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Hi Lucy, Ed Dowding just told me of your incredible trip and I felt the need to get in touch..and firstly say wow, what a great idea! And secondly, do you know if there are any future voyages planned? I am a keen but pretty novice sailor (in my spare time) looking for ways to get more more experience at sea…but can’t think of anything worse than crewing some billionaire’s yacht for 6 months! This sounds like an incredible way to be on the water…whilst actually doing something of use…and food related, and anything food related makes me happy!
Hope the preparations are going well.
Great to hear from you! The dream is that we can make this a working model for more people to sail around the world exchanging food and culture. Check out Tres Hombres. They have been in operations for 3 years from the Netherlands. and often need crew. Otherwise I’m hoping we will be doing more voyages. Just got to get the maiden voyage under our belts. Stay in touch. And hope to meet you some day. Big love. xx
Tom Sweet just sent me a link to the blog – what an awesome thing to do! I quit office life in London a couple of years ago and now skipper yachts in Greece for most of the year but am very jealous of your plans! I hope the project works out for you and that you have a great adventure. From reading your posts there are a couple of bits of advice I’d give…
With regards to clothing you seem to be taking the right approach – layers are key for long journeys so you can adapt to different temperatures. I’d advise investing in a good set of sailing waterproof trousers and jacket – they’re expensive but bring wet and cold is no fun at all. The main thing that suprises a lot of people about long distance sailing is just how much time you spend not doing much – assuming the weather is ok and you’re taking shifts with the rest of the crew you’ll have a lot of time to yourself! A few things can help pass the time…
ipod – podcasts, audio books and music can all make solo night watches fly by
books – take as many as you can or consider a kindle
foam ear plugs – some of your crew will snore heavily and when the waves get up old boats squeak and groan!
head torch with red light function – red light doesn’t damage your night vision
if you get dry skin take a load of moisturiser, salt water and rough ropes can be nasty on soft hands
polarised sunglasses cut the glare from the reflections on water
Fair winds and following seas!
Many thanks for your top tips. The red headlamp one is a good idea. I heard that the reason pirates have eye patches is to see in the dark.
I have super good waterproof sailing gear (I sail a fair bit on racing yachts). And have some hard core gloves. But I can’t resist packing some of my favourite dresses. And I’m a kindle addict already.
Thanks for support. I can’t wait to set sail!
Hi Lucy, I work outside in all weathers and favour any Hemp-based moisturiser. Sorts out the hands and face like nothing else I know.
The Bodyshop do a good one but it comes in a metal tube and I’m not too sure how that would withstand the corrosive salty air.
May fair winds guide you all safely to the shores of Brazil.
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