Clipper Race visits Derry-Londonderry in search of adventurers

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With the Northern Irish entry, Derry~Londonderry~Doire currently currently competing in Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the search for the next generation of novice sailors brave enough to take on the challenge of the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Race has already begun.

An estimated 120,000 spectators lined the bank of the River Thames in London on Sunday, 1 September to witness the start of this year’s race. A record 670 people, from all walks of life have signed up to compete in ninth edition of 40,000 mile, 11 month biennial event.

David Cusworth, Crew Recruitment and Development Director who completed a circumnavigation during the Clipper 2002 Race, will give people a first-hand insight into what it is like taking on the world’s toughest oceans when he visits Derry-Londonderry next week.

“With a skipper from Derry-Londonderry, local crew made up of teachers, farmers, and an Officer of the Garda the Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew are passionate about racing, putting their city on the global map and having fun.

“Perhaps the most popular stopover on the last race was Derry-Londonderry and so the whole fleet is looking forward to arriving next year. For my part, I’m looking forward to meeting the next batch of amazing adventurers who want to represent their city and country with pride, energy and humour in the Clipper 15-16 Race.”

Crew Recruitment Presentation

David will be holding the Clipper Race Crew Recruitment presentation at the City Hotel, Derry-Londonderry on Monday 23 September 6pm. 

Founded by legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Clipper Race is designed to provide everyone - regardless of sailing experience - the chance to race across oceans and taste the exhilaration of completing a circumnavigation. Since its inception in 1995, the Clipper Race has turned over 3,500 novices into ocean racers.

For further information about taking part in the Clipper 15-16 Race please contact David Cusworth at [email protected] or call +44 (0) 2392 526 000.