Clipper Race fleet in the Thames

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After 40,000 miles and 11 months on the ocean, The Clipper Race fleet has returned home in London to thousands of spectators on Saturday, July 12.  670 crew members from 42 different countries completed the world’s longest ocean race after numerous struggles through hurricanes, a tornado, and other issues thrown their way.

Henri Lloyd finished first and was presented with the Clipper Race trophy in the St Katharine Docks.  Canadian Skipper Eric Holden joined his crew on stage saying, “It has been a life-changing adventure for the crew and I.  The team’s drive, determination, and strength have inspired me.  Whenever I thought the team couldn’t be pushed any harder, they dug deeper through some of the worst sailing conditions I have ever seen on the planet.  This is a very special moment for the team and I to be crowned champions.”

Since leaving the UK on September 1st, 2013, the participating crews have visited 11 countries and six different continents while participating in the 16-race series.

For more information on The Clipper Race, visit
Clipper Race – The Race Of Your Life – No Experience Required

By Ocean Navigator