Professional sailing staff update

24 April 2024

Due to an ongoing medical condition, Josh Stickland will not be returning as Skipper of Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam. Current Skipper, Bob Beggs will continue leading the team all the way home to Portsmouth with AQP Cameron McCracken.

The news was communicated to crew currently on board Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam by Bob Beggs this morning [Seattle local time].

Clipper Race Director, Mark Light says: “We thank Josh for all his hard work and sailing success as Skipper for Legs 1-5, which includes three first places and we know how disappointed he is not being able to return to sail with the team. Once fully recovered, we look forward to welcoming Josh back to skipper for us again for Clipper Race Training and Events.

“We welcome Bob officially as the Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam skipper for the remainder of the Clipper 2023-24 Race and congratulate him, Cameron and all Leg 6 crew on their Joker-playing victory on Race 10.”

In addition to the above sailing staff announcement, Ella Hebron will remain as AQP on Washington, DC for the rest of the edition (Legs 7&8).

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