News - 4 Jul 2023

Mike's Clipper Round the World challenge

We've come to realise there are really special people out there who dedicate their lives in the care of others

In Mike's words:

After 20 years at the firm I'm sailing off into the blue yonder at the end of the month, quite literally....

I've taken up the challenge of circumnavigating the globe in the Clipper Round the World yacht race - over 11 months at sea navigating over 40,000 nautical miles.  

Eleven identically designed racing yachts with no creature comforts 75 feet in length, 95 feet high masts weighing 31 tons with 20 crew per boat of all ages, competencies, nationalities and backgrounds racing 24/7 over eight legs around the world.  Most crew sign up to do one or two legs; some foolhardy folks have signed up to do the full circumnavigation....

My brother sadly passed at the age of 42 of acute pancreatitis.  Both my parents passed on the same day 10 years back, with my mother having been critically ill and bed-bound for over 2 years.  And my sister passed from cancer at the onset of Covid at the age of only 56. 

Mike Taylor Clipper pic

Through these life events we've come to realise there are really very special people out there who dedicate their lives in the care of others and for that reason we would be so grateful if you could kindly support the local charity that helped my sister through palliative care in the last 6 months she lived at home with us with cancer through to her passing.