International Crew Undergo Training at Sydney Hub

13 May 2015

More than 100 2015-16 race crew members have now completed their race training at our Australian training centre.

“We’re very pleased to see so many crew taking advantage of the training courses being offered from our Sydney training hub, especially many international crew. We have an idyllic setting here and it certainly offers an attractive choice to crew members.” says Kirsty Whyte, Managing Director of Clipper Ventures Australia.

Crew from Canada, USA, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Scotland, England, India, UAE and Hong Kong have enjoyed training in the ideal conditions off the east coast of Australia.

60 crew members from Australia and New Zealand will take part in the Clipper 2015-16 Race, which starts on Sunday 30 August from St Katharine Docks, London.

The 2015-16 race will once again include Australian offshore classic the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) as part of Leg 4.

“The Clipper 70 fleet will take part in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for the second time after a very successful debut during the 2013-14 edition,” continues Kirsty.

“Our two Clipper 68s will also take part for the third year which has again proved hugely popular with former Clipper Race crew who get involved and to test themselves against the Clipper 70s.”

Australian skipper Wendy Tuck will take charge of a team during the Clipper 2015-16 Race, making it the fourth consecutive edition a skipper from Australia has featured in the race.

“To continue having not only Australian crew but skippers involved in the race as well is great and we hope national participation will continue to grow,” says Kirsty.

With victories for Australian skippers Brendan Hall and Richard Hewson during the 2009-10 and 2013-14 editions respectively, Wendy will be hoping to continue a winning tradition.

Crew members can now complete all four levels of training at our Sydney hub. Click here to find out more.

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