Open boat tours available in Cape Town

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During the Clipper Race fleet’s stay at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa the ocean racing yachts will be open to the public for tours, offering the opportunity to gain an insight of what life at sea is like living on board a 70-foot yacht.

Tours are available this Wednesday (30), Thursday (31), Friday (1) and Saturday (2) from 1200 until 1700 each day and are free of charge.

Crew members taking part in the 40,000-mile adventure will be hosting the tours and sharing their experiences of taking on some of the toughest conditions on the planet.

The Clipper Race is open to anyone above the age of 18 to take part, with no previous sailing experience required. David Cusworth, the Clipper Race’s Crew Recruitment and Development Director will be holding a presentation for anyone interested in taking part in the race. The presentation will be held at the Clipper Race Dome at the North Wharf, V&A Waterfront on Friday 1 November 1800-2000.

The twelve-strong fleet is based at the North Wharf of the V&A Waterfront and will start the race to Albany, Western Australia on Monday 4 November at 1430 local time (1230 UTC).