On 1st December 2017 I had an interview with Clipper Race and was offered a place on the crew for Leg 8 of the 2019-20 edition of the race. Who knew that 4 years later I’d still be waiting to sail. Due to the pandemic the fleet of eleven yachts has been stuck in the Philippines since March 2020.
On 12th November 2021 the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race announced it will be resuming the 2019-20 edition in March next year after receiving a Special Event Permit from the Philippines. Read the update here.
As things currently stand I will join the fleet in Bermuda on 14th June 2022 ready for the final leg of the race which starts on Sunday 19th June. The fleet will race to New York then across the Atlantic to Ireland before heading to the finish at the Royal Docks in London on Saturday 30th July 2022.