Clipper Round the World Yacht Race video above published May 14, 2019: The countdown to September 1, 2019, and the start of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race has officially begun following the largest Crew Allocation in the event's 23 history.
It was the most global Crew Allocation ever, with crew representing 36 of the 44 nationalities taking part in the race turning up at the Portsmouth Guildhall in the UK to find out what team they will be in. There were plenty of surprises and laughs for the more than 400 crew and 200 Race Crew Supporters, but the main feeling of the day was bring on race start.
The Clipper 2019-20 Race will begin at St Katharine Docks, London, on September 1. Around 700 non-professional sailors from all walks of life, who have spent months training and preparing, will take part in the 40,000 nautical mile eleven month ocean adventure that includes six ocean crossings and visits six continents.
The global Clipper Race Route will include stopovers in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Cape Town in South Africa, Fremantle and the Whitsundays in Australia, and Sanya, Zhuhai and Qingdao in China.