And the start port is….

After much speculation Clipper has officially announced the start and finish port. On September 1st the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will leave from St Katherine Docks, London. The official announcement is here, and a video of the announcement here. St Katherine Docks is in downtown London, not far from the Tower Bridge and(…)

100 Days

In just 100 days, on September 1st the Clipper Round-the-World Yacht Race will start. With each passing day the excitement grows just a little bit more. I’m already excited about the start date, I can’t imagine what the actual day will be like. I’m sure it’ll probably all pass in a blur of images, colours,(…)

Crew Allocation

Crew Allocation is a big day in the journey of anyone competing in a Clipper Race. Prior to that day as a crew member, you know which leg or legs you are competing in but nothing more about the boat, skipper or crew you will be sailing with. At Crew Allocation, the majority of crew(…)

Changes

The last couple of weeks have been a tumultuous time. I always knew that starting this journey would involve some amount of change. I don’t think I was quite prepared for the amount of change that has occurred during the last few weeks. Aside from the logistics of packing up the vast majority of my(…)

Clipper 70’s

Each  race consists of a fleet of identical yachts, all built to the same specification and with the same equipment. This type of racing, known as one design, creates an even playing field as each team has the same equipment as the others. The skill of the crew (and a little luck from the weather(…)