Royal Albert Dock will host race village and party vibe as the spectacular racing yachts finish their 40,000 nautical mile round-the-world chase
The Round the World Clipper Race will celebrate the finish of its record-breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on 70-foot ocean racing yachts, at the Royal Docks on Saturday, July 30.
The Clipper Race fleet of eleven ocean racing yachts will parade from the mouth of the Thames to Royal Albert Dock following the completion of their 40,000nm circumnavigation.
Their hard-won battle flags and sail displays – a Parade of Sails – will make for a spectacular and emotional welcome for race crews and supports. Meanwhile, at the Race Village there’ll be live music on stage, as well as food and drink.
Clipper finale timings
- 1.00pm Race Village will open, running till 9pm
- 12.45pm Fleet expected
- 2.45pm Parade of Sails at the Royal Albert Dock
- 3.00pm Docking
- 3.45pm Prize giving
The Race Finish Public Prizegiving event will celebrate the achievements and successes of each team as they cross the finish line for the final time. Prizes will be awarded for Race 15, as well as the much-anticipated overall winner of the Clipper 2019-20 Race.
(2019-20 because of Covid, natch.)
The Clipper Race was founded in 1996 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world. For Sir Robin, the location of the finish line will hold personal significance. In February 1957 as a Cadet in the Merchant Navy he joined his first ship which set sail from Royal Albert Dock to Africa.
Follow the race on Race Viewer here.
More racing at the Docks
At the same time, July 30-31 – the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to London with wheel-to-wheel racing action diving in and out of ExCeL London, as well as around the streets of the Royal Docks.
In round 12 and 13 of the championships, 24 drivers from 11 teams will go head-to-head before they fly off to Seoul for the next round.
- What’s happening now to revive the Royal Docks?
- Dunk in a dock with Canary Wharf’s open water swimming
Fans will be treated to an electrifying pre-race show from London based DJ & producer, Jax Jones. Expect chart topping house music to warm up the crowd. There’s also Allianz E-Village performances from Nina Nesbitt and Gracey bringing the party to the London E-Prix.
The one-of-a-kind track will weave in and out of the venue, promising spectacular visuals – and emissions free. Find out more.
Discover the full Royal Docks summer season: https://www.royaldocks.london/whats-on