It was an emotional time – the Clipper yachts left Gosport for the initial part of their journey. After years in the planning and all the weeks of training, they are finally ready to head up to Liverpool for race start.
Dan is on board Liverpool 2018 (team Lance) and he has such a wonderful crew around him. It has only been a short space of time, but I really feel like they are an extended family. The guys and girls on board, including their supporters, have all been amazingly folk to get to know.
I tried my hardest to have dry eyes, but it got to me at the end. I know that we’ll still be in touch, but this is going to be the start of a long month without him. All twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts set off from Gosport Marina and are due into Liverpool on 14th August 2017.