Sailing

From September 2013 – January 2014, I was fortunate to be the media manager for ‘Jamaica – Get All Right’, as part of the Clipper Round the World yacht race.

After some pretty intensive training around the English Channel and the Solent, this race involved sailing from:
– London, UK –
– Brest, France –
– Rio, Brazil –
– Cape Town, South Africa –
– Albany / Sydney / Hobart / Brisbane, Australia.

It took 5 months, and 20,000 miles of ocean, through winds up to 80mph gusting 120mph, in mirror calm seas to 80 foot swells, racing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a varied crew on a 70 foot stripped out racing yacht.

These are just some of the photos from that initial training, and subsequent racing experience.

michael-chuffed

tom

solent-land

olly-teaching

winch-repairs

sail-away

twin-white

strong-tack

single-white

one-dll

rolex-sunlight

mantlepiece-sailing

Sun rays south of Tasmania

From the bow, looking back.

grinding-hard

regular tack on the boat, with splashes

water on the bow