In search of content? We’ve got you covered
During this time of prolonged lockdown for many of the Clipper Race community many of us are searching for new sources of content to keep engaged with the outside world. Here at HQ we have delved into what some of our talented staff and Race Crew have been creating and wanted to share some of the highlights;
My adventure series / Simone Talfourd
In the latest episode of ‘My Adventure’ series by former Race Crew member turned adventure broadcaster, Simone Talfourd, she talks to ex Race Skipper Nikki Henderson; sailor, speaker, storyteller. In this interview they look at a snapshot of Nikki’s life and what drives her to change attitudes and inspire generations. Find out what she learnt from her recent Atlantic voyage with Greta Thunberg, how she deals with self doubt, and what it takes to be the youngest ever woman to skipper a round the world yacht race.
Life in Subic Bay / Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez
Yacht Club Punta del Este Skipper, Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez continues to do a fantastic job of looking after the fleet in Subic Bay, Philippines. He has been maintaining the yachts and keeping them secure ready for the crew to return in February 2021.
Navigating the storm / Richard Wilson
Race Crew member onboard the Bermuda Tourism Authority yacht GoToBermuda, Richard Wilson shares invaluable insight about the parallel of the current Covid19 storm, and offshore racing. "You have the opportunity to not only weather the storm but also come out ahead of your competition if you take the time and space to take the right steps".
Read his full post here.
Portugal to Uruguay, Race 2 / Dario Schwendener
We've loved reminiscing about Race 2 this week, courtesy of this short film by DareToLead crew Dario Schwendener. Dario, an earth sciences student from Switzerland, is a round the world crew member, and has captured everything the race from MARINA DE PORTIMÃO to Yacht Club Punta del Este threw at the fleet, from Storm Lorenzo to the calms of the equator crossing.
World Environment Day / Clipper Race
#worldenvironmentday was on 5 June. This year, the theme was #biodiversity – a concern that is both urgent and existential. Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all life on land - and below water as experienced by Clipper Race crew in this spectacular video.
It affects every aspect of human health, providing clean air and water, nutritious foods, scientific understanding and medicine sources, natural disease resistance, and climate change mitigation. Changing, or removing one element of this web affects the entire life system and can produce negative consequences.
Documentary / Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Sailing Legend
Clipper Race YouTube Channel
From learning to tie knots in our educational training videos, a meteorological phenomenon caught on camera and global stopover activity to videos captured in some of the harshest environments on the planet, skippers talking tactics and our meet the crew series. The Clipper Race YouTube channel has it all.
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Let adventure be your backdrop
There isn’t much about the extreme challenge of the Clipper Race that can be considered ‘wallpaper’. Stepping outside of comfort zones, facing Mother Nature and all that she throws at you becomes the new normal. In these challenging times, as we adapt to life staying safe and at home, a range of Clipper Race images is available to download which will add the spirit of adventure to your next Zoom family video call, Race Crew catch up or work conference call. From calm scenes and tropical heat to action on deck on the Southern Ocean, simply choose from the 16 photos, click on an image and download to use as your inspiring backdrop. The images can be found here. On the Zoom app, you can upload your chosen Clipper Race photo in Settings and the Virtual Background section.