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"Just sailing with a really fantastic crew and heading offshore.I’vebeenoffshorebefore—SydneytoNewZealand—but that was for delivery, not for speed. And just making sure that I’m a good effective crew member.
Being part of something as big as this. That’s excitement enough. I’ve packed, unpacked. Packed, unpacked. Do I really need that? Do I need thermals? Oh, I probably won’t need thermals but I’ll need something. I’m just so excited. We’re allowed a 20 litre kit bag on board for all our stuff. I’ve got a 20 litre kit bag I’ve been experimenting with all week. What can I double up on? They just told me it’s a really wet boat so I’m putting another pair of socks in."
"My role is primarily media – photos and stories. Getting them off the boat with words to describe how the crew’s going. I’m a sailor in my own right and I’ll be helping out as crew wherever I can. I’m strings on the other boat – halyards and things. And they’ll probably call me to back up on that.
I’m happy to let my family know that SWD has the highest safety record. I’m going to be ok. My family “by choice” are going to look after me."
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