Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Stopover

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Stopover

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crews will sail into Abell Point Marina in January 2016. With the vessels arriving from the 13th January as part of the All-Australian Leg, the vessels will berth in Abell Point Marina for several days before departing on the 18th January to start Race 7 continuing onto Vietnam.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate endurance test like no other and the biggest nautical challenge in the world. The record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world is a unique event with the 12 participating vessels identical racing yachts, 70-foot Ocean racing yacht. The event is divided into eight legs with 14 individual races visiting cities throughout six continents. The twelve crews will race into some of the most iconic ports around the world.

This challenge is led by fully qualified skipper per vessel whom will safely guide their crew. The crews consist of ordinary, everyday people who undertake rigorous training courses before being suited and booted in the latest extreme protection gear for the race of their lives.

Stay tuned for event updates and how you can be part of the welcome ceremony at Abell Point Marina.

For more information on the rally visit Clipper Round the World

Cherie Morel


  1. Sylvia Bergman Says: October 30, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Congratulations for having been able to make the Whitsunday’s a stopover for this world-class race! This will put Airlie Beach on the international map

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