On this Adventure/Appalachia Thursday I found this gem. "Clipper round the world", an ocean race where local Jersey girls, Meg Reilly of Scotch Plains and Jersey City resident Kristi Wilson are two of 42 Americans participating in an around-the-world ocean race crewed by amateur sailors.
"The two are on separate teams in a competition among 12, 70-foot stripped down racing yachts. Only the skipper is a professional — their crews paid the U.S. equivalent of more than $8,000 to participate in one of the legs of a race that began Sept. 1, 2013 in England. Wilson and Reilly are two of only 110 taking part in the entire 40,000-mile circumnavigation."
There are 9 total legs to this race and it is a mixture of shorter legs and longer ones. The longest was an approximately 5,550 mile, 26-day odyssey from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, which lasted from mid-March to mid-April.
Referenced by NJ.com