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  • Leg 11: Race 1 - Liverpool, UK - Punta Del Este, Uruguay
  • Leg 11: Race 1 - Punta Del Este, Uruguay - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Leg 12: Race 2 - Cape Town, South Africa - Fremantle, Australia
  • Leg 13: Race 3 - Fremantle, Australia - Sydney, Australia
  • Leg 14: Race 4 - Sydney, Australia - Hobart, Australia
  • Leg 15: Race 5 - Hobart, Australia - Whitsundays
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  • Leg 15: Race 5 - Sanya, China - Qingdao, China
  • Leg 16: Race 6 - Qingdao, China - Seattle, USA
  • Leg 16: Race 6 - Seattle, USA - Panama
  • Leg 17: Race 7 - Panama - New York, USA
  • Leg 17: Race 7 - New York, USA - Derry-Londonderry, NI
  • Leg 18: Race 8 - Derry-Londonderry, NI - Liverpool, UK

17 Jan 2019

​MEET THE QINGDAO AMBASSADORS

A teacher, motorsport manager, social media whiz, and a scuba instructor are just some of the strong candidates who have been chosen to represent Qingdao in the Clipper 2019-20 Race. A total of 43 people from across China applied to take on the race of your lives but following a tough selection week at the Olympic Sailing Centre in Qingdao, the…

18 Oct 2018

Clipper Race film makes a splash at Waterproof Festival in Geneva

Ever wondered who captures the footage of our Clipper Race crews as they race across the oceans of the world? A new short film called La Course de Leur Vie…

2 Oct 2018

Watch! The Clipper Race TV Series Final on Sky Sports

The Race of Their Lives documentary series will see the final episode being aired on Sky Sports, where the epic adventure sees the crews race across the North Atlantic heading…

11 Sep 2018

Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew Pass Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate

Hot off the back of completing the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, ten circumnavigating crew members are celebrating another milestone after successfully completing their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certifications.…

3 Sep 2018

Qingdao Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

This was the seventh consecutive Clipper Race as both a Host Port and Team Partner for China’s Sailing City of Qingdao and the 2017-18 edition proved to be one to remember when team Qingdao raised the bar by finishing an impressive third overall. Qingdao’s best ever finish wasn’t a big surprise, with the team performing at a high level…

20 Aug 2018

​One Year On: Circumnavigators Reflect on Epic Adventure

One year ago today, the World Heritage Royal Albert Dock Liverpool was a hive of activity as hundreds of Clipper Race crew members were waved off by friends, family, and…

28 Jul 2018

Clipper Race Makes History in Liverpool

History has been made in Liverpool today when Australian Sailor Wendy Tuck became the first woman to ever win a round the world yacht race after leading her Sanya Serenity Coast team to clinch overall victory in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Thousands of people from around the globe flocked to the banks of the River Mersey to watch the spectacular…

28 Jul 2018

​What a Race: The Skippers Reflect

Just one last sprint remains before the incredible adventure that has been the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race comes to a close and the party in Liverpool officially…

27 Jul 2018

Sanya Serenity Coast Wins Clipper 2017-18 Race

History has been made as Australian Sailor Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman to ever to lead a team to win a round the world yacht race after clinching the…

27 Jul 2018

​QINGDAO CLAIMS WIN IN NAIL-BITING FINISH

Qingdao has secured a spot in overall Clipper Round the World Yacht Race top three after beating out home team Liverpool 2018 and Garmin to win Race 13 from Derry-Londonderry,…

27 Jul 2018

Race 13 Day 5: The Final Countdown

After eleven months and more than 40,000 nautical miles, there is just hours left in the thirteenth and final race of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Qingdao, barring…

26 Jul 2018

​Race 13 Day 4: Me and My Shadow

The end is in sight and the kites are flying after the Clipper Race fleet rounded Fastnet Rock and began the final surge through the Irish Sea to the Finish…

25 Jul 2018

​Race 13 Day 3: Too Close to Call

The thirteenth and final race of the Clipper 2017-18 Race remains anyone’s, with the fleet still tightly packed as the upwind beat down the western Irish coast continues. And with now…

24 Jul 2018

​Race 13 Day 2: The Beat Goes On

The second day of Race 13 has been dominated by a continued tough upwind beat as the fleet races south down the West Coast of Ireland, separated by just 15nm. With…

23 Jul 2018

​Race Finish Live Stream

Over 700 everyday people from 41 nations have taken on the toughest oceans on the planet in the 2017-18 edition of the unique Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. After racing…

23 Jul 2018

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE FINAL STORMHOEK SOCIAL SPIRIT AWARD OF THE CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE

