Clipper Round the World Yacht Race heads for Rio de Janeiro

IMG_5911On Sunday, 30 August 12 teams paraded along the River Thames in London and then set sail on the start of their round the world voyage in the Clipper Round the World race.

The first leg of the race takes the yachts from London to Rio de Janeiro. The race covers 16 cities across six continents, and the twelve crews will race into some of the most iconic ports around the globe, including Rio.

In Rio the yachts will berth at the Marina da Gloria that will host the Olympic and Paralympic yachting activities in 2016.