This is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s 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 16 individual races, you can choose to 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 tenth anniversary series of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which starts in summer 2015.
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UK-based law firm Hill Dickinson has renewed its sponsorship of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, continuing as the race’s official legal partner throughout 2013-14.
Watchmaker Rotary Aquaspeed is to continue as the official timekeeper of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
The Chinese port city of Qingdao has increased its support of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which will ensure its participation until 2016.
Garmin has been named as the official marine electronics supplier for the Clipper Round the World race.
New York has completed the line up for this year's Clipper Round the World Yacht Race with an entry sponsored by Empire State Developments
International law firm Hill Dickinson has become the official legal partner of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race.
Business process and document management company Xerox has become a fleet sponsor and global business partner for the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race.
Clipper Round the World race organisers have announced that the 2011/12 event will begin from the English coastal city of Southampton.
The Finnish Tourist Board is to sponsor the country's entry into the 2011/12 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
A Dutch financial company has become the latest sponsor of the 2011/12 Clipper Round the World yacht race.