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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Discovery Talk, Oban, UK

Friday, July 19, 2024

06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

The Rockfield Centre

Stevenson Street, Oban PA34 5DQ, UK

Have you got what it takes to race across the world’s oceans?  

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is in Oban and on the lookout for its next batch of adventurers – with no previous sailing experience required. Think it’s for you? Come along to a discovery talk, designed to inspire those eager to test their limits.  

Hosted by Crew Recruitment Director and two-times Clipper Race circumnavigator, Della Parsons, you’ll find out how you can take part in the next edition of the race. She will tell you 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. 

Planning on attending the stopover, or local to Oban? Ignite your intrigue further by visiting a Clipper 70 – the ocean racing yachts currently circumnavigating the globe. On Thursday 18 July and Friday 19 July there will be two yachts open to the public. Head to North Pier to tour a boat and be inspired by the crew, then come to the talk to find out how you too could be part of this amazing adventure.

Discovery Talk Schedule 

1800 - Open for arrivals 

1830 - Presentation begins 

1915 - Question and answer session 

1930 - End 

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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 open for the Clipper 2025-26 Round the World Yacht Race and will soon be open for the 2027-28 edition. 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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