The participants in the biggest and most inclusive global challenge on the planet will visit the coast of Cadiz next September.

El Puerto de Santa María, 26th July 2023 – The Clipper Race, also known as the Round the World Yacht Race, will call at Puerto Sherry next September, the only stop in Spain for the toughest and most inclusive global sailing race on the planet. Founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first sailor to sail solo, non-stop around the world, the Clipper Race has become, over more than twenty years, one of the best known and most prestigious sailing regattas in the world, and a unique social event that involves more than half a thousand people in its development.

Open to both experienced sailors and inexperienced amateurs, the Clipper Race offers a unique opportunity to push personal boundaries and discover new cultures while sailing the world’s oceans. Eleven twin yachts crewed by a professional skipper, a first mate and an amateur crew will sail 40,000 miles visiting six continents in eleven months and eight legs.

Puerto Sherry will be the first stop after the departure of the fleet on the 3rd of September from the port of Portsmouth, UK, and with the arrival of the boats and the support teams and staff, it will become the epicentre of world sailing for a few days. Until they reach the coast of Cadiz, the sailors will face intense competition in a crucial first stage of the world challenge.

The stop in Puerto Sherry will be a unique opportunity for visitors to discover the beauty, culture and hospitality of the region, as well as for citizens to experience first-hand the excitement of this unique regatta. In this sense, Puerto Sherry is already working with other companies to close an attractive and varied offer to show off the destination, which will also have a strong economic impact on the area.

“The arrival of the Clipper Race is a great challenge for Puerto Sherry. Hosting this prestigious worldwide regatta will strongly boost our international positioning in the nautical sector as a benchmark marina in southern Europe, confirming our new direction,” says Nicolás Figueras, general manager of Puerto Sherry.