Benefiting UNICEF, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the world’s longest ocean adventure and is regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. Spanning 40,000 nautical miles, the race takes nearly a year to complete and consists of 12 teams competing against each other on the world’s largest matched fleet of ocean racing yachts.
The race is the only event of its kind for amateur sailors. Around 40 per cent of crew are novices and have never sailed prior to completing their comprehensive training program ahead of their adventure.
Seattle will be one of 14 host ports throughout the race, welcoming the crews of all competing yachts in April 2018 at the end of the Mighty Pacific Leg 6 from Qingdao, China.