The Clipper 70s depart Freo!

After arriving in Freo at Fremantle Sailing Club late last week on the fourth leg of their Round the World In 11 Months Race, yesterday the 11 competing clippers paraded their wares in the inner harbour before an admiring crowd lining Victoria Quay.

Soon after, they departed Freo on a downwind, spinnaker start on the fifth leg of the race.

Here are the 11 clippers, all in a row, as the sailed out of the inner harbour towards North Mole where the race restarted.

Eleven Clippers: UNICEF, Ha Long Bay, Qingdao, Zhuhai, Dare to Lead, Our Isles, Bekezela, Perseverance, Yacht Club Punta Del Este, Logistics and Delve Deeper. Heading to the start line for leg 5 of the Clipper Round the World Race. Credit Jean Hudson

And here’s a gallery of all the action from yesterday’s parade as well!

And if you’d like to know just what life in iare a clipper 70 is like, read here.

* STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS by Jean Hudson @jeansodyssey. Jean is our Shipping Correspondent and also a regular feature writer and photographer here on the Shipping News. You may like to follow up her informative Places I Love stories, as well as other feature stories and Freo Today photographs, right here.


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