The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only event of its kind for people from all walks of life regardless of previous sailing experience. The current edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will start in September 2013 and, at 40,000 miles, it is the world's longest global ocean challenge. Crew taking part in this unique event represent more than 40 nationalities and in Clipper Race 09-10 were drawn from more than 230 professions. They can sign up for the whole circumnavigation or one or more of eight legs. The overall race is divided into individual stages and points are accumulated in a Formula 1-style scoring system. The yacht with the highest total at the finish wins the Clipper Race Trophy.

Read more about Rotary Watches and Clipper Race 13-14.

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Race information

The challenge of a lifetime for around 675 people, testing endurance to the absolute limit. An awe-inspiring circumnavigation of the globe covering 40,000 miles of ocean, 13 countries and 16 ports in stunning and diverse cities, and 15 individual races across 8 legs. Battling with high seas, and calm winds alike it’s an adventure to be relished. Read about the races and ports via our interactive Clipper Race map. or select the flags below to explore.

Rotary Aquaspeed Ambassadors

Natalia Shoutova

Natalia Shoutova

Since the start of 2013, Natalia has flown a paraglider 80 kilometres in the French Alps, completed Yachtmaster Theory and Clipper Coxswain Courses, dived between tectonic plates in Iceland, kitesurfed waves in 4-degree water, completed 100 skydives, sea-kayaked in Mexico and learned to ski. Racing a Clipper 70 Yacht around the world will be my hardest challenge to date.

Excellent technical equipment gives me the confidence to aim higher and rise up to such challenges. Rotary Aquaspeed stands for performance, robustness and world class quality - so it would be an honour for me to represent the Rotary Aquaspeed Brand all around the world.

Nick Golding

Nick Golding

After starting work as a graduate Health, Safety & Environmental graduate, Nick has completed 7 years throughout the organization from trading floors in London, offshore oil rigs in Scotland, refineries in Australia and Shipyards in Singapore. A fantastic job which many people still can't understand why he has left all the security of final salary pension and a secure future! These people have not been bitten by the sailing bug.

It was one of those childhood dreams, the type that doesn’t understand limitations and only appreciates how amazing the stories and adventures will be. The type of thing your parents encourage you to dream big about, never expecting you will actually do it!