If you've ever thought you'd like to race
around the globe on a sailboat, this could be for you. It's from today's edition of 'Lectronic Latitude:
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So You Wanna Race Around the World?
July 9 - Pt. Richmond
Who says you have to be a sailing rockstar to race around the world? Anyone with a sense of adventure (and the right bank balance) can join the 2007-08 Clipper Round the World
Yacht Race, no matter their skill level. The race, created by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in '95, gives "ordinary" folks the chance to sail around the globe on one or more legs aboard one of ten 68-ft one design boats.
This year's running of the event will bring racers to the West Coast
for the first time. Hawaii
is one confirmed stop and there may be more - heck, San Francisco
is a natural, if you ask us. To find out more about the race and crew positions, stop by KKMI in Pt. Richmond - call (510) 235-5564 for directions - tonight at 6 p.m. for a presentation by Crew Recruitment Manager David Cusworth. If you can't make the presentation, contact Cusworth by email
or call him on his UK-based cell at +44 (0) 7884-490-645. You can also find more at clipperroundtheworld.com
- latitude / ld
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I can't help feeling it's the nautical equivalent of being short-roped up Everest for a huge fee, but maybe it's perfect for a certain class of sailors.