Please select your home edition
Edition
PandB 2020 Dinghy Show - LEADERBOARD
JOIN THE RACE JOIN THE 2019-20 RACE MAGAZINE DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL SOUVENIR RACE MAGAZINE Check out the latest photo galleries from The Clipper Race
UNICEF ABOUT UNICEF

Clipper 2019-20 Race returns to Fremantle

by Clipper Round the World 30 Mar 2019 22:26 PDT
Fremantle Sailing Club © Clipper Race

Hundreds of people from all over the world are set to experience all the city of Fremantle has to offer when the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race returns to the Fremantle Sailing Club this December.

Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who this April will celebrate the 50th anniversary of becoming the first person to sail solo and non-stop around the world, said: "Fremantle Sailing Club is an incredible facility and one that the crew enjoyed immensely during our last stopover in 2017.

"Crossing the Southern Ocean is not an easy way to get to Fremantle but if it was easy everyone would do it. Our crew will feel the most enormous sense of achievement when they see Fremantle appear on the horizon, knowing what they have accomplished."

Fremantle's history with the Clipper Race goes back to 2005, with the historic port city the site of the first ever Australian stopover. In total, this will be the fourth visit to Fremantle, while Australia has featured as part of the global circuit of the Clipper Race seven times.

The reward at the end of such a tough race will be the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Fremantle. Located at the mouth of the Swan River and just 30 minutes from Perth, Fremantle is bounded by stunning beaches and limestone cliffs, and is a major port for Western Australia, for both world-class competition and commercial activity.

The fleet will be berthed at Fremantle Sailing Club, which overlooks the warm and pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. The more than 3,000 members of this friendly club enjoy excellent facilities both on and off the water and have eleven different activity sections, including cruising, dinghy and junior racing, as well as angling and inshore and offshore racing.

The FSC members and public will have their first chance to learn more about Leg 3 and the Clipper Race adventure in general on Sunday 31 March, when former crew members will gather at the FSC for its annual Open Day.

Fremantle Sailing Club Commodore Graeme Allen said: "Fremantle Sailing Club is proud to host the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race.

"Following on from a very successful visit to our historic club in 2017, we once again look forward to showcasing our port and venue to competitors, families and friends from all parts of the globe.

"Fremantle Sailing Club offers direct ocean access to visiting yachts and our sensational facilities will see competitors and race officials well catered for. Our management and staff have commenced the necessary preparations to ensure this leg is a very successful and memorable one for all involved.

"The arrival of boats that have crossed the Southern Ocean always generates a buzz of excitement at the club. Full respect is given to those who undertake this journey under race conditions."

From Fremantle, the eleven Clipper 70s will race around to Eastern Australia, before turning north and crossing the Equator once more towards the first of three Chinese host cities.

For more information and information on how to join can be found here.

Related Articles

The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 5
Headsails, tactics and hard work Qingdao is currently in first place closely followed by Unicef, less than 15nm behind, and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam in third as the fleet approaches the Japanese island of Maiyakojima. Posted on 28 Feb
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 4
Punta del Este and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam are currently neck and neck It's been some time since the Race Viewer has depicted the combined Clipper Race fleet as achieving a speed over ground of more than five knots, but the fourth day of Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race can boast that. Posted on 27 Feb
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 3
It's been a bumpy ride but the teams are making good progress Three days into Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race, the fleet has been beating upwind and heading north towards Virtual Mark Massey, named after Qingdao's First Mate Rhiannon. Posted on 26 Feb
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 2
Another intense day on the water for the eleven teams The inshore or offshore choice had to be made and as the fleet converges to pass Mark Massey, and clear the wind shadow of the Philippines, the inshore route looks to have paid off with Qingdao, Punta del Este and Unicef currently leading the fleet. Posted on 25 Feb
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 1
Race route altered because of coronavirus concerns Following the spectacle and ceremony of the fleet's departure from the Subic Bay Yacht Club in the Philippines, Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race is under way! Posted on 24 Feb
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7
The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race commences Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race is under way. The eleven strong fleet of 70ft racing yachts lined up in the sunshine to slip lines, leaving the Subic Bay Yacht Club behind on Sunday 23 February at 0400 UTC (1200 LT). Posted on 24 Feb
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7 preview
The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race ubic Bay has given the hard working Race Crew an opportunity to relax, take time away from their 70ft homes and enjoy some of the Filipino culture and culinary delicacies. Posted on 23 Feb
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Dare To Lead update
Al Jay, will take over as the Clipper Race AQP of Dare To Lead Experienced First Mate, Al Jay, will take over as the Clipper Race AQP of Dare To Lead, supporting the team from Leg 6 and for the remainder of the circumnavigation. Posted on 22 Feb
Nailbiting conclusion to Sanya Tropical Race
WTC Logistics scoops top spot and first podium of the Clipper 2019-20 Race WTC Logistics clinched victory in Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise from the Whitsundays, Australia to Subic Bay, Philippines in dramatic fashion. Overtaking Qingdao and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, who finished second and third respectively Posted on 15 Feb
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 26
The race remains: Each team made a valiant effort in their quest WTC Logistics, Qingdao and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam have arrived into Subic Bay, Philippines securing first, second and third podium places respectively in Race 6. Posted on 14 Feb
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERETNZShop-SAILRACING-728X90 HR BottomMarine Resources 2019 - Footer