Only third female skipper in Clipper Race 17 year history

Published on July 1st, 2013

The only professional female sailor competing in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been selected as the skipper for the Swiss yacht entry. Vicky Ellis (30) from Bristol in the UK is the only woman out of the twelve professional skippers leading amateur teams in the race and only the third female skipper in the 17 year history of the Clipper Race. The race will depart London on 1 September and will return there the following July after racing more than 40,000 miles around the world visiting 14 ports on six continents. — Full story

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