Photo: Clipper Round the World

Clipper 2017-2018 Round the World Yacht Race

Seattle Sets Sail

Once Again, Visit Seattle is joining in the Clipper 2017-2018 Round the World Race, “the world’s greatest ocean adventure. Raced by people like you.”

 

What’s the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race?

Benefiting UNICEF, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the world’s longest ocean adventure and is regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. Spanning 40,000 nautical miles, the race takes nearly a year to complete and consists of 12 teams competing against each other on the world’s largest matched fleet of ocean racing yachts.

The race is the only event of its kind for amateur sailors. Around 40 per cent of crew are novices and have never sailed prior to completing their comprehensive training program ahead of their adventure.

Seattle will be one of 14 host ports throughout the race, welcoming the crews of all competing yachts in April 2018 at the end of the Mighty Pacific Leg 6 from Qingdao, China.

Follow the race on Twitter:

Image courtesy of Clipper Round the World

Ports of Call:

  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fremantle, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Hobart, Australia
  • Whitsundays, Australia
  • Sanya, China
  • Qingdao, China
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Panama
  • New York City, New York
  • Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Visit Seattle Yacht on Twitter

Photo: Clipper Round the World

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