Advice & Tips for Clipper Crew (Pre-race)
It's worth noting that Clipper's training will change and improve over time. Schedules will change and training modules will alter. But the basics remain constant.
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The Pros and Cons of each Leg
My view of the pros and cons of racing in each leg, based on my experience of the 11/12 Race, the 13/14 Race and my days as a freelance skipper for Clipper Training.
A few tips and tricks and useful stuff I've found or created in 160,000 nautical miles sailed (including 58,000 Clipper miles)... and I'm still learning every day!
Fierce Turtle is written by crew for crew. It's entirely independent of the splendid folk at Clipper Ventures. All opinions are our own.
Our primary contributor is Mark Burkes. He's an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor and professional sailor. He was RTW Clipper Race Crew (11/12) and Clipper Race Skipper (13/14).
He also worked as a training skipper for Clipper Training in Gosport between 2012 - 2015.
My 2013 Sydney Hobart on Garmin
Some footage from my GoPro on board Geraldton in 11/12...
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Me 'hanging around' on CV9 Qingdao in the 11/12 Clipper..
The Southern Ocean from the Volvo racer's perspective.
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