Keith’s 2019-2020 Clipper Adventure

Welcome to the Home page of my Clipper 2019-2020 Adventure Blog!

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”  – Izaak Walton

“”Jobs fill your pockets, but adventure fills your soul.”  – Jaime Lyn



I have signed up to complete Leg 2 (across the South Atlantic from South America to South Africa), Leg 3 (across the Southern Ocean from South Africa to Australia), Leg 6 (across the North Pacific from China to the USA), and Leg 8 (across the North Atlantic from the USA to the UK), a total of some 17,395 miles and about 96 days at sea of the 2019-2020 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. This is MY Everest!

You can see more details of the current 2017-2018 Race at   and in due course a similar site will be available for my Race.

What follows will be my thoughts, preparations, trials, tribulations, plans, doubts, training and finally MY RACE itself. In fact everything “Clipper” from May 2018 until I finish the final leg in the summer of 2020, in my own words with (hopefully!) pictures and videos. So hit the “follow” button and join me on what I already believe will be the most challenging adventure I have yet undertaken.

Oh yes…..before I forget….. I’m funding the adventure and all associated costs myself but I am planning to raise money for two charities close to my heart – The National Autistic Society and Diabetes UK. I have JustGiving pages set up for both charities via a team page at  – please take a look.