TRACK THE FLEET INTO NEW YORK
Every exhilarating moment, gybe and tack of the Clipper Race to New York is captured on the RACE VIEWER. Follow the fleet’s progress and never miss a beat of the action: updated hourly.
WHAT’S ON IN NEW YORK?
GREET THE FLEET: FIRST ARRIVALS: 23 JUNE 2022
The fleet of eleven 70-foot yachts will have battled an awe inspiring 37,200 nautical miles and five ocean crossings before arriving in the heart of New York.
You can experience the atmosphere as Race Crew step back on land after a thrilling race across the world’s most furious oceans and fast paced 700nm sprint race from Bermuda.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF CLIPPER : TBA
Brought to you live from the Clipper Race fleet in New York your host - a Clipper Race Skipper - will take you on a tour of a Clipper 70. This virtual tour - above and below deck - will be an excellent insight into life on board. Check out the nav station, galley area and living conditions. Imagine yourself on the bow or helm of the 70-foot yacht.
RACE CREW STOPOVER IN NEW YORK:
More than 150 Race Crew from diverse walks of life, all age groups and more than 40 nations around the world will be arriving in New York. Many will continue on with this marathon ocean race of more than 40,000nm, joined by others here.
Some race for greatness and some race to win but everyone receives a hero's welcome on arrival into port. It is the arrival of the final team that makes all the race crew feel most proud, and at the end of each leg of the race, the crew celebrate with a prize-giving event. The three first teams of the race into New York score the highest points which are added to their overall standing in the race.
Repairs and Maintenance
While berther here you will see crew working on their yachts conducting essential maintenance to the rigging and below deck, and repairs - in particular sail repairs - that could not be handled on board. As well as replenishing fresh water supplies, members of the crew will be stocking up with fresh fruit, vegetables and protein to sustain them during the next leg of the race. Crew can use up to 5,000 calories a day while racing and will need three or four nutritious cooked meals a day, sourced from local markets in New Jersey.
Race Partners get involved
Race Partners conduct product testing, scientific or other research onboard the yachts which race in parts of the ocean that are inaccessible to most other vessels. While in port they can collect data, check equipment and get feedback from the Race Crew and Skippers which is used to improve technical performance for commercial use. Dell Rugged is one of the partners using the Clipper Race to further improve product performance: read more here.
Rest and Recuperation
After the hard work, the crew will have time to relax with friends and family who might have traveled to New York from the other side of the world to support them. This is a time to visit the best Bermuda has to offer, see the sights, stay in comfort at local hotels, enjoy the best local food etc, and participate in locally organized events to support causes that are meaningful to them.
RACE DEPARTURE CEREMONY - SAVE THE DATE
On Wednesday 29 June the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet will continue its epic circumnavigation.
Take your position and cheer the teams as the fleet slip lines to set off to continue the final leg of their round the 40,982 nautical miles around the world yacht race.
ABOUT THE HOST PORT
We can't get enough of this iconic city; experimental, edgy, fast-paced and urban, pleasure seekers will find it all in New York.
From the traditionally Jewish Lower East Side to Lower Manhattan's Chinatown, the Upper East Side and the bohemian areas of SoHo and Tribeca, there is much to explore. Each of New York City's rapidly-changing neighborhoods has its own distinct flavour.
The world's largest selection of bars, restaurants, galleries, museums and shops are found here and you can be sure they will be global trendsetters. The Met, the MoMA and the Guggenheim are New York's most famous museums, but in Chelsea and the Lower East Side, you will find some of the newest artists exhibiting after their famous Thursday night opening parties. New York is all about living the high life - with yoga, outdoor cinema screenings, street food festivals and city glamping all taking place on rooftops.
Skyscrapers and buildings such as the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Plaza are open until late into the evening for panoramic vistas. And one of the city's newer attractions is the High Line, a former rail track turned urban park 30ft above street level. Running from the Meatpacking District to the northern edge of Chelsea, the 1.45 mile-long walkway and gardens gives walkers the chance to escape the hustle and bustle below.