Welcome the Corinthian sailors of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race back to London on Saturday, July 12 2014 as they celebrate their momentous 40,000 miles circumnavigation with a triumphant victory parade in front of crowds of spectators.
After conquering the world’s biggest oceans across six continents, during their eleven month voyage of discovery, which is known as one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges, the twelve international teams will return home as heroes of the seas.
Tickets for the official spectator boats are priced at £15 for adults and £7.50 for children with boarding beginning at 09:15 on the day.
The spectator boats will meet the Clipper Race fleet on the Thames before following its victorious parade all the way up to Tower Bridge before entering St Katharine Docks. Tickets will available here.
Central London’s only marina, St Katharine Docks, will host the spectacular homecoming ceremony. A formal procession will take place between 10am to 3pm as the twelve 70-foot state-of-the-art racing yachts parade up the Thames to Tower Bridge while enjoying live music, drummers, dancers and international cuisine all in the spirit of sailing. Entry is free to the Race Village
Pick your spot early and cheer home the heroic race teams as they parade up the River Thames.
10.00 - Parade of Sail
10.19 - QE2 Bridge at Dartford
11.48 - Thames Barrier
12.01 - Dome
12.12 - Greenwich
12.30 - Canary Wharf Pier
12.45 - St Katharine Docks
14.00-15.00 - Final prizegiving ceremony at St Katharine Docks.
St Katharine Docks Race village will be open on Saturday from 0900 – 1800, and on Sunday from 1000 - 1700.
GRANGE HOTEL OFFER
Celebrate the homecoming in style by staying in one of the Grange Hotel Group’s 5* hotels at a preferred rate from £99 per room per night, excluding VAT and a family room from £139 excluding VAT from Thursday 10 July to Monday 14 July 2014.
The rate is available at the following hotels: Grange St Pauls, Grange City and Grange Tower Bridge and includes breakfast, WIFI, and use of their leisure facilities. The rates are exclusive of VAT and based on single or double occupancy
BOOKING: To book please visit Grange Hotels and use the below booking system: www.grangehotels.com Use the code box on the main booking screen and enter: clipperg
See you there!
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