VIDEO: Clipper Crew Meet Up
Published on January 25th, 2019
Race Crew for the 2019-20 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race got together at Lord’s Cricket Ground for their first big meet up. Presentations were made by Clipper Race Officials, including Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and there was an opportunity to try on kit, hear more about the Chinese Team and Host Port Partners and meet their fellow crew mates.
Published on Jan. 25, 2019
About the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Almost 5000 novices have been turned into ocean racers during the past 23 years of the Clipper Race, though still more people have climbed Mount Everest than circumnavigated the globe.
Eleven Clipper Race teams compete on the world’s largest matched fleet of 70-foot ocean racing yachts. Around 710 crew come from all walks of life and from all around the world, with over 40 different nationalities represented. Crew can complete the full circumnavigation, or one or more of the eight legs that make up the Clipper Race.
The Clipper 2017-18 Race began in Liverpool in August 2017, visited six continents and crossed six ocenas. Clipper 2017-28 Race stopovers in Punta del Este, Cape Town, Fremantle, Sydney, Hobart, The Whitsundays, Sanya, Qingdao, Seattle, Panama, New York and Derry-Londonderry.
After crossing six oceans and visiting thirteen stopover ports on six continents, the fleet returned to Liverpool’s Albert Dock almost a year later for Race Finish on Saturday 28 July 2018, where the Sanya Serenity Coast team was awarded the illustrious Clipper Race trophy.
The twelfth edition of the race will begin in Summer 2019. www.clipperroundtheworld.com.