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Full Circumnavigation

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It is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and the supreme endurance test; 40,000 miles on an ocean racing yacht, circumnavigating the globe.

You will have sailed in all conditions from warm trade winds, through winter storms, tropical heat of the Doldrums, traversing the Equator twice and crossing the International Date Line.

You will have been becalmed, battled through 100-knot gales, struggled through squalls of stinging rain, snow flurries, sleet and fog. You will have experienced the emotions of untying your lines and saying goodbye to loved ones as you head to the drama of your first race start in front of the world’s media and tens of thousands of spectators.

You will have learnt to live life at a permanent angle, cooked meals to keep up morale when the going got tough, seen wildlife that few are privileged to see, sailed under a canopy of stars that took your breath away and watched dawns and sunsets that revealed our planet at its most beautiful.

You will have visited a number of different countries and been welcomed ashore with all the fervour deserving of long distance sporting champions. You will have celebrated at prize-givings, shaken hands with the great and the good, made friendships that will last a lifetime and achieved things that you never thought possible.

You will be fitter, healthier and more alive than you can imagine. You will have joined an elite club and, as you return to the point of departure and cross your outward track in the world’s longest yacht race, you’ll head home with a set of experiences that will live with you forever.

You will have become a circumnavigator.

Stats

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only event of its type. Anyone, even if they have never stepped on a boat before, can join the adventure.

8 Legs
11 Races
0°C - 35°C
46,850mi / 75,500km
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Whether a marathon tactical battle across the world’s oceans or a drag-race sprint from start to finish, this is the number of days you can expect to be racing.

Countries Visited

A drag race sprint from start to finish line or a marathon tactical battle across the world’s largest oceans enduring weeks at sea; each of the 14 races provides a unique challenge to each and every crew member.

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Leg 1
7250 miles
33 days at sea
2 races
3 ports
Atlantic Ocean crossed
Aug - Oct 2019
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Leg 2
4200 miles
18 days at sea
1 race
2 ports
South Atlantic crossed
Oct - Nov 2019
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Leg 3
5500 miles
23 days at sea
1 race
2 ports
Southern Ocean crossed
Nov - Dec 2019
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Leg 4
4000 miles
20 days at sea
1 race
2 ports
Dips into the Southern Ocean
Dec 2019 - Jan 2020
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Leg 5
6300 miles
34 days at sea
3 races
4 ports
Coral Sea and South China Sea
Jan - Feb 2020
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Leg 6
8000 miles
37 days at sea
2 races
3 ports
North Pacific crossed
Mar - Apr 2020
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Leg 7
7200 miles
38 days at sea
2 races
3 ports
No ocean crossing
May - June 2020
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Leg 8
4400 miles
22 days at sea
2 races
3 ports
North Atlantic crossed
June - July 2020
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Leg 1
7250 miles
33 days at sea
2 races
3 ports
Atlantic Ocean crossed
Aug - Oct 2019
View Leg
Leg 2
4200 miles
18 days at sea
1 race
2 ports
South Atlantic crossed
Oct - Nov 2019
View Leg
Leg 3
5500 miles
23 days at sea
1 race
2 ports
Southern Ocean crossed
Nov - Dec 2019
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Leg 4
4000 miles
20 days at sea
1 race
2 ports
Dips into the Southern Ocean
Dec 2019 - Jan 2020
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Leg 5
6300 miles
34 days at sea
3 races
4 ports
Coral Sea and South China Sea
Jan - Feb 2020
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Leg 6
8000 miles
37 days at sea
2 races
3 ports
North Pacific crossed
Mar - Apr 2020
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Leg 7
7200 miles
38 days at sea
2 races
3 ports
No ocean crossing
May - June 2020
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Leg 8
4400 miles
22 days at sea
2 races
3 ports
North Atlantic crossed
June - July 2020
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