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RACE 11, DAY 4: DRAG RACE ON AS THE SCORING GATE APPROACHES

23 APR 2014

Temperatures have continued to build in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup and as the barometer rises, the race stakes are approaching boiling point. Less than 10 miles now separates the top half of the leaderboard, and with the Scoring Gate now under 300 miles away, a drag race is well and truly on and is too close to c...

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TAKE PART IN HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK WITH CLIPPER VENTURES...

23 APR 2014

The Clipper Race is offering the chance to race in the Whitsundays in Queensland, Australia, as part of Hamilton Island Race Week. The regatta is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and has an exciting on-water and off-water carnival. For the first time, Clipper Ventures will be entering its Sydney-based...

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SIR ROBIN CELEBRATES 45 YR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS WORLD FIRST SO...

22 APR 2014

Man hadn’t yet walked on the moon.  45 years ago, sailing solo non-stop around the world was as big an adventure as space travel is today and even now, fewer people have sailed solo around the planet than have orbited it above the atmosphere. On 22 April 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to s...

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RACE 11 DAY 3: CONTINUOUS CLOSE RACING AS FLEET PASSES MEXIC...

22 APR 2014

With just over 35 miles now separating the entire fleet as it passes into Central American waters, the last 24 hours of Race 11 have seen very close match racing and thoughts now turn to the Scoring Gate and securing those all-important, 3, 2, 1 bonus points. While positions on the leaderboard continue to change freque...

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RACE 11 DAY 2: FLEET HEADS SOUTH

21 APR 2014

The last 24 hours has seen some very close, and tense match downwind racing amongst the 12-strong fleet with speeds reaching in excess of 26 knots as it makes its way further south towards Panama. However, as the temperature starts to increase the competition is also heating up as the teams battle to make gains in the ...

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CLIPPER RACE DONATES TO SAN FRANCISCO DISABLED SAILORS CHARI...

21 APR 2014

The Clipper Race has made a donation of $1000 to San Francisco sailing charity, the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors. The charity provides sailing programs to people with disabilities and their families to make the sport accessible for everyone. During the San Francisco stopover, the charity allowed Clipper 70 ...

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RACE 11 DAY 1: THE PSP LOGISTICS PANAMA 100 CUP GETS UNDERWA...

20 APR 2014

After a spectacular send-off from San Francisco, USA the 12 strong fleet competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Race pulled no punches as the 3,300 mile race to Panama got off to a flying start. With Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Henri Lloyd and Old Pulteney the first three boats across the start line for Race 11, it wasn&...

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CALIFORNIAN CREW MEMBER STARTS SECOND PART OF HER FUNDRAISIN...

20 APR 2014

Californian crew member, Elaina Breen, 69 from Point Richmond, has started her second Clipper Race leg, raising money for a charity which helps the families of those killed in war. Elaina’s father John Breen was an avid sailor and Naval aviator who died on active duty in the Second World War when she was a small ...

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DERRY~LONDONDERRY~ DOIRE FIRST OVER THE LINE IN PSP LOGISTIC...

19 APR 2014

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge provided the perfect backdrop to the start of Race 11 today, the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, for the 12-strong fleet of identical matched 70-foot boats competing in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. At 1330 local time (2030 UTC) the leading ...

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CLIPPER RACE PSP LOGISTICS PANAMA 100 CUP

19 APR 2014

The fleet has left Pier 40 and South Beach Yacht Club for a parade of sail to San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Golden Gate Yacht Club will mark the start line of Race 11 today at 1330 local time (2000 UTC) for the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup. The fleet arrived in San Francisco last week after a ...

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PSP LOGISTICS PANAMA 100 CUP GETS UNDERWAY TODAY

19 APR 2014

The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, which is Race 11 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race gets underway on today (Saturday) at 1300 local time in San Francisco (2000 UTC). This very tactical race from the Californian city to Panama will take approximately three weeks to complete. The race sees the teams transit...

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ALL IS REVEALED ON NAKED SWITZERLAND

18 APR 2014

You may have heard the rumours, but now the evidence is here.  The crew of Switzerland have saved two more lives on behalf of Mercy Ships, their official charity, after getting naked while sailing across the cold Pacific Ocean to raise money.  The entire Leg 6 crew took off their clothes in good taste and for...

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CELEBRATING INSPIRING YOUTHS ACROSS THE WORLD’S OCEANS

18 APR 2014

Youths from local outreach programmes in San Francisco, the main hub of American sailing,  gathered at South Beach Yacht Club to find out what life is like on board a Clipper Round the World Race ocean  yacht and to swap experiences with Sapinda Rainbow Project Ambassador, Nqoba Mswazi.     Sev...

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DERRY-LONDONDERRY PREPARES FOR CLIPPER RACE RETURN WITH LEGE...

17 APR 2014

Preparations are well underway in Derry-Londonderry today for the return of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race as the city prepares to host one of the most exciting events of the year, a week-long LegenDerry Maritime Festival from 21-29 June 2014. The Foyle Quay is set to transform into a summer promen...

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YOUNG QINGDAO SCOUT LEADER CONTINUES HIS WORLDWIDE MISSION I...

16 APR 2014

Qingdao crew member and Scout Leader George Bayles gave an exclusive tour of his yacht to a local Scout group in San Francisco as part of his mission to meet Scouts around the world during his Clipper Race adventure. Scouts from the Sea Scout Group SSS Viking and SSS Corsair in San Francisco queued up to listen t...

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RACE FINISH SPECTATOR BOAT TICKETS ON SALE

16 APR 2014

Tickets for the official spectator boats, the best spot from which to welcome the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams as they return victoriously into St Katharine Docks, London, are now on sale.Tickets will available here. The official spectator boats will provide the best view and the most unique way of wel...

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CLIPPER RACE COOK LAWRENCE ON TREND WITH PERUVIAN COOK OFF

15 APR 2014

Peruvian food was the latest cuisine for London chef and Qingdao crew member Lawrence Lingard to master on his culinary world tour as he challenged a local chef to a cook off  in San Francisco Bay. Danny Kou, executive chef at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana (Peruvian) restaurant in San Francisco, showed Lawrence how to...

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LEG 6 PENNANTS AWARDED AT SAN FRANCISCO PRIZEGIVING

15 APR 2014

The crew members of GREAT Britain, Henri Lloyd and Invest Africa have received their winner’s pennants for Race 10, Qingdao, China to San Francisco at a prizegiving ceremony. The teams collected their pennants from Race Director Justin Taylor and Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston after the result...

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GLOBAL DIGITAL MEDIA COMPANY SAILS INTO SAN FRANCISCO TO JOI...

15 APR 2014

Today, digital media company RNTS Media announced its official partnership of the Invest Africa entry of the Clipper 13-14 Race at South Beach Yacht Club in San Francisco. The company is the leader in all-in-one cloud-based broadcasting and video-on-demand platform and educational and youth entertainment cont...

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OPEN BOAT TOURS AND RECRUITMENT ROADSHOW IN SAN FRANCISCO TH...

15 APR 2014

During the Clipper Race fleet’s stay in San Francisco there are several events to learn more about the world’s longest yacht race.Circumnavigator and Crew Recruitment and Development Director, David Cusworth will be in San Francisco holding presentations for those adventurous souls looking to take part in t...

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PSP LOGISTICS FINISHES LEG 6 ARRIVING INTO SAN FRANCISCO

14 APR 2014

PSP Logistics has sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge to complete Race 10, finishing at 07:49 local time (14:49 UTC) and coming in 10th place overall.  The yacht had been racing under elapsed time after leaving Qingdao, China 36 hours later than the rest of the fleet following some setbacks on Race 9, Singapore to...

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RACE 10 DAY 28: PSP LOGISTICS PREPARES FOR SAN FRANCISCO, US...

14 APR 2014

Having conquered the mighty Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet and clocking up nearly 6,000 miles in Race 10, PSP Logistics have just under 40 miles to go until they arrive in San Francisco, USA. Chris Hollis, skipper of PSP Logistics reflects on the last 28 days in his daily skipper report and all that he...

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LATEST ETAS FOR FLEET ARRIVAL INTO SAN FRANCISCO, USA

14 APR 2014

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has begun to arrive at South Beach Yacht Club in San Francisco after crossing the Pacific Ocean.After spending approximately 27 days at sea across the world’s largest expanse of water, the Pacific Ocean, the crews will be pleased to finally see dry land for the first time si...

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OLD PULTENEY, SWITZERLAND AND TEAM GARMIN CELEBRATE ARRIVAL ...

13 APR 2014

Old Pulteney, Switzerland and Team Garmin have all arrived at South Beach Yacht Club, San Francisco welcomed by crowds of fellow crew, friends and family and locals from the Bay area.  Patrick van der Zijden, skipper of the Old Pulteney yacht was pleased with his team’s performance across the Pacific Ocean t...

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RACE 10 DAY 27: CLOSING STAGES OF RACE 10 FROM QINGDAO CHINA...

13 APR 2014

It’s been an eventful 24 hours for the final teams as they prepare to complete the 5,600 miles race from Qingdao China, to San Francisco. With just 10 miles now separating Mission Performance and Jamaica Get All Right, who will be the first across the line in the closing stages of Race 10? With Mission Perfo...

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RACE 10 DAY 26: WIND HOLE FRUSTRATION FOR TEAM GARMIN

12 APR 2014

The light winds which were forecast around the finish line into San Francisco Bay have created a frustrating end to Race 10 for Team Garmin, who with just over 60 miles left to complete the 5,600 mile race to San Francisco are struggling in just 3 knots of wind. Skipper of Team Garmin, Jan Ridd shares his frustration ...

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DERRY ~ LONDONDERRY ~ DOIRE ARRIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO AFTER D...

11 APR 2014

The Northern Irish entry has finished its toughest leg yet of the Clipper Race, with rescued round the world crew member Andrew Taylor going to hospital upon arrival following the man overboard incident in the Pacific last week. The yacht crossed the finish line in sixth place at 13: 28 local time, 21:28 UTC &nbs...

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ONEDLL AND QINGDAO HAVE ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO

11 APR 2014

OneDLL and Qingdao have arrived in San Francisco after crossing the Pacific Ocean in the race from Qingdao, China. OneDLL crossed the line in fourth position at 12:56:00 UTC, passing under the Golden Gate Bridge in heavy fog. “It feels amazing to be in San Francisco. I am really proud of the guys, it’s been...

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DAY 25 RACE 10: SPIRITS RUN HIGH BUT WILL LIGHT WINDS HAMPER...

11 APR 2014

With Derry~Londonderry~Doire chasing down the final 30 miles into San Francisco, the rest of the fleet continues to tackle the last few hundred miles of Race 10, as light winds towards the finish line look set to hamper the teams progress. After covering nearly 6,000 miles in Race 10 the remainder of the fleet loo...

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RACE 10 DAY 24: TACTICS DEPLOYED AS SAN FRANCISCO LOOMS

10 APR 2014

As the final miles tick away in the 5,800 mile race to San Francisco the lure of sailing under Golden Gate Bridge continues to spur on the fighting spirit amongst the fleet, as Race 10 rumbles on. With GREAT Britain claiming line honours in Race 10, the rest of the fleet remain equally as determined to improve their po...

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GREAT BRITAIN CLINCHES RACE 10 LINE HONOURS INTO SAN FRANCIS...

10 APR 2014

It’s been one of the toughest legs of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, but crossing the finish line, even in the dark, under San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, is a moment to savour after 5,600 miles of ocean racing across the mighty Pacific GREAT Britain crossed the fi...

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OCEAN SPRINT UPDATE: ONEDLL DISQUALIFIED

09 APR 2014

Although some of the fleet are still to complete the Ocean Sprint, the fastest boat to date, OneDLL, has been dealt a bitter blow by being disqualified by the Clipper Race Committee for failing to report their start time within the required time frame of three hours. This means that Henri Lloyd, which actually took 17 ...

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RACE 10 DAY 23: TENSION BUILDS AS THE FINISH LINE INTO SAN F...

09 APR 2014

After 48 hours in Stealth Mode Henri Lloyd has emerged victorious with a marginal lead in the closing stages of Race 10 despite also being caught in the same wind hole as its competitors. However, with around 30 miles now separating the top three entries and with less than 200 miles to go until the finish line into San...

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BBC’S LESLEY JOHNSON TAKES ON OCEAN RACING CHALLENGE FOR B...

08 APR 2014

Lesley Johnson (53) is preparing to fly out to San Francisco on Thursday (10 April) to take part in the next leg of the challenging Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and to raise funds for BBC Children in Need.In order to compete, Lesley is taking a two month break from her job as an operations director overseeing BBC...

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RACE 10 DAY 22: WILL A DREADED WIND HOLE SHAKE UP THE PODIUM...

08 APR 2014

With little over 300 miles to the finish line for the front runners in Race 10, the mighty Pacific Ocean has pushed the 12-strong matched fleet to the limit. However, is the biggest test still to come as the forecasted weather predicts the return of a dreaded wind hole in the closing stages of the 5,800 mile race. Who ...

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RACE 10 DAY 21: THE FINAL FIGHT TO THE FINISH LINE IN RACE 1...

07 APR 2014

With valuable extra points up for grabs in the Ocean Sprint, the fleet continue to fight it out to become the fastest entry across the lines 142 degrees west and 136 degrees west in Race 10. However, as San Francisco approaches who will triumph and who will be left disappointed? After entering the Ocean Sprint section...

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RACE 10, DAY 20: TEAMS START OCEAN SPRINT SECTION OF LEG 6

06 APR 2014

The first four yachts have entered the Ocean Sprint section of Leg 6, vying for vital extra points that could mean the difference between a podium finish. em>OneDLL, GREAT Britain, Qingdao and Henri Lloyd have entered the gate of the course that runs between the lines 142 degrees west and 136 degrees west for the ch...

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RACE 10, DAY 19: WHAT TACTICS WILL THE TEAMS EMPLOY FOR THE ...

05 APR 2014

The wind in the North Pacific has eased causing some of the boats to slow up with Switzerland, Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Team Garmin crews doing all they can to keep moving. Leaders GREAT Britain also had a frustrating 24 hours, with skipper Simon Talbot reporting his team’s conservative sail plan overnight in ...

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RACE 10, DAY 18: THICK FOG CAUSES VISIBILITY ISSUE AS TEAMS ...

04 APR 2014

Following sun, balmy temperatures and some pleasant moonlight sailing, thick fog has swept in and is causing a challenge for the Clipper Race fleet as skippers prepare their best paths for the final stretch, south to the Golden Gate Bridge finish line, San Francisco. Eric Holden, Henri Lloyd skipper explained: “W...

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ONEDLL AWARDED RACE 10 REDRESS

03 APR 2014

OneDLL have requested 2 hours 57 minutes of redress following their suspension of racing when they went to the assistance of Derry~Londonderry~Doire’s mayday call in relation to their recent MOB incident.  The sailing Instructions state; ‘The Race Committee may generally consider awarding redress in th...

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RACE 10 DAY 17: TEAMS REACH EAST TOWARDS SAN FRANCISCO IN B...

03 APR 2014

The teams are reaching east towards San Francisco with the majority of the fleet positioned far enough east to stay ahead of a front associated with the next low pressure system. The wind has been steady in strength and direction even allowing for some general maintenance to take place on some of the yachts. GREAT Brit...

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RACE 10 DAY 16: DISTANCE TO FINISH FALLS BELOW 2,000 MILES I...

02 APR 2014

Spirits are high as good speeds are made towards San Francisco and the distance to finish fell below 2,000 miles. The main pack is power reaching in 30 to 35 knots of wind and surf towards San Francisco, and pointing directly east towards the finish line for the first time. GREAT Britain has held onto its first place, ...

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SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON TO RETURN TO SOLO OCEAN RACING

02 APR 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, will return to his solo ocean racing roots this November when he takes part in French single-handed classic, the Route de Rhum on his Open 60 entry, Grey Power.   The founder of the Clipper Race and first ever man to sail solo, non-stop around the world in 1968/69, will compete in...

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"HAPPY TO BE ALIVE"

01 APR 2014

Following Derry~Londonderry~Doire’s dramatic North Pacific rescue operation yesterday, crew member Andrew Taylor is making a good recovery, with Skipper Sean McCarter explaining to Clipper Race officials:  “Andrew is in good spirits and has been chatting away with his crew, and whilst clearly...

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RACE 10 DAY 15: WIND ABATES BUT TEAMS STRUGGLE TO FLY KITES ...

01 APR 2014

The wind has moderated after the front passed over the fleet yesterday, causing the biggest seas the teams have seen since the start of the race. But with big sea states causing major swell, some teams are struggling to hold a kite properly as they head downwind in 25 knots of wind with 2200 miles to go to San Francisc...

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RACE 10 DAY 14: TEAMS REPORT BIGGEST SEA STATE SINCE LEAVING...

31 MAR 2014

The long awaited north westerly front arrived yesterday, causing 50 knots of wind and gusts up to 70 knots creating ‘monstrous’ seas for the fleet.  Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member Andrew Taylor fell overboard while changing a sail in the rough weather and was rescued from the Pacifi...

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DERRY~ LONDONDERRY~ DOIRE SUCCESSFULLY RECOVERS MAN OVERBOAR...

31 MAR 2014

Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor (46) from London was rescued from the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of this morning after falling overboard. He went over the side at 23.43 UTC last night in rough weather and was sighted again at 00.55 UTC before being recovered at approx. 01.13 UTC this morni...

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RACE 10, DAY 13: MIXED NIGHT OF FORTUNES AS FLEET REACHES RA...

30 MAR 2014

As the first Clipper Race teams start crossing the International Date Line today, exceeding the half-way point of Race 10, those positioned in the middle, east of the main fleet were left feeling wet, cold and frustrated last night as Mother Nature poured her best attention on the most southern teams. Derry~Londonder...

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RACE 10, DAY 12: CLIPPER RACE FLEET PREPARES FOR SECOND DATE...

29 MAR 2014

The Clipper Race’s highly anticipated ‘first date’ with a series of low pressure weather systems left some teams feeling stood up in the rain and grey skies yesterday, but another, stonger front, building ahead of the fleet does looks ready to show up in style to its long awaited North Pacific Ocean f...

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RACE 10, DAY 11: INVEST AFRICA TAKES LEAD AS SCORING GATE AP...

28 MAR 2014

The first anticipated low front is still building and has not yet brought its strongest winds but as predicted, steady south westerly winds have produced greatest gains for the southern teams in the fleet whilst wind holes and headwinds hampered progress for those positioned further north. Invest Africa continued its...

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RACE 10, DAY 10: CALM BEFORE THE STORM FOR CLIPPER RACE FLEE...

27 MAR 2014

Excellent racing conditions have diminished overnight and winds are down to just 5 knots this morning. As the anticipated low pressure system draws ever closer to the Clipper Race fleet, skippers are now waiting and hoping that they have positioned themselves correctly to capitalise on it.  Simon Rowell, the Clipp...

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RACE 10, DAY 9: A NIGHT OF DECISION MAKING AS SKIPPERS ANTIC...

26 MAR 2014

While the good racing conditions continued yesterday, skippers spent the day closely analysing their data and altering courses overnight in preparation for the approaching low weather system, forecast to impact the fleet over the next 24 hours. Explaining expectations, OneDLL skipper Olly Cotterell said: “In ab...

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CLIPPER RACE HOMECOMING IN LONDON THIS JULY

25 MAR 2014

Get amongst the action as the twelve Clipper Race teams storm into central London to complete their 40,000 mile odyssey on Saturday 12 July 2014. With 15,110 miles to go to the finish, central London’s only marina – St Katharine Docks is already planning the homecoming of the race and th...

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RACE 10, DAY 8: FAST DOWNWIND RACING CONTINUES WHILE CLIPPE...

25 MAR 2014

Clipper Race teams continued to fly in perfect downwind conditions towards San Francisco yesterday as the sun shone and 18 to 35 knot winds continued to power the fleet. As a low pressure system builds not too far away however, no one is under any illusion that the favourable conditions are here to stay.   Se...

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COMMS SYSTEMS BACK UP ON QINGDAO AFTER LIGHTNING STRIKE

25 MAR 2014

Qingdao's navigation and communication systems are working again after the yacht was struck by lightning on Friday, affecting all data communication systems onboard.  The yacht lost all navigational instruments - wind, GPS, AIS and the navigation and media PC, along with all the lighting in the yacht. While t...

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RECRUITMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAN...

24 MAR 2014

Clipper Ventures Australia is open and the inaugural training course took place last week. By having an office and training centre in Sydney, it is now easier for Australians and New Zealanders to take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.  Kirsty Whyte, winning crew member in the Clipper 09-10 Race (Spi...

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RACE 10, DAY 7: CHAMPAGNE OCEAN SAILING AS TEAMS KNOCK OFF T...

24 MAR 2014

The Clipper Race fleet has passed the first week test in its 5,600 mile Pacific Ocean crossing and in return for overcoming the mixed weather conditions which included everything from wind holes to gale force gusts, Mother Nature appears to have today provided more rewarding racing conditions.  Many skippers have ...

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RACE 10, DAY 6: REWARDS VARY AS TEAMS DISPERSE INTO OPEN OCE...

23 MAR 2014

After racing in close formation up the Japanese coastline, the Clipper Race fleet is now spreading out as the teams reach the open Pacific Ocean and differing strategies start to provide a range of dividends in their race to San Francisco. Light, patchy winds did grow stronger yesterday, affecting teams very differen...

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JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT DEPART JAPAN FOLLOWING CREW MEDEVAC

23 MAR 2014

After diverting for a medevac situation, Jamaica Get All Right departed Tateyama, Japan at 19:20 LT (10:20 UTC).  The team will now proceed for 90 miles to the position in which they started their engine and restart racing from there. The delay in departing Japan was due to difficulties with customs and immi...

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RACE 10, DAY 5: PSP LOGISTICS KEEPS LEAD IN SPITE OF MEDEVAC...

22 MAR 2014

PSP Logistics  has managed to hold on to its early Race 10 lead after its first 48 hours of racing*, despite an eight hour diversion to medevac an injured crew member. In its 12:50 UTC schedule (PSP Logistics’ race start time, from which its daily elapsed time is based on), it remained 50 miles ahead in...

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SWITZERLAND TO HOST FIRST RECRUITMENT EVENT NEXT WEEK

22 MAR 2014

The first Swiss Clipper Race recruitment event will be held in Zurich next week following on from the success of the Switzerland team in this race. A presentation will be held at Radisson Blu hotel at Zurich Airport between 1900 and 2100 on Wednesday 26 March. David Cusworth, recruitment manager and former round the wo...

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QINGDAO 2014: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS

21 MAR 2014

It was a spectacular welcome normally only reserved for the famous as hundreds of traditional Chinese drummers lined the pontoon eager to welcome the Clipper 2013-14 Race fleet to China’s ‘Sailing Capital’ of Qingdao.However, after the music faded, the final interviews were given and autographs signed...

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90 DAYS AND COUNTING TO DERRY-LONDONDERRY

21 MAR 2014

Hailed as one of the most popular stopovers in the Clipper 2011-12 Race, the fleet will make a spectacular return to Derry-Londonderry this June where the Grammy award winning Beach Boys will perform as the 90 day countdown to the Northern Ireland stopover starts today. Tackling one of the largest and most treache...

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RACE 10, DAY 4: EXHILARATING RACING AS BLACK SNAKE CURRENT R...

21 MAR 2014

The highly anticipated Pacific Ocean crossing began to live up to tough expectations yesterday as a low pressure system in the Black Snake Current built and gusts of up to 70 knots tested the Clipper Race fleet as it continues to make fast progress to San Francisco. Mission Performance skipper Matt Mitchell explained...

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PSP LOGISTICS RESUMES RACING AFTER CREW MEMBER MEDEVACED OFF...

21 MAR 2014

PSP Logistics crew member Angie Faulkner has been medevaced off the yacht following an injury sustained when she fell into the cockpit on her arm. The skipper Chris Hollis took the decision to divert to Kagoshima Wan (on the southern tip of Japan) and the Leg 6 crew member was medevaced off the yacht after going alongs...

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RACE 10, DAY 3: TIGHT CONTEST AS BLACK SNAKE CURRENT PROPELS...

20 MAR 2014

Clipper Race skippers and crews are rejoicing at a welcomed return to warmer temperatures and faster paced open water racing. The light and patchy winds have faded away and the infamous ‘Black Snake’ Current is now sweeping the tightly packed fleet out into the North Pacific Ocean. The Clipper Race teams a...

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PSP LOGISTICS STARTS RACE 10

19 MAR 2014

PSP Logistics has started Race 10 and commenced racing at 1250UTC. PSP Logistics arrived into China on Saturday afternoon, after several setbacks which led to its retirement, and was given additional time to more fully prepare the boat and crew to take on the ‘Mighty Pacific’. The rest of the fleet set off ...

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RACE 10, DAY 2: WIND HOLES CREATE CONTRASTS OF FORTUNE FOR C...

19 MAR 2014

The first 24 hours of Race 10 have been demanding for the Clipper Race teams. Excellent initial sailing conditions and good fleet speeds quickly gave way yesterday to varying degrees of wind holes. Frequent sail changes and tactical decision making resulted in little sleep for skippers as they seek to find the best rou...

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ERIC HOLDEN HONOURED WITH SAIL CANADA OFFSHORE RACING AWARD

18 MAR 2014

Following his successes so far in the Clipper Race, Henri Lloyd skipper Eric Holden has received the prestigious ‘Gerry Roufs Offshore Sailor of the Year’ Trophy at the 2013 Sail Canada Awards in Toronto. The award is named in memorandum of Gerry Roufs, a Canadian sailor who was tragically lost at sea in th...

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RACE 10 TO SAN FRANCISCO GETS UNDERWAY WITH LE MANS START

18 MAR 2014

And they’re off! The foggy conditions that have caused delay to the Race 10 re-start lifted enough by first light this morning, allowing teams to officially start this highly anticipated 5,600 mile race of mammoth proportion, to San Francisco, USA.  Jamaica Get All Right skipper Pete Stirling explained the...

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PSP LOGISTICS AIMS TO DELIVER ON RACE 10

18 MAR 2014

The team aboard PSP Logistics bid farewell to Qingdao today as they set off for the revised start line for Race 10 after fog required the rest of the fleet, which left on Sunday, to motor-sail until conditions improved this morning. PSP Logistics only arrived on Saturday afternoon, after several setbacks which led to i...

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DERRY ~ LONDONDERRY ~ DOIRE TURNS GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S D...

17 MAR 2014

The Northern Irish entry competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Race joined iconic monuments around the world today as it bathed in green light in honour of the traditional Irish holiday of St Patrick’s Day. Before the 12- strong fleet left Qingdao, China yesterday ahead of the 5,800 mile race to San Francisco,&nb...

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RACE 10 RE-START ON HOLD AS THICK FOG CAUSES UNSAFE SAILING ...

17 MAR 2014

The thick fog that caused Race 10 from Qingdao to San Francisco to be ceased yesterday shortly after it started, has gotten worse overnight with visibility currently down to just one boat length (70 foot). Team Garmin skipper, Jan Ridd knows the course well having also skippered in the Clipper 2009-10 Race and exp...

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RACE 10 – FOG HALTS RACING

16 MAR 2014

The Clipper Race fleet has ceased racing in Race 10 due to thickening fog which has reduced the visibility for the fleet to less than a quarter of a mile. As a safety precaution, the fleet will motor offshore until the visibility improves.Race director, Justin Taylor who instructed lead skipper for the day, Eric Holden...

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FLEET DEPARTS QINGDAO TO CONQUER MIGHTY PACIFIC

16 MAR 2014

The Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao, China provided the perfect backdrop today as the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race fleet performed an impressive parade of sail in front of the city skyline, ahead of starting Race 10, the 5,800 mile mighty Pacific crossing from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA.Thousa...

