Less work, more sail!

I signed up for this crazy trip nearly two and a half years ago, and now (tomorrow, Friday) it’s my last day of work at the place I’ve been for the last 11 years!

it's happening!

I say ‘sail’ but really I mean more ‘doing-things-other-than-working’, since on Saturday I’m off to Venice and climbing in the Dolomites for 10 days. After that I need to sort my life out (shouldn’t take long…) before joining the boat in Gosport towards the end of July.

PS: you should sponsor me!

Raising money for UNICEF!


UNICEF is the charity partner of the Clipper Round The World race, and since this seems like an excellent cause I decided to get involved.

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children. They work with families, local communities, partners and government in more than 190 countries to help every child realise their full potential.

I’m not very good at writing this sort of thing, but it would mean a lot if you can sponsor me for doing various dumb things like sailing around the world for a whole year, and completing Total Warrior this Saturday, preferably without injuring myself…

My sponsorship page is here – https://www.justgiving.com/michaelbrien (see also the Donate! link in the menu above) and obviously all money raised goes straight to Unicef. You can sponsor me personally if you like too, and all that money would go straight into the drinking/retirement fund…

Our race team pages are now up (Team Gaëtan is here), so you can see exactly who I’ll be spending the next 11 months with. Clipper also took a fancy photo of me too, which you may notice to the right here.