The Race of My Life

Welcome to Hannah Rumble’s Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew blog.


Me; an anthropologist specialising in death and dying and soon-to-be ocean racer…As easy as A(nthropologist) B(it bonkers) C(rew)!

The Challenge

To compete in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for 11,600 nautical miles across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, involving 59-69 days at sea, 5 races and 6 ports from 2nd May – 8th August 2020.

…Did I say I have yet to learn to sail and I have spent all my adult life living with orofacial Crohn’s disease? So this will certainly be the biggest challenge and race of my life! And (I hope) an unforgettable achievement if, and when, I reach the finish line.

You can find out how and why my childhood dream led me to competing in the Clipper 2019-20 Race here.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog and that it inspires you to follow your own dreams and create your own adventures in life!

“I go out on adventures to feel alive and to find stories, to challenge myself and live in nature, to get away from the clutter and pressure of a man-made world and experience life in its rawest forms, where the boundaries between life and death and success and failure both terrify me and excite me and I can never be sure just how things will turn out.”

Sarah Outen
A Dip in the Ocean

Why don’t you step aboard and follow me in setting sail with my dream and competing in the race of my life by following my Blog Page for updates? Just as Sarah Outen has inspired me, along with many other women who have written of their adventures and challenges, who knows, my Clipper challenge may inspire a nudge for you too! 😉

Captures the spirit of my ocean racing challenge!

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