VIDEO: Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race
Published on July 31st, 2016
The 40,000 mile Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race came to a close on July 30 as the fleet finished in London, UK.
The race began in London on August 30 for the twelve identical Tony Castro designed Clipper 70s. The series was divided into 16 individual races, with the team with the best cumulative score winning the Clipper Race Trophy. Each team was led by a professional skipper with an all-amateur crew.
The ports along the race route were Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; Albany, Sydney, Hobart and Airlie Beach, Australia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Qingdao, China; Seattle, USA; Panama; New York, USA; Derry-Londonderry, Ireland; and Den Helder, Netherlands before returning to London by July 30.
Held biennially, the next edition of the Clipper Race will start in Summer 2017.