LIVERPOOL residents are being offered the chance to win an adventure on the high seas. The Liverpool Culture Company has launched a competition to find three crew members for the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race – the world’s longest circumnavigation race – which will visit ports including South Africa, Hawaii and Singapore.
Three lucky winners will each secure a free place on board the Liverpool 08 Clipper on one of seven gruelling race legs. Clipper 07-08 sets off from Liverpool’s Albert Dock on September 16 2007 and returns to the city in summer 2008; right in the middle of Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.
Potential applicants don’t even need any previous sailing experience, as full training will be provided.
This is the second time that Liverpool has offered free places on board the Liverpool 08 Clipper. Teacher Claire Daley, paramedic Peter Mulcahy, and smoking cessation advisor David Dowling all won their places on the 05-06 Clipper race through a previous competition.
Clipper is the world’s longest sailing race, circumnavigating the globe on a punishing 35,000 mile route, divided into seven legs. Each of the ten 68-foot yachts is crewed by amateurs and led by a professional skipper, making it unique in world yacht racing. The 07-08 race will be the sixth of its kind operated by Clipper Ventures, the company founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who was the first person to sail solo around the world non-stop.
For the downloadable application Word doc form visit the Liverpool08 website .
DON’T DELAY – The competition will close 2nd February 2007