Clipper Round the World Yachts in St Katherines Dock

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DSC03618In the picturesque setting of St Katherine’s Dock sit the twelve 70 foot racing yachts due to take part in the Clipper 2013-2014 Round the World race.

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The race itself starts on September 1st from London Bridge and will be the first time in 40 years that the Thames staged a round the world sailing event.

Sunday 1 September:

1000 – Official departure ceremony starts

1300 – 1330: Parade of Sail on the Thames

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The fleet will not return until July 2014 after 670 crew race 40,000 miles and visit 16 ports on six continents, in the world’s longest ocean race.

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The first leg of the Clipper Race ends in Marina da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, the destination for the 2016 Olympic sailing events. They then continue on via South Africa, Western Australia, Sydney (including the world-famous Sydney-Hobart Race), Singapore, China, San Francisco, Panama, Jamaica, New York, Derry Londonderry and the…

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