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COUNTDOWN TO RACE 10: THE MIGHTY PACIFIC

15 MAR 2014

Race 10 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway Sunday (16 March) from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA. The tenth race to San Francisco will see the crew of the world’s longest yacht race take on the power of the mighty Pacific Ocean, as they make their way to California where they wi...

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PSP LOGISTICS ARRIVES IN QINGDAO

15 MAR 2014

PSP Logistics was the final entry competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race into Qingdao, China today.PSP Logistics arrived into the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center at 1600 local time as family, friends and Clipper Race supporters lined the quayside eager  to welcome the team to Qingdao’s &l...

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SAN FRANCISCO BRITWEEK AMBASSADOR TO SET SAIL FOR HOMEPORT

15 MAR 2014

As the Clipper Race fleet prepares to take on the power of the mighty Pacific Ocean, one crew member is looking forward to her very own fanfare when she completes the 5,800 nautical mile race under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. “Cal Sailing Club, the community club which I am a member of is going to come out an...

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A TASTE OF LIFE AT SEA ON QINGDAO TV

15 MAR 2014

As his culinary world tour reaches East Asia, Qingdao’s cook and chief victualler, Lawrence Lingard has been enjoying his ‘celebrity’ status in his team’s home port on local television: China Food TV invited him into the studio to film two exclusive cookery programmes for Qingdao TV. “I ...

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GREAT BRITAIN TAKES THIRD WIN IN CLIPPER RACE

14 MAR 2014

GREAT Britain has been confirmed in first place of Race 9.1 to China’s ‘Sailing City’ of Qingdao, its third win in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The stage from Singapore had to be restarted from Hong Kong, following an unscheduled pit stop for rigging repairs, run on a...

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ONEDLL AND JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT ARRIVE IN QINGDAO

13 MAR 2014

OneDLL was the tenth boat to arrive at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center this morning in Qingdao, China, after completing what has been described as the toughest part of the Clipper 2013-14 Race so far. Jamaica Get All Right arrived a few hours later, leaving just PSP Logistics to complete the 12-strong racing fleet. ...

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QINGDAO ARRIVES HOME IN A BLAZE OF GLORY

12 MAR 2014

Qingdao arrived into China’s ‘sailing City’ today in a blaze of glory, as hundreds of spectators, well-wishers and media lined the quayside eager to get a glimpse of the crew, including local ‘celebrity’ Vicky Song, who is vying to become the first Chinese woman to circumnavigate the globe...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 9: SKIPPERS REFLECT ON 'HARDEST RACE OF ALL', L...

11 MAR 2014

The remaining yachts have all finished racing, with Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, OneDLL, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all motor sailing towards Qingdao after Race 9.1 finished. OneDLL beat all expectations with a very fast finish in the closing stages of the shortened Race 9....

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JACKET SIGNED SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON AND DAME ELLEN MACARTH...

11 MAR 2014

Celebrating the race’s partnership with its official charity, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has donated a signed Henri Lloyd jacket to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust for auction which has also been signed by its founder - legendary yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur. All proceeds of the auction will go to the trust whi...

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INVEST AFRICA ARRIVES IN QINGDAO

11 MAR 2014

Invest Africa was the fourth boat to arrive in China’s ‘Sailing City’ of Qingdao this morning after completing Race 9.1 On arrival into the Olympic Sailing Center, skipper Rich Gould was full of praise for his team after the technically challenging race: “It definitely felt like a slow boat to C...

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OUT OF THE BLUE - ONEDLL UPSETS PODIUM

11 MAR 2014

em>OneDLL, the ‘big blue boat’ beat all expectations with a very fast finish in the closing stages of the shortened Race 9.1, knocking Mission Performance off its provisional podium position, beating its elapsed time by one hour 26 minutes. The team crossed the revised finish line at the Shanghai waypoint w...

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QINGDAO, CHINA LATEST ETAS

11 MAR 2014

Revised ETAs are as follows – all times local (UTC +8 hours)   10 March: GREAT Britain – In port Derry~Londonderry~Doire – In port Mission Performance – In port  Tuesday 11 March Invest Africa - In Port  Wed 12 March 0900 Switzerland 1000 Team Garmin 1100 Qingdao1500&nbs...

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OLD PULTENEY COMPETITION WINNER TO TAKE ON GLOBAL MARITIME A...

10 MAR 2014

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the Clipper Race will provide a Northern Ireland physcologist with the opportunity to set sail this summer after crowning him the winner of a new nationwide competition – the Old Pulteney Ultimate Sailing Experience. The competition offered one lucky thrill seeker the ch...

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TWO MORE TEAMS COMPLETE RACE 9.1

10 MAR 2014

Henri Lloyd and Old Pulteney have now completed race 9.1 by crossing the shortened course finish line at the Shanghai waypoint at 12.45 and 14.27 UTC respectively. This gives Henri Lloyd an elapsed time of 7 days 3 hours 33 minutes and Old Pulteney 7 days 5 hours 20 minutes; this places them in eighth and ninth place o...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 8: FRUSTRATING SAILING IN LIGHT WINDS

10 MAR 2014

With the wind dying right off, several teams are reporting being stuck in a wind hole and doing everything they can to keep the yachts moving. After strong winds of 60 plus knots and big waves for the last 5 days, the skippers and crews are finding the light sailing conditions frustrating as they race to Chinese Olympi...

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RACE 9.1 COURSE SHORTENED

10 MAR 2014

Race 9.1 has been shortened due to the variable wind conditions now being experienced by the remainder of the fleet that is still racing.  The forecast is for the wind to veer more behind the fleet, but also to die. Although this will allow a more direct course to be sailed to Qingdao, it will adversely affect spe...

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FIRST CLIPPER RACE TEAMS ARRIVE IN QINGDAO, CHINA

10 MAR 2014

The first teams have started to arrive in Qingdao, China, following one of the most challenging legs of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: GREAT Britain, Mission Performance and Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived at the Olympic Sailing Center this morning, local time.“We had a really good...

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PSP LOGISTICS RETIRES FROM RACE 9.1

09 MAR 2014

PSP Logistics has retired from Race 9.1 after adverse weather slowed the yacht’s progress, covering just 18 miles in nine hours against strong head winds.  Skipper Chris Hollis told the race office that he will make better progress by motor-sailing and was subsequently given permission by the race director t...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 7: TEAMS FIGHT TO BE FASTEST INTO QINGDAO

09 MAR 2014

With the wind dropping and conditions easing, the yachts in the middle of the fleet have increased their sail plans as they race to be the fastest boat into Qingdao.  The wind eased right off over the last 24 hours with the three yachts at the front of the fleet, GREAT Britain, Mission Performance and&nb...

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SEA CADET VOLUNTEERS PREPARE FOR PACIFIC

09 MAR 2014

Winning a berth aboard the world’s longest ocean race is a thing of dreams for many but for eleven lucky Sea Cadet Volunteers their dreams were granted after they won a national competition to compete in Leg 6 of the Clipper 2013-14 Race - the mighty Pacific Ocean crossing.  The winners were chosen from thou...

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GREAT BRITAIN SETS TIME TO BEAT INTO QINGDAO

09 MAR 2014

GREAT Britain has become the first yacht to cross the finish line today in Race 9.1 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. It is now preparing for its arrival into Qingdao, China on Monday morning local time when it will participate in a traditionally colourful welcome ceremony which is performed for each t...

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CLIPPER RACE CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP WITH QINGDA...

09 MAR 2014

As the Clipper 2013-14 Race fleet approaches Qingdao in China, the Chief Executive of race organisers  Clipper Ventures spoke at a press conference today to celebrate ten years of partnership with China’s ‘Sailing City’ as it prepares to host its fifth entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht R...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 6: WIND EASES OFF WITH QINGDAO IN SIGHT

08 MAR 2014

The wind has abated slightly and the waves have decreased marginally, providing a little respite to the crews as they close in on Qingdao.  The wind has freed off a little more to the north from the north east and forecasts predict that it will veer back round to the north east again soon to give pack leaders GREA...

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VICKY SONG HONOURED IN QINGDAO ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DA...

08 MAR 2014

As the Clipper Race fleet approaches Qingdao in China, a special event was held in the city today to honour local crew member Vicky Song on International Women’s Day as she continues her quest to become the first female Chinese sailor to circumnavigate the globe during the Clipper 2013-14 Race. The event which wa...

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JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT PIT-STOP IN TAIWAN

08 MAR 2014

Jamaica Get All Right is making a short pit-stop in T'ai-Chung Kang, Taiwan, to take on more fuel.The yacht retired early in Race 9.1 to Qingdao, China following difficulties with adequately tuning the rig following its forestay repairs in Hong Kong.  It has been motor sailing and therefore needs to take on more f...

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RACE 9.1 SUMMARY

07 MAR 2014

It is five days into revised Race 9.1 and the first yachts that set off from Hong Kong are three days out from receiving a warm welcome on arrival into Qingdao. Race 9.1 has a full twelve points up for grabs like normal races. However, because of the different start times out of Hong Kong, each team is being timed indi...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: TACKLING MOTHER NATURE'S TOUGHEST...

07 MAR 2014

Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, nurses, marketing managers, housewives, PAs, engineers, lawyers, midwives and more are all taking on Mother Nature’s toughest conditions in the Clipper Race. There are 229 women on the 2013-14 Clipper Race ranging from more than 30 countries and making up 35 per ...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 5: ONEROUS RACING PUSHING CREWS TO THEIR LIMIT

07 MAR 2014

The crews are battling through headwinds of up to 60 knots with short, sharp waves, the yacht on a steep angle and cold conditions making for extremely demanding racing.   Some teams have hoisted the Yankee 3, replacing the storm jib, but were forced to take it down again because the wind was too powerful.&nb...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 4: ONSLAUGHT CONTINUES AS LEG 5 LIVES UP TO ITS...

06 MAR 2014

Powerful headwinds, steep waves, an adverse current and busy shipping lanes are making conditions very unpleasant on the yachts as they beat towards Qingdao.  Leg 5 is living up to its reputation as having some of the toughest conditions of the race, with the decks awash almost constantly, and Henri Lloyd reporting ...

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JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT CEASES RACING

06 MAR 2014

The skipper of Jamaica Get All Right has decided to cease racing following difficulties with adequately tuning the rig following forestay repairs in Hong Kong. Skipper Pete Stirling informed the race office that he has ceased racing: "I am confident that the rig is safe to continue with our current sail plan and weathe...

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FROM HIGH SPEED CAR CHASES TO RACING THE WORLD'S OCEANS

05 MAR 2014

“We were travelling at high speed in pursuit, it was raining, and visibility was poor. The adrenaline was pumping, you're fearful of making a mistake, a mistake that will incur damage or an unimaginable outcome.”  As round the world crew member Conor O’Byrne, 39, hung onto the foredeck of Derry~L...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 3: STORM SAILS HOISTED AS WIND STRENGTHENS

05 MAR 2014

The wind has strengthened overnight and the teams are back to beating into 35 to 40 knots of wind, with four yachts clear of the notorious Taiwan Strait.  Sail plans have become conservative with storm sails hoisted and three reefs in the main with conditions rough because of the short, choppy seas the Strait is k...

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PSP LOGISTICS LEAVES HONG KONG FOR STARTING GATE

05 MAR 2014

The final yacht in the Clipper Race fleet has now left Hong Kong after forestay repairs. PSP Logistics left the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Causeway Bay at mid-day local time today (UTC + 8 hours); her departure was delayed slightly longer to also replace a faulty fuel pump.  “We did not expect to have to ...

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF NELSON MANDELA AT WESTMINST...

04 MAR 2014

Representatives from the Clipper Race and Sapinda Rainbow Project attended the memorial service to celebrate the life and work of Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey in London yesterday. David Cusworth, recruitment manager for the Clipper Race, and Sarah Stratton of the Sapinda Rainbow Project, joined nearly 2,000 peop...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 2: CONDITIONS EASE OFF AS FLEET PROGRESSES TOWA...

04 MAR 2014

The wind and the sea have eased right off, with the yachts beating into about 10 knots of wind after speeds of 40 knots yesterday.  The elongated 1,000-mile long Ocean Sprint to China is seeing each yacht performing in its own individual time trial as they set off at different times after repairs were carried out ...

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RACE 9.1 DAY 1: CHALLENGING CONDITIONS AS TEAMS HEAD TOWARDS...

03 MAR 2014

Race 9 has restarted, with strong head winds, a solid current and rough seas around the entrance to the Taiwan Strait, warming up the crews for what they will face over the coming weeks. Mission Performance, GREAT Britain, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Invest Africa, Team Garmin, Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Old Pulteney and Q...

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YACHTS RESTART RACE 9 TO QINGDAO, CHINA

02 MAR 2014

The first nine yachts of the Clipper Race fleet have departed Hong Kong and restarted Race 9 after completing repairs to the forestay bottlescrews.GREAT Britain, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Invest Africa and Mission Performance left Middle Island - part of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club - Saturday evening local time (+8 h...

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FIRST YACHTS ARRIVE IN HONG KONG

01 MAR 2014

The first yachts have started to arrive at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Middle Island, Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong this morning local time (UTC+8).GREAT Britain arrived at 0800 local followed by Derry~Londonderry~Doire just before 1100. Invest Africa and Mission Performance arrived early afternoon and Switzerland, H...

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CLIPPER RACE FLEET ARRIVES IN HONG KONG

28 FEB 2014

GREAT Britain is expected to be the first boat to arrive at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Middle Island, Hong Kong, Saturday morning local time. Replacement fittings for the bottlescrews on the forestays are only expected to take a couple of hours each to complete, with the boats expected to be heading on their way...

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"IN ORDER TO STAND ON THE PODIUM, FIRST YOU MUST STAND ON TH...

28 FEB 2014

Mental and physical exhaustion, sleep deprivation, foregoing a social life in port and keeping a constant focus on actively performing, not just surviving.  What sacrifices need to be made to be victorious in the Clipper Race?  Olly Cotterell, skipper of OneDLL, currently in first place in the race, says you ...

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RAISING MONEY AND AWARENESS AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE ELLEN ...

27 FEB 2014

More than £16,000 has been raised so far in the 2013-14 Clipper Race for official charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Teams have been raising money and awareness for the Trust set up by legendary yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur that works with every young person’s primary cancer care unit in the UK....

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SWITZERLAND CREW LEARN ASTRONAVIGATION AS TEAMS PREP FOR NEX...

26 FEB 2014

Crews have been taking advantage of downtime while motorsailing towards Hong Kong to learn new skills whilst carrying our drills and doing maintenance.  Switzerland crew members have been learning about astro-navigation as an alternative to using a GPS.  Vicky Ellis, skipper of Switzerland, said earlier on th...

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HONG KONG ARRIVAL WINDOW AND UPDATED QINGDAO ETAS

25 FEB 2014

After Race 9 was halted yesterday as a precaution due to the failure of three of the forestay bottlescrews the fleet is now making steady progress to Hong Kong. The first of the Clipper Race fleet is due to arrive in Hong Kong on Saturday 1 March, with the majority of the fleet expected to arrive on Sunday 2 March and ...

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MISSION PERFORMANCE CREW EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT KIND OF WATE...

25 FEB 2014

Past and future Mission Performance crew members took part in a whitewater rafting team building weekend on the River Dart in Devon this weekend.  Justin Featherstone from yacht sponsor Mission Performance arranged a day running the five miles of classic Class 2 and 3, known as The Loop with seven crew member...

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SINGAPORE RECAP: OLLIE PHILLIPS CONTINUES CLIPPER RACE WORLD...

24 FEB 2014

Continuing his mission to unite rugby and sailing communities as he races round the world, former England Sevens Captain Ollie Phillips wasted no time getting back into rugby business when he arrived in Singapore for the end of Race 8 of the Clipper Race. Singapore is a nation with high ambitions to become the internat...

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CURRENT RACE HALTED FOR RIGGING REPAIRS

24 FEB 2014

Owing to the failure of three of the forestay bottlescrews in the fleet of twelve Clipper 70s in the current Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet has been instructed to stop racing as a precaution and make its way to Hong Kong.    “There is clearly a fault with this part of the rigging and...

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RACE 9 DAY 5: LEADERS BATTLE IT OUT ON WESTERLY COURSE

24 FEB 2014

GREAT Britain, Henri Lloyd, Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Old Pulteney are still racing neck and neck in the battle to be first into China.  GREAT Britain is currently leading the fleet having recently tacked off to the east, followed by Henri Lloyd and Derry~Londonderry~...

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RACE 9, DAY 4: WIND INCREASES WITH JUST THREE MILES SEPARATI...

23 FEB 2014

The wind has built and there is some very close racing between the teams as they attempt to find the best angles to head north and towards the Scoring Gate. Headsail changes have been carried out as the wind increased to around 25 knots and the crews beat upwind at a steep angle. Old Pulteney is now leading the fleet, ...

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RACE 9 DAY 3: GREAT BRITAIN IN LEAD AFTER TAKING WESTERLY CO...

22 FEB 2014

The fleet is making steady progress towards China, with around 20 knots of wind coming from the north east and several of the yachts very close to each other as they beat through the busy shipping lanes of the South China Sea.  GREAT Britain is now leading the fleet, followed by Old Pulteney and Team Garmin i...

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RACE 9, DAY 2: FIRST TACTICAL DECISION AS FLEET SPLITS IN TW...

21 FEB 2014

The fleet has split early with the yachts trying to find different ways around the many islands, as well as dealing with an adverse current.  OneDLL is currently leading the fleet, having left the Natuna group of islands to starboard in moderate winds. GREAT Britain is in second place, followed by&n...

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RACE 9 RETIREMENT FOR JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT

20 FEB 2014

As the fleet starts Race 9 to Qingdao in China, Jamaica Get All Right has unfortunately had to retire due to a failed forestay bottle screw fitting.  The forestay supports the mast and is also what the Yankee headsail is attached to. The crew on board are fine and well and conditions safe as a spare Yankee halyard...

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RACE 9, DAY 1: TEAMS JOSTLE FOR POSITION AFTER LE MANS START

20 FEB 2014

Race 9 to Qingdao is underway after a Le Mans rolling start off Singapore at 0730 local time today.  The race to China’s Olympic sailing city is one of contrasts. The fleet is still suffering with steamy temperatures, fairly calm seas and light winds, but once it reaches Taiwanese waters it can expect the wi...

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RACE TO QINGDAO GETS UNDERWAY

20 FEB 2014

Race 9, from Singapore to Qingdao, China started at 0730 local time this morning in Singapore (2330 UTC). After the Le Mans start, Old Pulteney took an early lead in the race north to the Olympic Sailing City of Qingdao.The race from Singapore to China is one of extremes. The heat below decks will be difficult to ...

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CLIPPER RACE FLEET DEPART SINGAPORE, PREPARING TO ‘FLY’ ...

19 FEB 2014

The 12-strong Clipper Race fleet departed One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove this morning after a highly enjoyable stopover in Singapore to head for the Race 9 start line to Qingdao, China. This notoriously tough 2,500 mile leg will see temperatures plunge from the tropics to sub-zero conditions as the fleet beats into biting ...

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QINGDAO PLAYS HOST TO SCOUTING POW WOW IN SINGAPORE

18 FEB 2014

Qingdao crew member and Scout Leader George Bayles gave an exclusive tour of his yacht to a local Scout group in Singapore as part of his mission to meet Scouts around the world during his Clipper Race adventure. Cubs and Scouts from the Tanglin Trust School Scout Group in Singapore as well as the local Beaver group q...

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SIR ROBIN AND CHEF LAWRENCE GET INDIAN PICKLED

18 FEB 2014

Aside from their love of sailing the high seas, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Qingdao round the world crew member Lawrence Lingard share another big passion in life – Indian cuisine. Sir Robin’s love affair with India started when he moved to Bombay in 1960, during his career with the Merchant Navy. He starte...

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HENRI LLOYD PRESENTED WITH OLD PULTENEY NAVIGATOR CUP FOR RA...

17 FEB 2014

The outdoor pool at the ONE˚15 Marina, Sentosa Cove was a stunning moonlight setting for the official Clipper Race crew prize giving last night for Race 8: The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup. Of course it wouldn’t be crew prize giving without the now standard well-timed downpour but gladly on this occasion, the rain was...

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JAWS MOMENT FOR ONEDLL

16 FEB 2014

Clipper Race teams were on alert for potential piracy situations during Race 8 and gladly while no such incidents occurred, one team did find itself the target of a very different kind of predator.   OneDLL skipper Olly Cotterell explained:  “It was night time and there was a lot of debris off the coast...

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CROSSING THE EQUATOR

16 FEB 2014

The latest edition of the Clipper Race saw the twelve-strong fleet complete their final Equator crossing, returning to the Northern Hemisphere in the race to Singapore.The fleet first crossed the Equator back in Leg 1, racing from Brest in France to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Each crossing sees a selection of crew go from ...

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RECRUITMENT EVENTS IN LONDON AND GLASGOW

15 FEB 2014

While the crew members taking part in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race enjoy their stay in Singapore, the search for the intrepid adventurers who will crew in the next edition of the race is well underway.David Cusworth, the Clipper Race’s Recruitment Director, will be holding two crew presentations...

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HOME WELCOME FOR KONG CHIAN

14 FEB 2014

There were emotional reunions between family, friends and loved ones who made various lengthy journeys from all corners of the world to welcome their loved ones back to land but one crew member’s family had just a very short trip to make.   Kong Chian Toh, 26 is the only current crew member on the race from ...

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NEW SKIPPER APPOINTED TO TEAM GARMIN

13 FEB 2014

NEW SKIPPER FOR TEAM GARMIN Veteran ocean racing Skipper Jan Ridd (50), from Weymouth, Dorset, UK, is to take over the helm on Team Garmin in Singapore for the remainder of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Ridd is a seasoned sailor and a long term Clipper Race training skipper who also lea...

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TIGHT AT TOP OF LEADERBOARD AS CLIPPER RACE PASSES HALF WAY ...

13 FEB 2014

Just over one point now separates the top two teams as Henri Lloyd wins Race 8, The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup, into Singapore.The Clipper Race fleet has arrived in One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, Singapore after a gruelling 33 days at sea since departing Brisbane, Australia.Race 8: The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup - part of...

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TEAMS ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE FOR OLD PULTENEY NAVIGATOR CUP

12 FEB 2014

GREAT Britain, OneDLL and Old Pulteney have arrived into Singapore's One15 Marina, Sentosa Bay, today after completing Race 8 from Brisbane. GREAT Britain and OneDLL celebrated finishing in second and third places respectively on arrival in Singapore today, while victors of Race 8, Henri Lloyd will arrive tomo...

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RACE 8 UPDATE: FLEET TO CONTINUE MOTOR SAILING

08 FEB 2014

Justin Taylor, the Race Director of the Clipper Race, has reviewed the expected weather forecasts for the South China Sea for phase B of Race 8 and it is clear that there is not enough wind to race to Singapore. It will be faster and more predictable to continue motor sailing. Therefore he has taken the decision to aba...

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REVISED RACE SCHEDULE

06 FEB 2014

Following delays due to unseasonable weather in the first stage of the race to Singapore the Race Office has had to adjust the stopover timings and this will have a knock-on effect with Qingdao, San Francisco, Panama and Jamaica, but is expected to be back on the original schedule by New York.Arrival into One15 Marina ...

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RACE 8 DAY 24: RACE 8A IN THE OLD PULTENEY NAVIGATOR CUP DRA...

05 FEB 2014

It was one of the tightest finishes so far in the Clipper 2013-14 Race with less than four boat lengths separating the winner Henri Lloyd and GREAT Britain, with OneDLL finishing just 25 minutes behind in third place. However, Race 8A is still underway as Team Garmin and Mission Performance battle on towards the finish...

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HENRI LLOYD CROSSES RACE 8A FINISH LINE

04 FEB 2014

Henri Lloyd is the first team to cross the Sarangani virtual mark at 12.44.17 UTC, signifying the end of racing in the first part of Race 8. It was hotly pursued by GREAT Britain, reportedly just four boat lengths behind. OneDLL finished just 25 minutes later at 13.09.15 UTC to take third place. The fleet will mot...

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RACE 8A FINISH IN SIGHT - REVISED SINGAPORE STOPOVER DATES D...

04 FEB 2014

The Clipper Race fleet is converging on the Sarangani virtual mark which was brought forward from the original Race 8A finish line at the Basilan Gate a week ago due to the slow progress of the fleet following unseasonable weather conditions.A closely fought tactical race has been unfolding over the last few days which...

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RACE 8 DAY 23: TENSION BUILDS AS THE FLEET RACES TO THE FINI...

04 FEB 2014

It has been one of the toughest and most challenging races so far in the Clipper 2013-14 Race, and with less than 100 miles left until the finish line in Race 8A, no one can predict who will win the first stage of The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup. With the finish line in sight nerves are starting to build and speculation...

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DERRY~ LONDONDERRY~ DOIRE SKIPPER VOTED SAILOR OF THE MONTH

03 FEB 2014

Skipper of Derry~Londonderry~Doire Sean McCarter has been voted sailor of the month by the Irish sailing website Afloat.ie. Sean received the coveted title after his recent series of successive wins, which included winning the Clipper 70s class in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Race 6. Not content with his victo...

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RACE 8 DAY 22: NORTH - SOUTH DIVIDE CLOSES IN AS THE FINISH ...

03 FEB 2014

With a lead of just 20 miles will Qingdao be able to hold its nerve? As the fleet continues to close in and the north - south divide starts to shrink, Race 8 - The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup looks set to be one the tightest and hotly contested finishes so far in the Clipper 2013-14 Race. The fleet has now begun to clos...

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RACE 8 DAY 21: A BATTLE TO THE FINISH LINE IN RACE 8 - THE O...

02 FEB 2014

Qingdao has successfully managed to hold onto its lead in Race 8 for another 24 hours, but the Chinese entry will need to do all it can to keep its nearest competitors at bay as GREAT Britain, Henri Lloyd and Jamaica Get All Right set their sights firmly on the finish line. With the current forecast predicting the wind...

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RACE 8 DAY 20: QINGDAO SETS THE PACE IN RACE 8 AS RISKY TACT...

01 FEB 2014

It’s been a bitter sweet 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet after OneDLL could do nothing but look on as its rival, Qingdao, stormed into first place. With little over 100 miles separating the top six teams, the closing stages of the first part of Race 8 looks certain to keep everyone on the edge of their seat. ...

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LONDON GEARING UP TO WELCOME CLIPPER RACE RETURN

31 JAN 2014

There may still be more than five months to go before the big finish of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race but Mayor of London Boris Johnson is already looking forward to its return on 12 July as a high profile component of ‘another fabulous year for major events in the capital.’The Mayor’...

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RACE 8 DAY 19: A GAME OF SNAKES AND LADDERS AS THE FINISH LI...

31 JAN 2014

It’s been a frustrating 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet, as the predicted lighter winds have played havoc with the teams progress, and with just a few hundred miles left until the Sarangani waypoint every knot of wind and mile covered counts at this stage of the race. With the wind expected to fill in first t...

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QINGDAO CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR

30 JAN 2014

Chinese New Year is one of the most anticipated dates in the Chinese calendar, so much so that even sailing across the Pacific Ocean didn’t stop the crew on board Qingdao celebrating the Lunar New Year- the year of the horse. Qingdao celebrated the New Year by tucking into a traditional Chinese dish of dumplings...

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RACE 8 DAY 18: WILL A DREADED WIND HOLE SHAKE UP THE LEADERB...

30 JAN 2014

The last 24 hours has seen the fleet make steady progress to the Sarangani waypoint after the forecasted calmer conditions failed to materialise, allowing some of the fleet to take full advantage of 25 to 35 knots of breeze on deck. However, with a dreaded wind hole on the horizon, will the most northerly yachts be abl...

