Sharing Adventures: Competition Winners Announced

04 June 2015

Last month, Alumni Clipper Race crew members were invited to share their racing adventures and celebrate their memories as we approach the 20th anniversary year of the race's creation.

Thanks to everyone who got in touch and shared their adventures. More than 140 entries were received from all over the world, spanning 13 of the 19 years of Clipper Race history, dating as far back as the 2002-03 Clipper Race. After some tough decision making by the judging panel, which was made up of veteran Clipper Race staff members, we are now pleased to announce the winners of the Clipper Race Alumni photo competition.

There were six categories available to enter and each category winner has won a day’s racing with a guest during the iconic Cowes Week on the UK Solent or the CYCA Land Rover Winter Series in Australia.

Alumni Senior Propositions Manager, Caroline Marrows says: “As we approach the tenth edition of the Clipper Race, I’m delighted that so many Alumni crew picked out their favourite photos and memories from their race.

“It was challenging for our panel to pick the winners as each photo entered captured the essence of the categories. I hope the winners will enjoy getting back out on the water on a Clipper Race boat again.”

The winners are:

Life Below Decks
Winner - James Scott (2013-14)
Runner Up - Lindsey Norman (2002-03)

Winner - Chris Hopkins (2011-12)
Runner Up - Peter Smith (2011-12)

Grind and Trim
Winner- Niall Bates (2011-12)
Runner Up - Chris Hopkins (2011-12)

Life off the Boat
Winner - Sherlyn Chen (2011-12)
Runner Up - Tricia Sherrill (2009-10)

Life on the Ocean
Winner - Andy Rose (2009-10)
Runner Up -James Dick (2013-14)

Mother Nature at her Best
Winner - Michelle Henderson (2009-10)
Runner Up - Jeremy Reed (2009-10)

On discovering her image had won the ‘Life off the Boat’ category, Clipper 2011-12 Race round the world crew member Sherlyn Chen, a 23 year old student at the University of Pennsylvania, says: “Thank you so much for the great news! I will be coming over for the Cowes Week race day, with one of my fellow team mates. I can't wait for August now!”

Official race partners Garmin, Henri Lloyd, Hyde Sails, Ocean Safety and ClipperTelemed+ have also awarded a selection of great prizes for the image that best represents their brand. Their winners were:

Henri Lloyd - Michelle Henderson 2009-10
Ocean Safety - Niall Bates 2011-12
Garmin - Nick Bush 2013-14
ClipperTelemed+ - James Dick 2013-14
Hyde Sails - Chris Hopkins 2011-12
Qingdao – Sherlyn Chen 2011-12

Click here to view the winning images on Facebook.

The Clipper 2015-16 Race is almost full and we are now recruiting for the Clipper 2017-18 Race. To find out more, contact Crew Recruitment Manager Della Parsons [email protected] +44 (0) 2392 526000.

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