The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other.
It is the only race in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of eleven identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper and first mate to safely guide the crew on a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world.
Divided into eight stages and between 13 and 16 individual races, participants choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs.
Normally the domain of seasoned pros, this supreme challenge is raced by people from all walks of life and more than 40 nations. Having completed a rigorous training course, participants are provided with latest extreme protection gear to commence the race of their lives - an unparalleled challenge.
The sea does not distinguish between Olympians or novices. There is nowhere to hide - if Mother Nature throws down the gauntlet, you must be ready to face the same challenges as the pro racer. Navigate the Doldrums en route to South America, endure epic Southern Ocean storms, experience South African sunsets, face the mountainous seas of the North Pacific - and bond with an international crew creating lifelong memories before returning victorious.
The brainchild of sailing legand, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, the event is now in its twelfth edition. The Clipper 2019-20 Race started from London in September 2019 and returns eleven months later, in August 2020.
Applications are now open for the 2021-22 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Seize the moment, unleash the adventure.