Clipper Race Arrives in London
The 270 amateur crew members competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race arrived in London on Saturday to mark the end of their 40,000 mile ocean voyage.
Crowds travelled from far and wide to watch and cheer the 70-ft yachts along as they passed down the Thames towards Tower Bridge, where the award ceremony took place.
The Henri Lloyd team took first place, GREATBritain came second and the OneDLL team took third. The Henri Lloyd crews were handed the esteemed Clipper Race trophy at St. Katherine Docks. Saturday’s events also marked the first time that London had hosted the race’s opening and closing event.
The 670 crew members that participated throughout different stages of the race, were made up of over 40 different nationalities. The range of yachting experience varying hugely between crew members. The Clipper round the World Race was designed to inspire all people to get out on the water.
If you’re feeling like braving the elements onboard a 70-ft yacht, you can register for a crew application pack for the next race here.
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Article by Jack Bartrop