The 2013-14 edition of the race left London on 1 September 2013 and after an epic 40,000 miles of ocean racing returns to St Katharine Docks - central London’s only marina – to a hero's welcome this summer.
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the world's largest fleet of matched ocean racing yachts with 250 crew members. Set up by legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Clipper Race is designed to provide everyone - regardless of sailing experience - the chance to race across oceans and taste the exhilaration of completing a circumnavigation. The race is split into eight legs and 16 races, with crew opting to do one leg, several or the full circumnavigation.
In July, fans will line the banks of the River Thames to welcome home the race crew. A formal procession will take place between 10am and 5pm, with the twelve 70-ft (21m) state-of-the-art racing yachts parading along the River Thames to Tower Bridge, locking into St Katharine Docks.
Entry is free to the Race Village at St Katharine Docks, with a big screen, live music, DJs, drummers, dancers and international cuisine, all of which is sure to get the capital into the spirit of sailing.