For those who are new to knowing about Clipper world race, it is one of the biggest challenges in the world of sailing. It is also an endurance test like none other.
The race does not require any prior experience in sailing and includes covering 40000 nautical miles around the world for which you need a 70-foot yacht fit for ocean racing. If you have the spirit of adventure in you, all you need is to be fit physically and ready to take on the world through your sails.
The challenge is taken on with a seasoned skipper and amateur crew members – not one for those who have just been pottling around on Croatian Yacht Charters. There is a training course that is given and all are welcome to apply. The current race of Clipper 2015-16 is in the final laps and applications are now invited for the next two forthcoming editions.
The current race has 16 individual counterparts and the winners are decided as pee the cumulative scores won. The current fleet is now completing the leg between New York and London. The transatlantic crossing was started on June 20th. The fleet is due to arrive at the Netherlands between July 22nd and 23rd whereas the global circuit would be concluded by the end of the month.
The ports that the fleet touches on the way are several in different countries such as Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and then moving to Cape Town in South Africa. It moves to Albany, Hobart, Sydney and Airlie beach in Australia. There are other stoppages like Da Nang in Vietnam and Qingdao in China.
Other stoppages are Seattle and Panama and finally New York before the yachts move to Ireland and Netherlands. The excitement is mounting as only a few days are left when the fleet will reach the final destination and the winners would be declared.