By: Jake Riggir
The Clipper Round The World Race will hit Singapore this week and spend a few days in Sentosa Cove - from 13- 19 February – having navigated themselves from Brisbane to get here (one of the most challenging legs of the race).
What’s that? You have no idea what The Clipper Round The World Race is? Well, TCRTWR (gets a bit tough typing that one out) started in 1996 and is the only round-the world ocean race with crew that’s made up of novices.
The only person that is fully experienced is the skipper, who offers guidance along the way.
TCRTWR (we’re sticking with it) brings together people from all walks of life and allocates them into different crews for the compeition. Taxi drivers rub shoulders with chief executives, vicars mix with vets and so on. Generally, it’s an amazing experience for all, on both a physical and personal level.
The boats will be docking at One15 Marina in Sentosa Cove from tomorrow for a few days, and it’s worth heading down for a mooch about. They’re pretty magnificent machines and worth a stare. You can also chat to the crew and find out how it’s going – perhaps you could even take part in the next Clipper Round The World Race. Get down there before they head off to China on 19 February. Find out more here.