In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the Clipper Race, in consultation with the organising committees in both Sanya and Zhuhai, has amended its race schedule and delayed its arrival into China.
The fleet, currently racing from Australia, will now head to Subic Bay, Philippines, which was previously planned as the second of the three ports in Leg 5.
The estimated arrival window into Subic Bay is 13-16 February. There will now be an extended stopover in this port of a minimum of nine days.
The Clipper Race will continue to work with its Chinese organising committees and has contingency plans prepared should the race route need to be further amended.
05/02/20 – 16:15
The Clipper Race team has been working on contingency plans should the fleet not be able to stop in China due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Crew Changeover date for Leg 6 joiners will now be 6 March. The changeover will take place in either Zhuhai as planned or a port outside of China, should the need arise. This alternative location will be confirmed in due course.
The arrival window into Seattle remains the same as the original schedule and Leg 7 and Leg 8 timings remain unaffected.
Further updates will be posted on this website, when more information becomes available.