Unicef are entering a yacht entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The cost of the team entry has been donated by the race organisers to Unicef UK, the Official Clipper 2015-16 Race Charity. Jim Prendergast from Gosport has been named as the skipper who will lead the Unicef team.
Clipper Race CEO William Ward explained: “The Clipper 2015-16 Race is our tenth edition and we wanted to mark this landmark in the history of our biennial international event by giving something back to the global community.”
Setting sail from London on 30 August, the Clipper Race fleet’s twelve identically matched ocean racing yachts will compete against each other competing between six different continents before returning to London in summer 2016 to a victorious homecoming.
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is 40,000 miles long and takes almost a year to complete. In addition to being the longest ocean race in the world, it is also known as one of the planet’s toughest endurance challenges.