Browsing Archive: May, 2009

Hull & Humber Crew Announced

Posted by Della Parsons on Sunday, May 31, 2009, In : Crew details 

Yesterday was Crew Allocation Day for the Clipper 09/10 Round the World Yacht Race. Over three quarters of the total crew members for the race travelled to Portsmouth for a morning crew briefing which culminated in the Race Skippers each opening a sealed envelope containing the names of their crew.  The Clipper Ventures race team had received over eighty requests to be on the host-port boat but with less than forty available places there was bound to be disappointment for some.  Not for me ho...

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Hull & Humber Skipper Named

Posted by Della Parsons on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, In : Crew details 

With just under 4 months to go until the start of the Clipper 09/10 Round the World Yacht Race - the teams are starting to be firmed up. Today the Skippers for each yacht have been named.  Piers Dudin will take to the helm of our local Yacht the Hull & Humber and will hopefully steer our region to victory.  For further details of the announcement go to:

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New String to my Bow!

Posted by Della Parsons on Monday, May 18, 2009,

After an intense seven days locked in a classroom at Clipper HQ in Gosport, I'm proud (and relieved) to announce that on Sunday I passed my Yachtmaster theory exam. It was a tough week with a steep learning curve but the camaraderie amongst the group on the course and a not insubstantial amount of red wine, got me through it! I'm starting to believe I might get the hang of this Sailing malarkey!  If you don't believe me read the article submitted to Scuttlebutt Europe by  Eero Lehtinen - one ...

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Race Route So Far

Posted by Della Parsons on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, In : Race details 

I keep getting asked which route the race will be taking and which ports we'll be stopping at. The answer is that it's not all confirmed as yet - but here's what I know so far.

Leg 1  Hull - La Rochelle, France - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Leg 2  Rio - South Africa (likely to be Cape Town but tbc)
Leg 3  South Africa - Western Australia (port tbc)
Leg 4  Western Australia - Singapore - Qingdao, China
Leg 5  Qingdao - San Francisco, USA
Leg 6  California - Panama - Caribbean (Island tbc)
Leg 7  Caribbean...

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About Me

Della Parsons Non sailor before the race now hoping to help bring the local Yacht - the Hull & Humber back home in first place! Also trying to match the 35,000 miles sailed with £35,000 raised for charity. Main charity DebRA. Please click on Sponsor a Race Mile link and help me to achieve this.