Clipper Round the World Yacht Fleet Returns on Sunday

Clipper Yachts at Ocean VillageA fun-packed day of free entertainment has been organised to welcome home the crew taking part in the Clipper 2011-2012 Round the World Yacht Race. After more than 40,000 miles at sea, and 51 weeks of ocean racing, Ocean Village is getting ready to celebrate the end of world’s longest ocean race in style.

Thousands of people are expected to turn out and welcome home the crew, made up of over 40 nationalities, who swapped their ordinary day jobs to take part in the world’s longest ocean race. The fleet of ten racing yachts set sail from Ocean Village, Southampton on 31st July 2011 and will arrive back in the marina for their Race Finish on Sunday 22nd July 2012 after nearly a year at sea.