An amazing, colourful and very loud Race Start day down at Gunwharf Quays.

Clipper Race Teams were paraded to the mainstage to the sounds of Batala Portsmouth, before they joined together on stage to soak up the atmosphere and wave off family and friends who were amongst the crowds that had gathered.

Image: Batala Portsmouth

A perfectly sunny send off, Skippers, AQPs, circumnavigators and Leg 1 crew from each yacht were cheered on to the soundtrack of their team song before they made their way back to the boats to start their epic journey.

Introducing our Clipper 2023-24 Race Teams...

Image: Bekezela Community Foundation Team

Image: Dare To Lead Team

Image: Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam Team

Image: Our Isles and Oceans Team

Image: Perseverance Team

Image: PSP Team

Image: Qingdao Team

Image: UNICEF Team

Image: Washington, DC Team

Image: Yacht Club Punta Del Este Team

Image: Zhuhai Team