I lead my life by following this mantra: Purpose. Patience. Perseverance. That’s why, as you read this, I’m participating in an amateur yacht race across the globe, called Clipper Round the World (clipperroundtheworld.com). At 64,000 kilometres, it’s the world’s longest ocean race. We’ll be sailing on a 70-foot (21-metre) ocean racing yacht, and it will take up to 11 months to complete. It’s an endurance test like no other.
This is the 10th edition of Clipper Round the World. It’s the only global race for amateur sailors, with no previous sailing experience necessary. The participants are everyday people; nurses, teachers, doctors, retirees, students, bricklayers, sportsmen and women, bus drivers, bankers and many more join together to take on the world’s toughest ocean conditions.