To complete the Clipper Race as a circumnavigator you will need to stay mentally focussed and competitive, keep in top physical shape and cope with living on a 70-foot stripped down ocean racing yacht for eleven months. Nothing can fully prepare you for a circumnavigation of the globe - the range of emotions you'll go through while racing and the sense of acheivement when you cross the finish line after 40,000 naticual miles of gut-wrenching, energy sapping ocean racing.
Come and hear about becoming a circumnavigator from someone who has been there, stared Mother Nature in the eye and taken all she can muster. You will find out more about the selection process, training, the race, the fleet, stopovers, personal logistics and most importantly the race crew. You'll either walk away inspired or scared. One thing you won't be is bored.
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 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.
Applications are now open for the 2021-22 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Seize the moment, unleash the adventure.