Extreme conditions in store for Clipper Race teams

Take a look at the kind of thing Clipper Race teams will be facing when they set off from St Katharine's Docks today on their 11 month marathon.

Footage: Youtube/ Clipper Ventures

High speed winds and rough waves are the norm on the exhausting journey, where crew members can only work four hour stints at a time because of the punishing conditions.

They'll have to consume over 5000 calories a day to keep up - that's double what an average person is supposed to be eating

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