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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race


Fri 26 Aug 2016, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Royal Perth Yacht Club Fremantle Annexe, 52 Mews Road, Fremantle, Western Australia

Restrictions: 18+


Listed by: amartindale

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is looking for adventurers for the 2017-18 edition of the race, with no previous sailing experience is required.

Now in its twentieth year, the Clipper Race, which was founded by legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world in 1968-69 is unique. It is the only event where people from all walks of life, regardless of previous sailing experience, can race around the world under sail. Crew members can choose to do the full 11 month-long circumnavigation or one or more of the eight legs the race is divided into.

Each of the fleet of 12 yachts is sponsored by a city, region or country and each of the teams is led by a professional skipper. The 2015-16 edition boasted its first female Australian skipper in the races history, Wendy Tuck and the fleet raced to and from Albany, WA to Sydney, NSW where it participated in the famous Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and onto the Whitsundays, QLD. The race visits 14 ports during its 11 month-long global challenge, crossing four of the world’s five oceans. Fremantle has played a bit part in previous races, featuring on the race route during both 2005-06 and 2007-08 editions with 9 crew members from the city taking part in the race across its 20 year history.

Have you got what it takes? This event is for those eager to test their limits beyond belief and find out how they can take part in the next race. Come and hear about if 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.