If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do. ~ Lucille Ball

This last week has been one of the busiest so far with the opportunity last Friday to meet with yet another group of amazing people.

Our boat is sponsored by Swiss Sailing, supported by a number of private contributors whose tacit requirement was for the charity “Mercy Ships” to be actively promoted around the world.

Mercy ships fills the gaps in health care systems in some of the poorest countries , improving the local health care infrastructure, building local capacity by providing training opportunities for medical professionals They’re staffed by volunteers of which volunteer surgeons have performed over 61,000 life changing operations.

And Mercy Ships would like the crew on the Swiss boat to be ambassadors for them. So our conversation on Friday evening was about how we should do that.

I never imagined at the start of taking up this adventure of sailing around the world that I’d also be involved in these kind of discussions. I’m also working with a rather wonderful producer of cosmetics to encourage them to provide sun cream, shower gel and moisturiser for our crew.

All this combined with doing my day job which right now involves finding a payroll provider for our Russian business, setting up a healthcare scheme not to mention adding an additional 15 to the workforce in Moscow. And all to complete in the next five weeks.

It’s the end of the academic year, events happening with the children, summer camps in the diary, trips to the UK for more sailing preparation. However, a couple of hours sailing on Lake Geneva on Saturday was a welcome relief from the “doing”. So relaxing and so much fun.

Alysoun and David Baehler, CV23 crew member. Thanks to Chris Preston for taking us out.

Alysoun and David Baehler, CV23 crew member. Thanks to Chris Preston for taking us out.

Training for the amateur stage on the Tour de France continues, with lots of hills (small mountains in reality) being climbed. The definition of a mountain appears to be something over 300m/1,000 feet in height or just when someone decides to call it so. We’re well and truly mountain climbing over here. No wonder I’m a tad fatigued.

If you want something done, please ask a different busy person to do it this week.

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