Clipper Race training involves 4 core weeks of training over about 18 months. The weeks are notoriously intense, they’re hard work, incredibly tiring and most definitely not for the faint hearted. Later this week I will be sailing off on my 1st week of Clipper Race training.
Week 1 is apparently the toughest. This is perhaps to do with the fact that it is the 1st time that most people will have lived in such an environment… i.e. a 70ft racing yacht out on the high seas, with 18 strangers! Working hard rigging decks and hauling sails, whilst at the same time learning continuously about the art of becoming a highly efficient crew member for an ocean yacht race.
I was invited for a Clipper Race interview after applying a few weeks ago for the 2017-18 edition.
The interviews are held either in Gosport, UK or Sydney, Australia.
My interview was in the Gosport office. If you’ve applied and go for an interview there, then have faith in the directions they give you, but be warned the building is completely un-branded – a few people got lost! (Possibly the 1st test of the interview??!)