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Ed's Clipper Race Talk

Wakatere sailor Ed Crook joined UNICEF UK in Uruguay for three legs of the Clipper Round the World Race between October 2023 and January 2024.  

He is stealing himself to recount his South Atlantic, Roaring Forties, and Australia Coast to Coast experiences with you, and answer any questions about this adventure of a lifetime. 

  • Thursday 4th July 2024 at 7pm 

  • At Wakatere Boating Club

  • All welcome

  • Club bar open Visitors please introduce yourselves at the bar to be ‘signed in’ as our guest.  

More background from Ed -

 "It is a race run out of the UK using a fleet of 11 identical 70 foot racing yachts.  Each yacht has a professional skipper and first mate, and a crew of about 16 amateurs with varying levels of sailing experience (and in some cases no experience prior to the 4 weeks of training which each crew member is obliged to do).  The race is made up of 8 legs (some comprising more than one race), starting and finishing (this time) in Portsmouth, UK.  I did 3 legs, legs 2, 3 and 4, starting in Punta del Este in Uruguay, and then heading East to Cape Town, Fremantle and Airlie Beach (via Newcastle).  The longest leg was the Southern Ocean leg from Cape Town to Fremantle, when we were at sea for 26 days."

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