Clipper Race

Clipper Race

As an official host port for the Clipper 2019-20 Race, Derry-Londonderry will once again welcome hundreds of thousands of people to the Foyle Maritime Festival. 

The fifth edition of this bi-annual festival will take place from 20th– 24th July 2022 with the Clipper Race fleet expected to arrive in Derry from 14th July 2022.

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot racing yacht, visiting 15 ports over six continents in eleven months. Now in its twelfth edition, this exceptional race is taken on by ordinary everyday people who are pushed to their limits to achieve the extraordinary.

We are honoured this year again to host the Clipper Round the World Race, always in awe of the wonderful achievements and stories that sail into the city with every yacht that arrives in port.

This race is famed for ordinary people achieving the extraordinary and the Clipper Race boat tours and excursions give visitors the unique opportunity to get up close and hear their incredible tales of ambition, courage and passion as they’ve sailed around the world for the last eleven months.

For regular updates on boat arrivals and the race

For information about the Clipper Race including the arrival and departure times of the Clipper yachts, as well as setting up interviews with the Clipper Race crew members please contact the Press team at Clipper Ventures.

Clipper Ventures Press Team
1A Granary and Bakery building, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, Gosport, PO12 1FX
Tel: +44 (0) 2392 526000