International crew recruitment tour for Clipper Race

04 February 2015

Are you looking to test your physical and mental limits and achieve something remarkable?

Over the coming weeks, international crew talks are taking place in Australia, Hungary, the US and New Zealand as well as the UK and Ireland. Come along to find out more about the Clipper Race challenge from someone who has been there, stared Mother Nature in the eye and taken all she can muster.

Regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, people from 39 different countries are already signed up for the Race of Their Lives in the 2015-16 edition starting on 30 August.

Attending any of the talks will give you the opportunity to meet former crew and find out in-depth details on the race, its selection process, training, the fleet, stopovers, personal logistics and most importantly the crew experience.

The 2015-16 race is now more than 80 per cent full, but there are still places left on the full circumnavigation and most legs. We’re also recruiting for the 2017-18 edition. Previous sailing experience is not necessary as full training will be provided, but you do have to be aged 18 or above by the time the race starts.

Terezia Koczka, 61, is hosting the talk in Budapest. The first ever Hungarian woman to complete a circumnavigation, Terezia took part in the 2013-14 race on board Jamaica Get All Right.

Having never been on a yacht before she started her training, Terezia says: “I was curious about of the sort of person I would become by the end of this adventure. My personal development goal was to be able to live in the moment, not think too much about the past and not to be anxious about the future.

“I also wanted to inspire the older and younger generation (including my three sons) to go for their dream and know that nothing is impossible to achieve if they really want it. We achieved something extraordinary and did it working in harmony as a team. The great memories will stay with me forever.”

Regina Krieger, a 2015-16 crew member from Boston, US, says the race will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to sail in faraway places around the world.

“I am looking forward to challenging myself and stretching my boundaries. The Clipper Race is an opportunity to look for more, to stretch one’s wings and to experience things that very few people will ever attempt to experience.

“I also know bodies have their limits and those will be pushed. As with any adventure, it won’t always be easy, but the reward will be an accomplishment that will be remembered for a lifetime.”

Click here for the full schedule of all our upcoming events.

Are you a former crew member who wants to host a talk in your hometown? Get in touch with Crew Director David Cusworth at [email protected] to find out how we can support you.

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