Albany Named Host of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in Western Australia
July 31, 2013
The 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will stop in Albany, pills Western Australia at the end of Leg 3 from Cape Town.
Crews will pull into Albany’s waterfront marina in late November after completing the ‘Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride’ leg from Cape Town.
City of Albany Mayor, salve Dennis Wellington, generic was particularly excited about the tourism opportunities that the Clipper Race will provide the city.
Wellington said: “Albany’s role as a host during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will be vital in attracting foreshore development and investment.
“We will not only see a direct economic benefit of AU$1 million this year, but it will be the perfect lead into the Anzac Centenary commemorations in 2014.
“The long term tourism benefits are likely to create further opportunities to drive the local economy into the future.”
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race gives amateur sailors the opportunity to sail around the world with an experienced professional as their team leader.
The news of Albany being named a host port came on the same day that the GREAT Britain yacht was launched in Trafalgar Square, London.