Royal Albert Dock London’s new international destination for business and leisure will host the Clipper 2019-20 Race Finish, Saturday 30 July 2022.
The unique waterfront location, easily accessed at DLR Royal Albert and opposite London City Airport is in the heart of the capital’s Royal Docks.
Royal Docks, Regatta Centre, London E16 2QT
TRACK THE FLEET AS THEY RACE TO THE FINISH LINE
Every exhilarating moment, gybe and tack of the Clipper Race is captured on the RACE VIEWER. Follow the fleet’s progress and never miss a beat of the action: updated hourly.
CLIPPER RACE FESTIVAL: NOON-2100
At the Discover Dome and throughout the FanZone you can find out about the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and everything involved in this extraordinary challenge. Meet the Race Crew, try out a VR experience and discover what it takes to become crew, what the selection and training process is like and what you can expect from sailing as a crew member on the race.
As the racing stops, the party is just getting started. We've got more entertainment than ever before to keep the whole family entertained all day long. Enjoy live music and street performers including:
BETTY BOO, ABBA ARRIVAL, DJ CANDY, GROOVE EMPIRE, PARC, TYLER RIX AND BAND, and NATALIE SHAY to name just a few.
RACE FINISH AND PARADE OF SAIL: 1400-1500
Watch the eleven strong Clipper Race fleet arrive into Royal Albert Dock. With continuous live coverage of the Parade of Sail, soak up the electric atmosphere amongst waiting supporters, and live music acts.
PUBLIC PRIZEGIVING CERMONY: 1545-1615
The Race Finish Public Prizegiving event will celebrate the achievements and successes of each team as they cross the finish line for the final time. Giving a festival feel to what’s sure to be an emotive and charged day of celebration. Prizes will be awarded for Race 15, as well as the much-anticipated overall winner of the Clipper 2019-20 Race.
ABOUT THE HOST PORT
After the teams have raced 40,000 nautical miles around the planet, Royal Docks will play host to the Race Finish festivities, expecting to attract people from far and wide to come and absorb the fun atmosphere. Royal Albert Dock has a growing reputation for delivering spectacular events, such as the EFG London Jazz Festival Summer Stage and the Cristal Palace (the closing gala for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival) as well as international business and tech conferences.
The Clipper Race was founded in 1996 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world. For Sir Robin, the Race Finish at Royal Docks will hold personal significance; in February 1957 as a Cadet in the Merchant Navy he joined his first ship which set sail from Royal Albert Dock to Africa.
The Royal Docks Enterprise Zone is a joint project between the Mayor of London, the London Borough of Newham and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). Culture is at the heart of the Enterprise Zone's vision for the area, and its plans are for the Royal Docks to be a world-leading location for imaginative and dynamic events.
Once London’s gateway to world trade , today the Royal Docks is one of the UK’s most important regeneration stories. This vast area in the borough of Newham is re-emerging as a commercial and cultural hub of global significance, and an exciting new waterfront.
The Royal Docks will become 'London's Cultural Engine', a place where creative work is made, new ideas are germinated, and cultural participation is open at all.
As home to London City Airport and ExCeL London, the Royal Docks has a long history of hosting world-class events and has an ambition for its 100 plus hectares of water to be a focus for activation, creating experiences and opportunities for all.