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FINAL TWO DAYS TO WIN A PLACE ON LEG 8 ON OLD PULTENEY

29 JAN 2014

There are only two days left to enter to win the chance of taking to the high seas to compete in the final leg of the race on board with the Old Pulteney team in the Old Pulteney Ultimate Sailing Experience. The nationwide competition closes on 31 January. The winner will be announced at the end of February and will j...

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RACE 8 DAY 17: CONDITIONS IMPROVE AS THE FLEET MAKES PROGRES...

29 JAN 2014

It’s been an eventful 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet as the more moderate conditions that were forecast arrived, offering a much needed break from the heavy upwind beating conditions that have hampered the fleet’s progress in Race 8. With conditions moderating the crew have been enjoying the cooler tem...

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RACE 8 COURSE TO BE SHORTENED DUE TO UNSEASONABLE WEATHER PA...

28 JAN 2014

The Race 8 course will be shortened because of unseasonable weather conditions which is hindering the fleet’s progress towards Singapore.  Clipper Race director Justin Taylor said that just as in Race 2, where the Doldrums lasted an unseasonably long time, the fleet is now experiencing uncommon and unexpecte...

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RACE 8 DAY 16: CONDITIONS EASE AS THE BATTLE OF RACE 8 CONTI...

28 JAN 2014

The tough upwind conditions have proved a continuous challenge for the Clipper Race fleet over the past week, however with the weather set to calm and moderate slightly over the next 24 hours the juggling act at the top of the leaderboard in Race 8 continues. With just a few miles separating the leaders of the pack, to...

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RACE 8 DAY 15: UPWIND CONDITIONS PROVE TO BE TESTING TIMES F...

27 JAN 2014

As challenging upwind conditions continue to test the patience of the fleet, GREAT Britain and Derry~Londonderry ~Doire have been at loggerheads with each other in the last 24 hours, as the battle for first place in Race 8 -The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup rumbles on. After GREAT Britain’s spectacular offshore gamb...

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RACE 8 DAY 14: GALE FORCE WINDS BATTER THE FLEET AS GREAT BR...

26 JAN 2014

As gale force winds batter the twelve teams competing in Clipper Race with wind speeds in access of 85 knots on deck, it hasn’t been a typical Equator crossing for the fleet as it crossed into the Northern Hemisphere in the last 24 hours. However, nothing could dampen the spirits of the crew on board GREAT Britai...

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RACE 8 DAY 13: WILL OFFSHORE TACTICS PAY OFF AS THE FLEET SP...

25 JAN 2014

With serious points up for grabs in Race 8 the fleet is eager to see if GREAT Britain and Switzerland’s decision to head offshore in search of the trade winds will pay off, as the other teams watch with bated breath as the race to Singapore continues. It seems the decision to head offshore is so far proving fruit...

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JUST 8 DAYS LEFT TO WIN THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFE TIME!

24 JAN 2014

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the Clipper Race joined forces in November to launch a nationwide competition offering one lucky thrill-seeker the chance to compete in one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges - the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The winner of Old Pulteney’s Ultimate ...

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RACE 8 DAY 12: LIGHT WINDS CONTINUE TO THREATEN ONEDLL’S L...

24 JAN 2014

It’s been a night of mixed fortunes for the Clipper Race fleet; with OneDLL’s 20 mile lead slipping away overnight and Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Old Pulteney remaining neck and neck as the pursuit of the Dutch entry and that all important first place continues. After being almost becalmed by a dreade...

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SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON TO SPEAK AT NEW CUTTY SARK THEATRE S...

24 JAN 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will be a guest speaker at the new theatre space on board iconic 19th century British tea clipper, the Cutty Sark.   The Clipper Race chairman and founder will give a talk about his lifetime of ocean adventures at The Even Keel Bar in the hold beneath the Greenwich-based ship on Thursday 30...

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RACE 8 DAY 11: TEAMS SPAR AS CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO HAMPER P...

23 JAN 2014

It’s been another night of close match racing amongst the fleet, as all 12 teams’ battle the elements desperate to make gains on its nearest competitors in fickle wind and unfavourable currents.   As reported yesterday, all 12 teams enjoyed exciting close match duels which have continued overnight. As ...

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RACE 8 DAY 10: TACKING DUELS GET UNDERWAY AS THE BATTLE CONT...

22 JAN 2014

While OneDLL battles to retain its lead, a series of gritty duels have been fought in the last 24 hours, as the marathon race to Singapore continues. It was a fiercely competitive night in the Bismarck Sea for the fleet which saw Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Old Pulteney caught in a tough battle for second place. Sean M...

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RACE 8 DAY 9: WIND HOLES TEST THE FLEET’S PATIENCE AS ONED...

21 JAN 2014

It’s been a challenging 24 hours as the fleet approach the Vitiaz Strait , leaving behind the Solomon Sea as it embarks on the Bismarck Sea. The trademark light fickle winds that have punctuated the race so far continue to slow the progress of the fleet, as the threat of OneDLL has seen the team overhaul Old Pult...

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RACE 8 DAY 8: GREAT BRITAIN HIT BY 100 KNOT WINDS AS TORNADO...

20 JAN 2014

It’s been an eventful 24 hours with Old Pulteney determined to hold onto its lead in its title race - Race 8 the Old Pulteney Navigator Cup. While Derry~Londondery~Doire and OneDLL continue its relentless chase of the Scottish entry, GREAT Britain has faced one of its biggest tests so far in the Clipper...

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RACE 8 DAY 7: FLEET BATTLE MOTHER NATURE IN TESTING CONDITIO...

19 JAN 2014

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the 12 strong fleet of 70 foot ocean racers competing in the Clipper Race. While frustrating light winds and variable squally conditions have rendered the weather forecasts almost redundant, progress has been slow while the crew try to remain upbeat. With Henri Lloyd reportedly cove...

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RACE 8 DAY 6: OLD PULTENEY NAVIGATOR CUP - OLD PULTENEY CHAL...

18 JAN 2014

As the fleet continue to fight the challenging fickle, light winds and continuous unpredictable squally conditions in the ever rising temperatures in the Solomon Sea, positions on the leaderboard remain a juggling act as Old Pulteney have pulled away from the pack determined to win its sponsored titled race - Race 8 th...

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PENALTY POINTS APPLIED TO FLEET

17 JAN 2014

Race Director Justin Taylor has informed the fleet of the penalty points they have incurred during Legs 2 and 3 due to damage to the boats, equipment and sails during racing  - shaking up the leaderboard once again. The Race Committee keep a running total of the total costs of lost and damaged equipment and impose...

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RACE 8 DAY 5: LEADERBOARD SHAKE UP AS FLEET BATTLE UNSETTLED...

17 JAN 2014

It’s been all change at the top of the leaderboard in the last 24 hours with frustrating squally conditions hampering the fleets progress, while a tactical ploy by Jamaica Get All Right saw the team storm ahead of Derry~Londonderry~Doire relinquishing its lead for the first time in Race 8. After a tactical decisi...

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RACE 8 DAY 4: POINTS MEAN PRIZES AFTER SCORING GATE TRIUMPH

16 JAN 2014

It’s been an eventful 24 hours for the 12 teams competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Race. With valuable points up for grabs at the compulsory Scoring Gate, each team has pulled out all the stops in a bid to get ahead of the tightly packed fleet. Derry~Londonderry~Doire was the first entry to cross the compulsory Ade...

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FORMER CLIPPER RACE CREW WIN RACE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

15 JAN 2014

Two Clipper 2009 - 10 Race crew members have taken first place in one of the world’s toughest endurance rowing races across the Atlantic. Friends 54 year-old Mike Burton and 30 year-old Tom Salt first met while circumnavigating the globe on board Hull and Humber, were the first to cross the finish line today of t...

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RACE 8 DAY 3: COMPETITION HEATS UP AS FLEET CLOSE RANKS

15 JAN 2014

With factor 50 sunscreen the fashion of the day the fleet continue battle uncomfortable conditions in soaring tropical temperatures as the competition continues to heat up with teams eager to make gains as the fleet close in on each other. In the last 24 hours Henri Lloyd slipped ahead of Derry~Londonderry~Doire...

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CLIPPER RACE HENRI LLOYD GORE-TEX® EXPERIENCE TOUR FINAL CH...

14 JAN 2014

After clocking up over 9,000 thousand miles the final and toughest chapter of the Henri Lloyd GORE-TEX® Experience Tour Clipper Race challenge got underway Sunday. Earlier this year the GORE- TEX® Experience Tour in conjunction with Henri Lloyd ran a competition to find three outdoor enthusiasts eager to partic...

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RACE 8 DAY 2: TEMPERATURES RISE AS SCORING GATE APPROACHES

14 JAN 2014

As the 12-strong matched fleet head further north to the Equator temperatures on board soar as the teams report enjoying 24 hours of Champagne sailing. However, with the Scoring Gate less than 450 miles away, could a dreaded wind hole scupper the leaders of the pack and leave a window of opportunity for the other compe...

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RACE 8 DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SINGAPORE - OLD PULTENEY NAVIGATO...

13 JAN 2014

After a bustling and exciting Le Mans start to Race 8, from Brisbane, Australia to Singapore yesterday the fleet continue to chase the familiar front runners. However, with so many technical challenges in Race 8 the leaderboard looks set to be shaken up once again as the fleet battle to make gains on its closest compet...

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RACE 8 TO SINGAPORE FOR OLD PULTENEY NAVIGATOR CUP UNDERWAY

12 JAN 2014

Race 8 from Brisbane to Singapore for the Old Pulteney Navigator Cup is underway following a Le Mans Start to the 4,500 mile challenging course. Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky is sponsoring the race to Singapore to pay tribute to the skilful individuals who will navigate this tough seafaring challenge. Known as...

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CREWS HEAD OUT OF BRISBANE READY FOR RACE 8 START

12 JAN 2014

The Clipper Race crews have left Rivergate Marina, Brisbane and are headed down river in a Parade of Sail before going out into Moreton Bay for a practice sail ahead of the Le Mans race start offshore at 1700. Race 8 to Singapore, the Old Pulteney Navigator Cup, will be one of the most testing races of the global circu...

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NEXT GENERATION OF OCEAN RACERS START PREPARATION FOR CLIPPE...

11 JAN 2014

More than 120 crew members taking part in the Clipper 2015-16 Race attended a crew brief at Little Ship Club, London, today (Saturday, 11 January 2014) where they met fellow race crew for the first time. Crew members came from across Europe for the anticipated brief, which set the scene for building a winning team and ...

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THE OLD PULTENEY NAVIGATOR CUP STARTS TOMORROW

11 JAN 2014

Race 8 from Brisbane to Singapore gets underway tomorrow with a Le Mans style race start taking place at approximately 1700 local time (0700 UTC). The Clipper Race fleet will be leaving Rivergate Marina in Brisbane at 0930 local time.The race to Singapore will be one of the most testing races of the global circuit whic...

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SWITZERLAND CREW MEMBER HAS LEGS WAXED RAISING MONEY FOR MER...

10 JAN 2014

He might have been raising money for Mercy Ships, but Switzerland crew member Richard Greer was shown no mercy as he had his legs waxed, raising more than $2000 for the yacht’s official charity.  The crew of Switzerland is raising money for the medical hospital ship charity as they sail round the world. By a...

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RACE 7 WINNERS RECEIVE PENNANTS AT PRIZEGIVING

10 JAN 2014

Switzerland, Derry~Londonderry~Doire and OneDLL have received their pennants at the Race 7 prizegiving in Brisbane. Vicky Ellis and the team of Switzerland have accepted their first podium winner’s pennant after coming first in the race from Hobart. The team moves up to fifth in the overall standings. The crew of...

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ONEDLL RETAINS OVERALL LEAD

09 JAN 2014

The race declarations in the overall standings for the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race at the end of Race 7 have been confirmed, with OneDLL retaining its place at the top of the leader board.OneDLL holds a 2.1-point advantage over second placed Henri Lloyd which arrived into Rivergate Marina, Brisbane, Aust...

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BUSY DAY IN BRISBANE FOR CLIPPER RACE FLEET

09 JAN 2014

Rivergate Marina and Shipyard in Brisbane has been a hive of activity today as more yachts arrive and deep cleans and maintenance are in full swing, together with emotional reunions with crew, family and friends. PSP Logistics arrived around midnight after retiring from Race 7 with rigging problems, which are being add...

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RACE 7 DAY 6: BRISBANE IN SIGHT FOR FINAL TEAMS

08 JAN 2014

With just miles separating the final few teams from race finish in Brisbane, Australia the crew and skippers are looking forward to some much deserved rest ahead of preparations for Leg 5, the 5,000 race to Qingdao, China. After a dramatic start to Race 7 for Mission Performance, skipper Matt Mitchell remains upbeat an...

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LATEST ETAS FOR FLEET ARRIVAL INTO BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

08 JAN 2014

The Clipper 13-14 Race fleet is closing in on the Race 7 finish line in Brisbane, which will complete Leg 4 of the world’s longest yacht race.The Race 7 finish line is located off Moreton Island, once the Clipper Race yachts have crossed the line they will begin the transmit to the Rivergate Marina in Brisbane. T...

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SWITZERLAND CLAIMS ITS FIRST WIN IN RACE 7 TO BRISBANE

07 JAN 2014

Switzerland has crossed the finish line into Brisbane, Australia at 10:27 UTC , claiming its first podium result and its first win in the Clipper 2013-14 Race.  And the yacht has also done the double and won the Race 7 Ocean Sprint too in 18h03m. Vicky Ellis is the only female skipper competing in the tw...

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RACE 7 DAY 5: SPRINT TO THE FINISH LINE

07 JAN 2014

With just a few miles separating the top three teams and with less than 35 miles until the finish line of Race 7, the fierce sprint to win the maximum 12 points and secure a coveted podium position is well underway. The Northern Irish entry, Derry~Londonderry~Doire has led for the majority of 1075 mile sprint that is R...

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SIR ROBIN REFLECTS ON ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART RACE

07 JAN 2014

With the Clipper 13-14 Race fleet due in Brisbane, Australia over the next few days there’s been time to reflect on the fleet’s adventures since setting sail from London last September.None more some prestigious that the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, where all twelve Clipper 70s along with two Clipper 68s took ...

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RACE 7 DAY 4: TACTICS KICK IN AS OCEAN SPRINT GETS UNDERWAY

06 JAN 2014

The 180 mile Ocean Sprint in Race 7 has got underway and with two valuable points up for grabs, the fleet will do it all can to cross the gate in the fastest time possible as the last few hundred miles to Brisbane, Australia gets underway. Skipper of Derry~Londonderry~Doire Sean McCarter is currently ‘neck and ne...

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RACE 7 DAY 3: LIFE AT AN ANGLE AS THE FLEET CLOSE RANKS

05 JAN 2014

It has been a very eventful 24 hours with challenging conditions. PSP Logistics has retired as a safety precaution and Old Pulteney quickly recovered a man overboard, although he remained attached by his tether throughout the recovery. With the fleet reportedly battling a challenging front with wind speeds reaching up ...

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PSP LOGISTICS RETIRES FROM RACE 7

05 JAN 2014

PSP Logistics has decided to retire from Race 7 to Brisbane as a safety precaution following a failure of the deck around the base of the starboard running backstay, which means they can no longer tension it.Race Director Justin Taylor explained: “This means that they cannot realistically sail on starboard tack a...

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RACE 7 DAY 2: NAIL BITING FINISH IN SCORING GATE VICTORY

04 JAN 2014

It’s been an eventful 24 hours for the 12 strong matched fleet of ocean racers competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Race. With reported wind speeds in excess of 60 knots as the fleet  head north to Brisbane via the notorious Bass Strait, the optional extra points up for grabs from the Scoring Gate proved too tem...

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RACE 7 DAY 1: FLEET PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS IN THE FINAL RACE...

03 JAN 2014

The final race in the Australian leg of the Clipper Race from Hobart, Tasmania to Brisbane, eastern Australia, got off to a flying start yesterday with teams eager to challenge the top half of the leaderboard and finish Leg 4 on the podium. After a confident start in gusty conditions, Old Pulteney, OneDLL and PSP Logis...

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MISSION PERFORMANCE INCIDENT UPDATE

03 JAN 2014

Two crew members on Mission Performance who were transferred to hospital in Hobart last night following an accident below decks have left hospital following medical assessment. Katherine Camilleri (50) from Sydney, Australia, suffered bruised ribs and got back on the yacht today to sail to Brisbane. Dere...

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CLIPPER RACE STARTS NEXT STAGE FROM HOBART

02 JAN 2014

Race 7 got underway at 1700 local time this afternoon (0600 UTC) off Constitution Dock, Hobart for the 1075 nautical mile stage to Brisbane, Queensland, to complete the Australian leg. Old Pulteney was first over the start line two lengths ahead of OneDLL with PSP Logistics overlapping in third closely ...

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RACE 7 STARTS TODAY

02 JAN 2014

Race 7 from Hobart to Brisbane will start today (Thursday 2 January) at 1700 local (0600 UTC). However, a complication in the repair of Henri Lloyd’s starboard rudder means this will not be complete in time for the race start, so the yacht will leave approximately 20-24 hours later and will be awarded averag...

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VICKY ELLIS SCOOPS SYDNEY HOBART SILVERWARE

01 JAN 2014

Vicky Ellis, the 31 year old skipper of Switzerland, has been awarded a special trophy at the official prize giving ceremony of the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) today at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.  The Jane Tate Memorial Trophy, which has been presented to the first female skipper o...

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WINNING YACHTS RECEIVE THEIR SYDNEY HOBART PENNANTS AT PRIZE...

31 DEC 2013

Derry~Londonderry~Doire, GREAT Britain and Old Pulteney have been awarded their Rolex Sydney Hobart race winners pennants by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for their Clipper 70 class win in the iconic Australian offshore race. The teams were presented with their pennants at a special prizegiving hosted by the com...

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HOBART TO BRISBANE RACE RESTART DELAYED BY 24 HOURS

31 DEC 2013

Race 7 from Hobart to Brisbane will be delayed by 24 hours until 1700 local time on 2 January 2014.  This is due to the rudder bearing issue that caused Henri Lloyd to retire from Race 6, the RSHYR.  The problem has also been discovered on PSP Logistics but to a lesser degree than Henri Lloyd.  Both yach...

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SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON AND CREW OF CV10 CELEBRATE SYDNEY HO...

30 DEC 2013

Navigator Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, skipper Jim Dobie and their Clipper 68 CV10 crew have celebrated their Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race result into Hobart, Tasmania. CV10, a Clipper 68 that has gone round the world four times in previous editions of the Clipper Race, beat 11 of 12 Clipper 70s into Hobart as well as ri...

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DERRY~ LONDONDERRY~ DOIRE WINS ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART RACE CLIP...

29 DEC 2013

Derry~Londonderry~Doire crossed the finish line into Hobart, Tasmania at 06:06 local time (19:06 UTC 29th December) to claim a class win in the famous Australian yachting classic, The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) and its first podium position of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The Northern Irish entry...

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RACE 6, DAY 3: STORMY NIGHT BRINGS MIXED FORTUNES

29 DEC 2013

A stormy night brought mixed fortunes as Derry~Londonderry~Doire extended its Race 6 lead and Henri Lloyd retired with a rudder problem.    After yesterday’s incredibly close day’s racing and gale force conditions overnight through the notorious Bass Strait, Derry~Londonderry~Doire has extended it...

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LATEST HOBART ETAS

29 DEC 2013

The latest timings (Australian local time GMT +11) for yacht arrivals into Hobart for the finish of the Rolex Sydney Hobart are as follows:   Team           Position         ETA at Finish Line Derry~Londonderry~Doire   1 Mon 30 Dec &ndas...

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CLIPPER RACE OFFICE OPENING HOURS

29 DEC 2013

The Clipper Race offices in Gosport, United Kingdom will be closed until 2 January.For emergencies or urgent crew issues please find the two following contact details.In the UKCarol Blyth+44 (0) 7894 488 881In AustraliaGillian Russell+61 (0) 411 796 786...

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JOURNALISTS ENJOYING LIFE ON BOARD DURING RACE

28 DEC 2013

Journalists aboard various Clipper Race yachts are getting involved in all the sailing duties while reporting on the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race. Journalists from The Daily Telegraph (Australia), Australian Associated Press, News Limited, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Yachting magazine and a Swiss photographer are ...

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HENRI LLOYD RETIRES FROM ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART RACE

28 DEC 2013

At 2211 local time on Saturday (1111 UTC) Henri Lloyd informed the Clipper Race Office of its intention to retire from Race 6/ The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Clipper Race Director Justin Taylor explained: "This is due to a damaged rudder bearing which is allowing excessive movement of the rudder shaft.   "The...

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RACE 6, DAY 2: TOO CLOSE TO CALL AS CLIPPER RACE TEAMS JOSTL...

28 DEC 2013

With just over 5 miles separating the top four Clipper Race teams as they pass the halfway mark, tensions are reaching summer boiling point. The race leader and fleet positions change frequently and podium positions are anything but predictable as Race 6 continues its thrilling progress.    In a dramatic past...

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RACE 6, DAY 1: OLD PULTENEY LEAD CLIPPER RACE FLEET IN ROLEX...

27 DEC 2013

There were no Boxing Day turkey hangovers for any of the twelve Clipper Race teams yesterday as they got off to a flying start in one of the most highly anticipated Clipper Race stages in the entire history of the event: the 69th edition of the classic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR), which is also Race 6 of our...

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CLIPPER RACE FLEET STARTS ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART RACE

26 DEC 2013

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race boats have started the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, for the first time in the events 18-year history. GREAT Britain was the first of the Clipper Race teams to cross the start line, followed by Henri Lloyd and Qingdao. Overall race leaders Henri Lloyd went round the ...

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CREWS DEPART IN WORLD FAMOUS ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE ...

26 DEC 2013

The twelve Clipper Race teams departed the CYCA in Rushcutters Bay at 10:00 local time to take part in a pre-race parade of sail around Sydney Harbour before taking their place on the start line as part of the 94 strong fleet of 2013 RSHYR competitors.  The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, (RSHYR) which doubles as Race 6...

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SANTA VISITS CLIPPER RACE CREWS

25 DEC 2013

The Clipper Race crews may be far from home but those staying on their team yachts at the CYCA, Sydney, were not left out of the festivities this morning as Santa Claus paid an early morning visit. Team members from Invest Africa, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, GREAT Britain, Switzerland and more, joined together ...

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SIR ROBIN READY FOR SYDNEY TO HOBART

24 DEC 2013

Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is ready for the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) which starts on Boxing Day at 1300 local (0200 UTC).Sir Robin will be aboard one of two Clipper 68s to be based permanently in Sydney at the new Clipper Race Australian training and development hub, wh...

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CONNECT WITH CLIPPER RACE WEB STREAMS FROM AUSTRALIA

23 DEC 2013

The Clipper Race fleet’s departure from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia ahead of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be streamed live online. The 12-strong fleet will be departing Rushcutters Bay on Boxing Day to start one of the most famous offshore yacht races in the world. The show is expected to...

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WARATAHS RUGBY PLAYERS GET OCEAN RACING LESSON

22 DEC 2013

Members of the NSW Waratahs, who also represent the Australian 'Wallabies' team were taken out for their first ever sailing lesson in Sydney Harbour today by former England sevens Captain and GREAT Britain crew member, Ollie Phillips. First time sailors Nick Phipps, Paddy Ryan, Matt Lucas, Michael Hodge and Jono L...

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CREW CENTRE STAGE IN RSHYR PRESS CONFERENCE

21 DEC 2013

Clipper Race crew from South Africa, China and the UK were centre stage today at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) press conference showcasing international entries in the Australian yachting classic. Sbu Masibulele Liyaba (Invest Africa), Vicky Song (Qingdao) and Ollie Phillips (GREAT Britain) faced a battery...

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FINAL YACHT TOURS AVAILABLE TOMORROW

21 DEC 2013

Sunday is the final opportunity to get up close and personal on board a Clipper 70 yacht in Sydney, Australia during the 12-strong fleet's stay in the Australian city ahead of the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.From 1000 until 1800 on Sunday (22 December) at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Ba...

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PENALTY POINTS FOR RACE 5 COLLISION DAMAGE

20 DEC 2013

Race Director Justin Taylor has informed GREAT Britain skipper Simon Talbot of the Clipper Race Committee’s decision to levy a two-point penalty against the team in relation to the damage caused to the yacht in a racing incident shortly after the start of Race 5 from Albany to Sydney on 3 December. Justin Ta...

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CLIPPER 68S PREPARE FOR ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART RACE

20 DEC 2013

The two Clipper 68 yachts which are to be permanently located at the new Clipper Race training base in Australia are currently preparing for their first major event - The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) 2013.Crew from a wide variety of backgrounds, including some Clipper Race veterans have bought training packag...

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COOK OFF FOR CLIPPER RACE CHEF IN SYDNEY HARBOUR

20 DEC 2013

London chef Lawrence Lingard, who is sailing aboard Chinese entry Qingdao, participated in a cooking show with celebrity TV chef, Miguel Maestre for Channel 10 Australia’s, The Living Room show.Lawrence took Miguel out on a sail around Sydney Harbour and set him the real life galley challenge that he experiences ...

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PLAY THE CLIPPER RACE GAME

19 DEC 2013

The next stage of the Clipper Race game will get underway on 26 December when the fleet begins the race to Hobart as part of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.Race 6 of the Clipper Race game will get underway at 0200 UTC (1300 local time in Sydney, Australia)./span> The game enables players to pit their wits against t...

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REDRESS AWARDED FOR RACE 5 START LINE INCIDENT

18 DEC 2013

An independent committee has reached a verdict today on protests from bothGREAT Britain and PSP Logistics following a start line incident at the beginning of Race 5, from Albany to Sydney, Australia in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.As the fleet converged on the first mark ...

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PSP LOGISTICS HAS KEEL SIGNED IN SYDNEY

17 DEC 2013

The skipper, crew and the friends and family of PSP Logistics have today signed messages of support on the keel of the yacht, raising money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. The yacht is currently being anti-fouled for her half way round the world clean ahead of the whole fleet’s participation in the Rolex Sy...

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HENRI LLOYD ACCEPT FOURTH PENNANT AT SYDNEY PRIZEGIVING

16 DEC 2013

Henri Lloyd skipper Eric Holden and his crew have been presented with their first winner’s pennant in Sydney for their Race 5 win.  Second-placed OneDLL and third-placed Qingdao also received pennants for the 2100-mile race from Albany, Western Australia. The first place for Hen...

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KEEL SIGNING AND BOAT TOURS IN SYDNEY

16 DEC 2013

During the fleet’s stay in Sydney there are opportunities for free tours of the Clipper 70s, the brand new yachts taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.Tuesday (17 December) also sees the chance to sign the keel of yacht PSP Logistics while it is out of the water for general maintenance work, whic...

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PSP LOGISTICS ARRIVES IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

14 DEC 2013

PSP Logistics has finished Race 5 and arrived in Sydney, Australia to complete the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.The yacht, skippered by Sydney-based skipper Chris Hollis, crossed the finish line at 1204 UTC (2304 local time) before heading into the CYCA at Rushcutters Bay.W...

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RACE 5 DAY 11: FINISH LINE IN SIGHT FOR PSP LOGISTICS

14 DEC 2013

After racing over 2,000 miles from Albany, Western Australia PSP Logistics is just 15 miles away from crossing the finish line into Sydney, Australia. PSP Logistics is expected to cross the finish line between 2200-0000 (local time). Ahead of its arrival, skipper Chris Hollis reflected on his team’...