Race Finish is almost here. Our boats are five days away from completing their round the world adventure. So it’s now time to open up the nominations for our very…

23 Jul 2018

Race 13 Day 1: Snakes and Ladders Start to Final Race

The final race of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race got underway yesterday following a spectacular stopover and send off from Derry-Londonderry. The start line, positioned between Greencastle and…

22 Jul 2018

The Race for Glory: Final Test for Teams

Since leaving Liverpool almost a year ago, the eleven Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race teams have battled each other in twelve races, experiencing everything from frustrating wind holes…

22 Jul 2018

Derry-Londonderry Stopover Hailed as Huge Success for City

The River Foyle was a blaze of colour today as hundreds lined Derry’s Quay to bid farewell to the Clipper Race teams as they slipped lines and set sail for…

21 Jul 2018

Race 13 Preview: The Final Test for Teams

An atmosphere of nervous excitement is building in Derry-Londonderry as Skippers and crew gear up for Race 13, the last test of the circumnavigation, which will return the teams to…

15 Jul 2018

Festival Off to a Great Start

The Clipper Race crew sure know how to draw a crowd, with the people of Derry-Londonderry turning out in force to see the fleet on the successful opening day of…

14 Jul 2018

Supporters Steal the Show at LegenDerry Prize Giving

The Clipper Race party in Derry-Londonderry has officially begun, with 600 crew and supporters gathering together at the city’s stunning Guildhall for the Race 12: The LegenDerry Race Prize Giving.

14 Jul 2018

​The Clipper Race Welcomes the Irish Tánaiste to Derry-Londonderry

The Irish Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Foreign Minister Mr Simon Coveney has congratulated the Clipper Race crew on their achievements after visiting the yachts whilst in Derry-Londonderry. After arriving with…

9 Jul 2018

First day of LegenDerry Arrivals Complete

Qingdao is still in the running to finish on the overall Clipper Race podium after finishing fourth in Race 12 to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland - the penultimate race of the…

9 Jul 2018

Race 12 Day 13: Pressure Remains On

Whilst the battle for the Race 12 podium was settled during the early hours today by victorious Visit Seattle , which crossed the finish line at 00:21UTC, followed by…

9 Jul 2018

Estimated Time of Arrivals into Derry-Londonderry

ETAs shown in local time (UTC+1) across the Finish Line for Race 12: The LegenDerry Race. Please note that the ETAs are to the finish line which is off the entrance…

8 Jul 2018

​Race 12, Day 12: Battle To Win

With just over 100 nautical miles remaining for the leaders, Race 12: The Legenderry Finale is playing out for the podium and certainly living up to its name as a…

7 Jul 2018

​Race 12 Day 11: The Sprint Is On

After an intense eleven days of racing across the North Atlantic Ocean, the mood across the fleet is that the sprint is very much on for both the Elliot Brown…

6 Jul 2018

RACE 12 DAY 10: OCEAN SPRINTING AND CHANGING WINDS

The first few teams have commenced the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint but with two boats in Stealth Mode and some tricky weather conditions, it’s an edge-of-the-seat kind of sprint for…

5 Jul 2018

​Leg 7 Penalty Points

After no points were issued for any teams for Race 9 (Leg 6), the Clipper Race Committee has finalised the penalty points to be given to teams following the assessment…

5 Jul 2018

Race 12 Day 9: Full Steam Ahead

It’s full steam ahead for the fleet on the ninth day of racing. Boat speeds are back in double figures after a frustrating day and night moving from one high…

4 Jul 2018

Race 12 Day 8: Scoring Gate Gamble

It may be the 4th of July but it’s not so much independence day for the Clipper Race fleet as they are still racing in two fairly tight packs. Five…

3 Jul 2018

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR RACE 12 STORMHOEK SOCIAL SPIRIT AWARD

As the Clipper Race teams race across the North Atlantic, on their final leg, it's time to open the nominations for the Stormhoek Social Spirit Award for Race 12: LegenDerry…

3 Jul 2018

​Race 12 Day 7: Fleet Splits at Halfway Point

A split is starting to divide the fleet as teams make their Scoring Gate decisions, but with only 20 nautical miles (nm) separating first and fifth, it’s still anyone’s race. Unicef…

2 Jul 2018

Get behind the helm for Unicef - new fundraising initiatives announced

With Race Finish fast approaching the Clipper Race is excited to announce a collection of new Unicef fundraising initiatives . They are offering the chance to bid for Clipper Race…

2 Jul 2018

​Race 12 Day 6: To Scoring Gate or not to Scoring Gate?

