Fleet begins victory Parade of Sail up the River Thames

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The Clipper Race has started its Parade of sail at the mouth of the River Thames after completing Race 16 and the full 40,000 mile circumnavigaton last night off Southend, UK.

Today the fleet returns to St Katharine Docks, London. The spectacular event will be streamed live online from 11.45am when the Parade of Sail reaches the Thames Barrier.

Thousands of spectators are expected to descend on St Katharine Docks to welcome the twelve-strong fleet back to London after almost eleven-months circumnavigating the globe. They will be joined by many more from around the world who will be able to watch the action unfold on our exclusive live television programme streamed on the internet.

The broadcast will start at 1145 BST (1045 UTC/GMT), and can be viewed by clicking this link.

Below are the timings for the Parade of Sail and homecoming celebrations.

You’ll be able to keep up to date on the official Clipper Race Twitter feed @ClipperRace and Facebook.

Join the conversation over the weekend by using #ClipperRaceLondon

Saturday 12 July

07.30 - Fleet begins to parade up the Thames from Southend
10.19 - QE2 Bridge at Dartford
11.48 - Thames Barrier
12.01 - Dome
12.12 - Greenwich
12.30 - Canary Wharf Pier
12.45 - Tower Bridge
12.45 -14.05  Yachts enter St Katharine Docks
14.05 - 14.20  Race 16 Pennants presentation
14.25 - 16.25 Clipper 2013-14 Race Prizegiving Ceremony