Leg 3 – South Africa to Western Australia

Leg 3 takes the race from Capetown, South Africa, to Western Australia via the Indian and Southern Oceans. The leg is a single race of approx 4,700 nautical miles and will take around 23 days to complete. The route also includes the rounding of the Cape of Good Hope, another first for me, after which the yachts […]

Donation Received – Paul & Mel Steer

Paul & Mel Steer £20.00 – 15/05/2013. See Overall Fundraising Progress

Leg 2 – Brazil to South Africa

View Larger MapLeg 2 takes the race from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil directly to Capetown, South Africa. It is a single race of 3,500 miles and will take approximately 18 days to complete. Upon leaving Rio we will be straight back into the trade winds and into the South Atlantic heading south towards the infamous Southern Ocean. This will be a leg of exhilerating, andrenalin […]

Leg 1 – UK to Brazil (via Europe)

Leg 1 takes the race from the start in the south of the UK (still to be announced) to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via a short stop at Brest in France. The leg consists of 2 races over a distance of 4,500 miles and will take approximately 25 days to complete. After the emotions of leaving loved one’s behind in the UK ahead is the […]

Team Matt Details and Crew Biographies

A list of all my fellow team mates along with individual profiles for each crew member can be found on Clipper’s Website now. Just a quick point on the name ‘Team Matt’. Not all of the boats, in fact the vast majority, have yet had their sponsors announced. So for now we are called ‘Team […]

Clipper 13-14 Crew Allocation Day – Team Matt!

11th May 2013 – Clipper 13-14 Crew Allocation Day This was a significant day in the whole adventure. We got to find out who our Skipper will be and who I’ll be sharing the Race of My Life with! Some 400+ plus of the total 650 crew signed on for the 13-14 Race attended the […]

Donation Received – Jo & Kev

Jo & Kev £100.00 – 01/05/2013. See Overall Fundraising Progress

Leg 3 Place Confirmed – South Africa to Western Australia

It’s official, I am now doing Leg 3 of the race in addition to Legs 1 and 2!! Leg 3 takes the race from Capetown, South Africa, to a port in Western Australia via the Southern Ocean. The leg is a single race of approx 4,700 nautical miles and will take around 23 days to […]

Clipper 13-14 Race Start Date Confirmed

Clipper have confirmed that the race start date will be Sunday 1st September from a location in the south of the UK that they have never used before. Speculation is therefore high as to exactly where this location is. Among the favourites, rumour wise are: London Weymouth Falmouth Clipper hopes to be able to confirm […]

RYA Radar Course Completed

So finally got round to doing the RYA Radar Course, only taken me 3 years to get round to this. Problem has been finding somebody close by that runs it rather having to drive 200 miles down to the south coast which seems a tad excessive for a one day course. Also part way through […]

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