VIDEO: Clipper 2017-18, Race 1 Recap
Published on October 2nd, 2017
The 12 teams competing in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race started the 6,400 nm leg from Liverpool, UK to Punta del Este, Uruguay on August 20, with the lead team Sanya Serenity Coast finishing September 21, making it the longest leg ever in the race’s 21-year history.
Background: 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.
Source: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race