The Beginning

These pages will follow my training and preparations on the run up to the start of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.  

Here I'm hoping that you'll witness me evolving from someone who doesn't know one end of a boat from the other to a person who can confidently handle a 68ft yacht, understand the dark art of 'sail trim', be able to plot a course based on a sound understanding of tidal and weather information and be able to ensure the health, safety and well-being of myself and fellow crew members.

OK - maybe that's a tall-order...but let's see how far I get!