Jimmy Sails World
Hi All, Its day 7 i think (well its Sunday the 7th) and we are out of the Bay of Biscay and finally heading to Madeira. I am having a great time (well most of it!)
As far as life on board is going after 1 week we have experienced so much. Its been a tale of extremes mainly a huge lack of wind! This has scuppered our game plan and after having to anchor on three consecutive days ( the last in over 100m of water, heck of a job to get it back up! )we found ourselves at the back of the fleet! We have then had storms and some rough seas to test our skills, patience, courage and stomachs! We have had some minor breakages (old rope mainly) which  have been more of a pain than anything. Exhaustion is in everyone's faces as 4 on 4 off  takes some getting used to but we will get there.
We are currently making good headway but any real time off in Madeira is looking slim! Ah well RIO awaits and we have had excellent training for the doldrums!!!

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    Its like Jim Kirk but without the star dates and I'm not the captain!

     Well here is where you can get to find out a little more about how I'm getting on in my quest for adventure.

    I aim to keep you posted on my training (both how I cope with learning to sail and how I am getting into shape for the race), How I am doing with regards to funding and how much money I have raised for good causes.

    I intend on this to be a journal of everything connected to this epic adventure, so at times it may be funny, sometimes full of grumbles and sometimes down right crazy! but I hope at all times it will reflect my experiences and feelings at the time.

    So watch this space!!!


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