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


Clipper yachts arrive in France

The Clipper Round the World Yachts have arrived in Brest after the first leg of the round-the-world race.