Josh Stickland from Southampton, UK, brings a wealth of sailing experience and over 100,000 nautical miles to his role as Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race Skipper.

First taking to the water aged 10, it was after leaving school that Josh was able, with help from the Prince’s Trust, to qualify as a Watersports Instructor and he has never looked back. After a stint of instructing on dinghies, Josh knew that a career in sailing was his calling and he soon completed his professional yachting qualifications.

Since then, Josh’s sailing career has taken him all over the globe where he has worked on yachts and superyachts up to 110m in length but for Josh, leading a non-professional team in the Clipper Race is his career highlight.

Josh is a familiar face at Clipper Race HQ having previously worked as a Training Mate and, as part of the refit team, meaning he has an in-depth knowledge of a Clipper 70.