing is potentially dangerous. The dangerous time however is when the yacht is approaching or in contact with dry land. On ‘deep clean day I was taking a wet vac full of bilge water up to be emptied. As there was a group folding the old mainsail starboard …

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L4 Training.

Arrived in Gosport UK for the final phase of training for the Clipper Race. On board our yacht Cv29,now branded Visit Sanya China, a few differences are noted between these and the 68s.Firstly much wider at the stern ,built for sailing downwind ,no ‘snake pit’ with the cabin entrance further forward and all …

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