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Different Strengths Make for the Right Team

Today we stepped onto the Team Daft yacht for the first time. It is massive and unlike anything I have ever sailed on. Below deck doesn’t even have flooring and the sleeping quarters are just canvas cots with rope pulleys so we can change the angle and avoid...

Team Daft on the silver screen

We’ve been working away on the Team Daft Round Ireland Yacht Race challenge, and as well as ticking the admin boxes, we’ve had some practical stuff to do too. Mick has been showing me the ropes, literally, in a 1720. I’ve found that helming upwind is...

Controlling the Controllables

After two days intensive sea survival training, myself and co-skipper Mick Liddy have completed one of the pre-requisites for the Round Ireland Yacht Race. We had to do a sea survival course and pass it in order to secure an entry in the race. And now that we’ve...

Pimms, blazers and boats

2-5 July 2009 Every year, people like to have something they can look forward to. For some, it is Christmas. For others it is their well earned summer break. For me, travelling to Henley Royal Regatta has always filled me with excitement. The fascination started when...