Get on board the Clipper Race in London today

11 January 2015

Following yesterday's Crew Brief Day, one of our impressive Clipper 70 yachts, Team Garmin, (pictured in action during the 2013-14 race) has stayed on in London and is open for free boat tours today, Sunday 11 January.

Join us in St Katharine Docks, which hosted the Clipper 2013-14 Race Start and Finish, to meet the race team, and receive a personal yacht tour from crew members who competed in the 2013-14 race:

Sunday 11 January: 10:00 to 16:00 – tours free of charge. West Dock, (just down from Cote Brasserie restaurant),
St Katharine Docks,
50 Saint Katharine's Way, London
E1W 1LA.

Our twelve Clipper 70s make up the world’s largest fleet of matched design ocean racing yachts. Specially built to take on Mother Nature’s toughest conditions as they circumnavigate the globe, these yachts are built for speed, not comfort. Could you be one of our special breed of adventurers from all over the world who decide to make the Clipper 70 their home for up to a year?

Laura Spencer's boyfriend Gareth Edey is a 2015-16 Leg 1 crew member. After visiting the yacht with for the first time with Gareth yesterday following the 2015-16 Crew Brief Day, Laura says: “I wasn’t expecting the boat to be so small, and it’s great to know what Gareth is going to be doing, where he is going and how he will be living on board.

"It’s difficult to comprehend but to come and see the boat it’s really interesting and I know when Gareth comes back with a big smile on his face I know that is going to tempt me to think about taking part too.”

40 per cent of our crew members have never sailed before they sign up and come from all over the world, including everyone from taxi drivers, to chief executives, students, rugby players, housewives, and many more. The only qualifications participants need is a good level of fitness, to be aged 18 or older (no upper age limit), and to possess a thirst for adventure into the unknown.

The 2015-16 race starts on Sunday August 30, 2015 and will be the tenth edition series. Crew places are now 80 per cent full but places are still available on most legs.

Click here to watch our video summary of yesterday's 2015-16 Crew Brief Day.

To find out more, email Crew Recruitment Manager, Della Parsons on dparsons@clipper-ventures.com or call the office on +44 (0) 2392 526 000

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