Diary of a Clipper Racer
Around the world in 333 days with Mark Osgood
Supporting my chosen charity - "Dreams Come True"
Final Diary entry, 54, added Monday 6th October 2003.
Latest Diary News
- Round the World - July 2003
2145 GMT, the crewmembers on board the good ship London who have sailed all the
way from Liverpool on 28 October last year completed their circumnavigation of
the globe's lines of longitude. We started at 3 degrees west and we
crossed that line of longitude again after eight months and ten days of
generally heading west.
and Ossie were at the helm when the line was crossed and celebrated with a can
of coke, which had been smuggled aboard for just such an occasion. The
other round the worlders celebrated in their own way, generally by sleeping
through the moment but no doubt with a quiet sense of achievement.
Benny, it may be more than just a personal sense of achievement - we are looking
to see if he is the first transplant patient to sail round the world.
are now two other round the world landmarks to look forward to – the first is
when we cross the line we made on the way out, known as tying the knot, which
will be in the next race to New York. The second will be when we step off the
boat in Liverpool.
done to skipper and all crew who have made it possible.
from the rest of the crew: The above is to be read out in a clipped 1950's BBC
voice whilst the reader also hums "Land Of Hope And Glory".
Images that might help the reader summon the suitable tearful eye and
swelling chest are perhaps Hillary at the Everest summit, Churchill smoking a 'phat
one' and maybe the Queen's coronation. Tally ho old boy!)