THE RACE OF YOUR LIFE
TRAINING18 JAN 2013
A core element of the Clipper Race experience is the pioneering training programme, which transforms novices and relatively inexperienced sailors into highly skilled racing yacht crew.
Clipper Race Training has taught more than 4,000 people who intend to race across the oceans and around the world with the Clipper Race. The experience and expertise that has been gained during this process is second to none and has enabled Clipper Race Training to develop a world-class programme.
Our unique approach inspires confidence in individuals to tackle challenging situations and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
There are three compulsory practical training courses to complete between now and the race start.
Level 1 introduces you to the basic principles of big boat sailing and teaches important safety and seamanship skills. This is the foundation level for further training when you will build on the skills learnt during this week-long course.
During Level 2 you will be introduced to our brand new Clipper 70 yachts. This course is designed to continue the development of your basic sailing and seamanship skills, as well as introduce you to key offshore racing tactics.
The final stage of training, Level 3, allows the skippers and crew to develop their race teams, adapt their allocation boats and formulate their own race tactics.