Round the world race to stop at New York

New York City will be a host of the Clipper 05-06 Round the World Yacht
Race during their port visit in May 2006. There will also be a yacht named
after the city in the race.

The international sporting event will begin on
September 18, 2005, in Liverpool (UK) and return after 10 months of
intense competition on the high seas. Some 200 international sailors
competing in the world’s longest race will visit New York in late May 2006
as part of the final leg of their 35,000-mile competition.

Clipper 05-06, the fifth running of the company’s flagship event, will be
divided into seven individual crew legs as the ten identically-matched
yachts contend for the coveted ‘Clipper Cup.’ The New York Clipper will be
skippered by Jonathan Bailey, (38) from Leeds in the United Kingdom, and
there are selected berths available for New York’s budding sailors
interested in racing on various legs of the race.

The fleet’s return to Liberty Landing Marina, having visited the city on
the past two editions of the biennial event, will be a popular decision
amongst the amateur crews. The nine-day stopover provides a chance to
savour the sensational ambience of Manhattan having just raced to the
United States from the Caribbean.

If you would like to become a crew member on Clipper 05-06, or the next
race in 2007-08, visit or contact
the UK team on 44 23 8023 7088 for further information.