Clipper Round The World Yacht Race returns to London on July 30th

Staff Writer News, Sailing

IT'S just over a week to go until the vessels from the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race return to London.

The 12 yachts set off from St Katharine Docks in August last year and the homecoming parade takes place on the morning of July 30th.

Each of the clippers has had an amateur crew led by a professional skipper for the incredible journey from port to port around the world.

Founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the 2015-2016 edition of the race has been hit by double tragedy with the sad deaths of two crew members of the IchorCoal yacht in separate incidents.

The race will finish at Southend on Friday 29th July with the yachts sailing up river together the following morning. The whole fleet will go through Tower Bridge before going back under and entering St Katharine Docks where a day of entertainment is planned in the Race Village.

Estimated times for seeing the yachts on the homecoming parade

1100 – 1800: Free entertainment in the Race Village at St Kats
09:00: Fleet passes Millennium Dome
09.12: Fleet passes Maritime Greenwich
09.30: Fleet passes Canary Wharf Pier
09.45: Fleet Arrives at Tower Bridge
10:00: Fleet Parade of Sail under Tower Bridge
10:30: Fleet Parade of Sail back under Tower Bridge
10.40: Fleet enters St Katharine Docks
13:00: Official Prize Giving begins with teams on stage

Pictures from previous homecoming parade




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