New partnership for yacht race

The Clipper race will finish at Royal Albert Dock in 2020 The Clipper race will finish at Royal Albert Dock in 2020
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The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has signed a partnership with London’s Royal Albert Dock to host the race finish.

The 2019-20 event started from St Katharine Docks, London, in September. Almost 700 amateur crew from 43 countries are currently racing 40,000 nautical miles around the world on 11 70ft yachts under the lead of a professional skipper and first mate.

“The Royal Docks’ use of its waterways to engage people with watersports at grassroots levels is synonymous with the way the Clipper Race provides the opportunity for people from every walk of life and regardless of sailing experience, to take part in ocean racing,” said race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Transformation

The Royal Docks, situated close to the new Crossrail station at Custom House and London City Airport, are currently being redeveloped into a new business district, run by ABP.

“Hosting the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race finish celebrations is the perfect opportunity for people across the globe to see the transformation of Royal Albert Dock into a new international business district,” said ABP’s chairman Xu Weiping. “More importantly, it’s a superb way to reflect the qualities of courage and to demonstrate the confidence, commitment and investment into this location in East London.”

The race is due to finish in August 2020.

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