After nearly a week at sea racing around the clock in Race 12: The LegenDerry Race, the majority of the Clipper Race fleet is separated by just 55 nautical miles…

1 Jul 2018

​Sir Robin Wishes Golden Globe Skippers Good Luck in Round the World Adventure

With a boom of a cannon, Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox Johnston has officially begun the Golden Globe Race 2018, a replica of the race which saw…

30 Jun 2018

RACE 12 DAY 4: ANOTHER DAY ON THE ROLLER COASTER GULF STREAM

It’s been a bumpy time for many of the Clipper Race teams as they braced themselves for a second day on the ‘roller coaster’ Gulf Stream. The competition remains tight…

29 Jun 2018

​Race 12 Day 3: Gulf Stream Gamble

With three days and hundreds of nautical miles already under their belts in Race 12: The LegenDerry Race, conditions out on the North Atlantic have picked up, bringing the gentle…

29 Jun 2018

The Mighty Pacific Ocean – Episode 5 of Race of Their Lives

The award-winning Race of Their Lives – the documentary showcasing the incredible achievements of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race crew – is set to return for the…

28 Jun 2018

​Race 12 Day 2: Racing Remains Tight

There’s been plenty of movement on the leaderboard, but none of the Clipper Race teams have broken away amid the tight racing conditions on Day 2 of Race 12 from…

27 Jun 2018

​Race 12 Day 1: Whale Obstacle Course Complicates Race Start

The Clipper Race fleet has officially begun the penultimate race of the 40,000 nautical mile, eleven month circumnavigation - a two week race across the North Atlantic to Derry-Londonderry, Northern…

26 Jun 2018

​Race 12 Day 0: Countdown to Race Start

After bidding farewell to the Big Apple in style, the Clipper Race fleet has regrouped off Long Island ahead of today’s Le Mans start of Race 12: The LegenDerry Race…

25 Jun 2018

Teams Set off on Homecoming Leg From New York

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has commenced the final Leg of its circumnavigation across the North Atlantic from New York, USA, to Liverpool, UK, via Derry-Londonderry in Northern…

24 Jun 2018

Clipper Race Skippers’ Thoughts Ahead of the Final Leg

As crew kit is loaded and provisions are stored away on board each of the eleven Clipper Race team yachts ahead of Race 12: LegenDerry Race from New York to…

24 Jun 2018

​Race 12: The LegenDerry Race Preview

After ten months and more than 36,000 nautical miles, there are just two races remaining in the Clipper 2017-18 Race Circumnavigation. And kicking off The Atlantic Homecoming Leg 8 is…

21 Jun 2018

​DELL USES CLIPPER RACE STOPOVER IN NEW YORK TO SHOWCASE RUGGED PRODUCT LINE

Clipper Race Fleet Partner Dell has utilised the Clipper Race stopover in New York, USA, to promote its Dell Rugged products to industry leaders and journalists through a series of…

19 Jun 2018

​Best Friends From New York to take on Ocean Adventure

NAME: David Laufer AGE: 58 NATIONALITY: USA PROFESSION: Public Affairs Executive LEGS: Mighty Pacific Leg 6 and US Coast-to-Coast Leg 7 NAME: Michael Richman AGE: 58 NATIONALITY: USA PROFESSION: Real Estate Developer LEGS: Mighty Pacific…

17 Jun 2018

Double Prize Giving Celebrations in New York

Following the completion of the penultimate leg of the circumnavigation, which was made up of two races, the Clipper Race held a double Prize Giving celebration tonight in New Jersey,…

15 Jun 2018

Homecoming for New York Locals as Full fleet Arrives in New York

The final Clipper Race teams – Qingdao, Visit Seattle, Dare To Lead and Liverpool 2018 – have arrived into New York to wrap up the US…

14 Jun 2018

​A Night of Arrivals into the City that Never Sleeps

Following the arrival of Race 11 leaders PSP Logistics, Sanya Serenity Coast and GREAT Britain, the Clipper Race fleet continued to arrive into New York throughout…

13 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 10: Scene Set for Tight Finish

The Clipper Race fleet leading pack has entered what should be the final 24 hours of Race 11: Nasdaq Race from Panama to New York, but finishing positions are still…

12 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 9: Sprints and Squalls

The Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint for Race 11: Nasdaq Race to New York is far from over, but already there have been some incredible duels between the Clipper Race teams. Whilst…

11 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 8: Time to Sprint

The final chance for bonus points in the race to New York is underway, with the majority of the Clipper Race fleet in the midst of the Elliot Brown Ocean…

