Thousands of participants of the famous race will be able to wave farewell to their family and fans in the port of Liverpool, Albert Dock, on Sunday, 20 August 2017. Approximately they will return here in eleven months, in Summer 2018. The regatta will have a 40000 nm course that will be divided into some parts for individual races.
Last time this historical city hosted the event a decade ago. Since that time, the circumnavigation catamaran regatta has grown enormously in number of yachtsmen and increased its economic and media influence. It is hoped that the global meaning of the August race will raise Liverpool’s international fame and maritime legacy and promotes the cultural heritage of the city on the world stage. It will be not only a big day for yachting fans from many countries, but also a major cultural event accessible for everyone.
The organizers have revealed the line-up of crews that will take part in the circumnavigation catamaran regatta. The list of participants of the eleventh edition of the world race consists of twelve amateur crews setting sail this August.
The founder of Clipper circumnavigation catamaran race said the role of Clipper Skipper to be the toughest but most rewarding job in yachting. This man or woman has to be an experienced sailor able to tackle the restless challenge of the round-the-world regatta and at the same time to be a good instructor and a true leader.
Skippers of the participating crews from different countries reflect a diverse range of gender, age and geographical locations. The youngest skipper is aged only 23, and the oldest is 53. On May 20, all skippers and crew are going to be assigned to their future teams for the first time.