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Jon Milne Clipper Race

 

Jon Milne is on a quest to race across the seven seas to help raise awareness of rare disease!

 

Jon has always been a keen sportsman, aged 30 he had to give up his love of playing rugby due to some injuries he sustained taking part in the physical activity and decided to take up sailing. After years of attending multiple sailing courses, and has since become fully qualified in sailing and navigation.

Jon was looking for a new challenge and, with the support of his wife gave up his day job to sail the seven seas. There is only one sailing event in the world that one can participate in that tests endurance, feels the full force of nature and can not be controlled by man. The Clipper Round the World Race.

His journey will be the full extent of the race which will cover eight sections or “legs” and will take not six, but twelve months to complete. He is one of the selected few to take part in the entire course and will join twenty-one people aboard ‘Team Andy” as a mastman. They will be competing against two hundred and forty-two others who have been divided into teams on eleven yachts. Each team comprises of twenty-two men and women from all corners of the world.

Jon through his race is supporting two charities ALD Life and The Lily Foundation, we will be following his trip around the world, and you can keep up with his adventures directly from his blog or on our microsite dedicated to all things clipper related. Jon will be taking our little mascot Oli the Oligodendrocyte on his travels you can find out more about our mascot here.

To support Jon on his travels visit his JustGiving page to donate online

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