Around the World
One of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other is the iconic "Clipper Around the World Yacht Race." Taking place biennially in a circumnavigation of the globe in 11 specially designed identical yachts owned by Clipper Ventures. The origins of the race name "Clipper" comes from the historic tea clippers of the 1830s, small, fast, cargo carrying sailing ships.
In 2000, The Times newspaper signed on as title sponsor and a portion of the fleet was sponsored by international cities. Since then, the yachts in the fleet have been sponsored by countries tourism boards, port cities, or corporate sponsors. Here we see the Great Britain crew hard at work as the racing boat skips across the ocean surface off the coast of Australia.