International crew gather in Portsmouth, UK, as teams are unveiled for Clipper 09-10

Clipper 09-10 massed crews CLRCA H7563

More than 300 adventurers travelled from all over the world to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard on Saturday 30 May to discover which of the ten teams competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race they will represent. Three-quarters of the 422 men and women who will be taking part in this gruelling challenge of a lifetime came together to meet their skippers and new team mates, travelling from as far afield as Perth in Western Australia, Oman, China, Nova Scotia in Canada, Ireland and the UK.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only global competition where people from all walks of life can step out of their comfort zones and sign up to race 35,000-miles around the world. They come from backgrounds as varied as marketing executives, nurses, bankers, carpenters, IT specialists, engineers and chief executives who represent more than 30 nationalities.

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