Preparing for the Pacific – Sportshour, BBC World Service

Preparing for the Pacific – Sportshour, BBC World Service

As I prepared to sail across the Pacific and Atlantic I met the Clipper Race teams at London’s St Katherine’s Dock. Ahead of them lay 45,000 nautical miles of ferocious and unrelenting ocean racing. My adventure would see me travel 15,000 miles by bike and boat.

 

One of the biggest tests in the sport of sailing slips anchor on Saturday. The Clipper Round the World Race. We hear from a group of South African teenagers who will take part for the first time in this unique race that mixes professional and amateur sailors. Sportshour’s Simon Parker heads to London to find out more, and he has a vested interest, he’s taking part!

 

Listen to the report from London here. 

 

Date

August 27, 2015

Category

Radio