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PSP LOGISTICS CLOSE IN ON FINISH LINE TO COMPLETE FLEET

14 DEC 2013

It’s been another busy day of Clipper Race arrivals at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney, Australia today as another four yachts arrived into Rushcutters Bay. Mission Performance, Invest Africa, Team Garmin and GREAT Britain all finished the race from Albany, Western Australia.PSP...

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LATEST ETAS FOR FLEET ARRIVAL INTO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

14 DEC 2013

As the final stage of Race 5, from Albany, Western Australia draws to a close, the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are due to arrive in Sydney from this Friday, 13 December.While the majority of the twelve-strong fleet will arrive throughout Friday, Invest Africa, Team Garmin, GREAT Britain are expected ...

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BUSY DAY OF ARRIVALS IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

13 DEC 2013

Seven of the twelve-strong Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet have finished Race 5 and arrived in Sydney, Australia. With Henri Lloyd, OneDLL and Qingdao claiming the three highly sought after podium positions, Switzerland, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Jamaica Get All Right and Old Pulteney have completed the ra...

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RACE 5 DAY 10: THE FIGHT FOR FINAL POINTS CONTINUES IN RACE ...

13 DEC 2013

After a triumphant end to Race 5 yesterday which saw Henri Lloyd claim the line hours and 12 points, the remainder of the fleet remain focused and upbeat as the race to Sydney, Australia is far from over. With Old Pulteney due to finish in the next few hours, the second half of the fleet is still in full racing mode, w...

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HENRI LLOYD CLINCHES FIRST WIN IN RACE 5 OF CLIPPER RACE

12 DEC 2013

Henri Lloyd crossed the finish line into Sydney, Australia at 0315 local time (UTC+11), claiming its fourth consecutive podium result and it’s first win in the Clipper 2013-14 Race. The team celebrated its win with Champagne on arrival to Rushcutters Bay which further consolidates the teams overall lead in the ra...

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RACE 5 DAY 9: A TACTICAL VICTORY AS HENRI LLOYD PREPARES TO ...

12 DEC 2013

After racing over 2,000 miles from Albany, Western Australia and with less than 30 miles to the finish line, will Henri Lloyd  be victorious or will Qingdao and OneDLL be able to challenge its competitor for those all-important 12 points? With little over 10 miles separating Henri Lloyd, Qingdao and OneDLL, both t...

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RACE 5 DAY 8: TENSION BUILDS AS THE FINAL SPRINT TO SYDNEY, ...

11 DEC 2013

It’s set to be one of the closest finishes we’ve seen so far in the Clipper 2013-14 Race, with less than 200 miles left to Sydney, Australia the teams at the top of the leaderboard continue to battle it out for those coveted podium positions and those all important points. With the top three teams continuin...

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RACE 5 DAY 7: OCEAN SPRINT GETS UNDERWAY AS ONEDLL RECLAIMS ...

10 DEC 2013

In the last 24 hours OneDLL has reclaimed its crown, but with just 10 miles separating the top four competitors the fight to win the coveted podium positions into Sydney rumbles on, as the Ocean Sprint gets underway. In the last 24 hours Derry~Londonderry~Doire became the first entry to cross the Ocean Sprint at 19:16 ...

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RACE 5 DAY 6: TIME FOR TACTICS AS LAST 600 MILES GETS UNDERW...

09 DEC 2013

With just over 600 miles until Race 5 finish in Sydney, tactical decisions are starting to play out as the light winds at the front of the fleet threaten to jeopardise the leaders’ positions.   Race 5 is still anyone’s for the taking and with less than 10 miles separating the top three entry’s, D...

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RACE 5 DAY 5: DERRY~ LONDONDERRY~ DOIRE TAKE THE LEAD IN RAC...

08 DEC 2013

It’s been all change at the top of the leaderboard in the last 24 hours as OneDLL has relinquished its lead in Race 5 to Sydney, leaving Derry~Londonderry~Doire to storm ahead of the fleet. Former leader of the pack OneDLL, the front runner since race start in Albany, Western Australia has lost its lead for the f...

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HENRI LLOYD SKIPPER RECEIVES CANADIAN SAILING RECOGNITION

07 DEC 2013

Canada’s national governing body for sailing, Sail Canada today announced Henri Lloyd skipper Eric Holden, 33, from Vancouver as their ‘Canadian Sailor of the Month’ for November. The award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with sailing and was awarded to Eric in re...

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AFRICAN ENTRY PAYS TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA

07 DEC 2013

With the world left to mourn the death and celebrate the life of 95 year-old Nelson Mandela after it was announced on Thursday evening by the African President Jacob Zuma, tributes continue to be paid across the world. In late October the Clipper Race fleet arrived in Cape Town, South Africa after racing the 3,600 mile...

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RACE 5 DAY 4: CALM BEFORE THE STORM AS LOW PRESSURE GETS SET...

07 DEC 2013

With gusts over up to 60 knots expected to batter the fleet within the next 24 to 48 hours, the skippers have been busy preparing their teams - ready for action as the race to Sydney continues. Meteorologist and winning skipper of the Clipper Race in 2000, Simon Rowell, has been briefing the skippers on what they can e...

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RACE 5 DAY 3: CLOSE MATCH RACING IN SCORING GATE VICTORY

06 DEC 2013

It was a day of tense race viewing as OneDLL stormed to victory claiming maximum points in the Scoring Gate, with Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Henri Lloyd claiming second and third respectively in one of the tightest battles yet. OneDLL were the first yacht entry across the Scoring Gate yesterday at 13:03 UTC claiming t...

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A GREAT LIGHT GOES OUT IN THE WORLD

05 DEC 2013

‘A great light goes out in the world’ as the Clipper Race Sapinda Rainbow Project will continue on with Mandela’s legacy. At 20:50 Local time in Johannesburg, South Africa President Jacob Zuma announced the death of Nelson Mandela - the former president of South Africa who passed away peacefully in hi...

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RED CARPET CELEBRATIONS FOR SAPINDA RAINBOW PROJECT

05 DEC 2013

A unique project which has taken 8 young South Africans from across the country to develop young community leaders of the future and raise international awareness and funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital - is today celebrating its association with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund attending the...

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ONEDLL WINS MAXIMUM POINTS WITH SCORING GATE VICTORY

05 DEC 2013

OneDLL is the first entry to cross the Scoring Gate during Race 5 to Sydney, NSW. The Dutch entry crossed the line at 13:03 UTC winning a valuable 3 points as the entry continues to challenge GREAT Britain for second place in the overall leaderboard. The skippers are asked to record the GPS time (Universal Time) of cro...

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RACE 5 DAY 2: THE RACE TO THE SCORING GATE GETS UNDERWAY

05 DEC 2013

With the lure of extra points and the prospect of improving  overall standings in the race, the Scoring Gate is proving too much of a temptation for the fleet to resist as Race 5 gets set to shake up the leaderboard. With PSP Logistics re-joining Race 5 yesterday, all of the 12 teams have now readjusted to life at...

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BE PART OF THE ACTION

04 DEC 2013

Keeping up with the race and being part of the action couldn’t be easier with our interactive Race Viewer and social networking channels, allowing you to stay in touch with the Clipper Race and interact with other followers. You can check out the latest on board action and in port footage from the race on ou...

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RACE 5 DAY 1: BUMPY START TO RACE 5 FOR CLIPPER RACE FLEET

04 DEC 2013

After a terrifyingly close start to Race 5 yesterday and with less than 2000 miles until the fleet reach Sydney, the teams are already staging one of the most tactical races to date. With the crews struggling to gain their sea legs after facing the Southern Ocean for the second time, OneDLL is currently leading the fle...

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PSP LOGISTICS RESUMES RACE 5

04 DEC 2013

PSP Logistics departed Albany, Western Australia at 23:00 Local Time (15:00 GMT) to resume Race 5 after repair work was completed after an incident with GREAT Britain following Race Start yesterday.  PSP Logistics suffered damage to a wheel and rails on the port side, towards the stern, which have now been fixed.&...

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RACE 5 TO SYDNEY STARTS FROM ALBANY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

03 DEC 2013

The 2150 mile Race 5 to Sydney has started from Albany, Western Australia. Following a Parade of Sail and flyover, GREAT Britain was first over the start line, followed by Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Qingdao in third position. However, following the start, a racing incident was reported between PSP Logistics and GREAT ...

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YACHTS UNDER REPAIR AFTER COLLISION ON START

03 DEC 2013

Following a collision between GREAT Britain and PSP Logistics at the start of Race 5 in Albany, Western Australia, both boats are having a full damage assessment in port. It is hoped GREAT Britain will be able to restart Race 5 tomorrow (Wednesday) morning local time, and PSP Logistics tomorrow evening, depending on ho...

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RACE 5 TO SYDNEY STARTS TODAY

03 DEC 2013

Race 5 to Sydney will start today in Albany, Western Australia with a Parade of Sail off Middleton Beach, followed by Race Start in King George Sound. The yachts will leave Albany Waterfront Marina at 11am to prepare for the Parade of Sail which will take place between 12pm and 12.45pm off Middleton Beach, offering gre...

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HENRI LLOYD GORE–TEX® EXPERIENCE TOUR WINNERS TAKE ON THE...

02 DEC 2013

Selected from over 600 candidates to fulfil the adventure of a lifetime, the first of the Henri Lloyd GORE-TEX® Experience Tour winners arrived in Albany, Western Australia last week  after battling the 5,000 mile Southern Ocean ‘Sleigh Ride’ from Cape Town, South Africa. Earlier this year the GORE...

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ALBANY SCOUTS HAVE TOUR WITH QINGDAO SCOUTING LEADER

01 DEC 2013

Qingdao crew member and Scout leader George Bayles has given a tour of his yacht to local Albany Scouts as part of his mission to meet scout groups around the world during his Clipper Race adventure. Cubs, Joeys and Scouts from the 3rd Albany and 1st Denmark Scout Groups gave George an Australian woggle, and he present...

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CREWS SHAVE OFF MOUSTACHES RAISING MONEY FOR MOVEMBER

30 NOV 2013

Clipper Race crew with the most creative moustaches have had them shaved off, raising money for the international Movember campaign and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, the official charity of the race. The crew members grew moustaches whilst they battled against the Southern Ocean during Race 4 from Cape Town, South ...

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COOK OFF FOR CLIPPER RACE CHEF AT ALBANY MARITIME FESTIVAL

30 NOV 2013

Qingdao crew member and Clipper Race cook Lawrence Lingard has cooked up a dish inspired by the Indigenous Australians during a cook off with an Albany chef at the Clipper Maritime Festival. Lawrence and Owen Cowdell, of the White Star Hotel, cooked using local seasonal and sustainable produce they chose at the Albany ...

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NEW TEAM GARMIN SKIPPER TAKES OVER

30 NOV 2013

The new Team Garmin skipper Mark Burkes has officially taken over from Leg 3 skipper, Ben Bowley after the yacht's arrival into Albany in the early hours Friday. Mark Burkes, 48, from Worcestershire, UK, (pictured left with Ben Bowley) circumnavigated the globe in the Clipper 2011-12 Race as a watch leader, and ad...

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GREAT BRITAIN PRESENTED WITH KINJARLING CUP FOR LEG 3 WIN BY...

29 NOV 2013

GREAT Britain skipper Simon Talbot and his crew have been presented with the Kinjarling Cup for winning Leg 3 into Western Australia by the Mayor of the City of Albany, Dennis Wellington, and elders Carol Pettersen and Stan Loo. At the prizegiving, the team was also presented with a basket hand woven from local grasses...

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TEAM GARMIN ARRIVES IN ALBANY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

29 NOV 2013

Team Garmin has arrived in Albany, Western Australia to complete the Clipper 13-14 Race fleet.The team, who yesterday accepted twelfth position in Race 4 from Cape Town, South Africa arrived in Albany at 0230 local time to a crowd of local residents, friends and family and fellow crew.The Albany stopover will see new p...

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OPEN BOATS IN ALBANY THIS WEEKEND

28 NOV 2013

West Australians will be able to get a taste of life at sea in Albany Friday, Saturday and Sunday with open boat session on two of the 12-strong fleet of Clipper Race yachts that have arrived in the city as part of their round the world yacht race. Local people will be able to look on board the new Clipper 70 yachts an...

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GREAT BRITAIN CREW TAKE ON AMAZING ALBANY WALLABIES IN TOUCH...

28 NOV 2013

England rugby sevens star Ollie Phillips and some of his fellow GREAT Britain crew members joined the Amazing Albany Lions as guest players in a game of touch rugby against the Amazing Albany Wallabies in an attempt to bring back some British sporting pride after the recent Ashes disaster. Both sides are claiming the w...

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TEAM GARMIN ACCEPTS TWELFTH PLACE IN RACE 4

28 NOV 2013

Team Garmin has accepted twelfth position in Race 4 and is now motorsailing towards Albany, Western Australia. On accepting twelfth position, Ben Bowley, skipper of Team Garmin said: “This will allow the crew at least some respite before departing for Race 5 to Sydney on 3 December. Better to take ...

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ONE OF TIGHTEST CLIPPER RACE FINISHES EVER AS MINUTES SEPARA...

27 NOV 2013

After 5,000 miles of racing, less than four minutes separated four yachts at the finish line of Race 4 off Albany Waterfront Marina in Western Australia in a spectacular finish witnessed by cheering crowds. Old Pulteney finished in eight position at 09.54 UTC, (17:54.42 local time), with Derry~Londonderry~Doire coming ...

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PSP LOGISTICS DELIVERS AUSTRALIAN CREW SAFELY ONTO HOME SOIL

27 NOV 2013

PSP Logistics, crewed by a predominantly Australian crew and skipper, has arrived onto home soil in Western Australia after a particularly gruelling and relentless leg through the Southern Ocean. The team, made up of amateur crew predominantly from New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, finished in seventh place and...

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RACE 4, DAY 23: SO CLOSE YET SO FAR AS HEADWINDS PROVIDE FIN...

27 NOV 2013

Today will be the final day’s racing for almost all remaining Clipper Race teams but it is proving to be far from an easy path into Albany as headwinds offer a final, cruel challenge to the Finish Line.  While Switzerland, PSP Logistics and Jamaica Get All Right completed their campaigns overnight, Invest Af...

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SEVEN YACHTS ARRIVE INTO ALBANY TODAY

27 NOV 2013

It is a busy day of yacht arrivals into Albany, West Australia with Switzerland having arrived this morning at 21.34 UTC (05.34am local time) and Jamaica Get All Right having crossed the finish line at 01.47 UTC (09.47am local time). PSP Logistics crossed the finish line at 05.27 UTC, (13.27 local time). Another f...

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LATEST ETAS FOR FLEET ARRIVAL INTO ALBANY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA...

27 NOV 2013

The whole of the Clipper Race fleet is expected to have arrived in Albany by Thursday 28 November, with Team Garmin currently expected to arrive on Thursday morning.Updated expected arrival times for the fleet as follows (Albany Waterfront Marina. Local time – UTC+8):Jamaica Get All Right - Weds 27 Nov - 1000 to ...

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RACE 4, DAY 22: LIGHT WINDS FRUSTRATE AS REMAINING TEAMS BAT...

26 NOV 2013

The podium may have been decided but the remaining positions in Race 4 are of no less importance to the teams still battling it out to claim them. However, with the weather providing challenges right to the very end, the front of the remaining teams are finding the final miles a challenge.   Switzerland skipper V...

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SKIPPERS START TO PLAN ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE TACTIC...

26 NOV 2013

With the arrival of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet into Australia after a dramatic Southern Ocean crossing, skippers are starting to plan tactics for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) which gets underway exactly a month today. Having just tackled some of the toughest conditions on the planet dur...

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ONEDLL CLAIMS FIRST PODIUM FINISH OF CLIPPER 13-14 RACE

26 NOV 2013

OneDLL has claimed its first podium finish of the Clipper 13-14 Race much to the delight of the yacht’s skipper and crew as the team finish third in the race from Cape Town to Albany, Western Australia."It was a tough and emotional leg. We aim to sail fast but safe," revealed OneDLL skipper Olly Cotterell."It was...

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RACE 4 DAY 21: THE FIGHT FOR VALUABLE POINTS CONTINUES AS ON...

25 NOV 2013

The fight to win the maximum points up for grabs rumbles on, as competitors’ continue to hunt its nearest prey in the closing days of the tightly contested 5,000 race from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, western Australia. With GREAT Britain claiming the line honours in Race 4 and the maximum 12 points, Henri ...

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GREAT BRITAIN CLINCHES LINE HONOURS IN RACE 4 INTO ALBANY, W...

25 NOV 2013

GREAT Britain has crossed the finish line into Albany, Western Australia ahead of Henri Lloyd to clinch its second consecutive win, following a dramatic and close fought 5000 miles race in a challenging Leg through the Southern Ocean from Cape Town, South Africa in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.GREAT B...

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RACE 4 DAY 20: A NAIL BITING BATTLE TO THE FINISH IN RACE 4,...

24 NOV 2013

The fight to the finish line of Race 4 could be one of the most hotly anticipated finishes so far in the Clipper Race, as in the last 24 hours the top three teams have all entered Stealth Mode eager to hide their positions and tactics from its closest competitors. With just 5 points separating overall leader Henri Lloy...

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PSP LOGISTICS CLINCHES OCEAN SPRINT POINTS

24 NOV 2013

The Race Office has now verified the Ocean Sprint timings and issued the official results:With Team Garmin being the last of the fleet to clear the Ocean Sprint zone in a respectable 20 hours 23 minutes, PSP Logistics is confirmed as the fastest team with a time of 18 hours 2 minutes, clinching two valuable extra point...

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RACE 4 DAY 19: THE WINNER WILL TAKE IT ALL AS ONE MILE SEPAR...

23 NOV 2013

With just over 400 miles until Race 4 finish in Albany Western Australia for the leaders of the pack, just one mile currently separates OneDLL and GREAT Britain as the battle to win the coveted Kinjarling Cup rumbles on. After tackling the unpredictable nature of the Southern Ocean, and clocking up close to 5,000 miles...

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RACE 4, DAY 18: PSP LOGISTICS SET NEW CLIPPER RACE RECORD IN...

22 NOV 2013

PSP Logistics had much to celebrate yesterday as it found itself a new gear, smashing the golden ‘300 mile in 24 hours’ mark, whilst also setting the new fastest time for the Ocean Sprint of 18 hours and two minutes. Skipper Chris Hollis remarked: “The wind gods smiled down on us as we passed throug...

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AUSTRALIAN RECRUITMENT PRESENTATIONS

21 NOV 2013

With a record amount of Australian crew competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Race, the search for the next generation of intrepid Australian explorers eager to take on the world’s toughest oceans is already underway. The 12 strong fleet of Clipper 70s competing in the ninth edition of the race is expected to arrive i...

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RACE 4, DAY 17: OCEAN SPRINT CONTEST CONTINUES AS LEADERS HO...

21 NOV 2013

After more than 3,000 miles of extreme conditions and exhilarating racing, the stakes are nail bitingly high in Race 4 with all teams desperate to claim the two highly valuable Ocean Sprint points and the final podium positions remaining anything but certain. With the first five teams completed, OneDLL lead the Ocean...

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PSP LOGISTICS LEAD OCEAN SPRINT

21 NOV 2013

During Race 4 to Albany, Western Australia the teams have the opportunity to pick up some extra points with the help of an Ocean Sprint. The Ocean Sprint is between the lines of longitude 90 degrees East and 95 degrees East and the skippers shall record the GPS time (Universal Time) of crossing each of these line...

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RACE 4, DAY 16: CLOSE MATCH RACING SHAKES UP LEADER BOARD AS...

20 NOV 2013

Having raced over 3,000 miles in Race 4 so far, the steely determination of the 12 strong fleet of Clipper 70s continue to shake up the race standings. In the last 24 hours the top four competing teams got off to a nail biting start to the Ocean Sprint with only 14 minutes separating three of the teams as they crossed ...

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RACE 4, DAY 15: TEMPERATURE AND STAKES HEAT UP AS HENRI LLOY...

19 NOV 2013

The sun is out and with the improving temperatures, the race to Western Australian is heating up. Henri Lloyd has stolen the top spot from Qingdao which has led consistently through the race and with OneDLL, GREAT Britain, Invest Africa and Switzerland also sailing well, the crew members on Qingdao know they need to wo...

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RACE 4, DAY 14: LIGHTER CONDITIONS SHIFT SOUTHERN OCEAN SLEI...

18 NOV 2013

Conditions have eased considerably for the teams since the latest storm. The wind is down, the sun is out and the skies are clear, giving the Southern Ocean a very different personality. A much weakened front did eventually reach the front pack, with OneDLL skipper Olly Cotterell explaining: “We were not as badly...

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RACE 4, DAY 13: MOTHER NATURE PUTS ON EPIC DISPLAY FOR CREW ...

17 NOV 2013

Mother Nature invited select Clipper Race teams to a star studded weather show yesterday. Those who were invited had no choice in their attendance, though according to skipper reviews it was a fun night of exciting, incredible, awe inspiring and definitely unforgettable proportion. Gale force winds were the star of th...

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RACE 4, DAY 12: STRONG FRONT MOVES THROUGH REAR OF RACE FLEE...

16 NOV 2013

The latest weather front arrived pretty much as predicted, through the back of the fleet with winds gusting from 45-50 knots, occasionally reaching 70 knots plus, resuting in a very tough night for teams in the west of the pack. Sean McCarter, skipper of Derry~Londonderry~Doire, who faced the dramatic situation of ha...

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RACE 4, DAY 11: TEAMS BATTEN DOWN HATCHES IN PREPARATION FOR...

15 NOV 2013

Day 11 of Race 4, otherwise known as the Kinjarling Cup, (Australian Noongar nation’s translation for ‘place of rain’) to Albany has seen another day of light winds in the Southern Ocean, allowing the teams more time to catch their breath and take the best safety precautions as they are well aware tha...

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RACE 4, DAY 10: TEAMS WELCOME RECUPERATION TIME AS WINDS DIE...

14 NOV 2013

The complicated, ever changing wind conditions in the Southern Ocean have reached a certain lull over the past 24 hours, dropping from up to 50 knots, down to ‘highs’ of just 10 knots. This has resulted in the fleet being ground down to a far more ‘pedestrian’ speed level, with some even finding...

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CLIPPER RACE ORGANISERS THANK PORT ELIZABETH NSRI WITH R50,0...

13 NOV 2013

In a gesture of gratitude for the swift rescues of Mission Performance crew member David Griffin and Derry~Londonderry~Doire’s Michelle Porter, Clipper Race organisers have announced a donation of R 50,000 (£3,000 approx) will be made to the South African Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) station at Port Elizabet...

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RACE 4, DAY 9: MIXED FORTUNES PLAY OUT AMONGST RACE FLEET

13 NOV 2013

In a mixed day of wind conditions for the fleet, a classic English legend seems to have played out. Consistent front runners Qingdao, Henri Lloyd and OneDLL are getting progressively richer, picking up bonus Scoring Gate points and expanding their lead following speedy surfs in strong winds that gusted between 50 to 60...

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HENRI LLOYD AND ONEDLL SECURE SCORING GATE POINTS

12 NOV 2013

Henri Lloyd and OneDLL have clinched valuable race points after crossing the Race 4 Scoring Gate in second and third place respectively.Current overall leaders of the Clipper Race, Henri Lloyd crossed the gate in second place behind Qingdao, at 1408 UTC securing two race points while OneDLL crossed at 1715 UTC grabbing...

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QINGDAO CONGRATULATES QINGDAO

12 NOV 2013

The City of Qingdao has sent a message of congratulations to their team today, currently battling the 'Roaring Forties' in the Southern Ocean. Not only are they leading Race 4 and have today picked up three extra points by reaching the scoring gate first, but this also puts them in serious contention to challenge for a...

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RACE 4, DAY 8: QINGDAO FIRST ACROSS SCORING GATE FOLLOWING W...

12 NOV 2013

In descriptions more aptly used for a day at a theme park, skippers have described Day 8 as being a fast, wet, wild and truly exhilarating sleigh ride. The Southern Ocean certainly appears to be living up to its big reputation, with “wonderful winds and towering seas” providing magnificent sailing condition...

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RACE 4, DAY 7: BAPTISM OF FIRE SUBSIDES FOR CLIPPER RACE CRE...

11 NOV 2013

The first Sunday back at sea was no day of rest for the Clipper Race fleet, though it has certainly been more enjoyable than the preceding week’s unpredictability and harsh, contrasting wind conditions. Day 7 brought far more consistently strong winds of between 30 to 40 knots, allowing most of the fleet to pick ...

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RACE 4, DAY 6: WIND HOLES BRING MIXED EMOTIONS FOR FLEET

10 NOV 2013

The strong west-to-east wind currents of the Roaring Forties grew infamous for providing major speed boosts to trade ships sailing to Australasia during the Age of Sail, between the 16th and mid-19th century. However, for the past 24 hours at least, history has not provided the same fortune for the Clipper 2013-14 Race...

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NSRI RESCUE SEES MICHELLE SAFELY ASHORE AND WELL

09 NOV 2013

It will be a Birthday she will never forget. Michelle Porter was evacuated yesterday evening local time from Derry~Londonderry~Doire by the South African National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) off Port Elizabeth and taken to hospital for treatment to a suspected broken arm. There is however a happy ending worth celebrati...

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RACE 4, DAY 5: CALM AFTER THE STORM AS FLEET RE-ENTERS SOUTH...

09 NOV 2013

Day 5 has bought a respite from the gale force winds that lashed the fleet over the previous 36 hours, with winds reducing from the storm high of 90 knots to a far lighter, yet still changeable wind pattern of between 10 and 25 knots, with numerous, active rain squalls. The fleet has now dipped back into the Southern ...

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RACE 4, DAY 4: LIFE IN THE FAST LANE BRINGS CONTINUED CHALLE...

08 NOV 2013

The past 24 hours have continued to prove eventful for the Clipper Race fleet. Whilst the storm has abated somewhat, the fleet has still been facing gale force winds, gusting 40 - 50 knots, resulting in boat speeds of up to 30 knots, as the fleet continues through into the Southern Ocean towards Albany, Western Austral...

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DERRY~LONDONDERRY~ DOIRE DIVERTS TO PORT ELIZABETH

07 NOV 2013

Derry~Londonderry~Doire is diverting to Port Elizabeth to evacuate a crew member with a suspected broken upper arm as a precautionary measure ahead of two and a half weeks tough racing in the Southern Ocean. Michelle Porter (36) from London fell onto her arm when the yacht was hit by a large wave. The yacht is 250 naut...

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RACE 4, DAY 3: RUDE AWAKENING FOR FLEET AS EARLY STORM HITS

07 NOV 2013

What a difference a day makes. Over the past 24 hours, the whole fleet has been experiencing the roughest sea conditions yet faced in the Clipper 2013-14 Race. While this leg was always predicted to be tough, an early storm hit as they headed south towards the Southern Ocean, turning out to be more ferocious than expec...

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MISSION PERFORMANCE DIVERTS TO PORT ELIZABETH

06 NOV 2013

Mission Performance is diverting to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, approximately 270 miles to the north east of her current position. Leg 3 crew member, David Griffin, 40, from Australia suffered a calf injury this morning after being hit by a wave whilst working on the bow during a headsail change. He is currently...

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RACE 4, DAY 2: LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TO INCREASE WIND AND SEA ...

06 NOV 2013

The wind is picking up, the barometer is dropping and the sea state will be increasing over the next day and the yachts are relishing the high speeds expected of the Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride. Yesterday saw a full day of light wind beating,  with Old Pulteney, GREAT  Britain, Switzerland, OneDLL and Derry~Lo...