10 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 7: Bonus Point Bets Pay off

After a week of racing around the clock in Race 11: Nasdaq Race, the Clipper Race fleet has been keeping everyone guessing as to their Scoring Gate tactics. The Scoring…

10 Jun 2018

​ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVALS INTO NEW YORK

ETAs shown in local Eastern Daylight Time (EDT - UTC-4 // BST-5) across the Finish Line for Race 11: Nasdaq Race. Please note that the ETAs are to the finish line…

9 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 6: Scoring Gate Mystery

The Clipper Race fleet leading pack has left the Caribbean behind and arrived in the Atlantic Ocean proper, but with many teams remaining in Stealth Mode, a mystery over whether…

8 Jun 2018

Sprint Finish Confirmed for Clipper 2017-18 Finale in Liverpool

In just 50 days’ time, the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race will be reaching a thrilling climax as the fleet sprints up the River Mersey in a spectacular…

8 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 5: Stealthy Passage Through Caribbean

The Atlantic Ocean is beckoning but the crafty Caribbean has thrown up a few final hurdles for the Clipper Race teams on Day 5 of Race 11: Nasdaq Race from…

7 Jun 2018

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR RACE 11 STORMHOEK SOCIAL SPIRIT AWARD

The Clipper Race teams are chasing each other through the Caribbean and it's not just the weather that is hotting up as it's time to open the nominations for the…

7 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 4: Teams bolt past Jamaica

Whilst yesterday’s game of snakes and ladders continues to disrupt the leaderboard, Day 4 of Race 11: Nasdaq Race has seen the majority of the fleet converge for the first…

6 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 3: Snakes and Ladders Towards Jamaica

The early divide in the fleet has led to more shake ups on the Race 11: Nasdaq Race leaderboard as teams complete their third full day of racing. Whilst the podium…

5 Jun 2018

​Race 11 Day 2: Upwind Caribbean Challenge

Life at an angle continues on Day 2 of Race 11: Nasdaq Race from Panama to New York, with the Clipper Race teams calculating their best approach to the first…

4 Jun 2018

Fundraising milestone reached in Panama

It’s been an exciting week for The Clipper 2017-18 Race. After traversing through the Panama Canal another race milestone was also passed - £300k has now been raised for Unicef.…

4 Jun 2018

Race 11 Day 1: Early Split in Fleet

Although the Clipper Race fleet spent the majority of the race to Panama in close quarters, it only took minutes for a split to emerge in Race 11: Nasdaq Race…

3 Jun 2018

Skippers Thoughts Ahead of Race 11: Nasdaq Race to New York

It’s time to return to racing, and the Clipper Race Skippers couldn’t be more excited heading into the third last race of the 40,000 nautical mile , eleven month circumnavigation. After…

3 Jun 2018

​Chinese Ambassador to Panama Applauds Clipper Race After Visiting Sanya Serenity Coast

Following recently established diplomatic relations between China and Panama, the inaugural Chinese Ambassador to Panama, Wei Qiang, has described the Clipper Race as an inspiration and a positive step for…

2 Jun 2018

Race 11 Preview: Nasdaq Race

After completing the 48 nautical mile (nm) passage of the Panama Canal, one of the most famous and impressive engineering feats in the world, watching out for basking American and…

30 May 2018

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Duffy Drum

NAME: Duffy Drum AGE: 63 HOMETOWN: Long Island, New York NATIONALITY: USA OCCUPATION: Retired Naval Fitness Director TEAM: Visit Seattle Leg: The USA Coast-to-Coast Leg 7 Duffy’s story is altogether different from any of…

26 May 2018

Gearing up for the Panama Canal

As one of the engineering wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal is considered by many Clipper Race Crew as one of the highlights of the entire circumnavigation. After crossing…

25 May 2018

Panama Canal Transit Schedule

All Clipper Race teams have now arrived to Flamenco Marina in Panama. The teams will be remain berthed in Flamenco Marina on the Pacific side until their scheduled transit the…

25 May 2018

​50 Days Until Derry-Londonderry!

