HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
Are you planning to take on the Race of Your Life? Exclusively for those thinking of joining the Clipper 2017-18 Race, we are offering the chance of a three hour taster sail on the Solent on board one of our Clipper 70 racing yachts which have recently completed their second circumnavigation. You can become a Clipper Race crew member for the day to experience life as an ocean racer.
Racing around the world is a big commitment, financially as well as physically. This is for people who are willing to put themselves to the test before signing up to the Clipper Race to take on an ocean, combine several legs or to complete the ultimate eleven month, 40,000 mile circumnavigation.
Due to the importance of maintenance work to the yachts, last minute changes to the Race Crew Experience Day may occur. We apologise if this causes you any inconvenience.
We will write to you via the email address you provide to confirm your place.
Places are limited. If you have not received an email confirmation from Eventbrite, please contact Emily on firstname.lastname@example.org. [An eventbrite reminder email does not guarantee your place on the Race Crew Experience Day, a second email direct from Clipper Ventures will be sent to you to confirm your place]
CHOOSE THE DAY YOU WISH TO SAIL BY REGISTERING FOR THE CORRECTLY DATED TICKET.
SAIL DAY OPTIONS: Saturday 22nd October / Sunday 23rd October
Details for the day:
0900 Registration opens with tea and coffee
1030 Q&A session
1100 Board a Clipper 70 yacht
1130 Safety Brief
1230 Slip lines (followed by lunch which will be provided)
1530 Return to the marina
1600 Feedback session in Clipper Race office
1630 Session finishes
No previous sailing experience is required to participate. However, before signing up we highly recommend you visit the Clipper Race website for more information about applying to become a crew member in the Clipper Race.
You will receive your joining instructions via email, confirming your place and outlining what to bring with you.
If you have a ticket but later realise you cannot make the sail day, please let us know so we may offer this opportunity to someone else.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. You must be over 18 years of age. Please bring your ID with you for the registration.
What are my parking options getting to the event?
There is a car park at the marina which will cost £8 for the day. Alternative parking options can be found within a 5 to 15 minute walk away. The nearest car parks to the marina are options 9 to 13 on the following link: http://www.gosport.gov.uk/sections/environment/streetscene/car-parks/charges/long-stay/. By clicking on the car park name you can see its location on a map.
What are my travelling options?
Travel details will be emailed to you in your joining instructions.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Safety and comfort are very important. We will send you more information about clothing and shoes closer to the event. All crew are provided with foul weather gear and safety equipment.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email your event organiser, Emily Stroud [Crew Recruitment Officer] at email@example.com with any questions or changes to your schedule.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No. However, if you have to cancel or change the time of your Race Crew Experience, please email Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will let you know if alternative slots are available.
Do I need previous sailing experience?
No. The skipper and skipper's mate joining you are qualified to provide you with the safety and sailing instructions you will need to partcipate as fully as you can.
Is there a waiting list for this event?
When all spaces for the event are full, a waiting list is automatically triggered. Please register on our Eventbrite page, or email Emily (email@example.com).