We’re pleased to announce that Sail America and Clipper Ventures have reached an agreement for Strictly Sail Pacific to be the official stopover for the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race.

Strictly Sail Pacific, local businesses, the City of Oakland, Mayor Quan, and the entire sailing community will join forces to welcome and host the 250-plus crew members of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race when they arrive in Jack London Square between April 2 and 7. The Clipper fleet, consisting of 10 identical stripped down 68-foot ocean racing yachts, will be on display at Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show from Thursday, April 12 through Saturday, April 14. Showgoers will be able to board a Clipper Race Yacht, talk to crew members, and take part in the official sendoff celebrations on Saturday, April 14.

Clipper Race Awards Ceremony:  VIP show attendees and exhibitors are invited to join the Mayor of Oakland and other city officials at the Clipper 11-12 Race Awards Ceremony at the Waterfront Hotel on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 pm. The winning team of Leg 6 will be presented with the “Strictly Sail Pacific Clipper Cup.”

Official Sendoff Celebration:  The Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet will depart for Leg 7 on the Saturday morning of the show. The sendoff celebrations will include marching bands, live music, cheering crowds and local dignitaries

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