Biography

Dan Jones started work with the Clipper Race in 2018 as a Training Mate and went on to become the AQP of WTC Logistics for the first 20,000 nm of the Clipper 2019-20 Race circumnavigation.

In 2021, Dan was the Clipper Race Training Skipper for the Our Isles and Oceans program up on the West Coast of Scotland, teaching young people who had been impacted by the pandemic how to sail. He now fulfills his goal of becoming a Clipper Race Skipper as he takes the helm of WTC Logistics for the remainder of the 2019-20 edition.

Taking up sailing at age six, the now 24-year-old started out racing dinghies, going to national level. Even at school, Dan knew he wanted to be a professional sailor. As soon as he was old enough, he became a Dinghy Instructor at his local club, teaching both adults and children, along with helping to coach the youth race team. In college, Dan enrolled in a two year outdoor leadership and education course and on completion of his studies, started teaching and skippering charter holidays in the south Ionian Sea.

Dan wanted to be pushed further professionally, which led him to joining the Clipper Race as a Training Mate and then becoming a Clipper Race AQP. Dan believes achieving a circumnavigation in his early twenties will lay the foundations for a strong sailing career.