There are just 50 days to go until the Clipper Race returns to the shores of the Foyle for the much-anticipated Derry-Londonderry Stopover. After leaving New York and racing some 3000…

24 May 2018

Extraordinary Encounter with Giant of the Sea

Over the past nine months, the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew have witnessed elements of Mother Nature few ever get to see. And the wildlife show throughout Race 10: The Garmin…

18 May 2018

Close Finish After Intense Racing

There’s been little separating the majority of the Clipper Race teams for much of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge and its finish was no exception with some positions decided…

18 May 2018

Race 10 Day 18: ​Thrilling Conclusion to Garmin American Challenge

After a nail-biting race finish for the Clipper Race teams (and Race Viewer addicts), Dare To Lead has won Race 10, after its brave tactics paid off. In…

18 May 2018

​Visit Seattle Scoop Second in Race from Home Port

In a result that will delight its home port, Visit Seattle has secured second place after holding off a challenge from GREAT Britain in Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge…

17 May 2018

Dare To Lead Steals Maiden Victory in Clipper Race to Panama

One of the closest races so far in the Clipper 2017-18 Race has ended in a surprise win for Dare To Lead , after the team pulled off an eleventh hour…

16 May 2018

​NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR RACE 10 STORMHOEK SOCIAL SPIRIT AWARD

With teams jostling for a podium position as they race off the coast of Mexico, it looks like Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge is much too close to call.…

16 May 2018

Race 10 Day 16: Closer Than Close

The final stage of the 4,100 nautical mile Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge from Seattle to Panama is shaping up as one of the most exciting finishes of…

15 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 15: Close Competition

The leading Clipper Race teams are under pressure, with the light winds off the southern coast of Mexico compressing the fleet and causing some exciting competition on Day 15…

14 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 14: Pre-Doldrums Dash

After two weeks of racing around the clock in Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge, the top seven Clipper Race teams find themselves even more tightly compressed than ever…

13 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 13: Light Wind Escape

After days of speculation and carefully monitoring the looming wind hole off the coast of Mexico, it seems the Clipper Race fleet was let off lightly by the wind…

12 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 12: Wind Hole Compression

The Clipper Race fleet has spent much of the twelfth day of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge either desperately holding onto leaderboard positions or making gains on race…

11 May 2018

Race 10 Day 11: Inshore Gains

The looming wind hole off the coast of Mexico has so far been relatively kind to the Clipper Race fleet during Day 11 of Race 10: The Garmin American…

10 May 2018

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Dmitry Papulin

NAME Dmitry Papulin AGE: 31 NATIONALITY: Russian LEGS: Full circumnavigation TEAM: Sanya Serenity Coast 31-year-old Dmitry Papulin, the only Russian to be circumnavigating during the Clipper 2017-18 Race, is having the time of…

10 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 10: Holding onto Breeze

Light wind tactics remain the central theme on the tenth day of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge as teams seek to maintain the best possible course ahead of…

9 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 9: Wind Hole Ahead

With light and variable winds set to afflict the Clipper Race fleet for the next few days of the race from Seattle to Panama, teams are busy talking tactics,…

8 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 8: Frustrations Afoot

Frustrations are afoot across fleet as tactics come into play and racing gears up during Day 8 of the Garmin American Challenge. Although the Elliot Brown Ocean…

7 May 2018

Race 10 Day 7: Tactical Sprinting

After one full week of racing in the Garmin American Challenge, nine of the eleven Clipper Race teams have now embarked on the first bonus point scoring opportunity of…

6 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 6: Mexico Calling

The sixth day of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge has featured champagne sailing conditions, as the fleet marks another milestone - crossing from Californian to Mexican latitudes. …

5 May 2018

Race 10 Day 5: Californian Drag Race

The wind has returned on Day 5 of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge from Seattle to Panama, but yesterday’s wind hole off the Californian coast has had a big…

4 May 2018

Race 10 Day 4: The Light Winds Arrive

The forecasted light wind has arrived and is slowing the progress of the Clipper Race fleet as it races past San Francisco on Day 4 of the 4,100 nautical mile…

3 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 3: ‘Kitemares’ Test Fleet

It’s been a day of learning for the Clipper Race crews, with the majority of teams dealing with a series of ‘kitemares’ as the fleet entered the waters off…

2 May 2018

​Race 10 Day 2: Inshore Tactic Pays Dividends

There’s been an early win for the Clipper Race teams that opted to stay inshore after yesterday’s Le Mans start to the 4,100 nautical mile Race 10: The Garmin…

1 May 2018

Race 10 Day 1: Early Split After Le Mans Start

Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge from Seattle to Panama is officially underway after the Clipper Race fleet had a successful Le Mans start off the northwest coast of the…

30 Apr 2018

​Race 10 Day 0: The Start Line Looms

The Clipper Race fleet is making good progress towards the start line of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge to Panama, after bidding Seattle a fond farewell. Visit Seattle gave its…

29 Apr 2018

​Clipper Race Teams Depart Seattle

The Clipper 2017-18 Race teams left Seattle today ahead of embarking on their next adventure which takes them to Panama. The intense 4,000 nm Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge…

