Every yacht, and therefore yacht delivery is different. And in that the big complication of being a delivery skipper.
Surviving in both a physical and MENTAL sense!
Have your own space and time. Factoring in certain key solo watches. A 4am to 8am watch can seem like an odd watch to choose.
But the Sunrise can have a healing effect. Good breakfast and tea, then bed down for a nice relaxed sleep. Knowing its day time, the crew can see the 50 000ton shipping more clearly. I can sleep better.
The small things. Learning to really enjoy and savour small luxuries. Things that won’t even seem like luxuries at home. A pair of nice, clean, DRY socks. A REALLY good cup of coffee. A surprisingly good tin of soup. A fraybentos pie, you don’t even need a plate. Getting signal for Classic FM as you approach the U.K. BUT somehow being out of signal range.
Which leads me nicely onto the third point. No responsibilities ashore. When you don’t have contact, THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO. You just have to have faith and get on with the sailing, with all that weight lifted off your shoulders.
Never get complacent with the Dolphins. They can turn up at any time. And you may not see them coming!
PHOSPHORESCENCE! Combo that with the Dolphins and you’re on to a winner!
Puns. Endless hours of punnage. Try one now, take a pun-t. You wont be pun ished.
It seems painful, and cheesy. Ignore that. You aren’t in public. ANYTHING GOES. They only get better and more ridiculous over time.
Good tunes. PRAY for a yacht with a nice sound system, if not take headphones! Whatever you do make sure you’ve got access to a good variety. Something to suit any weather! And don’t underestimate Classical!
That should see you on your way upon your next delivery. Get in touch via our crew page http://www.sailingyachtdelivery.com/deliverycrew.html
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