NOMEN Complete Competent Crew Training
1 Mar 2014
Yesterday we got back from an intensive five-day sailing course down on the south coast as part of our preparation for this summer’s event. It was a tiring few days but after it we are all feeling a lot more confident going into NOMAN 2014 and the Great Pacific Race.
Under our skipper for the week, Tom, we have over a hundred more miles at sea under our belts and we are starting to work really well as a crew. This teamwork aspect will be absolutely crucial during the 40 days we expect to spend out on the Pacific. This last week at sea has also been a great exercise in navigation, safety and a chance to put some of our recently acquired VHF radio and sea survival knowledge into practice.
With our first crew training session in Isabel (the boat we will use to row across the Pacific) a week on Tuesday the four of us are now eager and raring to go. During March we will spend as many hours as possible rowing and getting to know the boat that will be our home for over a month this summer.
NOMAN 2014 Crew Member