To race around the world takes years of preparation learning the skills to be safe and an asset not a liability on board but there is an alternative.
Pay around fifty thousand euros and turn up.
The skippers who compete around the planet in the hardest professional ocean races are a select few, most have sailed for a lifetime and served a long and demanding apprenticeship. You don’t just turn up and get on board for a round the world ocean race… unless it’s the Clipper Round the World Race.
This month on CNN Mainsail Shirley is with those who have completed the Clipper Round the World Race, including a crew member who almost lost her life in a brutal Pacific Storm, she goes out on the water in a winter gale with new recruits many of whom have no previous sailing experience but who will be competing in the next edition that starts this Summer.
Right now there has never been more demand for this pay and play adventure and Shirley is on the inside of the race to try and uncover why.
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