A Repeat Prescription
|Cambridge, 21st February 2002|
Once again I don't know any of my fellow volunteers, but I do know the mate on board, Tim, who was the mate on my last training sail. Since Ellen, another volunteer, lives a few miles outside Cambridge in Impington, we've arranged to travel down to London together on the train. It should be a good chance to have a chat - once again those yellow jackets are going to come in handy for finding each other on the platform.
I've expanded my range of sailing kit, taking advantage of a discount from Musto, who help the race out and provide most of the heavy duty outer gear. I've now got my own mid layer stuff, which is basically the same kind of thing as the outer gear; salopettes and a jacket from warm waterproof material. Hopefully it will help keep me nice and snug whatever the conditions are like.
We're sailing from St Katharine's Dock, which is next to Tower Bridge and opposite the Tower or London; I'm really looking forward to being in a Challenge boat right in the middle of London - a little more on show than Plymouth or Southampton where the sight it perhaps a little more common. I'll try and take some photos on the way out - I just hope the weather's decent enough!