HSBC bean counter sets sail for around the world yacht race

THE CITY was unusually busy on Sunday as spectators lined the banks of the Thames to wave goodbye to the yachts competing in the Clipper Round the World Race.

And among one of the many embarking on the journey was one of the Square Mile’s very own – HSBC bean counter Lindsay Evans. Evans told The Capitalist that she was looking for “an extreme adventure” away from her job. However, she is putting her day-to-day accounting skills to good use on board, as she will be planning all the food supplies for three months at sea, on a lowly budget of £3.50 per day for each hungry crew member.