Friday, 20 July 2012

Racy Clippers

Summer is due to arrive in Portsmouth on Sunday so why not blow the cobwebs off your boat by heading to The Solent from Trafalgar Wharf or The Drystack as The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race returns to The Solent after more than 40,000 miles of ocean racing, on Sunday, 22 July.

Clipper Ventures have invited local boats to join a flotilla to follow the ten Clipper Race yachts, which will be led by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in Suhaili, the boat Sir Robin sailed to become the first non-stop solo circumnavigator in 1968-69.

The flotilla will start from Hamble Point Cardinal at 11:30 to midday and will parade up Southampton Water to Weston Shelf, where the flotilla will break up at 13:00.

There will be a spectacular air display as the yachts and crew arrive onshore for the official prize giving, to mark the completion of the year long race. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the day, with host stations Jack FM and The Breeze. 

To register your attendance email flotilla@clipper-ventures.com.