Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Discovery Talk & Yacht Tour - Seattle Banner

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Discovery Talk & Yacht Tour - Seattle

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Port Of Seattle Headquarters, Commission Chamber

2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA, USA


The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is in Seattle and on the lookout for adventurous sailors, yet no previous sailing experience is required. Have you got what it takes?

This event is for those eager to test their limits beyond belief and find out how they can take part in the next race edition. Come and hear about it from Crew Recruitment Director and previous Clipper Race circumnavigator, Della Parsons.

You will find out more about the selection process, training, the race, the fleet, stopovers, personal logistics and most importantly the Race Crew. You'll either walk away inspired or scared. One thing you won't be is bored.

Afterwards, you'll have a chance to explore a Clipper 70 and hear what life onboard an ocean racing yacht is really like. The current Clipper Race Crew will no doubt also share some stories fresh from their race across the mighty North Pacific.


1645 - Open for arrivals

1700 - Presentation begins

1730 - Question and answer session

1800 - Finish presentation

1810 - *Optional Guided tour on board a Clipper 70 (if not already done!)

1900 - End

*Please Note: Due to high demand to attend the presentation, and light hours available, we may not have time to get everyone through a boat tour after the presentation. In order to avoid disappointment and if possible, why not take the opportunity to get a tour of a Clipper 70 Ocean racing yacht before hand? We will have a Clipper 70 yacht open for tours from 10am on Mon 29 April - Wed 1st May so come down to Bell Harbor Marina and climb on board!

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Raced by people like you, this global ocean race is an endurance challenge like no other. Race Crew come from all walks of life, and nations around the world to tackle one, or multiple legs of the record-breaking circumnavigation. Train from a complete novice to become an ocean racer as part of a team onboard a 70-foot ocean racing yacht. Together you’ll face the world’s most extreme ocean conditions and mental challenges before returning victorious.



What should I bring to the event?

A yearning for adventure! You might like to visit the Clipper Race website or YouTube channel beforehand.

Flat, soft soled shoes if intending to tour a Clipper 70 yacht after the presentation.

Can I park nearby?

Yes there will be parking available at the Bell Street Parking garage opposite the Port of Seattle HQ. You can get your parking ticket validated in the Port of Seattle HQ building when you attend the presentation.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email the recruitment team ( and let us know your phone number. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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