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WHAT IS THE CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD

Wednesday January 25th, 2012
The round the world Clipper
The round the World clipper 13-14 is a race between a fleet of twelve, 70 foot racing yachts where the crew can join with little or no experience in sailing and will be taught everything necessary to help ensure their safety for this experience of a lifetime.
Each crew member pays for the privilege and can either enter for one or more of the legs of the trip or the whole 40,000 mile round the world race.
The event takes place every two years and the next available places will be for the Clipper 13-14. Each of 12 identical, 70-foot, stripped down racing yachts – each sponsored by a city, a region or a country wil be skippered by handpicked professionals to assist in a safe trip around the planet. The rest of the crews however will be a complete variety of people from housewife’s to bankers to sportsmen etc every one of them however have one thing in common, “ a firm desire to live life to the full” and want the ultimate challenge.
There will be several races in all and points will be awarded at the end of each one, so you can have the odd bad result without being out of the running. All this builds up to a championship total at the end.
The race was founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the first race was back in 1996.
If you think you have what it takes and the budget and time to afford it you too can enter for this life changing experience. The details are on their website (below) However this year’s places have already been taken, but you can apply for the next one (The Clipper 13-14)

Harbourguides will be reporting on the build up to the Clipper 13-14 and the race throughout the 11 months and hope to get some feedback from some of the crew members and skippers.But for now on behalf of all the Harbourguides Crew the best of luck and “Bon Voyage” to each and every one of the participants.
Fancy giving it a go? Visit the website below
http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/index.php

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