HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
Are you planning to take on the Race of Your Life? Exclusively for those considering joining the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, we are offering the chance of a taster sail on board one of the stripped out ocean racing yachts.
Raced by people like you, the Clipper Race is a gruelling 40,000 nautical mile challenge. We know that 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.
You can become a Clipper Race crew member for the day to experience life as an ocean racer.
Places are limited to 12 per yacht. Register your interest for a ticket here and if you are selected by our team we will contact you directly by email and offer you a place. If you don't manage to get onto this session, we will contact you about future sessions which are scheduled in January and February 2017.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Clipper Race office will write to you via the email address you provide to confirm your place. An Eventbrite confirmation/reminder email does not guarantee your place on the Race Crew Experience Day.
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.
Details for the day:
0900 Registration opens with tea and coffee
1030 Q&A session
1100 Board a Clipper 68 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
The schedule may change at short notice. Closer to the time, you will receive your joining instructions from the Clipper Race Office via email, confirming your place and outlining what to bring with you.
If you have a ticket but realise you cannot make the sail day, please let us know so we may offer this opportunity to someone else. We reserve the right to charge AUS$500 for non attendance.
Please call +61 (0) 2 9363 2020 with any questions you may have.
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.
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 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, Sam Cook [Crew Recruitment Officer] at SCook@clipper-ventures.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 Sam Cook [Crew Recruitment Officer] at SCook@clipper-ventures.com who will let you know if alternative slots are available.
Do I need previous sailing experience?
No. The Clipper Race 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?
Yes. When all spaces for the event are full, a waiting list is automatically triggered. Please register on our Eventbrite page, or email Sam Cook [Crew Recruitment Officer] at SCook@clipper-ventures.com.