Jimmy Sails World
Well, at last a blog update with something interesting.  My Part 1 training….. 

Well this was the first time I had set foot on a sailing yacht and what a week it would be. Before however was the small matter of a day of first aid.  

This is no ordinary first aid though. The tagline went…. “in space no one can hear you scream” well in the middle of the Southern Ocean in a storm help is a long way away… perhaps only days if you are lucky! With that in mind although the principles of saving lives and mending people are the same the limitations of what you can do are sobering to say the least terrifying is more like it. The long and short is that if something goes seriously wrong then there is only so much you can do. The rest is in the lap of the gods! (the fact that we had to discuss how to store a body on board was not one you will forget in a hurry) However all was not doom and gloom and the 18 other Clipper 11/12 crew I had just met still managed a cheery attitude mainly due to the jokes (most of which I was the butt of) and the comment that most of the need for first aid is down to stupidity and complacency. Looking around the room everyone looked quite sensible (if you can call anyone who wants to sail around the world sensible) and after a day of first aid no one felt complacent!! 

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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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