Jimmy Sails World
At 11:20 Q time (Qingdao) 011:20 GMT WE CROSSED THE EQUATOR!, Just during Baywatches off watch and I achieved a childhood dream! We were visited indeed by Neptune who, in the guise of Terry who has crossed before dressed as a tiger (shark), began to ask and absolve us of our sins before asking for our offering to Neptune and accepting it as worthy! He then proceeded to anoint us with goo (mayo, Brown sauce, Jam, Ketchup and thick coffee) to cleanse our souls before washing them away with the sea water! It was all very messy and after all were granted safe passage we toasted with a rum (very rough rum!) then it was time for a bit of a shower and bed ready for the next watch.
It was a fantastic event, lots of laughs and something to remember forever! I even get a little certificate!
In general things are going well, its so so hot, I am constantly wet with sweat (nice eh!) and cant wait for Rio and showers. We are fighting hard to hold 6th place from DLL, the weather failing to do as forecasts predicted have again been our issue! Ah well we never give up and you never know what will happen!

Pauline Hall

Congratulations! Your crossing was toasted in HK. Have a great time in Rio.


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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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