Jimmy Sails World
Life is tough at the moment, its cold, very wet and strong winds and big seas, but the boat and crew are up for it and we will be fine, Everyone is in reasonable spirits given the conditions which appears not to be the case for all boats (if you read some of their blogs by all accounts!) We think another 24 to 48 hours of this and we may be able to change our sailing strategy and make life a little more tolerable again on the Mighty Q! Big bangs every few minutes do tend to interrupt your sleeping, and make your
bread tin flip onto its side while baking!! still tasted good, im never buying bread again by the way!

Had my first real medic job, TJ's nose, he is fine (dented pride and nose) I ended up using steristrip to stitch his nose back together. Did you see my initial repair job being removed the next morning! That was a little scary, my first broach! I committed my first crash gybe the day before and we had broken (but repaired) a spinnaker halliard (hoisting rope), our vang (holds the boom down), although the repairs failed 3 times before we got it sorted, a few other small bits and then last night (as you will have heard) our steering!, The thought of 2000 miles under emergency steering (taking 5 people just to steer) was not good, but skipper and Mike got it sorted in a few hours! it was a "all hands on deck" shout while my watch (the Slim Jins to compliment  the "Tele tubbies" jin being jim and Tele being Terry in mandarin) was asleep! Pants!!

I still worry about the crew with you as the medic.... I know you're used to being a seal medic but humans are different.... remember not to feed people raw fish as a reward for being good.... I don't think it'd go down well.
Keep sailing hard and no swimming with sharks in CT. remember you promised me you'd stay away from em.
love ya loads xxx


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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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