Raeann Greenham, a 39-year old office manager from Hull, and novice sailor, is taking part in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race. “I used My Nametags previously for my daughter on all her school uniform and equipment and found them brilliant and easy to use. They really do stay on,” says Raeann. The 18 crew members are issued with identical kit. “Even in training our kit was getting muddled up so I thought I’m not having that in the middle of the Atlantic and decided to name my belongings with My Nametags.”
So how did Raeann decide to take on the challenge of a lifetime and race the oceans? “I’ve never sailed before but been on boats and never got seasick. So about two years ago I followed the Clipper Race on the news and thought I’d give it a go,” says Raeann. She completed 3-weeks of training on water and 1-week in the classroom. “I like to do different mad things to keep my mind and body active and whenever I cross the Atlantic on a plane it will be brilliant to say I’ve done it on a yacht!” The Skipper, Piers Dudin, is the only professional sailor on board.
The Hull & Humber is one of ten yachts competing in the round the world race which started on 13 September 2009, covering 35,000 miles over ten months. The team finished second overall in their debut appearance in Clipper 07-08, so the pressure’s on to produce a repeat performance!
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We’ll be catching up with Raeann to share her experiences on what it’s like to race around the world on a yacht at the end of July. In the meantime, we wish Raeann and the Hull & Humber team all the best!