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5000 NAUTICAL MILES

Wed 16 October 2019

Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr David Gateley completed his Clipper Round the World Race aboard Dare to Lead, arriving in Punta del Este, Uruguay at 15:06 local time on Sunday 13 October 2019. Sailing over 5000 nautical miles from Portimão in Portugal, the crew weathered extremes of conditions from the lull of the doldrums to Storm Lorenzo, and as Skipper Guy Waites said, can be truly proud of their achievement.

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MYSELF, ONLY BETTER

Wed 16 October 2019

Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction surgery brings the most patient satisfaction. Neck and back pain may reduce, posture improve and activity levels increase. One patient writes about her experience of Breast Reduction surgery under the care of Consultant Plastic Surgeon Miss Victoria Rose:

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CHARITY FUNDRAISING

Wed 9 October 2019

David Gateley is taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to support two vital charities: UNICEF, the world's leading organisation working for children in danger, and Child Action Nepal, of which he is a Trustee, regularly visiting to provide teaching and surgery, to support orphanages in Nepal.

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WHALE TO STARBOARD

Wed 9 October 2019

22nd Day: We changed from Yankee Staysail to Spinnaker overnight as the wind continues to back. This results in a slightly flatter boat allowing safer movement around deck. The weather remains blue skies with some cloud with an occasional squall. Crew now beginning to calculate possible arrival dates, counting the days down and talking about that first drink and that first meal. As we near land we start to see more bird life of different variety and today a whale surfaced off our starboard beam beating his tale on the surface as he submerged: a spectacular sight that had all awake crew emerge on deck to witness. We have some unpredictable weather ahead sitting just outside Punta del Este including a wind hole and gusting winds up to 40 knots. Our crossing has to date averaged winds of up to 17 knots so this will prove a sporty end to the first leg race two.

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