Always Step Up into the Liferaft !

They say that you should always step up into a liferaft. I was puzzled by this statement but having spent a day on a sea survival course understanding the basics in more detail and an afternoon splashing around in the pool in full waterproofs, lifejacket and a liferaft, I can now fully understand that statement […]

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A Week High Above Sea Level

Last week I had a week high above sea level with the family in the French mountains in the area of Portes du Soleil. We stayed in Morzine, which is a beautiful picturesque town at the foot of Mont Blanc, however it was very busy and full of life as half term brought many families […]

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Dancing in the rain

The snow has disappeared this week to be replaced by the wind and the rain, storm Eric I believe it is being called. Wind speeds of 50mph+ , no real drama on land unless you are caught out by flying debris or falling branches. But on the sea this is serious weather, up to a […]

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Plotting the course ahead

The future excites and terrifies me all at the same time…I have only 8 weeks from tomorrow left in my current Global CIO role, no doubt more travel, more problems, more IT balls to juggle but time will fly and I need to get my s**t together!. I have enough sailing qualifications to be able […]

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