Club night talk, Wednesday 24 January 2024
In January 2023, in New Zealand, Leszek was asked by his then 13 year old granddaughter Reija could she join him on his Transatlantic crossing later that year and he immediately said ‘Yes!’
This talk is the story of making a safe and challenging crossing with two novice crew, both female. We hope to have plenty of time for questions!
The Ocean Cruising Club amended their rules to allow Reija to become their youngest member at 14 and then a second time for her to be eligible for their Youth Sponsorship Programme, previously only for 18-25 year olds. Reija has since been nominated for the Ocean Cruising Club Qualifiers Mug, awarded for the most ambitious or challenging qualifying passage.