VIDEO: Clipper 2017-18 Race Start Recap
Published on August 26th, 2017
Held biennially, the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race got underway August 20 for the fleet of twelve identical Tony Castro designed Clipper 70s. The 40,000 nm course is divided into 13 individual races with the team having the best cumulative score winning the Clipper Race Trophy. Each team is led by a professional skipper with an all-amateur crew that signs up for one, some, or all the races. The 2017-18 race, expected to take 11 months, has attracted 712 people representing 41 nationalities, making it the largest to date.
The Clipper Race Fleet is well on its way to Punta del Este, Uruguay, but let’s take a look back at where it all began; Race Start in Liverpool.
Published on Aug 25, 2017