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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Crew Presentation

When:

Sat 11 Nov 2017, 2:00pm–5:30pm

Where: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, 1 New Beach Road, Darling Point, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free
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Listed by: scook

Calling all adventurers!

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race are looking for adventurous sailors for the 2017–2018 edition of the race, yet no previous sailing experience is required. 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 it 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.

1400 - Registration and networking
1430 - Presentation begins, followed by Q&A and
1530 - Tour the Ocean Racing yachts (open till 1730)

About the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, this is a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht. All that is asked of participants is a good level of fitness, an age over 18, and a thirst for adventure into the unknown.

Divided into eight legs and up to 16 individual races, over 700 race crew, representing over 40 nations and from all walks of life, complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. It is the only race in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of twelve identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper to safely guide the crew.

Normally the domain of seasoned pros, this supreme challenge is taken on by ordinary, everyday people. Having completed a rigorous training course, participants are suited and booted in the latest extreme protection gear to commence the race of their lives—an unparalleled challenge where taxi drivers rub shoulders with chief executives, vicars mix with housewives, students work alongside bankers, and engineers team up with rugby players.

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.

Applications are now open for the 2019–20 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Seize the moment, unleash the adventure.