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Clipper Ocean Race: good investment or waste of cash

Are any of you following the Clipper Race?
I just looked at the prices for individual legs and they are really expensive
would it be worth blowing three and a half grand on it?
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It depends what you are looking to get out of it. I'm going all the way round the world, having quit my job, given up my home/possessions, and shelled out a lot of money. Half way through, it was all worth it an no regrets. If you're looking for an amazing challenge and a complete life changing experience, complete with all the highs and lows you could imagine, then it's worth it. However, I've met a lot of people with little previous sailing experience who think they are going to learn how to sail on this (and wonder why I don't put them on the helm in the middle of a race in the southern ocean). That's not going to happen. If you're fairly experienced, but with no offshore experience it's a great way to break into that. I think at the end of the day though, it has to be about more than just pure sailing for you or you'll be disappointed.
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