29 Apr 2018

Skippers’ Thoughts Ahead of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge

After an action-packed stopover in Seattle, USA, following the Mighty Pacific Leg, each of the eleven Clipper Race teams are completing final preparations ahead of Race 10: the Garmin…

28 Apr 2018

​Race 10 Preview: The Garmin American Challenge

Whilst it will be with a heavy heart that the Clipper Race crew say goodbye to Seattle, after an entertaining and memorable stopover in the Emerald City it is…

28 Apr 2018

​CLIPPER RACE COLLABORATES ON PIONEERING US OCEAN RESEARCH

When the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race departs Seattle for the penultimate leg of its 40,000 nm circumnavigation of the planet, it will be engaging in pioneering…

23 Apr 2018

​RACE 9 PRIZE GIVING: A TASTE OF SEATTLE’S WATERFRONT

After completing the toughest stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Race so far, which included hurricane strength winds and Phenomenal sea states of over 14m in height, each of the teams…

20 Apr 2018

QINGDAO CLAIMS MAIDEN WIN IN MIGHTY NORTH PACIFIC

Qingdao is celebrating its maiden victory of the Clipper 2017-18 Race after crossing the finish line of the Mighty Pacific Leg 6 in first place. The Qingdao team, skippered…

19 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 27: Wind Hole Slows Final Push

It’s been slow going due to a wind hole sitting between the leading teams of the Clipper Race fleet and the finish line, but the end of the epic 5,600…

18 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 26: Wind Hole Ahead

The leading Clipper Race teams have entered into what could be their final full day of the epic 5,600nm marathon across the North Pacific Ocean to Seattle, USA. But with…

17 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 25: Points and Positions Up for Grabs

After 25 days and approximately 5,000 nautical miles, amazingly there is little separating the top teams in the final stages of the race across the mighty North Pacific Ocean to…

16 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 24: Stealthy Sprinting

Tension is building amongst the leading pack, with five boats now off the radar in Stealth Mode as the Clipper Race fleet begins what should be the final week of…

15 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 23: Stealth Mode for Final Stretch

The leading Clipper Race teams have rounded the final waypoint of the 5,600 nautical mile marathon across the North Pacific Ocean, and are now racing directly towards the finish line…

14 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 22: Racing Tight at the Front

With the Mighty North Pacific Ocean relatively calm to what was experienced by the fleet a few days ago, the leading Clipper Race teams are relishing the return to full…

13 Apr 2018

Estimated Arrival Times into Seattle, USA

ETAs shown in local Pacific Time Zone (UTC-7, BST-8) across the Finish Line for Race 9: The Race to the Emerald City and for arrival into Seattle's Bell Harbor Marina. Please…

13 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 21: Crew Praised for Handling Phenomenal Storm

The Clipper Race fleet has emerged from some of the toughest conditions faced in the 2017-18 edition of the race to date. As the teams continue racing across the North…

12 Apr 2018

Race 9 Day 20: Clipper Race Fleet Fends Off Hurricane Force Winds

Very few professional sailors can say they have sailed in hurricane force winds and a phenomenal sea state with waves greater than 14 metres, but at 1800 yesterday this was…

12 Apr 2018

Nominations Open For Race 9 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

Seattle may still seem very far away for the Clipper Race fleet at the moment as it crosses the mighty Pacific Ocean but Race 9: The Race to the Emerald…

11 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 19: Wild Weather Arrives

The forecast big weather arrived right on schedule with the Clipper Race fleet hit by powerful winds and waves on Day 19 of the race across the Mighty Pacific Ocean…

10 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 18: International Date Line Dilemma

The Clipper Race fleet ticked off another significant race milestone during Day 18 when it crossed the International Date Line. Teams are now sailing west of the prime meridian and…

9 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 17: Close Racing as Date Line Approaches

The Clipper Race fleet has reached the approximate halfway point of the 5,600 nautical mile race across the North Pacific Ocean to Seattle, and in a sign of how competitive…

9 Apr 2018

Race Update: Leg 5 Penalty Points

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the list of penalty points that will be deducted from the teams following the assessment of damages and repairs needed after the Asia-Pacific Leg…

8 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 16: Heavy Weather Balancing Act

After the forecasted textbook North Pacific weather delivered some of Race 9’s fastest, most furious and thrilling conditions, with reports of gusts heading well into the 50 knot range overnight,…

7 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 15: Fleet Bracing for Onslaught

For most competitors in the Clipper Race fleet, it’s the relative calm before the storm, with teams bracing themselves for a period of text-book North Pacific Ocean weather on day…

