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Hello from Joseph

New member. My name is Joseph and I'm currently training for the Clipper 13-14 RTW race. Will be crossing over to charter cruising in 2014 after I return and will be chatting here mostly about chartering & future destinations. I have a fondness for history and wooden yachts so if you share an interest in chartering or wooden boats give me a shout.

Oh, and pardon my abbreviated posts on my iPhone

Cheers & fair winds,

Joseph
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Hey Jo - welcome to SN dude! I crewed with a chick that did the Quindao leg of the Clipper a few years ago. I envy you!

You'll like this place. Lots to learn. And lots of fun.
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Hey smackdaddy, dig that profile pic & movie too. Quindao leg = 6000 miles. Would have been my 2nd choice. I will be doing leg 3 in the Southern Ocean (Capetown to Perth). Monster waves & all business!
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Hey smackdaddy, dig that profile pic & movie too. Quindao leg = 6000 miles. Would have been my 2nd choice. I will be doing leg 3 in the Southern Ocean (Capetown to Perth). Monster waves & all business!
Aww man, you're killing me!!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!

Bring back pics and stories so we can live vicariously. I envy you bro!

What are you doing for training? That would be some good info.
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Will do. I'm actually taking my ASA certs and doing all levels of Clipper training (Level 1 thru 3). After the race I will have all the certs I need to skipper my own boats and be prepared to sail in storms if needed (Southern Ocean experience). My main reason for the Southern Ocean is the challenge & experience gained in rough seas. I don't want to figure that out on the fly...really want professional training.

Just returned from the UK in August after sailing about 1k miles (Level 1 & 2). We hit some force 7/8 storms in the Irish sea and had a real good time. By the end of my training and the race I'll have about 8k miles in my log book. Only experience prior to this was occasional sailing on vacation and doing a global deployment years ago while serving in the Marines. The sea has called me again so I must return.

The Clipper yachts are great boats...all the bells & whistles. Very tough & ready for battle in big seas. The training/race was the fastest way for me to become an expert sailor so I'm going full throttle. Highly recommend it to anyone who has the time & spare cash to do it.
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