About Me

In August 2011 I will begin a challenge of a lifetime. Having been accepted as a crew member, I will be racing around the world against nine other yachts in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

When the starting gun goes off for the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race in August 2011 the fleet of ten sleek, stripped down 68-foot yachts will embark on a full circumnavigation of the globe. The race track is 40,000 miles long and it will take eleven months to complete the circumnavigation. The race is divided in to a series of eight legs and crews can decide how many of these to compete in.

There are 15 individual races, contained within eight legs, in total and, just like in Formula 1, points are awarded at the end of each race, building towards a championship total. It means that you can put a poor result behind you and head to the start of the next race with the possibility of gaining maximum points as you lead the field in.

The race route is firmly in place but details regarding many of the destination ports are still under negotiation. The adventure will start from the UK in August 2011 and cross the Atlantic Ocean, the South Atlantic, the Southern Ocean, the Java and South China Seas plus the mighty Pacific. It will deliver two of the three great capes, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Leeuwin, and visit New Zealand for the first time in Clipper’s history.

With all boats identical and budgets equal, no one has a head start. It’s the ultimate long distance match race and the winners are those who keep their focus the longest. It’s a unique opportunity to experience a rare freedom and only the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race makes it possible.

The crew members of each yacht will be pitting themselves against all the elements have to throw at us. It will be a mixture of long, tactical ocean races lasting many weeks, where endurance is tested to the limit and short, technical sprints. Weather will range from virtually flat calms to raging seas and storm force winds, enough to test the mettle of even the bravest of us.

I want to make this journey count not just for me but for other people too, so I’m raising funds for CATCH 22. I hope you’ll join with me in supporting them.

There are opportunities to sponsor me and gain massive exposure from the media coverage, for details of how to do that go to my website http://www.iangeraghty.co.uk.

Lastly, I would like to introduce you to a business that will enable me to earn a residual income while I am away on my adventure. A proven and simple home based business opportunity that is made available through Telecom Plus PLC – a UK PLC, awarded Financial Times PLC of the year in 2009.  Every day there are people all around the UK on the lookout for a secondary income that will provide them with time freedom and financial peace of mind.  The Telecom Plus PLC business opportunity can help you fulfil your goals, visit my website http://www.iangeraghty.co.uk for more information.

  1. Gerlinde
    May 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Good luck, Ian!

    • May 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm


      What a surprise

      How are you?


      • Gerlinde
        May 25, 2011 at 9:32 pm

        I’m doing fine…
        It’s great to see you living your dream!
        I’m looking forward your (and your team’s) postings.

        Hope you have a great time!

  2. cesca
    July 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    dad whats ur boat called?

    • August 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Cesca…its Geraldton Western Australia…love Daddy..

  3. October 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Here’s a blast from the past!! Hi Ian… spotted your link on the RNSA site. Jerry Tremain here (PO(R) from the Illustrious and fellow sailor).
    ‘been doing some ocean sailing myself in my 38’cat! I will keep tabs on your progress. Coincidently, I now live in Royal Clarence so must have just missed you when you set off.

  4. Alex
    April 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Hi dad did u get a video of the wave

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