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TEAM GARMIN TO RESUME RACING

06 NOV 2013

Team Garmin will resume racing this afternoon following the successful tuning of her rig after remedial work in Cape Town. Following a test sail last night, Team Garmin had returned to Cape Town yesterday evening. Due to failing light, they were unable to complete all the necessary adjustments to the rig. The yacht was...

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RACE 4, DAY 1: A SOUTHERLY BEAT FOR CREWS AS LIGHT WINDS SET...

05 NOV 2013

After an exciting and spectacular Race Start off Table Mountain yesterday, the crews are now in light winds but with the promise of freshening conditions to come in the next 24 to 36 hours. The first tactical decision was how wide a berth to give Green Point and the Table Mountain wind shadow, with the majority of the ...

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SPECTACULAR START TO RACE 4 IN FRONT OF TABLE MOUNTAIN, CAPE...

04 NOV 2013

Twelve yachts competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race headed out of Table Bay today to start a 4,700 mile Southern Ocean sleigh ride to Albany, Western Australia. Following a parade of sail in front of the Cape Town waterfront, the fleet headed for the start line at 14.30 local time GREAT Britain crossed th...

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RACE TO AUSTRALIA STARTS TODAY

04 NOV 2013

Race 4 of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race begins today from Cape Town, South Africa at 1430 local time (1230 UTC).The twelve-strong fleet will leave the V&A Waterfront at 1130 local time to perform a Parade of Sail in front of Table Mountain ahead of Race Start at 1430.Race 4 sees the fleet take on the...

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RACE 4 TO ALBANY WESTERN AUSTRALIA STARTS TOMORROW

03 NOV 2013

Race 4 of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race starts on Monday 4 November as the crews prepare to race from Cape Town, in the 4,700 mile Southern Ocean sleigh ride to Albany, Western  Australia. Eric Holden, skipper of Henri Lloyd which is currently in first place just three points ahead of GREAT Britain ...

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SAPINDA RAINBOW DAY CELEBRATION WITH NELSON MANDELA CHILDREN...

03 NOV 2013

A unique project which has taken young South Africans from across the country and trained them to race across the world’s most challenging oceans on the Clipper Race, celebrated their achievements in Cape Town this weekend in a busy programme of events at the V&A Waterfront to mark ‘Sapinda Rainbow Day&...

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CLIPPER RACE COOK SAMPLES TRADITIONAL SOUTH AFRICAN DISH

03 NOV 2013

Top London Chef Lawrence Lingard, who is currently competing in the Clipper Race, has been sampling local dishes in Cape Town this week. His global culinary search led him to Kayamandi, where he was invited to a theatrical African eatery called AmaZink, to cook the country’s national dish. Local chef Peter De Ja...

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RICKETY BRIDGE WINERY REVEALS CLIPPER RACE TEAM PARTNERSHIP

03 NOV 2013

The Official Wine Supplier of the Clipper Race, Rickety Bridge Winery, has unveiled its branding aboard Invest Africa, as their official Team Partner in Cape Town this week. The owner of the boutique winery, Duncan Spence, and his partner Amy McKee, revealed the partnership at the V&A Waterfront, with Sir Robin Kno...

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OLLIE PHILLIPS TACKLES SPRINGBOK SEVENS ON ‘ROAD TO RIO’...

02 NOV 2013

Former England rugby sevens Captain Ollie Phillips took time out during the Clipper Race stopover in Cape Town this week to visit the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport where he met up with the Springbok Sevens national team as part of his global ‘Road to Rio’ campaign ahead of the sport’s debut in the 201...

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FLEET PREPARES FOR SOUTHERN OCEAN SLEIGH RIDE

02 NOV 2013

The next stage of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will see the twelve-strong fleet take on the Southern Ocean in Race 4, Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia.“As we look at Race 4 we can expect some even better average speeds for the fleet,” predicts Clipper Race founder and chairman,...

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CLIPPER RACE CREW TO TAKE PART IN MOVEMBER

01 NOV 2013

As part of the international Movember campaign, members of the Clipper Race crew will be growing moustaches while they battle against the Southern Ocean during Race 4 from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia.The annual campaign aims to raise awareness and funds for men’s health - specifically pro...

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CREW RECRUITMENT TALK AND OPEN BOAT TOURS AT THE V&A WATERFR...

01 NOV 2013

The North Wharf of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is the home of the Clipper Race fleet this week until Monday 4 November to depart for the 4,950 mile Southern Ocean sleigh ride to Albany, Western Australia. You can come and see what life is like on board an ocean racer today from 1200 to 1700 local time. Crew Re...

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GREAT BRITAIN CELEBRATES FIRST WIN

31 OCT 2013

A traditional African steel band set the scene last night as GREAT Britain took to the stage at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to celebrate the team’s first victory in the third stage of the Clipper Race. The British Consul General in Cape Town, Chris Trott presented Skipper Simon Talbot and his team with th...

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SAPINDA RAINBOW TEAM PAY HOMAGE TO MADIBA

31 OCT 2013

The eight young South African members of the Sapinda Rainbow team paid homage to Nelson Mandela yesterday during a visit to Robben Island. The visit to the prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years was a poignant tribute to Madiba; the young participants in the Sapinda Rainbow team were born in the revolu...

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HENRI LLOYD TAKES OVER LEAD IN CLIPPER RACE

30 OCT 2013

Henri Lloyd has taken the overall lead of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race after completing the third stage of the 40,000-mile adventure.A haul of 13 race points in Race 3 was enough to see the team, skippered by Eric Holden, climb above the GREAT Britain team in the overall standings.Henri Lloyd finished...

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE FINNED RESIDENTS OF CAPE TOWN

30 OCT 2013

Eight young South Africans who comprise the Sapinda Rainbow team participating in the Clipper Race have got up close and personal with the finned residents of Gansbaai, courtesy of Africa Travel.The project ambassadors are taking part in the Sapinda Rainbow Project, endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund,...

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OPEN BOAT TOURS AVAILABLE IN CAPE TOWN

29 OCT 2013

During the Clipper Race fleet’s stay at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa the ocean racing yachts will be open to the public for tours, offering the opportunity to gain an insight of what life at sea is like living on board a 70-foot yacht.Tours are available this Wednesday (30), Thursday (31), Fr...

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QINGDAO CELEBRATES ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

28 OCT 2013

The final team to complete the Clipper Race line-up in front of Table Mountain was given an enthusiastic welcome by the rest of the fleet this afternoon. The Qingdao crew were in high spirits despite a tactical decision to stay north for the scoring gate resulting in them being left behind by competitors that went furt...

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WORLD ALL RIGHT IN TABLE BAY

28 OCT 2013

The crew of Jamaica Get All Right, which arrived in Cape Town last night, paused from deep clean duties today to welcome in the penultimate team to finish, Mission Performance. Jamaica Get All Right crossed the line in Table Bay yesterday at 2057 UTC (2257 local). Skipper Pete Stirling commented, “...

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NEW SKIPPER FOR TEAM GARMIN

28 OCT 2013

Clipper Race veteran and Chief Instructor Ben Bowley (30) is to take the helm of Team Garmin in the next stage of the current edition of the race from South Africa to Western Australia, where a permanent replacement will be appointed following the departure of the team’s current skipper in Cape Town.“I&rsqu...

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RACE 3, DAY 16: THE FINAL FEW MILES

28 OCT 2013

The last few miles into Cape Town for Mission Performance and Qingdao have been a painfully slow experience. Light, fickle winds and fog has hindered progress towards the Race 3 finish line for the final two yachts. Mission performance skipper Matt Mitchell said it had been a frustrating 24 hours. “The wind compl...

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LAST TWO TEAMS DUE INTO CAPE TOWN TODAY

28 OCT 2013

This morning the Race Office offered Qingdao the opportunity to take twelfth place and one point which skipper Gareth Glover and the team accepted. The boat is now able to use its motor to make best speed into Cape Town. ETA around 1500 UTC (1700 Local). Meanwhile Mission Performance is expected over the line by 1000 U...

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RACE 3, DAY 15: FINAL THREE PUSH INTO CAPE TOWN

27 OCT 2013

With nine yachts now safely berthed in Cape Town, just three boats remain at sea pushing as hard as they can to complete Race 3. Earlier in the race, Qingdao and Jamaica Get All Right headed further north than the rest of the fleet to go for the valuable extra Scoring Gate points on offer. Tactically, the risk didn&rsq...

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PSP LOGISTICS AND TEAM GARMIN ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN

27 OCT 2013

After an eventful arrival day yesterday PSP Logistics and Team Garmin crossed the finish this morning.  Table Mountain provided the perfect backdrop into the V&A Waterfront as PSP Logistics crossed the line first at 01:38:00 UTC with Team Garmin not far behind crossing the line at 03:56:00 UTC.  Skipper o...

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LUCKY SEVEN NOW IN CAPE TOWN

26 OCT 2013

As the last strains of daylight fades and stars start to appear over Table Mountain, Derry~Londonderry~Doire brings to seven the number of Clipper 70s berthed in the North Wharf of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.Following the podium arrivals of GREAT Britain, Henri Lloyd and Invest Africa, OneDLL was close be...

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RACE 3 DAY 14 – COUNTDOWN TO CAPE TOWN

26 OCT 2013

 As the fleet arrives into Cape Town today, the last 24 hours has seen some very competitive racing where every fraction of a knot can make the difference. Invest Africa struggled to maintain its second place and was passed by Henri Lloyd enjoying faster sailing further south.  Leading skipper Simon Talb...

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GREAT BRITAIN WINS RACE 3 INTO CAPE TOWN

26 OCT 2013

GREAT Britain won Race 3 into Cape Town today crossing the line at 08:48:58 UTC, ahead of Henri Lloyd in second place who crossed the line at 11:40:56 UTC in front of the spectacular back drop of Table Mountain. Invest Africa crossed the line in third place, at 12:49:00 UTC.Skipper of GREAT Britain Simon Talbot, 44, ce...

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LATEST ETAS FOR FLEET'S ARRIVAL IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

26 OCT 2013

Race 3 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to Cape Town, South Africa is proving to be a thrilling tactical battle.The fleet will be berthed at the North Wharf of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.ETAs for the Clipper Race fleet to cross the Race 3 finish line (local time is +2 hours UTC):GREAT Britain – ...

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RACE 3, DAY 13: WHO WILL WIN THE RACE INTO CAPE TOWN?

25 OCT 2013

The crew are pushing hard during the final miles into Cape Town, with the conditions close to the shore near Table Mountain on skippers’ minds. GREAT Britain is leading the fleet, followed by Invest Africa 30 miles behind, and Henri Lloyd nine miles behind the African entry, ensuring a very close finish. Invest A...

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RACE 3, DAY 12: SKIPPERS ANALYSE WEATHER AS THEY EMPLOY STEA...

24 OCT 2013

With 500 miles to go until Cape Town, the yachts are using Stealth Mode to try to get into the best possible position to avoid the expected light, fickle winds off the African coast. Five boats are currently in Stealth Mode, meaning their position is hidden from the other yachts and the Race Viewer so they can try out ...

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CLIPPER 68 YACHTS IN ADELAIDE FOR OPEN BOAT OPPORTUNITY THIS...

23 OCT 2013

Two Clipper Race boats will arrive at the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron in Adelaide, South Australia this Friday, with an open boat opportunity for the public to get a taste of life at sea on Sunday ahead of the Clipper 2013-14 Race stopovers in Australia. The two Clipper 68 yachts are veterans of four global c...

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RACE 3, DAY 11: HENRI LLOYD SCORES EXTRA OCEAN SPRINT POINTS...

23 OCT 2013

Henri Lloyd has won its second Ocean Sprint in a row, securing two extra points ahead of second fastest Derry~Londonderry~Doire and third fastest Old Pulteney. Henri Lloyd skipper Eric Holden sailed the shortest course between the two parallels 340 miles apart to be victorious in a time of 30 hours, 34 minutes. Derry~L...

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RACE 3, DAY 10: SOUTHERLY YACHTS PUSH NORTH WITH LIGHTER WIN...

22 OCT 2013

The fleet is in the middle of the Ocean Sprint section of the course, with the fleet coming closer together as their courses converge on the race into Cape Town. Invest Africa is currently in Stealth Mode heading north-easterly from its more southerly position. But there are fears the fleet will slow up with lighter wi...

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OCEAN SPRINT NEXT CHALLENGE AS FLEET GETS CLOSER TOGETHER

21 OCT 2013

The leaderboard has had another shake up, with GREAT Britain now leading the fleet from third position yesterday, and Invest Africa now in second position from fourth yesterday. As the other more northerly yachts slow up, Invest Africa, GREAT Britain and Derry~Londonerry~Doire have kept going with stronger winds. They ...

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SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON TO COMPETE IN ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART RA...

21 OCT 2013

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is to compete in the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in December on one of his Clipper 68 yachts.  The Clipper Race founder and chairman will navigate in the Australian offshore classic race on one of two Clipper 68 yachts competing and will race against his fleet of 12 brand new C...

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RACE 3 DAY 8: STILL ALL TO PLAY FOR AS TEAMS SHAKE UP LEADE...

20 OCT 2013

It has been a game of cat and mouse in the last 24 hours as the fleet shake up the leaderboard following tactics that have seen the twelve teams spread out on a wider course in the race to Cape Town.Whilst the teams furthest to the north, Jamaica Get All Right and Qingdao remain at the bottom of the leaderboard and Tea...

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RACE 3, DAY 7: FLEET SPREADS OUT AS SKIPPERS TRY DIFFERENT S...

19 OCT 2013

Tactics are being played out and the fleet is becoming more widely spread with GREAT Britain and Derry~Londonderry~Doire heading further south joining Invest Africa in the hope of finding more favourable winds. With Invest Africa deciding to head further south than the majority of the tightly-packed fleet four days ago...

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RACE 2 DAY 6: YACHTS FLY SPINNAKERS AGAIN AS THEY MATCH RACE...

18 OCT 2013

Old Pulteney and Henri Lloyd have been competing against each other side by side as the yachts fly their spinnakers for the first time since before Rio. Just a few boat lengths have separated Henri Lloyd and Old Pulteney at times, and just 0.3 miles divides leaders Team Garmin and second-placed PSP Logistics at the mom...

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RACE 2 DAY 5: JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT BEATS QINGDAO ACROSS SCO...

17 OCT 2013

Jamaica Get All Right has crossed the Scoring Gate waypoints ahead of Qingdao, pipping it by just 14 minutes on their brave dash. Skipper Pete Stirling and his crew crossed at 06:57UTC this morning and claim three points. Skipper Gareth Glover’s yacht Qingdao crossed at 07:11UTC and scores two points. No other bo...

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RACE 3 DAY 4: JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT AND QINGDAO FIGHTING FOR...

16 OCT 2013

Jamaica Get All Right and Qingdao are battling it out to be the first to cross the Scoring Gate and win the three extra points which are up for grabs. The two yachts - which are expected to cross the line within the next 24 hours - have taken  more of a risk by sailing further north than the rest of the fleet wher...

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ELLEN MACARTHUR CANCER TRUST AMBASSADOR TAKES ON THE RACE OF...

16 OCT 2013

Lucie Carrington, 25 from Lancaster has been selected as an Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust ambassador who will compete in the final leg of the Clipper 2013-14 Race.  Lucie who is being sponsored by Coast Graphics, the Official Yacht Graphic Supplier of the Clipper Race, will face a challenging three weeks at sea bat...

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RACE 3 DAY 3: YACHTS CLOSING IN ON 300 MILE A DAY MARK

15 OCT 2013

The fleet is experiencing some big surf and waves with several yachts coming very close to the ‘holy grail’ mark of racing 300 miles in a day. The yachts are averaging 11 knots so far and 300 miles in one day has never been achieved on the Clipper Race before. Invest Africa has come closest so far, recordin...

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RACE 3 DAY 2: DIFFERENT TACTICS PLAY OUT AS FLEET SPLITS INT...

14 OCT 2013

It’s been a day of close racing with top four yachts GREAT Britain, Team Garmin, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all grouped very closely together on a more northerly course as they head east, splitting away from the rest of the fleet. The rest of the fleet is on a more southerly course, meaning their dis...

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RACE 3, DAY 1: STRONG WINDS AND SEAS AS SOUTH ATLANTIC CHALL...

13 OCT 2013

The twelve yachts have left Rio and are in some strong winds and seas already en route for Cape Town in the 3,390 mile South Atlantic challenge. The fleet is finding its sea legs in anticipation of some big sea rollers in contrast to the light winds of Leg 1 and Pete Stirling, skipper of Jamaica Get All Right, has repo...

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CLIPPER RACE DEPARTS RIO DE JANEIRO FOR CAPE TOWN

12 OCT 2013

Race 3 started off the Brazilian coast, in a 3,390 mile South Atlantic challenge to Cape Town, South Africa. Old Pulteney, crossed the line first ahead of Derry~Londonderry~Doire, closely followed by PSP Logistics, in freshening wind conditions.  However it was Henri Lloyd that progressed from fifth across the lin...

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RACE 3 TO CAPE TOWN STARTS TODAY

12 OCT 2013

Leg 2 of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race starts today as the crews prepare for the race from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa.Race 3 starts at 1400 in Rio de Janeiro (1700 UTC). To follow the action, follow the official twitter and Facebook channels.You can also view the current overall ra...

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RACE 2 RESULTS

12 OCT 2013

Below is the official result of Race 2 after adjusting for redress, the overall race standings for Leg 1 will be announced later today. The fleet will race over 3,000 miles across the South Atlantic on Leg 2 from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, South Africa today at 1400 local time Brazil, 1700 UTC (1800 BST). Keep an eye...

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QINGDAO GALLEY HOSTS TRADITIONAL BRAZILIAN FEAST

11 OCT 2013

London Chef Lawrence Lingard, a crew member aboard Chinese entry Qingdao, continued his culinary world tour today in Rio de Janeiro today when he invited local chef Carlos into the yacht galley to teach him how to cook traditional Brazilian feijoada.  “As a chef, travelling round the world, I believe it is...

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INVEST AFRICA ARRIVE INTO RIO AHEAD OF RACE TO CAPE TOWN

10 OCT 2013

Invest Africa has arrived into Rio with South African Nomcebo Siyaya, a 19 year-old from Durban, one of eight young people who have been chosen to race as part of the Sapinda Rainbow Project, completing her journey. Invest Africa was the last yacht to arrive into Rio yesterday at 11pm local time, with Switzerland comin...

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CLIPPER RACE YACHTS OPEN TO ALBANY PUBLIC THIS WEEKEND

10 OCT 2013

West Australians will be able to get a taste of life at sea this Saturday with an open boat session on two Clipper Race yachts that have arrived in Albany en route for their new home in Sydney as part of Clipper Ventures’ new training base. Local people will be able to look on board the Clipper 68 yachts and meet...

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ENGLAND AND BRAZILIAN RUGBY STARS INTRODUCE RUGBY TO RIO YOU...

10 OCT 2013

Former England rugby sevens Captain Ollie Phillips who arrived in Rio this week on board the GREAT Britain entry, joined the Brazilian rugby Captain, Fernando Portugal, and rugby players from the Rocinha and Cantagalo favelas to lead local school children in their first ever rugby skills session. The session took ...

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RACE 2, DAY 31: SWITZERLAND, MISSION PERFORMANCE AND INVEST ...

09 OCT 2013

Switzerland, Mission Performance and Invest Africa are all due into Rio today for as well-earned rest after 31 days at sea. Team Garmin arrived at 0300 local time after celebrating skipper Damian Parnham’s birthday yesterday. Matt Mitchell, skipper of Mission Performance, describes the ups and downs of Leg 1 with...

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PSP LOGISTICS CELEBRATE VICTORY AT BRAZILIAN PRIZE GIVING

08 OCT 2013

The crews in Rio have been enjoying a Brazilian welcome with a traditional barbecue and caipirinha cocktails at the Race 2 prize giving. Last night saw the skipper and crew of PSP Logistics celebrate their first victory of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race at the event at Marina de Gloria. Skipper Chris Holl...

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A THRILLING FINISH IN RIO FOR TOP TEAMS

07 OCT 2013

What an exciting 24 hours it has been in the Clipper Race. After 5,000 miles of racing and 27 days at sea, PSP Logistics, who crossed the Rio finish line 19 seconds after Jamaica Get All Right on Sunday, claimed victory in Race 2 Sunday after a time redress put them ahead. To add to the excitement, ...

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INVEST AFRICA ACCEPTS TWELFTH PLACE

07 OCT 2013

Invest Africa, which was trailing the rest of the fleet after a long delay in the Doldrums, was given the option of accepting twelfth place after being caught in another area of light winds, 700 nautical miles from the finish line, averaging just one knot of boat speed.This is not a retirement and the team will be awar...

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JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT SECURES RACE 2 LINE HONOURS

06 OCT 2013

Jamaica Get All Right crossed the finish line into Rio at 10:53:48, just 19 seconds ahead of PSP Logistics, following a thrilling battle in Race 2 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Qingdao crossed the line third, at 13:45:00. (UTC-3) Jamaica Get All Right Skipper, Pete Stirling said: “It felt g...

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FIRST OF CLIPPER RACE FLEET DUE IN RIO TODAY

06 OCT 2013

The first Clipper Race yachts are due in Rio de Janeiro today as Race 2, across the Atlantic Ocean reaches a nail biting conclusion. Below are the latest ETAs for the yacht's crossing the finish line after which they will arrive in Marina da Gloria, Rio.Sunday 6 October (all times local: UTC -3hrs) PSP Logistics &...

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TANTALISINGLY CLOSE FINISH BETWEEN PSP LOGISTICS, JAMAICA GE...

06 OCT 2013

It is an extremely close battle between leaders PSP Logistics, Qingdao and Jamaica Get All Right with the teams fighting for line honours into Rio. The strong headwinds and tough beat into Rio has slowed progress further with the first yacht expected to arrive after 1pm BST, 9am local time. Jamaica Get All Right has co...

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FLEET'S ARRIVAL DELAYED BY STRONG HEAD WINDS

06 OCT 2013

The arrival of the Clipper Race fleet into Marina da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro has been delayed by strong head winds. The earliest arrival will not be before 0800 (local time) on Sunday 5 October. Further updates will follow. Keep up to date with the latest ETAs on the race's official Facebook and Twitter channels. &...

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UPDATE OF FLEET'S ETAS INTO RIO DE JANEIRO

05 OCT 2013

Just two miles separates current occupiers of first and second place, PSP Logistics and Jamaica Get All Right, as the race to Rio de Janeiro draws to a close.The first group of yachts will arrive at Marina da Gloria on Sunday 6 October from approximately 0300.Below are the latest ETAs for the Clipper Race fleet, also d...

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HENRI LLOYD CLINCH FIRST OCEAN SPRINT POINTS

05 OCT 2013

Henri Lloyd has won the Ocean Sprint in Race 2, with a time of 29 hours and 55 minutes, securing two extra race points, which could prove invaluable as the team look to climb the overall race standings.Chinese entry, Qingdao was the closet challenger with a time of 30 hours and 42 minutes, some 47 minutes slower than H...

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RACE 2, DAY 27: ALL TO PLAY FOR WITH REDRESS LIKELY TO IMPAC...

05 OCT 2013

It’s been a game of cat and mouse at the top of the leader board with just five miles separating leaders PSP Logistics and second-placed Jamaica Get All Right after 5,000 miles of racing. However, with the application of redress times to some boats which suspended racing to refill drinking water supplies from eac...

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FIRST BOAT EXPECTED INTO RIO SATURDAY NIGHT - BUT REDRESS CO...

04 OCT 2013

PSP Logistics is currently expected to be the first boat into Marina da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, late Saturday night.However, changing weather conditions and the application of redress times to some boats which suspended racing to refill drinking water supplies from each other, could make a big impact on final positions...

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LATEST ETAS FOR FLEET’S ARRIVAL INTO RIO DE JANEIRO

04 OCT 2013

Tomorrow (Saturday) will see the first team of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race complete Leg 1 and arrive in Marina da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro.PSP Logistics, Qingdao and Jamaica Get All Right are currently battling it out for the podium positions and are expected to arrive on late Saturday afternoon and earl...

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RACE 2 DAY 26: CHANGING WIND DIRECTION TO TEST CREWS WITH TO...

04 OCT 2013

With less than 400 miles to go to Rio for the front third of the fleet, the changing wind patterns on the way will mean a hard beat into Rio after the recent spinnaker sailing. Today, the wind will shift from a north easterly quickly round to southerly, south westerly headwinds overnight, meaning the more comfortable d...

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RACE 2, DAY 25: TACTICAL DECISIONS BEING MADE AS FRONT OF FL...

03 OCT 2013

With changes in wind speed and direction, there have been a lot of sail changes happening on the top three yachts who are 500 miles away from Rio and racing very close together. PSP Logistics is now leading the fleet after coming out of Stealth Mode yesterday, with Qingdao 14 miles behind in second place and Jamaica Ge...

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KEEPING COOL IN SWELTERING CONDITIONS

02 OCT 2013

Temperatures have been blistering in Leg 1 with the sun constantly beating down, no wind flow and minimum squalls to cool them down in the Doldrums, and the heat crossing the Equator - keeping refreshed and clean can be a challenge for the Clipper Race crews having spent more than three weeks at sea.Before leaving the ...

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RACE 2, DAY 24: HENRI LLOYD SETS OCEAN SPRINT BENCHMARK TIME

02 OCT 2013

Different tactics are playing out among the fleet with hopes high for racing the 300 mile Ocean Sprint section of the course in the fastest time possible. Henri Lloyd has set the benchmark so far with a time of 29 hours 55 minutes, beating Qingdao’s time of 30 hours 42 minutes. The two opposing teams are followed...

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RIO TO CAPE TOWN LEG DELAYED BY ONE DAY

01 OCT 2013

The start of Leg 2 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa, will be delayed by one day to Saturday 12 October at 1400 local/ 1700 UTC. This follows the unprecedented delay in the doldrums on Leg 1 which has pushed back the arrival window by approximately ...

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CLIPPER RACE WEEKLY ROUND UP

01 OCT 2013

Battle into the Southern hemisphere as fleet eyes extra points from Ocean Sprint. This is the first in a series of weekly updates being created in response to demand for those who do not have the opportunity to use our Daily Updates. After a flying start to Race 2 of Leg 1 from London to Rio when the early stages from ...

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RACE 2, DAY 23: EXCITING RACING AS FORMER LEADERS BATTLE IT ...

01 OCT 2013

It’s been a day of intense match racing in the top half of the fleet with former leaders Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Henri Lloyd battling it out within a few miles of each other for the last day after 3,600 miles of close ocean racing. Henri Lloyd are currently in fourth place with Derry~Londonderry~Doire in fift...

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SYDNEY BASE FOR CLIPPER VENTURES AS PART OF GLOBAL EXPANSION

30 SEP 2013

Clipper Ventures is to create a base in Sydney to launch an Australian division in the first stage of a global expansion plan. Australia is a key market for Clipper Ventures, with a strong competitive track record of Australian boats and skippers having won the last two Clipper Races. Australians make up the second-hig...

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RACE 2, DAY 22: OCEAN SPRINT AND COMPETITIVE RACING FOR TOP ...

30 SEP 2013

It’s been a day of competitive sailing with Jamaica Get All Right, PSP Logistics and Qingdao all in the Ocean Sprint part of the course where two points are on offer for the fastest boat to cross the Scoring Gate. Just 15 miles separates leaders Jamaica Get All Right from PSP Logistics and Qingdao are 32 miles be...

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RACE 2, DAY 21: A ROYAL VISITOR FOR THE TEAMS AS EQUATOR CRO...

29 SEP 2013

It’s been a fun 24 hours for the teams that have had the honour of crossing the Equator, with King Neptune making a royal appearance to welcome crews into the Southern Hemisphere. Jamaica Get All Right, PSP Logistics, Qingdao, OneDLL, Henri Lloyd and Derry~Londonderry~Doire have now crossed the Equator and are ma...

