Today marks the start of the 2009/10 Clipper Round the World yacht race. SAS consultant and friend of RTSL.eu Andy Phillips is a member of the Team Finland crew. Having won the preliminary race in Grimsby they've put down a marker to the rest of the fleet!
Organised by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo, non-stop around the world, the 2009/10 race is a competition between ten 68 foot yachts across 40,000 miles, covering some (all?) of the most gruelling sea passages in the world. Whilst some crew members will be participating in a limited number of the legs of the journey, Andy (silly man) will be doing all of them.
We wish all of the competitors good luck, but our eyes will be on Andy over the next ten months.