Qingdao wins final stage of Clipper yacht race Qingdao, a yacht named after a coastal city of China, won Race 13, the final stage of 2017-18 the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, from Londonderry to Liverpool of Britain, according news release of sports bureau of Qingdao on Saturday. Qingdao crossed the line at 10:04:04 UTC on Friday to finish 28 minutes ahead of the second placed Liverpool 2018, whilst Garmin was third. "It has been a fantastic race and I am extremely happy and proud of the effort my team has put in." said Chris Kobusch, skipper of Qingdao. This is the fourth podium of the 2017-18 series for Qingdao and the second win after the team previously claimed victory in Race 9 across the mighty North Pacific from Qingdao to Seattle. Qingdao has also been the champion of the Scoring Gate, with the team collecting a fleet high 19 bonus points from Scoring Gates.