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RACE 2 DAY 20: JAMAICA, GET ALL RIGHT FIRST TO CROSS THE EQU...

28 SEP 2013

There have been celebrations on board Jamaica Get All Right as the yacht came out of Stealth Mode and crossed the Equator, the first of the fleet to enter the Southern Hemisphere. Currently in second place, PSP Logistics is 32 miles behind Jamaica Get All Right and Qingdao, in third place, is 73 miles behind. They will...

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‘EXCEPTIONAL’ CONDITIONS IN DOLDRUMS

27 SEP 2013

Clipper Race Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston sent a message to the fleet for all the crew, today, acknowledging the challenges of getting through the doldrums over the last few days.He said: “The 2013-14 race has suffered more getting through the Doldrums than any previous Clipper Race.   We know that ...

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RACE 2 DAY 19: LEADERBOARD SHAKEN UP AS TEAMS ESCAPE THE DO...

27 SEP 2013

With Jamaica Get All Right, Qingdao and PSP Logistics making much better speed having headed east and climbing up the leaderboard, things are beginning to look up for some of the teams. Jamaica Get All Right is currently in stealth mode, and will reappear in the rankings at midnight tonight. PSP Logistics has leapt up ...

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RACE 2 DAY 18: ESCAPING THE GRIP OF THE DOLDRUMS?

26 SEP 2013

Things are starting to look up for some of the teams, with Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics picking up wind having headed east and hopeful of escaping the grip of The Doldrums. For the rest of the fleet, frustrations are still being felt as the ITCZ (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) continues to move south with ...

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SWITZERLAND AND TEAM GARMIN RENDEZVOUS

25 SEP 2013

Switzerland has rendezvoused with Team Garmin to take on drinking water after the Swiss entry also had problems with its water maker. The performance of some of the water makers has been causing concern with three of the units now failing. The Clipper Race office has been working closely with the manufacturer, Spe...

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RACE 2 DAY 17: THE FLEET BATTLE ON IN SPITE OF THE DOLDRUMS

25 SEP 2013

After another frustrating 24 hours of little wind, the 12 strong fleet of competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race continue to battle their way through the Doldrums, destination Rio de Janeiro. As the fleet rapidly approach the Equator thoughts of improved conditions are top on the agenda for the each of the 12 competitors....

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RICKETY BRIDGE CHOSEN AS OFFICIAL WINE SUPPLIER

24 SEP 2013

An exclusive South African winery, Rickety Bridge, has been chosen as the Official Wine Supplier of the Clipper 13-14 Race. Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek, is a popular destination in South Africa located in the Cape winelands with a long wine making history that dates back to the 17th century.The founder an...

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HENRI LLOYD TO RENDEZVOUS WITH ONEDLL

24 SEP 2013

Henri Lloyd is to rendezvous with OneDLL to take on drinking water supplies following a failure of its water maker. Henri Lloyd will stop racing to make the rendezvous but will not receive redress. It will have to return to its original position before resuming sailing. OneDLL will stop racing briefly during the transf...

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RACE 2 DAY 16: A RACE TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE AS TACTICS ...

24 SEP 2013

As the Doldrums continue to try and test the patience of the 12 strong fleet of matched ocean racers competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race, the battle to make gains in the midst of ‘nothingness’ sees the race heat up as it’s all change at the top of the leader board. After clinching the lead from G...

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RACE 2 DAY 15: THE FLEET CONTINUE TO BATTLE UNSETTLED CONDIT...

23 SEP 2013

After a night of close racing the 12 strong fleet of matched racing yachts competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race continue its battle through the unsettled conditions of the Doldrums. After a night of close racing GREAT Britain maintained its lead overnight and in the last hour Mission Performance has overtaken the UK ent...

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RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT RAISES MONEY FOR SAILING CHARITY

23 SEP 2013

Dame Ellen MacArthur, patron of this year’s Official Race Charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has been presented with a cheque for £6,204 by crew members from the team OneDLL who raised the money setting a new Guinness World Record for the world’s longest chain of reef knots tied in one hour by ...

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CLIPPER RACE VISITS DERRY-LONDONDERRY IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE...

22 SEP 2013

With the Northern Irish entry, Derry~Londonderry~Doire currently currently competing in Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the search for the next generation of novice sailors brave enough to take on the challenge of the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Race has already begun.An estimated 120,000 spectators lined ...

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RACE 2 DAY 14: THE FLEET TACKLE THE POWER OF MOTHER NATURE

22 SEP 2013

In the last 24 hours the interchangeable conditions of the dreaded Doldrums have shaken up the leader board once again, with GREAT Britain currently claiming first place in the race to Rio. Overnight GREAT Britain has climbed into first place, just seven miles ahead of second place Derry~Londonderry~Doire who yesterday...

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RACE 2 DAY 13: FICKLE CONDITIONS SHAKE UP THE LEADER BOARD

21 SEP 2013

It’s been all change at the top of the leader board in the last 24 hours as the 12 strong fleet of racing yachts competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race battle the variable and dynamic conditions of the Doldrums. GREAT Britain has been celebrating after climbing into third place, knocking rivals Henri Lloyd out of th...

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RACE 2 DAY 12: WILL THE DREADED DOLDRUMS DICTATE RACE 2?

20 SEP 2013

After another days close racing, the twelve strong fleet of matched ocean racers competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race are turning their attentions to the dreaded Doldrums.Although the past 24 hours have seen no change at the top of the leader board, Henri Lloyd skipper Eric Holden knows all too well that the race is sti...

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SCORING GATE VICTORY AND STEALTH MODE IN PLAY

19 SEP 2013

The Northern Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire stormed to victory yesterday after cross the Scoring Gate in first place further extending the lead in Race 2 to Rio de Janeiro. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crossed the line at 11.17 UTC winning a valuable 3 points as the entry continues to extend its lead in the r...

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'LEGENDERRY' SCORING GATE VICTORY

18 SEP 2013

Derry~Londonderry~Doire is the first entry to cross the Scoring Gate during Race 2 to Rio de Janeiro. The Northern Irish Derry~Londonderry~Doire entry crossed the line at 11.17 UTC  winning a valuable 3 points as the entry continues to extend its lead in the race. Henri Lloyd crossed the line in second place ...

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YOUNG CANCER SURVIVOR TAKES ON FIRST OCEAN CROSSING OF RACE

18 SEP 2013

The 12 Clipper 70-foot ocean racing yachts taking part in this year’s race are on their on their way to Rio de Janeiro racing some 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Joining the 670 amateur crew taking part is Kristie Reid, 20, from Aberdeen, who has already been through the challenge of cancer. Kristie  ...

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RACE 2 DAY 10: A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE

18 SEP 2013

It’s been a game of cat and mouse over the past 24 hours as the 12 strong fleet of racing yachts competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race, battle it out for valuable extra points as the Scoring Gate approaches. The Northern Irish entry, Derry~Londonderry~Doire  is now just 20 miles from the optional Scoring Gate ...

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COMPETITION HEATS UP AS FLEET HEAD TOWARDS THE EQUATOR

17 SEP 2013

As the 12 strong fleet competing in this years race head further south towards destination Rio de Janeiro, it’s not just the temperature that’s heating up but the competition too. With temperatures already reaching over 30 degrees on board OneDLL, a misjudgement of the wind direction saw the team slip into ...

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SIR ROBIN HONOURED DURING MONACO CLASSIC WEEK 2013

17 SEP 2013

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been named Personnalité de la Mer 2013 at the eleventh edition of the Monaco Classic Week - La Belle Classe by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Organised by one of Europe’s oldest and most distinguished yacht clubs, Monaco Classic Week - La Belle Classe, is one of the most prestig...

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DECISION TIME LOOMS AFTER ANOTHER NIGHT OF CLOSE RACING

16 SEP 2013

After another 24 hours of changeable conditions for the fleet during the first major ocean crossing of the race, the Atlantic, further decisions will soon need to be made as the optional Scoring Gate rapidly approaches. Although not considered a compulsory gate for the race, the first three yachts through will be ...

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RACE 2 DAY 7: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? NOT FOR MISSION PERFORMANC...

15 SEP 2013

As the 12 strong fleet battle to make gains in Race 2, the road to Rio, Derry~Londonderry~Doire  is top of the leader board for a second night, but with Mission Performance now in second place how much longer will the Northern Irish entry be able to maintain the lead? It was as frustrating night of racing for Henr...

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RACE 2 DAY 6: DERRY~LONDONDERRY~DOIRE THE LEADER OF THE PACK

14 SEP 2013

After another 24 hours of testing conditions on board the 12 strong fleet of racing yachts competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race, Derry~Londonderry ~Doire is now top of the leader board. With just under 3,700 miles to Race Finish of Race 2 for current first place entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Henri Lloyd will be doing a...

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RACE 2 DAY 5: ROAD TO RIO PROVIDES ANOTHER NIGHT OF CLOSE RA...

13 SEP 2013

It’s been another eventful night of close racing for the 12 strong fleet of yachts competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race. With less than a mile separating the top 10 on the leader board, the race is still anyone’s for the taking.Yesterday it was reported that the Clipper 70 had already set a new speed record ...

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RACE 2 DAY 4: CLIPPER 70 ALREADY SETTING RECORD BREAKING SPE...

12 SEP 2013

The fleet have faced strong winds and challenging conditions in the last 24 hours, and with team OneDLL reportedly experiencing wind speeds in excess of 44 knots, there’s no surprise that Henri Lloyd has set a new Clipper 70 speed record reaching over 30 knots yesterday. Race Director, Justin Taylor says: “...

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RACE 2 DAY 3: A NIGHT OF CLOSE RACING AS FLEET TEST THE POWE...

11 SEP 2013

It’s been a challenging night for the 12 strong fleet of racing yachts competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race, as the fleet battle to make gains in Race 2, the road to Rio de Janeiro. With GREAT Britain still in the lead at this stage of the race, less than a mile separates second place Henri Lloyd and third place I...

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CLIPPER RACE ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL YACHTS GRAPHIC SUPPLIER

10 SEP 2013

Race Start of the Clipper 13-14 Race was a proud moment for the The Official Yachts Graphic Supplier, Coast Graphics, who branded each of the of the 12, 70ft ocean racing yachts competing in the ninth edition of the biennial race.  Coast Graphics Ltd is one of the fastest growing graphic implementation s...

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RACE 2 DAY 2: CLIPPER RACE FLEET PREPARE FOR ATLANTIC CROSSI...

10 SEP 2013

After an eventful start to the 4,800 mile Race 2 to Rio de Janeiro yesterday, the fleet have been settling back into life on board as each of the 12 racing yachts prepare for first major ocean crossing - The Atlantic. Currently in first place is GREAT Britain which is storming ahead with less than a mile separating sec...

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SECOND STAGE OF CLIPPER RACE OFF TO FLYING START

09 SEP 2013

The 12 yachts competing in the world’s longest ocean race have started their 5,000 mile Atlantic Ocean crossing to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, off the French  coast today. Henri Lloyd under skipper Eric Holden crossed the line first ahead of GREAT Britain, followed by Derry~Londonderry~Doire, on a close-hau...

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RACE 2 STARTS TOMORROW

08 SEP 2013

Race 2 of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway tomorrow from Brest, France.The second race to Rio de Janeiro will see the crews of the world’s longest yacht race complete their first ocean crossing on the way to the iconic Brazilian city, crossing the Atlantic Ocean.The departure ceremony be...

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QINGDAO GALLEY HOSTS FRENCH COOKERY MASTERCLASS

07 SEP 2013

London Chef  Lawrence Lingard, who is sailing aboard Chinese entry Qingdao in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, has taken part in a cookery masterclass with local Brest chef Jerome Denniel, who demonstrated how to cook a typical Breton seafood stew in the galley.The French Aux Vieux Greements chef co...

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SIR ROBIN HONOURED FOR SAILING LEGENDS “WALK OF FAME”

06 SEP 2013

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has had his handprints cast for a sailing “walk of fame” in the French maritime city of Brest during the Race 1 stopover.During Thursday evening’s Race 1 prize giving at the Town Hall, Sir Robin was invited to become part of Brest’s “Walk of Record Breakers” w...

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RACE 1 DAY 4: PROVISIONAL RESULTS: INVEST AFRICA WINS FIRST ...

05 SEP 2013

After an eventful first race, which saw the fleet battling thick fog and light winds, provisional results show that Invest Africa has won Race 1 to Brest. GREAT Britain won second place, just 0.07 miles ahead of third place Qingdao. Yesterday the decision was taken by the Race Director, Justin Taylor to shorten the fi...

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INVEST AFRICA WINS RACE 1 FROM ENGLAND TO FRANCE

05 SEP 2013

Invest Africa has won Race 1 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race by five miles after race organisers had to shorten the course because of prevailing conditions.GREAT Britain beat Qingdao by just 0.07 miles to come in second and third place respectively.In addition, two teams received time penalties for in...

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UK PRIME MINISTER CONGRATULATES CLIPPER RACE

04 SEP 2013

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today sent a message of support to Clipper Race Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the crew members taking part in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.In today’s weekly Parliamentary Prime Minister’s Question Time, The Prime Minister welcomed ‘th...

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FLEET CEASES RACING DUE TO LIGHT WINDS AND STRONG TIDES

04 SEP 2013

The fleet ceased racing today at 1500 UTC following a decision to shorten the course due to prevailing conditions.This will enable yachts to reach Brest tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon local time.Race Director Justin Taylor explained: “At 1200 UTC today I emailed the fleet with instructions on shortening the course...

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RACE 1: DAY 3: FLEET BATTLE THICK FOG AND STRONG TIDES

04 SEP 2013

It’s been another eventful 24 hours for the 12-strong fleet competing in Race 1 of the Clipper Race, as the fleet have battled poor visibility and strong tides to maintain, and better their positions within the race. With the fleet now crossing the English Channel, the lack of wind overnight forced many of the ya...

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RACE 1: DAY 2: A GAME OF SNAKES AND LADDERS

03 SEP 2013

After an exciting start to the Clipper 13-14 Race yesterday off the South Coast of England, the competition is now fully underway.With PSP Logistics, Team Garmin and OneDLL taking an early lead, it’s been all change overnight with the fleet racing tightly together with hardly anything sep...

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CLIPPER RACE STARTS OFF SOUTH EAST ENGLAND

02 SEP 2013

The 12 yachts competing in the world’s longest ocean race have started their 40,000 mile adventure off the English coast this morning.PSP Logistics and skipper Chris Hollis crossed the line first with Team Garmin and OneDLL closely behind on a running start with the yachts soon flying their new asymmetric spinnak...

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LONDON SENDS OFF CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE CREWS

01 SEP 2013

The UK capital has waved off the crews of the world’s longest ocean race as they started their 40,000 mile adventure from Tower Bridge.Crowds estimated in excess of 120,000 lined the banks of the Thames to cheer on the colourful pageant to mark the start of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.The fleet...

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OFFICIAL WELCOME FOR LEGENDERRY TEAM

31 AUG 2013

Derry-Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013, who last month announced a two race deal as a Team Sponsor of the Clipper Race, officially unveiled their Derry~Londonderry~Doire team entry  today, just two days ahead of the Clipper 13-14 Race start in London, St Katharine Dock. The chairman and founder of the Cli...

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CLIPPER RACE STREAMED LIVE

31 AUG 2013

The start of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race will be streamed live online.The fleet’s departure from St Katharine Docks on Sunday (1 September) will be available to view free of charge.The start of Race 1 will also be streamed when the twelve teams get underway on their race to Brest, France on Mon...

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS HONOUR CIRCUMNAVIGATORS

31 AUG 2013

The first Chinese sailor to ever compete in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was presented with a Guinness World Record certificate today after becoming the first Chinese yachtsman to complete a solo circumnavigation in just 137 days.Guo Chuan, 48, was inspired by Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-...

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‘JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT’

30 AUG 2013

Third time Team Sponsors of the Clipper Race, the Jamaica Tourist Board, officially named their yacht entry last night, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers debuting in the latest edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.The founder and chairman of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston an...

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MISSION PERFORMANCE NAMED AHEAD OF CLIPPER 13-14 RACE START

29 AUG 2013

Clipper Ventures Official Learning and Development Partner, and first time Team Sponsors of the Clipper Race, Mission Performance Limited, officially named their yacht entry today. The yacht is one of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers debuting in the latest edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race...

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MANDELA LEGACY CAMPAIGN TO SET SAIL

29 AUG 2013

An ambitious global campaign to help realise Nelson Mandela’s dream of a world-class children’s hospital in South Africa was launched yesterday in St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge, London,  by a group of young people preparing to set off on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.The Sapinda Rainbow pro...

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ENGLAND RUGBY SEVENS TEAM HAND OVER OLLIE PHILLIPS

28 AUG 2013

The England Sevens Rugby squad turned out in force today to set their former Captain off as he prepares to take on one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges. England Rugby Sevens player Ollie Philips will be putting his strength and stamina to the ultimate test when he sets sail in the Clipper Round the Wo...

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OLD PULTENEY TAKES TASTE OF WICK TO THE WORLD

28 AUG 2013

Scotland's only entry into the world's longest round the world sailing challenge was officially revealed today as sixty international crew from the Clipper Round the World Race were piped on board the Old Pulteney yacht at St Katharine Docks in London.Led by their skipper Patrick van der Zijden - known as the 'flying D...

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CREW RECRUITMENT EVENT IN LONDON

28 AUG 2013

From film directors to nurses and taxi drivers, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is open to anyone to take part. This Friday offers the opportunity for those interested in signing up for the world’s longest yacht race to find out more.David Cusworth, Crew Recruitment and Development Director at the Clipper ...

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RECORD BREAKING KNOTS FOR SALE

27 AUG 2013

Official Charity of the Clipper Race, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, are on-site in the Clipper Race Village this week showcasing the impressive Guinness World Record, set by team OneDLL during their recent team building weekend.The OneDLL team tied 1,383 reef knots in just one hour, using rope donated by ...

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EXPERT MEDICAL TRAINING FOR SKIPPERS AND CREWS

27 AUG 2013

Race prep week saw the Clipper Race’s Global Medical Emergency Support Partner, PRAXES Medical Group, undertake medical training with the skippers and crew members of the world’s longest yacht race ahead of its ninth edition.PRAXES CEO, Susan Helliwell and Medical Director, Dr John Ross travelled from the g...

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PLAY THE CLIPPER RACE GAME!

26 AUG 2013

The crew taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Race will take on some of the toughest environments on the planet. Conditions including exhaustion, huge waves and lack of personal space on board a 70-foot yacht make for a challenging adventure.As part of the Clipper Race game you too can compete on the same route as the twel...

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COUNTDOWN UNTIL THAMES PROCESSION CONTINUES

26 AUG 2013

The UK capital is counting down to the biggest pageant on the River Thames since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to mark the start of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.On Sunday 1 September, the fleet of twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts will be joined by a paddleship steamer, pilot boats, police b...

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ELLEN MACARTHUR CANCER TRUST SHOWCASE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

25 AUG 2013

The Clipper Race Village opened today at St Katharine Docks, marking the official count down for the race departure on September 1. Official Charity of the Clipper Race, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust will be on-site throughout the next week, showcasing the impressive Guinness World Record set by team OneDLLstrong> d...

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RACE VILLAGE IS HIVE OF ACTIVITY

25 AUG 2013

London St Katharine Docks, the home of the Clipper 13-14 Race fleet until Sunday 1 September, is a hive of activity after the Race Village officially opened yesterday.The twelve 70-foot yachts will be berthed in the central London marina until they depart to start the 40,000-mile race a week today.Race Village includes...

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CLIPPER RACE FLEET AND CREWS ARRIVE IN LONDON

24 AUG 2013

Excitement is building in London, with the twelve-strong Clipper Race fleet moored up in St Katharine Docks ahead of Race start next weekend. Race Village opens to the public Saturday 24 August ahead of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race departure on September 1 from Tower Bridge, which will see the bi...

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GARMIN TO BE FIRST TIME TEAM SPONSOR

23 AUG 2013

Team Garmin will represent the world’s leading manufacturers of marine electronics and satellite navigation equipment. Congratulations to Australian skipper, Damian Parnham, who will lead Team Garmin around the world. The company is also the Official Marine Electronics Partner of the world’s longest ocean r...

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WAVES BEFORE WICKETS FOR CLIPPER RACE CHAIRMAN

23 AUG 2013

With the Clipper Race fleet  arriving in London, Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston took the chance to combine two of his favourite pursuits last night, taking to the waves  to play cricket. The ‘quintessential English madness’ took place in perfect sailing conditions at the annual Bramble Bank cri...

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MATT MITCHELL TO SKIPPER MISSION PERFORMANCE ENTRY

23 AUG 2013

The Mission Performance entry will be crewed by amateurs under professional skipper Matt Mitchell.  Matt, 26 is the youngest of the twelve skippers selected by the Clipper Race following a rigorous selection process from hundreds of applicants.  A sailing professional since leaving school, Matt...

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MISSION PERFORMANCE SIGN UP TO CLIPPER RACE

23 AUG 2013

Clipper Ventures’ Official Learning and Development Partner, Mission Performance Limited, today announced its yacht entry and first time sponsorship in the race. The yacht will debut as one of the newly- designed Clipper 70 fleet and will be called Mission Performance. Mission Performance is a UK-based Learn...

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GOPRO SAILING SPECIALISTS ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

22 AUG 2013

UK GoPro Sailing Specialists, SailSpy.com has been chosen as the Official GoPro Supplier for the next two editions of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.Some of the most engaging and explosive footage captured on board the twelve Clipper 70 yachts competing in the world’s longest ocean race, will be recorded ...

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LONDON CALLING

21 AUG 2013

The twelve-strong fleet of Clipper 70 ocean racers are now on their way to London ahead of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race Start at St Katharine Docks on Sunday 1 September.“It has been another day of extreme activity on board,” reveals PSP Logistics skipper, Chris Hollis.“Des...

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CLIPPER RACE ANNOUNCE CUMMINS ONAN AS OFFICIAL TECHNICAL SUP...

20 AUG 2013

Clipper Ventures Plc has announced that Cummins Onan has been chosen as the Official Technical Supplier for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Cummins Onan will provide the marine generators for the brand new matched fleet of 12, 70-foot ocean racers competing in the largest ever edition of the Clipper Round ...

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RICH GOULD TO SKIPPER DEBUT INVEST AFRICA ENTRY

20 AUG 2013

The Invest Africa entry will be crewed by amateurs under professional skipper Rich Gould. Rich was selected by the Clipper Race following a rigorous selection process as one of just twelve exceptional skippers to make the grade from hundreds of applicants. In addition to the Sapinda Rainbow Team, the multi-national cre...

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FIRST COMMERCIAL AFRICAN SPONSOR FOR CLIPPER RACE

20 AUG 2013

First time Team Sponsor, Invest Africa today announced its yacht entry in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. The yacht, which is part of the newly designed Clipper 70 fleet, will debut in the ninth edition of the world’s longest ocean race and will be called Invest Africa.Invest Africa is a fast-grow...

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CLIPPER RACE FLEET DEPART GOSPORT, UK

19 AUG 2013

With just two weeks to go until the start of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet are pictured setting off from the Solent past the iconic Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth arbour for St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge, London.Locals, friends and family turned out to see the departure which included an imp...

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CLIPPER RACE NAVIGATES A THIRD RACE DEAL WITH KH CHARTS

19 AUG 2013

Clipper Ventures Plc has announced that KH Charts has been appointed as the official supplier for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. This partnership will mark the third consecutive time one of the world’s largest stockist and distributor of charts, navigational data and marine technical publications h...

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PSP UNVEIL FIRST EVER YACHT ENTRY IN CLIPPER RACE

16 AUG 2013

First time Team Sponsor Premier Shipping & Packing Limited (PSP) officially unveiled their first ever entry in the nine-race history of the Clipper Round the World Race this afternoon. The yacht, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers debuting in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Race, will be call...

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GEOGRAPHY A GRADE FOR RACE’S YOUNGEST FEMALE CREW MEMBER

15 AUG 2013

Sophie Hetherton discovered her A grade in A-level Geography today just 17 days before she is due to set sail in the world’s longest ocean race. Sophie, 18, from York will be the youngest female member of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race when it departs from London on Sunday 1 September.The 40,000-m...

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HENRI LLOYD SIGN UP TO COMPETE IN WORLD’S LONGEST OCEAN RA...

14 AUG 2013

For the first time in its nine-race history the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will feature a Henri Lloyd sponsored yacht after coming on board as a Team Sponsor for the 2013-14 edition of the world’s longest ocean race.British company Henri Lloyd, the Official Technical Clothing Partner of the Clipper Race w...

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PREP-WEEK AHEAD OF RACE START BEGINS

12 AUG 2013

With just 20 days to go until the start of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race from St Katharine Docks, London, today sees the start of race prep-week for the skippers and crew taking part.Training sessions including sail repair, medical, victualing and media will be led by various experts including former cre...

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ANTARCTICA SOLO CHALLENGE FOR FORMER CLIPPER RACE SAILOR

11 AUG 2013

Winning former Clipper Race crew member Lisa Blair is to attempt to become the first woman ever to circumnavigate Antarctica solo, non-stop and unassisted below 45° South.Only two men have ever completed the 16,400 mile feat.Australian Lisa, 28, was a shop assistant before changing her life and becoming a professio...

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FLYING DUTCHMAN TO SKIPPER OLD PULTENEY TEAM

09 AUG 2013

Dutchman Patrick van der Zijden will skipper the Old Pulteney team during the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Old Pulteney, the single malt Scotch whisky has entered the world’s longest yacht race for the first time and continues whisky’s strong maritime heritage and long-standing involvement with ...

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BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTS RACE

07 AUG 2013

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has publicly announced its support of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the GREAT Britain team in their journey to spread Britain’s business message around the world. The Great Britain team and branded yacht, which was unveiled in Trafalgar Square last week, are tak...

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OLD PULTENEY DEBUTS AS TEAM SPONSOR

07 AUG 2013

First time Team Sponsor, the single malt Scotch whisky Old Pulteney, today announced its yacht entry in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. The yacht, which is part of the newly designed Clipper 70 fleet will debut in the ninth edition of the world’s longest ocean race and will be called Old Pulteney....

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LOCAL SKIPPER TO GUIDE DERRY-LONDONDERRY ENTRY

05 AUG 2013

Sean McCarter, 31, will skipper the Derry-Londonderry entry in the next edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It was also announced today that Derry-Londonderry, will return as an entry and stopover in the Clipper Race for the next two editions of the series. Sean, originally from Derry-Londonderry, has be...

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UK CITY OF CULTURE 2013 RETURNS IN FOUR-YEAR GLOBAL LEGACY C...

05 AUG 2013

UK City of Culture 2013, Derry-Londonderry, is to return to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race circuit with entries in the next two editions of the high-profile global event as a Team Sponsor in the 2013-14 and 2015-16 races. The city will have its very own 70-foot Derry-Londonderry branded yacht entry, which wil...

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ONEDLL CREW TIE UP A NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

05 AUG 2013

One of the twelve teams competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race made history this weekend, after setting a new Guinness World Record for world’s longest chain of reef knots tied in one hour by two people.Team OneDLL went onto exceed the original target set by the Guinness World Record of 800 and tied an imp...

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CLIPPER RACE FLEET TO COMPETE IN ICONIC SYDNEY-HOBART RACE

04 AUG 2013

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has announced that the 12-strong Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race fleet will take on a historic challenge in the Australian leg of the race to compete in the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which starts on 26 December 2013. Having started the 40,000-mile Clipper Ra...

