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 was originally scheduled to arrive in Sanya from Febuary 10th to 15th, 2020, but will be rescheduled in accordance with the epidemic situation in 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 February 13th to 16th, 2020. 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 committee and has contingency plans prepared in case any race schedule needs to be further amended.