The Clipper Race is calling! Visit us at the Seattle Boat Show: 29 Jan – 6 Feb

26 January 2016

Still looking for the ultimate New Year’s resolution?

We are on the search for the next generation of Clipper Race crew to take on the challenge of racing the world’s oceans – no experience necessary!

Whilst the current teams - made up of more than 700 international people from all walks of life - achieve something remarkable - we are now recruiting for the 2017-18 race edition.

A truly international race, from 29 January to 6 February we will be exhibiting at the Seattle Boat Show, Washington State, US, ahead of the 2015-16 race fleet’s arrival into the Host Port in April.

It is the first visit to the city for the first time in the race’s 19-year history. It is also the first time the city has had an entry in the race, with the crew on board Visit Seattle representing the Emerald City.

Visit us at stand: EAST 1029 or for more information go to:

Or you can contact Recruitment Manager, Della Parsons: [email protected]

Della says: “More and more people are looking for something different these days, something extraordinary that will really push their limits and test the boundaries of what they thought they were capable of. I have never visited Seattle before and I can’t wait to get out there and meet more people that want to be part of this unique challenge and join the elite group of ocean racers.”

Larry Garner, from Seattle, will compete on Leg 7 from Seattle to New York via Panama at the end of April.

He said: “I like racing in many forms and saw the ad for the Clipper Race. During training, I have been able to interact with a crew of 22 people from different walks of life and varied nationalities and am now able to call them friends. I can’t wait to get on the boat again, work and live with these people and experience the boat’s energy.

“I would encourage anyone who has a zest for life and excitement to sign-on. Washington State has a strong nautical pedigree. I hope to see many more of my State’s like-minded citizens on next year’s race. If you’ve never sailed, do it anyway, you have no idea what you are capable of,” Larry added.

Crew members from 44 different nationalities and 347 occupations are currently racing the world’s oceans. The race is open to anyone over the age of 18 at the time it starts, but there is no upper age limit. The oldest crew member so far was 74!

You can sign up for one or more legs or the full round the world race which takes 11 months to complete. Could it be you?

To discover more, click here.

Visitors to the show can enjoy more than 1,000 recreational watercrafts, from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in between and with three acres to explore, there’s plenty to whet the appetite of the most seasoned of sailors to novices alike! Choose from more than 200 free boating and fishing seminars and the latest accessories indoors and afloat at CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union.

For our latest key dates, click here.

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