6 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 14: Seconds Apart in Scoring Gate Thriller

A thrilling match race played out in the midst of the North Pacific overnight as Sanya Serenity Coast, Qingdao and Unicef gave everything in the aim…

5 Apr 2018

Race Update: Change to Seattle Arrival Window

The light conditions and wind holes that hit the Clipper Race fleet in the days after leaving Qingdao has resulted in the arrival window for Seattle being altered. The fleet was…

5 Apr 2018

Race 9 Day 13: Pacific Delight As Scoring Gate Nears

Speed records for Race 9 tumbled for a second successive day as the Clipper Race fleet made fantastic progress over the last 24 hours in the Race to the Emerald…

4 Apr 2018

All-Australian Race of Their Lives Episode to Air This Week

The next stage of the incredible journey that is the Clipper 2017-18 Race will return this week, when Episode 3 of the award-winning documentary, the Race of Their Lives, goes…

4 Apr 2018

Race 9 Day 12: Preparing For The North Pacific Low

The stronger winds and big surfs that the Pacific Ocean is renowned for have finally arrived. The Clipper Race teams recorded some of their best speeds towards Seattle over the…

3 Apr 2018

Race 9 Day 11: The Pacific Playground

A mixed bag of weather conditions has kept each of the eleven Clipper Race teams busy through the night, and any big tactical moves at bay, as a ridge of…

2 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 10: A New Window of Opportunity

The tenth day of the Race to the Emerald City saw the fleet compress yet again in what felt like the third on-the-water race restart for the eleven Skippers and…

1 Apr 2018

Race 9 Day 9: Time For Reflection As Open Ocean Awaits

The Mandatory Gate Haller lies between the Japanese islands of Hachijō and Aogashima and for the Clipper Race fleet it marks the edge of the open Pacific Ocean. As the…

31 Mar 2018

Race 9 Day 8: Blue Skies And Calm After Lumpy Seas

The Clipper Race fleet remains compressed as the teams attempt to position themselves ahead of another ridge of high-pressure. The challenging sea state has eased as the teams choose their…

30 Mar 2018

Race 9, Day 7: Wind Wishes Come True as Pacific Beckons

It might have taken the entire first week of the race but the requests for reliable wind have finally been answered, resulting in teams recording their best 24 hour runs,…

29 Mar 2018

​Race 9, Day 6: Positive Mental Attitude as Teams Round Japan

The positive news today is the wind finally arrived as forecast, allowing boat speeds and progress to pick up, though on the downside it’s still patchy and the weeds are…

27 Mar 2018

Race 9 Day 4: Groundhog Day As Light Winds Continue

Day 4 of Race 9 has been a case of ‘Groundhog Day’ as the light winds that had been a feature of the previous 24 hours continue to frustrate the…

26 Mar 2018

Race 9 Day 3: LIGHT WINDS AND NET NEGOTIATIONS

The forecasted light winds and the busy fishing fleet in the East China Sea continue to frustrate the teams on the third day of racing to Seattle. Culminating in a…

25 Mar 2018

Race 9 Day 2: From Pea Soup Fog to Glorious Sunshine

Things are starting to look up for the Clipper Race fleet on Day 2 of Race 9; glorious sunshine has emerged after a challenging 24 hours for the teams trying…

24 Mar 2018

​Race 9, Day 1: Cat and Mouse Start Amidst Obstacles

Race 9, from Qingdao, China, to Seattle, USA, is officially underway after the thick fog cleared and the wind picked up sufficiently to allow for the delayed Le Mans start…

23 Mar 2018

The ‘Big One’ Begins

The Clipper Race fleet is preparing to embark on the ‘The Big One’, Race 9: The Race to the Emerald City across the world’s biggest ocean, the North Pacific. Approximately…

22 Mar 2018

Skippers Thoughts: Race 9

Since the dramatic race finish which concluded the Asia-Pacific Leg 5, Clipper Race crew have enjoyed a cultural break in Qingdao, China, but it’s now time for…

22 Mar 2018

Race 9 Preview: Race to the Emerald City

There is just one sleep remaining until the Clipper Race teams bid farewell to their Chinese hosts and embark on the ‘Race to the Emerald City’. Known as the…

21 Mar 2018

​Meet the Qingdao Ambassadors: E Xianhong (Hungry)

Name: E Xianhong (Hungry) Age: 24 Nationality: Chinese Occupation: Student Legs: Asia-Pacific Leg 5 Team: Qingdao At 24, E Xianhong, or as he is known to his teammates, Hungry, has done what people twice his age…

