Route for Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race announced
Published on January 11th, 2015
The Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race will set sail on August 30 from the South of the UK. In the 2013-14 race, more than 670 people from over 40 different countries took up the challenge, facing some of Mother Nature’s most unforgiving conditions in the planet’s most remote locations which include the roaring forties in the Southern Ocean and the mighty Pacific.
The current race route is as follows:
Leg 1 – South UK – Port TBA to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Leg 2 – Rio to Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 3 – Cape Town to Albany, Western Australia
Leg 4 – Albany to Sydney – Sydney to Hobart (Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race) – Hobart to the Whitsundays, Queensland
Leg 5 – Whitsundays to Qingdao, China via South East Asia
Leg 6 – Qingdao to West Coast North America
Leg 7 – West Coast North America to East Coast North America via Panama Canal
Leg 8 – East Coast North America to Derry Londonderry – Derry Londonderry to UK via Europe
Some crew places are still available for the 2015-16 race series. No experience necessary with all training given by the Clipper Race. The only requirement is that crew must be aged 18 or above (no upper age limit) and have good health as well as a thirst for adventure.
Report by race media.