Mererid John to sail in a race around the world

Mererid John (now Hunt), who left school in 1963,  is part of a crew of a clipper in a race around the world, starting on July 31  Some Hywelians may be able to log in and see her progress throughout the race on
She has sent the following messages to Joyce Shields on Facebook:

"Travelled down to Gosport on 5th Nov and back on 23rd, have been
doing my level 2 training in the Solent, force 8 winds, passed my RYA
Day Skipper and then for level 3 spent 5 days on 4hr watch system
crossing to France and back again-455 nautical miles and 22 night
hours, on a 46 ton, 68 ft Clipper as preparation for competing in the
40,000 ml round the world Clipper Race August 2011 to July 2012. The
10 skippers and their boats & crew are to be announced in Southampton
on 30th April and my final level 4 training is booked for 4th June."
" Of the 10 boats, I have been assigned to "Singapore" and
will be the quartermaster - shopping in Qingdoa should be interesting!
We leave from Cowes at 4.30pm on 31st July."

Posted 06 May 2012


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