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;
- Clipper Race AQP Hugo Picard, AKA The sailing frenchman
#TheSailingFrenchman, shared his vlog from onboard Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam in Force 12 storms in Leg 2, the South Atlantic Challenge. Hugo talks openly about the challenges faced by the Race Crew as they battle it out. With thanks to #TheSailingFrenchman for sharing this footage.
- The TV debut of the documentary film "Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Sailing Legend"
Fellow leading sailors such as Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie, Dee Caffari and Alex Thomson share what Sir Robin's achievement means to them while Sir Robin shares his diaries from the race for the first time. It is more than 50 years since Robin Knox-Johnston made history, becoming the first person to ever complete a solo and non-stop circumnavigation of the world's oceans on April 22, 1969. Watch it on 22 April, the anniversary of his circumnavigation, on the Clipper Race YouTube channel. In the meantime get a sneak peek here.
- The Enterprise Podcast - Delving into the business journeys of some of the most motivated and inspirational people.
Well worth a listen, Jim Leaf, Race Crew onboard #PuntadelEste had never sailed before swapping the daily grind for 75-knot winds and 12m waves for 16 days. This is his story.
- Clara Carrington interviewed by Abby Ehler on The Sailing Show
Time for a podcast? This excellent interview covers lessons learned in teamwork, leadership, diversity, the exhilaration of an ocean race. And returning to conclude the Clipper Race in 2021, Clara Carrington, Race Crew onboard Punta del Este shares her insight about her experience of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. With thanks: The Sailing Show, a co-production of The Magenta Project & WiSP Sports is hosted by professional sailor Abby Ehler.
- Charlotte Willis, Head of Governance IPS at Schroders, navigates a course for women in tech
Time for a quick PodCast? "Perhaps the Clipper Race was actually perfect preparation for these isolated times we now live in... being in lock-down doesn't feel much different from being on a yacht in the middle of an ocean (except with the Internet, thank goodness!). Race Crew member Charlotte Willis, talks about her role at Schroders, how sailing influenced her leadership style, and why she didn't want to be "on the inside" of a computer. This is a great listen from a former-TechWomen100 winner and all round adventurer!
Listen to the podcast here
- 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.
Visit Clipper Race Youtube Channel
- 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.