Place Filling Fast for Clipper 2015-16 Race

23 January 2015

If your inner adventurer is calling out, now is the time to listen because places are filling fast for the special tenth edition of the Clipper Race.

Only 18 round the world places remain for the Clipper 2015-16 Race which will set sail from the south coast of England on 30 August 2015. So if you want to take on one of the biggest challenges of the natural world, contact our Crew Recruitment team to make sure you don’t miss out.

As we count down to the race start, individual leg places are well over 80 per cent full too. The inaugural leg of the race that sees the fleet sail from the UK to Rio de Janeiro, in the Atlantic Ocean and Equator crossing, is already completely booked out and has a growing waiting list.

Check out our route list and availability to make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to do something extraordinary in 2015-16:

Leg 1 – South UK to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 100% full (waiting list)

Leg 2 – Rio to Cape Town, South Africa – 87% full
This is your chance to surf down the swells of the South Atlantic Ocean on route from Rio to Cape Town. After experiencing the exhilarating conditions at sea and witnessing magnificent wildlife swimming alongside you on your journey, a warm South African welcome awaits.

Leg 3 – Cape Town to Albany, Western Australia – 90% full
If hearing the mighty call of the Roaring Forties on the Southern Ocean to Albany, Western Australia is for you then hurry as Leg 3 is almost full. For many sailors this ocean is seen as the ultimate challenge.

Leg 4 – Albany, WA to the Whitsundays, including Rolex Sydney Hobart Race – 82% full
The all-Australian leg will be one to remember as the international crew add to the flavour and excitement of the iconic Rolex Sydney- Hobart Race on Boxing Day. To top it off, teams will celebrate the achievement of completing Leg 4 at Airlie Beach in the stunning Whitsundays on the central coast of Queensland.

Leg 5 – Whitsundays, Queensland to Qingdao, China via South East Asia - 76% full
If you are looking for variety, the Asia-Pacific challenge delivers. Experience the heat of the Southern Hemisphere summer before heading up into the tropics and back across the Equator. A celebrity welcome awaits from the Qingdao residents with the 2015-16 edition marking the sixth time that China’s sailing capital has hosted and entered a team in the biennial event

Leg 6 – Qingdao to West Coast North America - 75% full
As the Chinese media and spectators wave you goodbye, the mighty North Pacific welcomes you to its huge surfs for Leg 6. Reset your watch as you cross the International Date Line knowing that you are one of the few that will ever race a yacht across the planet’s greatest ocean.

Leg 7 – West Coast America to East Coast America via Panama Canal – 98% full
The American coast to coast route of Leg 7 is popular for its inshore racing and transit of the world-famous Panama Canal. This highly tactical leg will bring challenges from every point of the compass.

Leg 8 – East Coast America to Derry Londonderry – Derry Londonderry to UK via Europe – 96% full
The Leg 8 homecoming is the ultimate glory leg, racing back across the Atlantic in a final bid for those all important points and a podium finish. At the stop off in Derry-Londonderry you will experience the huge crowds that line the River Foyle and legendary hospitality the city has to offer before returning to mainland UK where you can take a deep breath and celebrate your huge achievement.

40 per cent of our crew members have never sailed before they sign up and come from all over the world. They include everyone from taxi drivers to chief executives, students to rugby players, housewives to teachers, and many more. The only criteria is that you must be over 18 years old, have a good level of fitness and possess a thirst for adventure into the unknown.

If you want to join us this year, please contact us soon to avoid disappointment. We are also recruiting for the 2017-18 race edition and you can find out more information by emailing Carol Blyth at [email protected] or calling +44 (0) 2392 526000.

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