The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other.
With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.
The brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, the event is now on its eleventh edition, with the twelfth edition starting in 2019-20.
Divided into eight legs and 13 to 16 individual races, you can choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. It is the only race in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of eleven identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper to safely guide the crew.
As you all know, June is synonymous with the stunning natural beauty that is pearl.
To celebrate this gloriously sunny month, we met up with one of our favourite pearl designers, Claudia Bradby to find out how she found her way into the industry and what her favourite pieces of jewellery are!
Owning precious jewellery is wonderful and each piece will retain sentimental value to the wearer.
But something you may not be aware of, especially with heirlooms, is the actual monetary value of the items, and what would happen should the item break or be stolen.