Imagine your Korea Update

12 November 2019

Experienced sailor Rob Graham will take over as Clipper Race Skipper of Imagine your Korea, leading the team from Fremantle, Australia and for the remainder of the circumnavigation. This follows the departure of Mike Surridge who has resigned from his position. In the interim, former Clipper Race Deputy Race Director, Dan Smith, will skipper Imagine your Korea on Leg 3 between Cape Town and Fremantle.

Already a familiar face to many, Rob Graham was a Clipper Race Skipper in the 2017-18 edition. Rob from Angmering, Sussex also worked as a Skipper and Mate for training and corporate sailing events from 2011 and has most recently been working with super yachts in the United States.

Since completing his Yachtmaster in 2005, Rob has gained extensive experience on Clipper 70s and has chalked up well over 100,000 nautical miles including his Clipper 2017-18 Race circumnavigation.

Interim Skipper Dan Smith is also well known to the race. He came a close second overall in the 2015-16 edition, skippering the Derry-Londonderry-Doire team, and went on to the role of Deputy Race Director.

The fleet is currently berthed at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, following the conclusion of Race 3 and ahead of the start of Race 4, on 17 November 2019 to Fremantle.

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