Sailing crew member stocks up on contact lenses

Sailing crew member stocks up on contact lenses

By Alexa Kaczka

A sailing crew member preparing for a long journey has stocked up on the contact lenses she will need while she is away.

Lesley Roberts told the Edinburgh Evening News that she will need 12 months' worth of contact lenses while crew member of Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, which is the Scottish capital city's entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

"I need a year's worth of contact lenses. You go away for one week, you take one pair of sunglasses. You go for a year, you take three, in case one goes overboard. I've got an epilator, an iPod, netbook, Kindle, memory sticks for the camera," she explained.

Ms Roberts also explained that she will need dozens of different items of clothing for each destination, as well as currency for all of the countries she is travelling to.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will see professional and amateur yachtsmen and women from across the globe competing to circumnavigate the globe, starting in Southampton on England's south coast.

by Emily Tait

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