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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Discovery Talk - Washington, DC

Saturday, June 22, 2024

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Capital Yacht Club, The Wharf

800 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA


The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is in Washington, DC 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 Manager and Clipper Race Alumni, Chris Harris. A couple of the current Clipper Race Crew will also be on hand to talk about their experience and share some stories!

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 the 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 off the deck! Ticketholders have the opportunity to beat the queues and crowds and gain exclusive access between 11:30am & 1:00pm.


0945 - Open for arrivals

1000 - Presentation begins

1045 - Question and answer session

1130 - *Optional guided tour on board a Clipper 70 (if not already done!)

1300 - End

Unable to make this event?

We will have two Clipper yachts open for tours from 11am - 7pm on Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd - so come down to The Wharf and climb on board!

If you're unable to attend the talks or tours, the Pentagon Sailing Club has also invited the public to attend its Membership Social (featuring a talk by Chris Harris about the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race) on Monday, June 17th, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA22201. Attendees for the Pentagon Sailing Club event must register in advance via this link.

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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.


Applications are now open for the Clipper 2025-26 Round the World Yacht Race. Seize the moment, unleash the adventure.



What should I bring to the event?

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

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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