The shortlist of eight nominees for the Henri Lloyd Seamanship Award is now in and race fans are encouraged to register their support and ‘Like’ their favourite candidate on the Henri Lloyd website here.

Ocean racing is an extreme sport and the rules of the Clipper Race are designed to encourage the crews to sail their yachts hard whilst promoting excellent seamanship with safety at the forefront.

The Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award has been created to recognise the lengths a crew member or team will go to help each other and/or preserve the equipment on board during the 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation.

Definition of Seamanship: the skill, techniques, or practice of handling a ship or boat at sea.

The nomination with the highest number of likes will be selected and receive a small trophy, as well as having their name engraved on the base of the original trophy. They will also win £250 in Henri Lloyd vouchers.

The nominees will be featured on the website from today (Tuesday 19 July) until Sunday 24 July at 1800 BST.

The award will be presented at the Race Finish Prize Giving celebrations at St Katharine Docks, London on Saturday 30 July.

To vote, click here.

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