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OLLIE PHILLIPS JOINS GREAT BRITAIN TEAM ON 'ROAD TO RIO'

03 AUG 2013

Former England Sevens Captain Ollie Phillips is used to facing tough opposition on the pitch but he’ll be taking on a very different test of strength and endurance as a crew member on board GREAT Britain during the 40,000 mile unique ocean challenge. Ollie Phillips is an England international rugby sevens playe...

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GREAT BRITAIN TEAM TOUR NEW HOME IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE

03 AUG 2013

The crew and skipper of the GREAT Britain entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race received their first official tour of their boat today during an official team building weekend in London, ahead of Race Start on 1 September at St Katharine Docks, London.    Skipper Simon Talbot said: “I am very ...

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TASTE OF TROPICS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE AS SAILORS SIZZLE

02 AUG 2013

It is estimated that 2,000 spectators got an insight yesterday into what life might be like on deck during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race when they viewed the race’s GREAT Britainboat in Trafalgar Square. With temperatures hitting 32C yesterday in the capital, thousands more are expected to visit ove...

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SWISS SAILING LAUNCHES THEIR FIRST EVER YACHT ENTRY IN THE C...

01 AUG 2013

First time Team Partner Swiss Sailing has this afternoon unveiled their first ever entry in the nine-race history of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The yacht, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers owned and operated by the race organisers and debuting in the latest edition of the Clipper Race,...

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CREW'S NEW WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT WILL BE AT SPEED OF KNOTS

01 AUG 2013

A team of novice sailors competing in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is preparing to set a new Guinness World Record in aid of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. OneDLL, one of the twelve teams competing in the ninth edition of the Clipper Race, will attempt to create the longest chain of ...

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ALBANY TO HOST CLIPPER RACE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

31 JUL 2013

The 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will stop in Albany, Western Australia, at the end of Leg 3 from Cape Town later this year.Amateur crew from all walks of life competing in the 40,000-mile Clipper Race will be welcomed with a community festival at Albany’s waterfront marina in late No...

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GREAT BRITAIN TEAM YACHT LAUNCHED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE

31 JUL 2013

A GREAT Britain yacht was launched today (Wednesday 31 July 2013) on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery. Nelson looked down from his column on the proceedings as Sports Minister the Rt Hon Hugh Robertson MP and legendary UK yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston named the GREAT Britain en...

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GREAT BRITAIN YACHT ENTRY SET FOR LAUNCH IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE

30 JUL 2013

The 70-foot ocean racing yacht GREAT Britain will be launched in land-locked Trafalgar Square by Sports Minister Hugh Robertson tomorrow (Wednesday), where it will remain on public display until Sunday evening 4 August, allowing anyone interested in the race a rare opportunity to get a close encounter with a new Clippe...

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GREAT SEND OFF FOR SAPINDA RAINBOW CREW FROM SOUTH AFRICA

27 JUL 2013

As the Sapinda Rainbow crew participated in the annual celebrations at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund headquarters in Johannesburg yesterday, there was a GREAT surprise send off in the form of personal letters of congratulations from Acting British High Commissioner to South Africa, Martin Reynolds. The Clipp...

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YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS HEAD FOR UK TO START UNIQUE GLOBAL ADVE...

26 JUL 2013

The Sapinda Rainbow project and Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) have wished ten young South Africans (eight primary crew and two reserves) ‘bon voyage’ today as they head off to the UK to participate in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: at 40,000 miles it’s the longest ocean challeng...

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SECOND TIME LUCKY FOR TEAM JAMAICA SKIPPER

26 JUL 2013

A UK yachtsman chosen to compete in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been selected as the skipper for the Jamaican yacht entry for the second time. Pete Stirling (48), one of twelve professional skippers chosen after a rigorous selection process, will lead his team of amateur sailors around the globe during t...

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MARLOW ROPES TIES UP THE DEAL WITH THE CLIPPER 13-14 RACE

25 JUL 2013

Clipper Ventures has announced that Marlow Ropes has been appointed as the official rope supplier for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. This partnership will mark the sixth consecutive time the specialist rope suppliers have partnered Clipper Race.Marlow Ropes is recognised around the world for quality perf...

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JAMAICA ENTRY WILL DELIVER GLOBAL PROMOTION

23 JUL 2013

The Jamaica Tourist Board will sponsor an entry in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The yacht, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers debuting in the latest edition of the Clipper Race, will showcase Jamaica as one of the most desirable visitor destinations on the plan...

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PSP ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL LOGISTICS PARTNER

23 JUL 2013

Clipper Ventures has appointed Premier Shipping & Packing Limited (PSP) as the Official Logistics Partner for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. The partnership marks the third consecutive time the worldwide boat transportation and logistics company has partnered the world’s longest ocean race. Fou...

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HARKEN CHOSEN AS OFFICIAL WINCH AND DECK HARDWARE SUPPLIER

22 JUL 2013

Clipper Ventures  has announced that Harken will be the Official Winch and Deck Hardware Supplier for the brand new matched fleet of 12, 70ft ocean racing yachts competing in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Founder and Chairman of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said. “I am very please...

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FINAL BATTLE TO THE FINISH

21 JUL 2013

This time last year, the crew on board the ten-strong fleet of stripped down Clipper Race yachts were pushing themselves full throttle in the final Clipper 11-12 Race from Den Helder, the Netherlands to the finish line in Southampton. “This last race is where all the crew really go for it,” explained f...

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SIMON TALBOT TO SKIPPER GREAT BRITAIN ENTRY

19 JUL 2013

London-born professional yachtsman Simon Talbot (44) is today confirmed as Skipper of the GREAT Britain entry, the latest of the 12 ocean racing yachts to be announced which will be departing from St Katharine Docks, on 1 September for the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It’s part of an...

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UK YACHT ENTRY TO BE LAUNCHED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE

19 JUL 2013

The ninth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will feature a UK team aboard a GREAT Britain yacht in an innovative partnership between the Clipper Race, UK Government and British brands. The impressively large 70-foot state-of-the-art ocean racing yacht will be launched in land-locked Trafalgar Square by ...

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NORWEGIAN YACHTSWOMAN TAKES ON THE WORLD’S LONGEST OCEAN R...

18 JUL 2013

More people have reached the summit of Everest than have completed a circumnavigation of the world by yacht, and Mona Stalsberg will join the illustrious list of circumnavigators once she completes the Clipper 13-14 Race.The 31-year-old sommelier from Mandal, Norway will race on board the Switzerland entry skippered by...

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NEW PARTNERSHIP WILL REVEAL BUSINESS LESSONS FROM OCEAN RACI...

16 JUL 2013

Clipper Ventures Plc, which runs the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - the longest on the planet at 40,000 miles, has selected Mission Performance Ltd as its Learning and Development partner to create a unique opportunity to transfer the insights and performance lessons from round the world yacht racing into in...

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EURONAV LIMITED APPOINTED AS NAVIGATION AND CHART SUPPLIER

15 JUL 2013

Clipper Ventures Plc is proud to announce that Euronav Limited has been appointed as the official navigation and charting systems supplier for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. This will mark the sixth consecutive time Euronav Limited has supplied the official navigation and charting systems for the Clipper...

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OFFICIAL SPECTATOR BOAT TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

15 JUL 2013

Today at midday BST, another batch of Official Spectator Boat tickets will be released. Due to a reduction in the allocation needed for a sponsor, we are able to offer another group of tickets for the start in London on Sunday 1 September.With tickets in such high demand a limit of two tickets per transaction will be a...

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EXTRA SPECTATOR BOAT TICKETS AVAILABLE ON MONDAY

12 JUL 2013

Due to a reduction in the allocation needed for a sponsor, we are pleased to be able to offer another group of Official Spectator Boats tickets for the Clipper Race start in London on Sunday 1 September.The tickets, which will be for the Official Spectator Boats leaving St Katharine’s Pier, will be on sale on Mon...

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MEDAIRE BACK ON BOARD AS OFFICIAL MEDICAL KIT SUPPLIER

09 JUL 2013

Clipper Ventures Plc is pleased to announce that MedAire Limited, the sister company of L.E. West, has once again been appointed as the Official Medical Kit Supplier for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. This latest partnership marks the fourth consecutive time the company has supplied the medical kits and ...

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THE SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT

08 JUL 2013

Anita Davies (42) suffered a stroke at the age of 34 yet was determined not to let that affect her life and will take part in Legs 5 and 7 of the Clipper 13-14 Race.She recalls, “I had seen the Clipper Race advert in my local train station for weeks, but been ignoring it until a friend asked if I had returned to ...

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CLIPPER RACE CELEBRATES GLOBAL SUMMER SAILSTICE

05 JUL 2013

Clipper Race crew taking on their Level 2 training on the Solent in the South Coast of the UK celebrated the ‘Summer Sailstice' last weekend.Summer Sailstice is a global celebration of sailing and is held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice, the longest day to be on the water. Over 19,000 sailors’...

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HYDE SAILS TO POWER THE NEW GENERATION OF OCEAN RACERS

04 JUL 2013

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has joined forces with Hyde Sails to power the brand new generation of ocean racers for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Continuing the successful partnership for the third consecutive race, Hyde Sails will provide a wardrobe of 11 sails for each of the brand new 70ft ocea...

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VICKY ELLIS TO LEAD SWISS ENTRY IN NEXT CLIPPER RACE

01 JUL 2013

The only professional female sailor competing in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been selected as the skipper for the Swiss yacht entry. Vicky Ellis (30) is the only woman out of the twelve professional skippers leading amateur teams in the race and only the third female skipper in the...

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LEGENDERRY ANNIVERSARY

01 JUL 2013

Just a year ago the Clipper Race Homecoming Festival hit Derry-Londonderry and an estimated 200,000 people turned out to celebrate. On 1 July 2012 the home team arrived to a hero’s welcome which can be relived in the third part of The Legenderrys television documentary tonight (Monday 1 July) on BBC1 Northern Ire...

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OLYMPIC VENUE TO HOST CLIPPER RACE IN RIO DE JANEIRO

28 JUN 2013

The 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is to be hosted by the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro this October. The port will conclude Leg 1 of the Clipper Race which departs London on 1 September, creating a fitting link between the hosts of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.“We are really pl...

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YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA SELECTED FOR UNIQUE GL...

24 JUN 2013

The Sapinda Rainbow project and Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) has revealed the eight young South Africans selected to create a ‘tag’ team, each to participate in one of the eight legs of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - at 40,000 miles it’s the longest ocean challenge on the plan...

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WIN A SIGNED COPY OF TEAM SPIRIT

21 JUN 2013

Team Spirit, the book written by Brendan Hall the winning skipper of the Clipper 09-10 Race, has been released on paperback and we are giving you the chance to win a copy signed by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who wrote the foreword for the book.Brendan was just 28 years old when he skippered his crew to victory during the ...

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SAPINDA RAINBOW PROJECT SET FOR SELECTION WEEKEND

20 JUN 2013

This weekend signals the start of the next stage of the selection process of the competition launched by the Sapinda Rainbow project to find eight young South Africans to develop their leadership skills in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.The event held in Durban, South Africa will see the 30 shortlisted candidat...

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SAILING NOVICE TO TAKE ON THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

18 JUN 2013

“I have never sailed before and have no sailing knowledge at all,” reveals Australian Kim Votano.Kim, 53 has signed up for Leg 4 of the ninth edition of the Clipper Race which will challenge the crews taking part with the tough Southern Ocean.“I heard about the race from my daughter while she was thin...

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DERRY-LONDONDERRY DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES THIS WEEK

16 JUN 2013

The three-part television series, which followed the progress of the Derry-Londonderry ambassadors during their participation in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race will premiere this week on BBC One Northern Ireland.On board the Northern Ireland entry were Niall Boyle, Shauna O’Neill and Pod McConway, t...

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SOUTH BEACH YACHT CLUB TO HOST SAN FRANCISCO STOPOVER

14 JUN 2013

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced it will partner with South Beach Yacht Club (SBYC) to make it the official host of the race fleet when it calls into San Francisco next April as part of its 40,000 miles, 11 month, route around the world, starting from London on 1 September 2013 and returning there i...

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY CREW MEMBER SELECTED TO SAIL INTO HOME POR...

14 JUN 2013

The Clipper Race has also teamed up with the San Francisco based BritWeek festival and has run a competition to offer someone from the Bay an opportunity to fly to the UK for three week’s training this summer and then to go out to China next March to join one of the yachts and race across the Pacific back to thei...

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CLIPPER 70 UPDATE

14 JUN 2013

A Clipper 70 update from Race Director, Justin Taylor:“Remedial work has now been completed to three of the Clipper 70s and all three will be sailing on the Level 3 course beginning 24 June.  Work is well advanced on the next three yachts and is due to be completed within the next month. “Greg and...

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YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS SHORTLISTED FOR UNIQUE GLOBAL ADVENTURE

13 JUN 2013

A competition launched by the Sapinda Rainbow project to find eight young South Africans to develop their leadership skills in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the longest ocean race around the planet, has selected a shortlist of 30 candidates to participate in a challenging selection process in Durban 21-23 Jun...

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TAKING ON THE ELEMENTS

12 JUN 2013

Norwegian, Janicke Forde will take on the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans during the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race which starts from London on Sunday 1 September 2013.The 51-year-old equity trader has signed up for Legs 2 and 3 of the world’s longest yacht race which will see the brand new fleet of ...

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FROM MEXICAN SUNSHINE TO PACIFIC OCEAN WAVES

10 JUN 2013

Among the crew manning the twelve ocean racing yachts on the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race will be Mexican, Luis Alonso Gonzalez.“I first read about amateur yacht racing around the world in Pete Goss’ book. I have since read a lot of books about sailing adventures and races and always wished I co...

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MORE SPECTATOR BOAT TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY

07 JUN 2013

After record breaking numbers snapping up places on the spectator boats for the Clipper Race start in London, we are pleased to announce a second batch of tickets will be made available on Monday.Over 1,100 tickets went within five days, providing front row seats for the spectacular parade of the twelve-strong Clipper ...

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TAKING ON THE PACIFIC

05 JUN 2013

Hong Kong-based Sean Alexander will spend close to a month at sea during the Clipper 13-14 Race as he takes on the vast Pacific Ocean.Leg 6, the longest of the Clipper Race, will see the twelve-strong fleet race from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA.“I have limited previous sailing experience apart from on ke...

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SWISS ENTRY ANNOUNCED FOR GLOBAL YACHT RACE

04 JUN 2013

For the first time in its eight-race history the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will feature a Swiss-sponsored yacht after Swiss Sailing signed an agreement to become a Team Partner for the 2013-14 edition of the world’s longest ocean race.The entry builds on Switzerland’s strong competitive sailing her...

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CLIPPER 70S ENJOY COMPETITIVE RACING IN SAILING CLASSIC

03 JUN 2013

After Friday’s announcement that the Clipper 13-14 Race will start and finish in London, the excitement didn’t stop there this weekend as two generations of Clipper Race yachts took part in the prestigious JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday.Three of the brand new Clipper 70 ocean r...

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LONDON TO HOST WORLD'S LONGEST OCEAN RACE

31 MAY 2013

London is to host the start and finish of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, leaving the capital on 1 September 2013 and not returning until July 2014 after racing 40,000 miles visiting 14 ports on six continents in the world’s longest ocean race.The announcement was made at St Kathari...

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BORIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO CLIPPER RACE

30 MAY 2013

“Playing host to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will once again see London showcasing why it is the best big city on earth in which to hold major sporting events,” explains Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.The ninth edition of the world’s longest yacht race will start from London on Sunday 1...

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SPECTATOR BOATS FOR RACE START

30 MAY 2013

On Sunday 1 September the twelve ocean-racing yachts which make up the Clipper 13-14 Race fleet will depart London to start the ninth edition of the world’s longest yacht race.Now you have the chance to order front row seats to see the fleet parade under Tower Bridge and along the Thames from on the water. T...

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CALLING ALL ROUND THE WORLD CREW MEMBERS

29 MAY 2013

There are only a few more days to go to register for the chance to become an ambassador for the Clipper Race’s Official Marine Electronics Supplier, Garmin and Official Timekeeper Rotary Aquaspeed. The opportunity is open to all the round the world crew members taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Race and gives you ...

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CLIPPER RACE JOIN FORCES WITH PRAXES MEDICAL GROUP

28 MAY 2013

PRAXES Medical Group has signed on as the Global Medical Emergency Support Partner for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to provide global medical emergency coverage for Clipper Race crew.Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, PRAXES will provide the Clipper Race with their 24-hour EMdoc service which gives immedi...

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NOVICE SAILOR SET TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE GLOBE

26 MAY 2013

Kate Davidson, a New Zealand-based bartender will circumnavigate the globe during the ninth edition of the Clipper Race, which starts on Sunday 1 September.UK-born Kate will log over 40,000 miles during the 11-month marathon race. “The race sounded like (and still sounds like) a fantastic adventure. It's som...

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100 DAYS UNTIL RACE START

23 MAY 2013

Today marks the 100-day countdown until the start of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Approximately 2,400 hours are left until the ninth edition of the world’s longest yacht race gets under way.The location of the start port will be announced next week (Friday 31 May), which will mark another huge mil...

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FIRST LEVEL 3 TRAINING COMPLETED

21 MAY 2013

This week saw the completion of the first Level 3 training of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Among those taking part in the pre-race training course were the Chinese crew chosen to represent the sailing city of Qingdao.“For Level 3 you need to become pretty strong as we made a lot of sail changes so...

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YOUNG SAILOR FROM THE ELLEN MACARTHUR CANCER TRUST TAKES ON ...

17 MAY 2013

Kristie Reid, 20 from Aberdeen has been selected be the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust ambassador who will take part in the first leg of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Race. A challenging three weeks at sea, will see Kristie battling the elements crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to South America, in the first l...

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GARETH GLOVER TO LEAD QINGDAO AS SKIPPER

15 MAY 2013

Gareth Glover has been selected as the skipper of the Qingdao entry in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Qingdao is to sponsor two more editions of the Clipper Race to build on its legacy as the sailing venue of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and to continue to strengthen its brand as China’s sailing c...

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THE GORE-TEX® EXPERIENCE TOUR AND HENRI LLOYD SELECT WINNER...

14 MAY 2013

Three months ago, Gore and Henri Lloyd set out to find three remarkable people to take part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Hundreds of applications came in from across the whole of Europe and after a demanding selection event in Hampshire this weekend the finalists were whittled down to three winners....

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INTERNATIONAL CREW GATHER IN THE UK AS TEAMS ARE UNVEILED FO...

12 MAY 2013

Hundreds of crew members from all over the world united this weekend to discover which of the twelve professional skippers they will be racing with in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Over 400 of the 650 crew members taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Race, the largest crew ever assembl...

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CREW ALLOCATION IS TODAY!

11 MAY 2013

The Portsmouth Guildhall today played host to the Crew Allocation event for all of the crew taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Each crew member who has signed up for the world’s longest yacht race was introduced to their skipper and fellow crew who they will race alongside.Over 400 crew d...

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TRIBUTE FOR OLYMPIC SAILOR ANDREW SIMPSON

10 MAY 2013

We have all been shocked by the sad news from San Francisco about the death of Andrew Simpson. Sir Robin comments:“We are all devastated by the death of Andrew Simpson. In successive Olympics he won a Gold and a Silver medal in the Star Class.“This is a heavy boat with a large sail area that requires fitnes...

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SIR ROBIN PREVIEWS CREW ALLOCATION

09 MAY 2013

With Crew Allocation for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race just days away, Clipper Race Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston previews the day.“This is a very important day for our 650 crew members who will discover who their skipper will be and the other crew members with whom they are to share the excitem...

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WE'RE ON INSTAGRAM

06 MAY 2013

The Clipper Race has joined the world of Instagram to offer you a great insight to the behind the scenes work which goes on to make the world’s longest yacht race happen and to keep you up to date with the best photos from the race.You can find us here.All of our social media networks offer you an easy way to sta...

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ANOTHER CREW MILESTONE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY

05 MAY 2013

Next Saturday all the crew members taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Race will find out which skipper and fellow crew they will race alongside during the world’s longest yacht race.

Over 400 crew members are expected to descend on the Portsmouth Guildhall for the Crew Allocation event which marks another huge...

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TWELVE PEOPLE MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER TO ACHIEVING SOMETHING RE...

03 MAY 2013

Henri Lloyd and the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour have announced the twelve finalists who will compete to win three places on the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Going head to head over two days, the finalists will need to demonstrate the will to succeed that encapsulates the whole philosophy of this life cha...

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STUDENT SET TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE GLOBE

02 MAY 2013

Kees Postma, a 21-year-old student, will circumnavigate the globe during the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. “I decided to apply as I wanted to prove to myself and to others what I’m capable of; that I will keep going far past the point where others would have given up; and that once I set my mind...

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GOING FOR GOLD

29 APR 2013

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been won by an Australian skipper and team in each of the last two editions, and with two skippers hailing from ‘Down Under’ the upcoming race is due to be very competitive.One man hoping to continue the Australian connection is crew member Joe Pattison. The 56-yea...

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128 DAYS AND COUNTING...

26 APR 2013

The ninth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will depart the UK on Sunday 1 September 2013. That’s in just 128 days from today!We’ve been able to finalise the date as Leg 1 port contracts are now being finalised and more details should be available by Crew Allocation day, at Portsmouth Guildh...

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CLIPPER RACE TO HOST YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN CREW

25 APR 2013

The Clipper Race is to support the Sapinda Rainbow project in co-operation with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to select eight young South Africans to take on the challenge of the world’s longest ocean race and support the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust.The Sapinda Rainbow project has be...

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DE LAGE LANDEN REVEAL SKIPPER FOR GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

24 APR 2013

De Lage Landen, a global provider of leasing and finance solutions, launched their new Clipper 70 yacht entry that will race around the globe in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race this afternoon. The yacht, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers owned and operated by the race organisers and de...

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WOMEN TAKING UP CHALLENGE OF CLIPPER RACE

23 APR 2013

More women than ever before are signing up for the Clipper Race and this week, just over a year since she completed the Pacific leg of the race, Dr Elin Haf Davies is encouraging women to take on challenges like this.The Welsh rower who combines medical research with adventure, is no stranger to Ocean challenges and ha...

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DEAN BARKER KEEN FOR THE CLIPPER RACE TO RETURN TO NEW ZEALA...

23 APR 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker has spoken about his hope that the Clipper Race will return to New Zealand in the future after taking a turn on the new Clipper 70 ocean racer.Barker joined Clipper Race Chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on board the new Clipper 70 on The Solent after arriving in...

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INTRODUCING: SIMON TALBOT

22 APR 2013

British yachtsman Simon Talbot will skipper an entry in the Clipper 13-14 Race, the world’s longest yacht race after being selected as one of twelve elite sailors.“In ocean racing terms, the Clipper Race is the ultimate one design race and it is the only race, which is sailed by Corinthian sailors,” e...

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SIR ROBIN REFLECTS ON RECORD-BREAKING CIRCUMNAVIGATION ON 44...

22 APR 2013

Clipper Race chairman and sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is today celebrating the 44th anniversary of his record-breaking circumnavigation.On 22 April 1969, Sir Robin arrived in Falmouth, UK after spending ten and a half months racing around the world as part of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.Today Sir...

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INTRODUCING: MATT MITCHELL

21 APR 2013

British sailor Matt Mitchell is set to complete a circumnavigation as one of the twelve elite skippers selected to guide an ocean racing team for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.At 26, Matt is the youngest of the twelve sailing professionals picked from hundreds of applicants to take charge of a crew of am...

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INTRODUCING: GARETH GLOVER

20 APR 2013

Yachtsman Gareth Glover is returning to skipper an entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for the second time as he sets his sights on improving the seventh placed finish he achieved with his crew during the previous edition of the race.“After skippering New York during the Clipper 11-12 Race, I just hav...

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INTRODUCING: PETE STIRLING

19 APR 2013

Former Jamaica Lightning Bolt skipper Pete Stirling is taking on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for the second time as he takes charge of one of the twelve brand new 70-foot stripped down Clipper Race yachts.Pete, 47 will guide a team of amateur sailors around the world during the 40,000-mile adventure and is r...

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INTRODUCING: SEAN MCCARTER

18 APR 2013

Irish skipper Sean McCarter is savouring the opportunity of taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race after following ocean races since the age of ten.“I’ve followed every Whitbread, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe and Clipper Race since the age of ten and I’ve always dreamt of racing...

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INTRODUCING: RICH GOULD

17 APR 2013

British yachtsman Rich Gould is set to lead a team of amateur sailors around the world after being selected as one of the twelve elite skippers to compete in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.Rich, 26, is relishing the opportunity of skippering in the world’s longest yacht race.“Sailing round the...

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INTRODUCING: ERIC HOLDEN

16 APR 2013

Canadian yachtsman Eric Holden, has been selected as one of the twelve elite sailors tasked with skippering a team around the world in the ninth edition of the Clipper Race.Eric, 33, is fresh from his role as Weather Forecaster for the Canadian sailing team at London 2012 and is relishing skippering an entry in the wor...

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INTRODUCING: PATRICK VAN DER ZIJDEN

15 APR 2013

Patrick van der Zijden is among the elite sailors selected to become skipper for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race and the Dutchman is raring to go ahead of the 40,000-mile race.“As a RYA Instructor I like to teach people, with the Clipper Race you can train these people for a much longer period and ha...

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INTRODUCING: DAMIAN PARNHAM

14 APR 2013

Australian yachtsman Damian Parnham hopes to bag a hat trick for his homeland as he sets his sights on becoming the third consecutive skipper from Australia to claim victory in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.“The concept of building the team is the big challenge. I love to push myself, to dream big and la...

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INTRODUCING: OLLY COTTERELL

13 APR 2013

Olly Cotterell, the Cowes-based yachtsman has been selected as a skipper for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race, charged with the task of guiding a crew of amateur sailors in the world’s longest yacht race.“One of the amazing things about this race is that we will see such a variety of conditions,...

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INTRODUCING: VICKY ELLIS

12 APR 2013

British sailor Vicky Ellis can’t wait to get started after being unveiled as one of the twelve professional skippers who will guide a crew taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.“Clipper Race crew all have a spark about them that makes them different to the rest of the world,” explains ...

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INTRODUCING: CHRIS HOLLIS

11 APR 2013

Sydney-based yachtsman Chris Hollis will skipper one of the twelve international teams around the world during the ninth edition of the Clipper Race, the world’s longest yacht race.“I love racing, I’m extremely passionate about it and love being on the water the in general and getting other people exc...

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WORLD'S LONGEST YACHT RACE FEATURED ON CNN'S MAINSAIL TODAY

11 APR 2013

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is featured in April's episode of CNN’s MainSail show which has its first transmissions today. The sailing programme looks at how the race has introduced thousands of new sailors to the sport over its 17-year history.The programme which is presented by Double Olympic Gold Me...

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CLIPPER RACE REVEALS ‘DYNAMIC DOZEN’ TO COMMAND NEW GLOB...

10 APR 2013

An elite group of 12 professional skippers who will lead 650 amateur sailors on the world’s longest ocean race has been revealed today.The twelve skippers for the ninth edition of the famous biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race include a mix of youth and experience, international challengers and home grown...

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ANOTHER EXCITING WEEK AHEAD AT CLIPPER RACE HQ

08 APR 2013

It’s another exciting week for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race with the announcement of the twelve elite skippers competing in the race as well as becoming the main focus of this Thursday’s MainSail on CNN.Wednesday sees the much-anticipated reveal of the twelve skippers chosen from hundreds of appli...

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SKIPPERS REVEALED THIS WEEK

07 APR 2013

Ahead of the very important announcement next week to reveal the identities of the twelve professional skippers who have stepped up to take on one of the toughest jobs in the world, Deputy Race Director, Mark Light talks through the complexities of the role.“You can’t underestimate the pressure on the skipp...

