Newport man all set to sail round the world

PUBLISHED: 13:14 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 21:53 31 May 2010

The Hull & Humber which Jeremy Reed will be on   Picture: SUBMITTED

The Hull & Humber which Jeremy Reed will be on Picture: SUBMITTED

WITH less than 25 days to go before the start of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race, a Newport man is looking forward to a challenging race. When the starting gun goes off on September 13 a fleet of 10 identical 68ft stripped down racing yachts

WITH less than 25 days to go before the start of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race, a Newport man is looking forward to a challenging race.

When the starting gun goes off on September 13 a fleet of 10 identical 68ft stripped down racing yachts embarking on a 35,000 mile full circumnavigation of the globe.

Setting off from the Humber on the north east coast of England, it will be almost a year before they return. Each yacht is sponsored by a world city including Singapore, Qingdao, Cork and Edinburgh.

Jeremy Reed, a self-confessed adrenaline junky, will be on the Hull & Humber, a yacht sponsored by Yorkshire Forward.

Jeremy told the Reporter: "As the start of the race draws near I am both excited and apprehensive at the challenge ahead.

"Having only sailed in shorts and T-shirts in Greece, Turkey and Croatia, sailing across the large oceans of the world will be an awesome prospect."

Media consultant Jeremy has been in training for the race since January and reserved a special word of thanks to Danny Quelch at Fitness Focus in Clavering for "creating a great training schedule". He has also taken part in four Clipper-organised training events - navigation, meteorology, first aid and ocean sailing - in preparation for the race.

He has also been raising funds for the East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH) which has three care services at Milton in Cambridge, Ipswich and Quidenham in Norfolk.

EACH help local life-threatened children and their families with the emotional and physical challenges they face by providing expert care and a range of other essential support in a home-from-home environment or in the comfort of their own home.

People wishing to make a donation to the charity can visit www.justgiving.com/jeremyreed

If you would like to follow Jeremy and the Hull & Humber during the seven-leg race, you can do so at www.clipperroundtheworld.com where daily updates, photos, videos and live in-running tracking of the yachts can be found.

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