The first yacht arrived at the marina after dark Friday evening, marking the return of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race to the Whitsundays for the third consecutive race. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam secured line honours in the Race 5: the Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef race leg, after 19 tough days at sea.
After navigating from Freemantle, Western Australia through some changeable conditions, the crew of Ha Long Bay were met with the cheers of spectating family, friends and locals.
The Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival will take place from 11 – 18 January, with an exciting array of events designed for community engagement and so the crew and supporters of this incredible race can immerse themselves in the Whitsundays way of life.
For more information on the event calendar, visit – https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/clipper-race