Day at sea gives taste of Clipper race

Ellie Pilmoor on a Clipper Yacht for a training taster day.

Ellie Pilmoor on a Clipper Yacht for a training taster day.

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With Sir Ben Ainslie choosing Portsmouth as his base for the America’s Cup and global sailing company Clipper Ventures based in Gosport, I thought it was about time I had a go at sailing.

So, when Clipper Ventures offered to take me and four other journalists out into the Solent on a Clipper yacht, I jumped at the chance.

Apart from spending a bright, sunny day on the water, it was a great experience to get a glimpse into the hard work the round-the-world racers do on a daily basis in some of the hardest sea conditions.

 

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