May 24, 2017

FREMANTLE, Australia (AP) The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the 11th edition of the ocean race later this year.

Organizers said Thursday the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000-nautical mile race will arrive in Fremantle between Nov. 21 and 25 after the Southern Ocean leg from Cape Town, South Africa.

Its international crew and fleet of 12 70-foot ocean racing vessels will berth at the Fremantle Sailing Club. The fleet has increased this race from eight 60-foot vessels to the 70-foot yachts.

The race will start in Liverpool, England on Aug. 20 with the global route to include stopovers in South America (at a port to be determined), Cape Town, Fremantle, Sydney, Hobart, Sanya and Qingdao in China, Seattle, Panama, New York, and Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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