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The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is coming to Sydney to take part in the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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    WHARFSIDE 19 - 22 DECEMBER

    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is coming to Sydney to take part in the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which forms part of the fleet’s 40,000 nautical mile, eleventh month race around the globe.

    The Clipper 2017-18 Race begun in Liverpool, UK, on August 20, and will have crossed three oceans and notched up more than 17,000 nautical miles by the time it arrives in Sydney.

    The brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, the ultimate ocean adventure is now on its eleventh edition.

    What makes the Clipper Race unique is that it is raced by people like you. More than 700 people from all walks life and representing 41 different nationalities are racing on one of the eleven 70 foot stripped-out ocean racing yachts, each of which is led by a professional Skipper, including Australian and ten-time RSHYR veteran Wendy Tuck.

    FREE ADMISSION AT THE MUSEUM

    Whilst the fleet will be berthed at the CYCA, Rushcutters Bay, during its stay in Sydney, one of the Clipper 70s will be open for free public tours at the Museum each day.

    Don’t miss this chance to step on board and meet some of the courageous crew as they take a break from their ocean challenge.

    VISITING TIMES

    Tuesday 19 December, 10:00 – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
    Wednesday 20 December, 10:00 – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
    Thursday 21 December, 10:00 – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
    Friday 22 December, 10:00 – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm

    NOTE: Only children over 90cm are allowed on board

    CLIPPER RACE ARRIVALS

    The Clipper Race fleet will arrive in Sydney between Thursday 14 and Sunday 17 December following its 2,500 nautical mile dash through the Southern Ocean from Fremantle, Western Australia.

    Come welcome the teams into the CYCA and track their progress at clipperroundtheworld.com/raceviewer.


    ABOUT THE CLIPPER 70S

    Displacement: 31,7000 kg
    Length: 23m
    Beam: 5.66m
    Mast Height: 29m
    Draft: 3m
    Mainsail Area: 123.19m sq
    Headsail Area: 168.43m sq
    Asymmetric Spinnaker Area: 330.34m sq
    Maximum Speed: 30+ knots

    FOLLOW THE CLIPPER RACE

    To follow the progress of the Clipper Race fleet, visit the live Race Viewer at clipperroundtheworld.com/raceviewer.