Watch the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2017-18 LIVE!

Friday, August 18, 2017


On Sunday 20th August wherever you are in the world you can follow the departure ceremonies and race start live from Liverpool in the UK via our dedicated web streams.

Live video streams of the departure ceremonies will be carried on-line from 0800 BST local time (0700 GMT/UTC) covering the crews’ farewell ceremony on stage, manning their boats and departing their moorings in Albert Dock. This will be followed by the fleet entering the Mersey and conducting a parade of sail along the waterfront for the tens of thousands of spectators anticipated to line both sides of the river.

At 1200 Noon BST (1100 GMT/UTC) the on-line feed will feature a special one-hour live TV show to include the race start at 1230 BST local time including live helicopter footage of the yachts racing around a tight circuit in front of the crowds before heading out to sea towards Punta del Este in Uruguay.

The live feed can be viewed on the Clipper Race website at:



0810-0910          Opening Ceremony as each of the twelve teams take their turn on the stage before boarding their boats.

0915-0950            Each yacht casts off to transfer from Albert Dock into the Canning Half Dock

1015-1050            The fleet enters the River Mersey

1115-1200            The fleet performs a parade of sail along the Liverpool Mersey river front.

1230-1310            Race start followed by an initial course around marks/buoys in front of the Liverpool waterfront to complete a circuit before heading out to sea towards Uruguay.

1310-1330            Fleet races out of the Rive Mersey

Click here to watch the fleet arriving in Liverpool

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