13 April 2016

Darren Ladd has decided to step down as the Skipper of IchorCoal after its arrival in Seattle next week. He will return to the Clipper Race office in the UK after the stopover where he will complete his contract with the company.

"We are fully supportive of Darren who I know has made his decision with a heavy heart but I believe it is in the best interests of him and his team. He will continue with the company and be able to work with us back in the UK after the Seattle stopover," explained Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

We are now in the process of appointing a replacement Skipper for the remainder of the race which ends in London on 30 July.

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