The Clipper Race is a challenge that involves sailing 40,000 nautical miles around the world on a 70-foot yacht. This year’s route will start in Portsmouth and take the sailors to ports in Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, China and USA.
An alumnae of Monmouth School for Boys will be sailing around the world in the 2023 Clipper Race.
The 20-year-old Angus was chosen as one of 11 professional sailors to take part in the Clipper Race on the 3rd September.
Angus left school in 2021 and is an Additional Qualified Person for the 40,000nm competition.
Angus’ mum, Angela Whitehead said: ‘Angus will be taking his old chocolate school blazer as his smart wear, so he will be representing Monmouth with pride.’
She added: ‘Angus was selected from a pool of more than 300 sailors and, as a family, we are bursting with pride.’
He started sailing when he was 13-years-old and has since achieved more than 12,000 nautical miles.
Over the past year, Angus has spent his time on a boat as a lead skipper in Greece and Croatia.
Events to mark the start of the race will begin on 30th August to 3rd September in Portsmouth.
The launch event will include music, food and activities at the Gunwharf Quays Marina.