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  1. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    That's why I signed up & why I'd go again... that's my choice.
  2. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Those boats are not in the current fleet so that particular risk is now mitigated
  3. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Yes - I'd be standing on the white stuff on my trip (clipped on), others feeding the sail up standing on the deck, none of us would have been able to work on a short tether IMO, I haven't looked at the 70's. On my trip a friend fell against the inner forestay at speed (clipped) & his femur wrapped around it & broke in 2 places. inherent risk is still his mantra today.
  4. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    I was on the 68's not sure what it is like on the 70's. I forgot we used to climb up to the pole to spike too & I was over 50 doing that.
  5. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    We usually had one standing looking at the forestay hanking & 2 feeding the hanks, more helping in weather. I have to admit at 5'7" I used to stand on the pulpit bars looking in, to make it easier for me & yes i did that in weather, clipped on
  6. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    So we know I went in 11/12 Today I'm thinking of the person who's turn it was to be in the harness when this gentleman went over. They would have been cold & exhausted too, they then had pretty much 36 mins of organised chaos before they had to walk down the freeboard (part of the MOB safety training) and retrieve him. They would have been through the most physically & emotionally draining experience of their life, which will stay with them. I hope they were taken great care of once they were back on board, stripped, warmed & rested, & in the presence of those who understood what they just went through.
  7. Clipper Does a Vestas

    He stood on a halyard I was about to fire in 50k (2013 S2H) as we were over powered, I didn’t see or hear him coming in that weather, when I turned I didn’t know it was him until he came face to face with me. He said nothing & carried on to the bow to help take the sail down. By the time I got off watch I was being teased for yelling at a legend! He never said anything about it, but he did tell me about his wife who was a nurse too, he lost her thru breast cancer
  8. Clipper Does a Vestas

    Exactly - I practically skipped!
  9. Clipper Does a Vestas

    I did on the 68, but then with some knowledge I made it my business to, track record of pulling it apart and putting it back together so I can make informed decisions and I get it. I had (much to my joy) people training me that were even more anal retentive than I am. I had been taught some seamanship before I went, got some on the leg from people more experienced. I was lucky to have people doing the full show who were usually at sea in different capacities on board. So I had different perspectives too.
  10. Clipper Does a Vestas

    Still around, still sailing , just not gas bagging about it. I've had some great times with BJ while he's been in the country so talking ABOUT you guys not TO you! I actually took up dancing too! No idea what my score even means
  11. Clipper Does a Vestas

    "No-one bothered to check the chart plotter" ...agree
  12. Clipper CV21 (IchorCoal) MAIB Reports published

    Agree with the clipping on culture some boats had it and others didn't. I also called Sir Robin on it a number of time he hated being clipped in (S2H 2013)
  13. First female to circumnavigate Antarctica solo

    MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Sailor Lisa Blair dismasted 895nm south of Cape Town 0300 AST Tuesday 4 April 2017 (1900 SAST) 048:38:384 S 022:31:430 E At approximately 0300 (AET) Australian sailor Lisa Blair issued a PAN PAN 895nm south of Cape Town when in 40 knot winds and seven (7) metre swell her boat Climate Action Now was dismasted after the port shroud broke in a knock down. Cape Town Search and Rescue have been notified and will provide assistance if required. Lisa is well and uninjured. Lisa Blair was on her 72nd day at sea attempting to be the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo and unassisted. There is no further information at this stage. Updates will be provided when available. HHope shes taking big big yoga breaths, she'll be strong I have no doubt. Amazing we get to know 20 mins after the PAN PAN
  14. Happey Birthdaye Elle!

    I'm REALLY late happy birthday - i didn't see it come up on FB but have been in UK on phone only & may have missed it xxx