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CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE - PRESENTATION - SYDNEY 19th NOV 2019

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The Glenmore Hotel - The Grand Dining Room

96 Cumberland Street

The Rocks, NSW 2000

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Excited by the opportunity to race across the World's toughest Oceans? Not sure if this is really for you? Come along and find out!

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CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS!

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race are looking for adventurous people, who are ready for a challenge and keen test their limits on the Oceans of the World. No previous sailing experience? No matter! We can teach you the skills as long as you have the right attitude.

This event is for those eager to do something extra-ordinary by applying to take part in the next edition of the Clipper Race. If you want to find out if this is the challenge for you, come and hear about it from John Charles, who has taken part in the last two editions of the race , and has experienced Mother Nature at her most fearful and magnificent.

John will talk about his own experiences but will also explain the selection process, training, the logistics around both preparation and during the race and of course help you understand the very real challenges of being Clipper Race Crew. You'll either walk away eager to apply or in complete admiration of those that do.

If you can't make the presentation there will be the chance to chat with John at the Rooftop bar afterwards.

1730 - Registration opens

1800 - 1900 Presentation with Q & A

1900 - Opportunity to chat at the Roof top bar

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ABOUT THE CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, this is a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht. All that is asked of participants is a good level of fitness, an age over 18 - and a thirst for adventure into the unknown.

Divided into eight legs and up to 16 individual races, over 700 race crew, representing over 40 nations and from all walks of life, complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. It is the only race in the world where the organizers supply a fleet of identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper to safely guide the crew.

Normally the domain of seasoned pros, this supreme challenge is taken on by ordinary, everyday people. Having completed a rigorous training course, participants are suited and booted in the latest extreme protection gear to commence the race of their lives - an unparalleled challenge where taxi drivers rub shoulders with chief executives, vicars mix with housewives/husbands, students work alongside bankers, and engineers team up with rugby players.

The sea does not distinguish between Olympians or novices. There is nowhere to hide - if Mother Nature throws down the gauntlet, you must be ready to face the same challenges as the pro racer. Navigate the Doldrums en route to South America, endure epic Southern Ocean storms, experience South African sunsets, face the mountainous seas of the North Pacific - and bond with an international crew creating lifelong memories before returning victorious.

Applications are now open for the 2021-22 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Seize the moment, unleash the adventure.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE CLIPPER RACE HERE

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What can/can't I bring to the event?A yearning for adventure! You might like to visit the Clipper Race website or Youtube channel beforehand.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?Please email John on jcharles@clipper-ventures.com and let us know your phone number. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Will I get a confirmation email? Yes, Eventbrite will email your ticket to you.

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