The Seattle yacht entry for the Clipper 2019-20 Race has been revealed. This will be the third consecutive edition Seattle has been a Team and Host Port Partner in the Clipper Race. And it will once again see a collaboration between race organisers, the Seattle Sports Commission, Port of Seattle and Visit Seattle.
The Skipper to lead the Seattle team as they race 40,000 nautical miles will be experienced British sailor Ben Keitch. Seattle will be returning as second place winners after its success in the previous edition of the global sailing race.
The global nature of the Clipper Race will give the ‘Emerald City’ access to an international audience whilst the racing is in action. Seattle will be focusing its attention on ocean health and environmental sustainability, along with promoting the city as an ecotourism destination. Projects will also have a focus on engaging young people from the Pacific Northwest on these important environmental topics.