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FIRST CHINESE CLIPPER RACE CREW MEMBER SET TO MAKE HISTORY

04 APR 2013

The first Chinese crew member to compete in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will make history later today (Thursday) when he completes an ambitious solo non-stop circumnavigation in 137 days.Guo Chuan (GC), 47 from Qingdao, China was the first Chinese sailor to take part in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in ...

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"ENJOY LIFE, CHALLENGE YOURSELF”

03 APR 2013

American crew member Jim Cole crossed the Atlantic Ocean during the Clipper 11-12 Race, he shares his experiences with clipperroundtheworld.com.“Think it's too late to do something you've always dreamed of doing? Think again! I'm 73-years-old Jim Cole from San Francisco, California (and Halifax, Nova&nb...

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DAME ELLEN MACARTHUR HOLDS TALK FOR CLIPPER RACE CREW

01 APR 2013

As part of the association between the Clipper Race and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Dame Ellen MacArthur will be holding a talk covering her global sailing adventures ahead of the Clipper 13-14 Race Crew Allocation on May 10 at the Portsmouth Guildhall.The Crew Allocation event on 11 May at the Guildhall reveals ...

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CONQUERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN

31 MAR 2013

A year ago today Gold Coast Australia claimed victory during the race to San Francisco Bay after a gruelling 6,000 miles at sea.The Australian entry was the first team to complete the Pacific Ocean race after sailing under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the finish line for Leg 6.“What a proud moment,” decla...

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DID YOU KNOW? CLIPPER RACE TRIVIA

29 MAR 2013

Racing round the world is no simple feat, we’ve compiled some facts that you might not have thought about when it comes to planning for the world’s longest yacht race.- Tie every warp, line, sheet and halyard together from the Clipper Race fleet and the ropes will stretch for a massive 15 kilometres –...

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UK MIDWIFE HEADING FOR THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

27 MAR 2013

Susan Hunt, 52, will be among the crew taking on the Southern Ocean during Leg 4 of the Clipper Race. She has just completed her Level 1 Training.“I decided to apply for the race because it is completely outside my comfort zone,” explains  the Solihull-based midwife.“I was an absolute non-sailor ...

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HILL DICKINSON RENEW CLIPPER RACE SPONSORSHIP

25 MAR 2013

International law firm, Hill Dickinson, has renewed its sponsorship as Official Legal Partner of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, following its highly successful involvement with the eighth edition of the Clipper Race and underlining a long-standing relationship with Clipper Ventures. The firm, which has an inte...

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THE EVEREST OF SAILING

24 MAR 2013

More people have climbed to the summit Mount Everest than have circumnavigated the globe by sail, even fewer have raced around the globe as part of the world’s longest ocean race.Conor O’Byrne, 38, will join the illustrious group when he completes a circumnavigation in the forthcoming Clipper 13-14 Round th...

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"GO FOR A REAL EXTREME ONE"

20 MAR 2013

Ronen Koehler, an IT Security Executive from Tel Aviv, is set to join a small yet elite group of fellow Israelis who have taken part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.The 49-year-old will compete in the world’s longest yacht race on Leg 5, racing from Australia to China via Singapore.“I heard about ...

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ROTARY RENEW CLIPPER RACE SPONSORSHIP AFTER SUCCESSFUL GLOBA...

18 MAR 2013

The Rotary Aquaspeed brand has renewed its sponsorship as Official Timekeeper of the unique Clipper Round the World Yacht Race after a highly successful global campaign in the last edition of the biennial year-long international event.Rotary has revealed how its association with the Clipper Race as its first Official T...

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CAPE TOWN TO HOST WORLD'S BIGGEST AND LONGEST OCEAN RACE

14 MAR 2013

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that Cape Town will again be its official South African host port later this year with the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront being the fleet's base in the city for the ninth edition of the unique global race.The fleet of twelve new 70-foot ocean racers will be a major...

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THE MIGHTY PACIFIC OCEAN

13 MAR 2013

The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest expanse of water spanning 63.8 million square miles. Crossing it on board a plane with a luxury reclining seat and a choice of movies will take around 14 hours, racing across it on board a stripped down ocean racing yacht will take close to a month. “There's the exhi...

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A YEAR TO REMEMBER

11 MAR 2013

Adam Bacso will remember 2013 for the rest of his life, not only because it was the year he turned 18, but also because it will always bring back memories of the year he began his circumnavigation during the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.The student from Budapest, Hungary will log over 40,000 miles during th...

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ESCAPING THE RAT RUN

08 MAR 2013

The brand new fleet of twelve Clipper 70s will race to six continents over close to twelve months during the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.The world’s longest yacht race will take on some of the most infamous stretches of water on the planet and those taking part are from everyday backgrounds.“I ...

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"GAME ON"

07 MAR 2013

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race offers a unique opportunity; the chance to pit yourself against some of the most infamous sailing conditions on the planet, taking on waves as big as buildings while racing against eleven other teams for eleven months.Ben Pate, a development engineer, will face these conditions du...

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CLIPPER 70 COMMISSIONING UPDATE

05 MAR 2013

Commissioning is now well underway on the new Clipper 70 yachts which are continuing to arrive into the UK over the next few months ahead of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race scheduled to start in late August.Boat Number 1 (pictured) is currently sailing and we are using her to assess the tune and performanc...

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OMAN-BASED CLAIRE SET TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE GLOBE

04 MAR 2013

Claire Carroll, a 36-year-old sound engineer based in Oman, will complete a circumnavigation during the next edition of the Clipper Race becoming one of the first to achieve the feat on board a brand new Clipper 70 yacht.“I first heard about the Clipper Race in 2006 when I was on tour and in Portsmouth. I sent fo...

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STARS AND STRIPES

01 MAR 2013

America will again be well represented during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as a strong number of crew members hailing from the United States are set to take on Mother Nature.A team of Clipper Race representatives including Crew Recruitment Manager David Cusworth recently travelled to San Francisco to continue...

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A HERO'S WELCOME AWAITS

27 FEB 2013

One of the milestone events of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the arrival and welcome into the Chinese sailing city of Qingdao.Every crew member is promised a hero’s welcome into the sailing venue for the Beijing Olympics which the Clipper Race will visit for the fifth time in its history next year.Llo...

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FROM SCRUMS TO SQUALLS

25 FEB 2013

Craig Forsyth, a former professional rugby league player, will circumnavigate the globe during the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.A complete sailing novice, Craig will log over 40,000 miles during the challenge which will take almost a year to complete.“I know nothing about sailing other than what I hav...

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CALIFORNIA CALLING

22 FEB 2013

This Tuesday sees the first of two Clipper Race crew presentations in the San Francisco Bay area for anyone interested in taking part in the world’s longest yacht race.Crew Recruitment Manager, David Cusworth, a circumnavigator during the Clipper 2002 Race, will be on hand to give interested people a real sense o...

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MATCHED OCEAN RACING

20 FEB 2013

The twelve Clipper 70s which will circumnavigate the globe during the Clipper 13-14 Race make up the largest matched fleet of ocean racing yachts.One huge advantage of a matched fleet is that the emphasis falls upon the crew and how the individuals bond as an ocean racing team.A great example of how close racing during...

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BUILD YOUR CLIPPER RACE ADVENTURE

18 FEB 2013

Taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a life-changing event, one that will fuel conversations with everyone you meet for the rest of your life; be it retelling memories of waves the size of buildings or of the bonds you’ll create with your fellow crew members.It’s now never been easier to...

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CLIPPER RACE TEAM HEAD TO SAN FRANCISCO

15 FEB 2013

Once again a team from the Clipper Race will be travelling to San Francisco this month in search of intrepid adventurers ready for the challenge of taking on the 40,000-mile race.The team, including Crew Recruitment Manager David Cusworth, will be travelling to the Bay Area to build upon the strong number of Americans ...

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NEXT ADVENTURE

13 FEB 2013

After competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew members continue to achieve remarkable goals, often inspired by the challenges they faced during the world’s longest yacht race.Singapore round the world crew member Will Parbury is no different. The Australian, a chef and diving instructor before joi...

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WIN A CREW BERTH ON THE CLIPPER RACE WITH THE HENRI LLOYD AN...

11 FEB 2013

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is an experience that changes people's lives. This year, thanks to Henri Lloyd and the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour, one of those people could be you. Anyone can join the adventure, even if they have never stepped on a boat before. The question is, are you game?Henri Lloyd and th...

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CLIPPER RACE WELCOME ALEX THOMSON HOME AFTER SUCCESSFUL VEND...

09 FEB 2013

New Clipper 70 yacht today joins the parade of sail to welcome the former Clipper Race skipper home.A brand new Clipper 70 ocean racing yacht joins the parade of sail to welcome Alex Thomson home to Gosport after his impressive third place in the Vendee Globe.At 25 Thomson became the youngest skipper to win a round...

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"OUR SAIL WARDROBE HAS BEEN GETTING THOROUGHLY AIRED OVER TH...

06 FEB 2013

“Well our sail wardrobe has been getting thoroughly aired over the last 12 hours,” explained Singapore skipper Ben Bowley, a year ago to the day.The race to Qingdao, China roughly marked the halfway point of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, with the ten-strong fleet racing north from S...

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TELLING STORIES

04 FEB 2013

“The media that we collected on board has multiple purposes,” explains James Rogers, the media crew member on board Qingdao during the Clipper 11-12 Race.“One, to provide the Clipper Race media team with regular content for the website, press and social media channels; two, to keep friends, famil...

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CAPTURING THE ACTION

02 FEB 2013

After circumnavigating the world during the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, Qingdao crew member James Rogers has been reminiscing on his adventure thanks to the photos and videos he captured during the unique challenge.“Whilst on board we decided, as a whole crew and family, that keeping the best re...

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ROUND THE WORLD SAILOR DONATES £5,000 TO SAILING CHARITY

31 JAN 2013

The official charity of the Clipper 13-14 Race, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, was presented with a cheque for an amazing £5,000 from Peter Smith, 60 from Solihull, one of six members of crew on board De Lage Landen who completed the full circumnavigation of the round the world yacht race last year.&...

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SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON CONGRATULATES ALEX THOMSON ON VENDEE...

30 JAN 2013

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world has congratulated Britain’s Alex Thomson on his podium finish in the prestigious Vendee Globe, the only single-handed non-stop round-the-world race.At 25 Thomson became the youngest skipper to win a round-the-world race when he led Arie...

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AGAINST THE TIDE 2 RELEASED ON DVD

30 JAN 2013

The television series, which followed the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race is now available to purchase on DVD.Against the Tide 2, the six-part television documentary is now available from www.bookharbour.com, the online retail outlet for KH Charts, Official Hydrographic Supplier to the Clipper Race and ...

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ACHIEVE SOMETHING REMARKABLE WITH HENRI LLOYD AND THE GORE-T...

28 JAN 2013

Henri Lloyd, the Official Technical Clothing Partner of the Clipper Race, has teamed up with the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour to offer three people the chance to compete in a leg of the next edition of the world’s longest yacht race. Each and every crew member taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht...

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WIN SAILING DAY FOR TWO ON A CLIPPER 70

26 JAN 2013

There are just a few more days left to enter the competition to win a sailing day for two on board a brand new Clipper 70, the third generation of Clipper Race yacht.We’re offering you the chance to be one of the first people to sail the new 70-foot yacht, which will debut in the next edition of the Clipper Round...

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OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS GET UP CLOSE WITH CLIPPER 70

25 JAN 2013

An integral part of the preparations of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the network of Official Suppliers whose services, products and expertise are being utilised on board the Clipper 70.Last week saw the brand new Clipper 70 showcased at St Katharine Docks, London and Official Suppliers were invited to see ...

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THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO WITNESS THE UNVEILING OF THE CLIPPER 7...

24 JAN 2013

Thousands of spectators descended on St Katharine Docks in London last week eager to witness the unveiling of the Clipper 70, the first of a new fleet of global racing yachts which will allow hundreds of ordinary people to participate in the world’s longest ocean race.In 1995 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston launched the ...

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CLIPPER RACE SETS SAIL FOR MEXICO WITH STOP IN COZUMEL, QUIN...

21 JAN 2013

The Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race will stop in Cozumel, Mexico in 2014 forging an exciting new partnership with the region of Quintana Roo.Cozumel, situated off the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is already a popular stop for cruise liners and will provide the Clipper Race crews with an e...

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FORMER CREW MEMBERS EXPLORE THE NEW CLIPPER 70

20 JAN 2013

Crew members from every edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race assembled at St Katharine Docks today to celebrate and explore the latest generation of Clipper Race yacht, the Clipper 70.Participants in every edition since the race’s inception in 1996 gathered in London and were treated to a brunch as p...

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CLIPPER 13-14 RACE CREW DESCEND ON LONDON

19 JAN 2013

Today sees a huge number of crew taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race descend on London for the pre-race crew brief and the first chance to see the brand-new Clipper 70 up close and personal.Over 300 crew are expected to attend a brief held by the race management team, which will also offer t...

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CLIPPER EVENTS UNVEILS NEW GENERATION OF OCEAN RACERS

18 JAN 2013

Clipper Events, the sailing event specialist arm of Clipper Ventures Plc, introduced the new Clipper 70 ocean racing yacht to their clients today at St Katharine Docks as part of the yachts week-long showcase.Providing team building and talent development, client hospitality, industry regattas, and iconic sailing ...

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LAST FEW CHANCES TO SEE THE CLIPPER 70 AT ST KATHARINE DOCKS

17 JAN 2013

The brand new Clipper 70 at St Katharine Docks is still making an impression as the event-filled week continues until Sunday.The new 70-foot yacht is currently berthed at the docks close to Tower Bridge with open boat tours available for members of the public keen to get a closer look at the ocean racer.The boat is ope...

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CLIPPER RACE AND DE LAGE LANDEN UNITE AGAIN IN NEW PARTNERSH...

17 JAN 2013

Following a hugely successful partnership in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, De Lage Landen a global provider of leasing and finance solutions, has announced that it will continue the relationship, sponsoring a yacht entry in the 2013-14 edition of the world’s longest yacht race.De Lage Landen, a ...

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SIR ROBIN PAYS HOMAGE TO "MR HENRI"

16 JAN 2013

Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, paid homage to Henri Lloyd and the company's late founder Henri Strzelecki yesterday evening at an event to celebrate the clothing company's 50th Anniversary.“In 1968, I was actually in the UK and I went to the boat show because I was planning on trying ...

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CLIPPER VENTURES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH OCEAN SAFETY LT...

15 JAN 2013

Clipper Ventures, organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has signed a two-race deal with Ocean Safety Ltd, the UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier. Ocean Safety will provide a full range of safety equipment to each of the 12 brand new Clipper 70 yachts; the largest matched f...

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HENRI LLOYD CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

14 JAN 2013

This week sees Henri Lloyd, Official Technical Clothing Partner of the Clipper Race, celebrate half a century as one of the market leaders in sailing and lifestyle apparel.Clipper Race Chairman and Founder, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, will be visiting Henri Lloyd’s stand at the London Boat Show this evening to pay h...

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CLIPPER 70 IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN

13 JAN 2013

The first visitors to the new Clipper 70 have come away thoroughly impressed as the 70-foot yacht is showcased at St Katharine Docks this week.“The new yacht is huge! I’m rather jealous of the crew taking part and might have to join them,” explained Graham, a London-resident after a tour of the ne...

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CLIPPER 70 LAUNCH WEEK STARTS TODAY

12 JAN 2013

The week-long series of events celebrating the launch of the third generation of Clipper Race yacht begins today.The Clipper 70 arrived in London yesterday and will be showcased at St Katharine Docks until 20 January. The ocean racer, which will circumnavigate the world during the Clipper 13-14 Race, is open to the ...

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CLIPPER 70 ARRIVES IN LONDON

11 JAN 2013

The brand new Clipper 70 has arrived at St Katharine Docks, London ahead of an event-filled week planned in celebration of the 70-foot ocean racer. The third generation of Clipper Race yacht will debut during the forthcoming edition of the world’s longest yacht race which begins this summer and you now have t...

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"SINCE TRAINING I HAVE A REAL SENSE THAT I CAN ACHIEVE ANYTH...

09 JAN 2013

In around seven months time, Caroline Marrows, a Marketing Manager from Bristol, will begin her circumnavigation of the globe as she takes part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.“Since my Level 1 training I have taken away a real sense that I can achieve anything,” explains Caroline, 41...

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WIN A SAILING DAY FOR TWO ON BOARD A CLIPPER 70

07 JAN 2013

  With your first look at the Clipper 70 less than a week away, we’re giving you the chance to win a sailing day for two on board one of the new ocean racing yachts.The third generation of Clipper Race yacht, the Clipper 70, will break speed records during the world’s longest yacht race and you could e...

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CLIPPER 70 LAUNCHES IN A WEEK

05 JAN 2013

The highly anticipated launch of the Clipper 70 is just a week away and the excitement has already started to build throughout the crew taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.Saturday 12 January sees the start of the official launch of the brand new 70-foot ocean racer at St Katharine Docks in London...

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INTERESTED IN ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING JOBS ON THE PLANET...

03 JAN 2013

Forty per cent of crew members who take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have never set foot on a yacht before their Level 1 training. This makes turning a group of amateur sailors into a well honed team of ocean racers one of the most challenging jobs on the planet.“As a skipper on the Clipper Race...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

01 JAN 2013

2012 saw the conclusion of eighth edition of the Clipper Race, the final circumnavigation for the Clipper 68, and now all eyes are firmly fixed on the next generation of Clipper Race yachts as we move into 2013.The Clipper 70s will debut during the Clipper 13-14 Race, which starts next summer, and will see the twelve-s...

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CREW RECRUITMENT CONTINUES FOR WORLD'S LONGEST YACHT RACE

29 DEC 2012

“Recruitment continues to go well with trips to China and Ireland over the last few weeks,” explains David Cusworth, the Clipper Race’s Crew Recruitment Manager.“We are now close to 90 per cent full for the Clipper 13-14 Race, but have places available on most legs and a limited number of ro...

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CLIPPER 70 LAUNCHES THIS JANUARY IN LONDON

26 DEC 2012

The long awaited launch of the brand new Clipper 70 is nearly upon us.  January 2013 will be the first chance for you to get up close and personal with the new 70-foot ocean racer.The third generation of Clipper Race yacht will be on display and open to public visits at St Katharine Docks, London between 12-20...

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SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM SIR ROBIN

24 DEC 2012

With 2013 almost upon us, excitement continues to build as the Clipper Race approaches yet another huge milestone in its rich history.The next edition of the world’s longest yacht race, starting in summer 2013, will witness the debut of the brand new twelve-strong fleet of Clipper 70s. The 70-foot ocean racers wi...

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DREAM ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART CREW PLACE FOR SHOP ASSISTANT TURN...

21 DEC 2012

A Queensland shop assistant turned round-the-world yachtswoman has won a last-minute crew place in the ultra-competitive Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race next week.Lisa Blair, 27 will join Wave Sweeper and the Corporate Initiatives team after a campaign this week to earn a place in Australian yachting’s pinnac...

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FORMER SKIPPER SETTLES INTO NEW ROLE

20 DEC 2012

After racing around the world as skipper of Derry-Londonderry, Mark Light will oversee the Clipper 13-14 Race from a different perspective in his new role as Deputy Race Director.“I feel I’m settling into the role well,” explains Mark, who began his new role in October.“It’s a huge jo...

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CLIPPER RACE YACHTSWOMAN TO CHALLENGE AUSTRALIA SPEED RECORD

18 DEC 2012

Winning Clipper Round the World Yacht Race sailor Lisa Blair will team up with world record-breaking Australian skipper Bruce Arms to attempt a new speed record sailing around Australia. Australian Blair, 27, will join Team Extreme Sailing Australia to try to break the 2005 French-held record of being the fast...

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AUSTRALIA TRAINING BASE TO EXPAND CLIPPER RACE PRESENCE IN A...

12 DEC 2012

Plans to establish a new training base in Australia have been announced as part of the continuing development of the Clipper Race in the Asia-Pacific region.With record numbers of Australians signing up for future races, Clipper Ventures is looking to create a permanent presence in the country by establishing a tra...

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CLIPPER VENTURES PLC SIGNS THE MARINE TRAVEL COMPANY FOR CLI...

10 DEC 2012

Clipper Ventures Plc has renewed its partnership with The Marine Travel Company who have been named Official Travel Partner for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. It will be the third time that the Canterbury-based marine travel specialists have sponsored the world’s longest ocean race, building on...

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR CLIPPER RACE CREW

06 DEC 2012

Every crew member taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race will go through three intensive week-long training courses before they take on the world’s longest yacht race.With forty per cent of crew having never sailed before their first training course the learning curve is a steep one. To help ...

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CLIPPER RACE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SAI...

05 DEC 2012

A group of people who took part in a new, local sailing programme in Derry-Londonderry have received their certificates for completing the course from Derry-Londonderry Clipper Race yacht skipper Mark Light and Mayor of Derry City Council, Councillor Kevin Campbell.The course, a collaboration between Clipper Race or...

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DERRY-LONDONDERRY CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FOY...

27 NOV 2012

The Foyle Marina which was made famous this summer  when it hosted the arrival of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race has been officially opened by Brian McGrath, Chief Executive of Foyle Port.The marina, which was purpose built to host the world's longest ocean race, provided the perfect platform for the...

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COULD GREAT BRITAIN ENTRY JOIN THE LINE UP FOR CLIPPER 13-14...

26 NOV 2012

Clipper Race officials had a date with Downing Street this week to discuss the possibility of a GREAT Britain entry in the next edition of the race. Clipper Ventures Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and CEO William Ward were invited to present the opportunity to leading UK brands at a special meeting arranged by th...

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CHINESE SAILORS CONTINUE TO MAKE HISTORY

22 NOV 2012

The Clipper 13-14 Race will feature an entry representing Qingdao for the fifth consecutive time making the capital of sailing in China the longest standing entry in the race’s history, and last week 26 locals hoping to become Clipper Race crew took part in the final selection tests.They undertook a series of...

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NEW TELEVISION SERIES STARTS GLOBAL SCREENING

20 NOV 2012

The six-part television series which follows the action of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race has started to receive its first transmissions.It is a second series of Against the Tide, the highly acclaimed action adventure documentary following Clipper Race crew taking on the challenge of ocean racing, many fo...

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IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

19 NOV 2012

After witnessing his wife take on the elements during Legs 7 and 8 of the Clipper 11-12 Race, David Fitzsimmons, has signed up to follow in her footsteps along with daughter Lizzy.Wendy, who was a crew member on board De Lage Landen, will no doubt be glued to the Race Viewer while husband and daughter take part in ...

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FIRST CLIPPER 70 ARRIVES IN GOSPORT

14 NOV 2012

The first of the Clipper Race’s new fleet of twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts has arrived in Gosport to undergo its final fit out, marking the start of a new era for the race.Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Founder and Chairman of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, said: “This is a very exciting time for th...

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KIDNEY TRANSPLANTEE REFLECTS ON HIS UNIQUE CHALLENGE

08 NOV 2012

This time last year Nick Barclay was battling against the mighty Southern Ocean during the Clipper 11-12 Race, just six years after undergoing a kidney transplant.The 31-year-old South African, who prides himself on his thirst for adventure, has never let his transplant hamper his enthusiasm for a challenge.“My t...

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"THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE!"

07 NOV 2012

Clipper 11-12 crew member, Beulah Steele, took time from her busy jet setting schedule as a British Airways stewardess to inspire colleagues to step up to the plate and sign up for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Beulah accompanied David Cusworth, Clipper Race Crew Recruitment Manager to Heathrow&rsquo...

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CLIPPER 70 LAUNCHED INTO THE WATER

06 NOV 2012

After arriving in the UK from China last week, the first new Clipper 70 has taken another step towards becoming a rugged ocean racer which will debut in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.The 70-foot yacht has now been 'launched' into the water in Felixstowe, Suffolk and motored to a nearby marina where f...

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FIRST CLIPPER 70 ARRIVES IN THE UK

30 OCT 2012

The first of the Clipper Race’s new fleet of twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts arrived in Felixstowe UK last night (Monday 29 October 2012), marking the start of a new era for the race.Sir Robin Knox Johnston, Founder and Chairman of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, said: “This is a very exciting ti...

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GLOBAL OCEAN RACING DUO ENCOURAGE MORE AUSTRALIANS TO ‘ACH...

22 OCT 2012

Sailing enthusiasts Lisa Blair 28, and Wayne Reed 57, decided to swap their day jobs for the adrenaline fuelled adventure of ocean racing and ended up helming Gold Coast Australia to win the world’s longest yacht race over 40,000 miles.Wayne, who has worked for the Australian Defence Force for over 30 y...

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CALLING ALL CHINESE ADVENTURERS

19 OCT 2012

Over 40 nationalities will be represented in the next edition of the Clipper Race, which starts summer 2013 and David is searching for Chinese-based crew. “The Clipper Race has always had a strong Chinese presence in terms of a yacht entry, crew taking part as well as the following and welcome the race recei...

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CLIPPER RACE TO SUPPORT YOUTH CANCER CHARITY

17 OCT 2012

Sir Robin and Dame Ellen launched the initiative today aboard an ocean racing yacht together with Clipper Ventures CEO William Ward who selected the Trust as the fleet’s official charity. He said, “I’m extremely pleased to announce the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as our chosen charity. It does a rema...

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CLIPPER RACE APPOINTS NEW DEPUTY RACE DIRECTOR

15 OCT 2012

“I am absolutely delighted and feel very privileged to take on the role of Deputy Race Director,” said Mark Light. “I have a lot of experience working with the Clipper Race and was very impressed by what I saw behind the scenes in my capacity as a skipper during the last race.” As well as an exp...

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A YEAR AGO TODAY: THE ROARING FORTIES LIVE UP TO THEIR REPUT...

11 OCT 2012

"No skipper likes to be woken up to find his boat sailing, on her side, backwards down waves in the pitch black at a fair speed," explained Ben Bowley, 28 skipper of Singapore entry who recalled a terrifying situation he found himself in the early hours of the morning following an accidental gybe.Eventual overall ...

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FIRST CLIPPER 70 BOUND FOR UK

01 OCT 2012

“This is a major milestone in the creation of our exciting new ocean racing fleet,” said Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race founder and Chairman. “We are looking forward to starting our own  trials on the Clipper 70 in UK waters next month. Its rugged racing design looks set to deliver great p...

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VIRTUAL CLIPPER RACE CHAMPION REVEALED

28 SEP 2012

As well as offering every day people the unique opportunity of taking on the world’s most extreme conditions, the Clipper Race also allows fans to sign up for the Virtual Clipper Race from the comfort of an armchair.While the crews who took part in Clipper 11-12 were battling on bucking foredecks to change a head...

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NIK BRBORA - STORY

17 SEP 2012

Despite encountering heavy seas and at one point being evacuated by the US Coast Guard, a London based Software Engineer is now encouraging others to take up the challenge of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. No experience necessary! Nik Brbora, 29, will be inviting Londoners and rail commuters across the country...

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NEW RACE DIRECTOR

16 SEP 2012

Clipper Ventures has appointed a new Race Director to supervise the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Justin Taylor, 41, is a previous skipper and served as Deputy Race Director during the Clipper 11-12 Race. “I have a real passion for ocean yacht racing and I’m delighted to be taking up the rol...

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BEST JOB IN THE WORLD?

15 SEP 2012

“The biggest thing that I’ve learnt is how to manage people,” says Richard Hewson, winning skipper of Gold Coast Australia in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. “It is up to you to try and manage your crew stimulating and teaching them without the ability to give them any reward or pu...

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