Heather Stephens of Duluth, an employee of De Lage Landen, a global asset finance company with an office in Duluth, has just completed the adventure of a lifetime. As part of a corporate team-building exercise, she spent almost two months crewing on a De Lage Landen-sponsored clipper ship in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Stephens boarded the clipper ship April 14 for Leg 7 of the race, a 5,129-mile journey from San Francisco through the Panama Canal to New York. After arriving in New York, the ship left Thursday (June 7) on the final part of the race from New York across the Atlantic Ocean to South Hampton, England.
The race, which started in Portsmouth, England, is expected to end in late July after covering 40,000 nautical miles. About 300 De Lage Landen employees from the U.S. corporate headquarters in Wayne, PA;