- The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only event of its type.
- Anyone, even if they have never stepped on a boat before, can join the adventure and circumnavigate the world in an eleven month-long marathon.
- 12 BRAND NEW 70-FOOT OCEAN RACING YACHTS
- A 40,000-MILE CIRCUMNAVIGATION, 15 RACES, 13 COUNTRIES, 1 WINNER.
- 40% of people (me being one of them!) competing in the Clipper Round the World have never set foot on a boat before.
- Between the crew there are roughly 230 different professions.
- Tie every warp, line, sheet and halyard together from the Clipper Race fleet and the ropes will stretch for a massive 15 kilometres – that’s twice the height of Mount Everest.
- During the Clipper Race the teams will get through about 17,500 loo rolls, or 438,000 metres of toilet paper. That’s the equivalent distance of flying from London to Paris.
- In the Southern Ocean there is a place called ‘Point Nemo’, this is the most remote spot on the planet, furthest away from any civilisation. The nearest land is approximately 2,000 miles away. If there was a cosmonaut on the international space station, they would be the closest human to ‘Point Nemo’.
- LONDON, UK – BREST, FRANCE – RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
- CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – ALBANY, AUSTRALIA
- ALBANY, AUSTRALIA – SIDNEY, AUSTRALIA – HOBART, AUSTRALIA – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
- BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – SINGAPORE – QINGDAO, CHINA
- QINGDAO, CHINA – SAN FRANCISCO USA
- SAN FRANCISCO USA – PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – PORT ANTONIO, JAMAICA – NEW YORK, USA
- NEW YORK, USA – LONDONDERRY, N IRELAND – DEN HELDER, NETHERLANDS – LONDON, UK
Mile/Kilometre/Nautical mile – so what’s the difference?
If you were to cut the Earth in half at the equator, you could pick up one of the halves and look at the equator as a circle. Divide that circle into 360 degrees. Then divide a degree into 60 minutes. A minute of arc on the planet Earth is 1 nautical mile.
1 nautical mile = 1.852km
1 mile = 1.6km