Desautels alumnus and amateur sailor hits the high seas to make history


Clipper Round the World is an epic endurance event, a race that crosses 40,000 nautical miles and hits six continents. It’s unique in that there is no requirement to have ever stepped on a boat to crew one of the twelve 70-foot yachts. Simon DuBois (BCom’10) is on a mission to be the first Quebecer to complete a round-the-world yacht race. The last attempt by a Quebecer was when solo racer Gerry Roufs disappeared in 1997 while racing in the Vendée Globe. When the Clipper starts in Liverpool on August 20, it will be the culmination of a training and evaluation course that Mr DuBois started back in January. The race itself lasts 11 months.

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