17 Mar 2018

Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup Prize Giving

Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup has certainly been a race to remember for the Clipper Race teams as last-minute position changes and exclusion zone penalties meant that final…

17 Mar 2018

Race 8 Exclusion Zone Penalties

Qingdao will officially take fourth place in Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup, after three Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams were issued with time penalties. The…

15 Mar 2018

​Qingdao’s Triumphant Homecoming

After racing more than half way round the world, Qingdao has arrived home to a triumphant welcome at the brand-new Wanda Yacht Club in West Coast New Area…

15 Mar 2018

RACE 8 DAY 11: UPHILL BATTLE FOR FINAL QINGDAO POSITIONS

It has been a short but tough race from Sanya to Qingdao, which ended in a dramatic finale for the podium positions for Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup.…

15 Mar 2018

​ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO QINGDAO, CHINA

ETAs shown in local China Standard Time (UTC+8) across the Finish Line for Race 8: Sailing City Qingdao Cup. These are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average…

14 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 10: PSP Logistics On Course for Race 8 Victory

The Clipper Race fleet has been steaming along under spinnaker in a flat sea state towards the finish line of Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup and it looks…

14 Mar 2018

Former Qingdao Ambassador Uses Programme to Make his Mark on Chinese Sailing Industry

Wen Shuo Fan, a 23-year-old former Qingdao Ambassador from North Qingdao has made his mark on the Chinese Sailing Industry after taking part in the Clipper 2015-16 Race, using his…

13 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 9: Stealthy Tactics And Scoring Gate Points

The race to Qingdao is reaching its climax and the Clipper Race teams are pulling out all the stops to gain a tactical advantage in the final stage of Race…

13 Mar 2018

​Meet the Qingdao Ambassadors: Jingqiu (Lisa) Liu

For most Clipper Race crew, the upcoming Stopover will be their first time in Qingdao. But many will arrive knowing much about China’s Sailing City, thanks to the Qingdao Ambassadors…

13 Mar 2018

​Exciting New Chapter for Clipper Race in Qingdao

The seventh Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Stopover in Qingdao is set to be one of the biggest yet, with the fleet of eleven ocean racing yachts to be…

12 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 8: Scoring Gate Decision Times

As we approach the final 500nm of this intense race to Qingdao, the Scoring Gate has posed a tactical headache overnight, with the five leading teams making a contrast of…

12 Mar 2018

​Clipper Race Highlights Booming Sanya Tourism Industry

The tourism industry in Sanya has been hailed as world class by the Clipper Race crew, following the successful inaugural stopover in China’s tropical paradise. Around 200 crew members from…

11 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 7: Highs And Lows As Chase For Podium Heats Up

As the fleet pushes north up the Taiwanese Coast, a real contrast in wind and conditions have been reported over the last 24 hours, resulting in a vast range of…

11 Mar 2018

Redress For Qingdao and Nasdaq Verified By Race Committee

Qingdao and Nasdaq have both been awarded race redress following a rendezvous on March 6 between both boats in order to transfer an essential watermaker spare…

10 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 6: Sunshine Sailing as Teams Round Taiwan

After a tough and wet couple of days for the Clipper Race fleet, the sun has come out, bringing plenty of positive attitudes as the teams make better progress up…

9 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 5: Rough Conditions Force Early Northerly Tack

It’s been another tough day and night at the office for the Clipper Race fleet as the teams have struggled to complete the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint in strong…

8 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 4: Strong Winds for Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Start

Half the Clipper Race fleet has begun the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint for Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup, though all eleven teams are having to deal with…

8 Mar 2018

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

There have been many stories of inspirational women on the Clipper 2017-18 Race so far and on today, International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018, it is the perfect time to pay…

7 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 3: Bumpy and Lumpy as Winds Start to Build

There’s been a reshuffle at the top after the Clipper Race fleet spent another busy night avoiding fishing vessels and dealing with strengthening winds en route to Qingdao. PSP Logistics has…

6 Mar 2018

Nominations Open For Race 8 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

The Clipper Race fleet has only recently departed Sanya, but with Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup being one of the shorter but more intense stages of the circumnavigation…

6 Mar 2018

Race 8 Day 2: Breeze And Vigilance Pick Up

Skippers are reporting relief today as winds and boat speeds have picked up, though with the high level of fishing fleets around, teams are on high alert in this opening…

5 Mar 2018

​Race 8 Day 1: Light Wind Lottery Creates Early Winners and Losers

The light wind lottery that got Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup, underway yesterday from Sanya, has continued overnight, with the teams out east taking the early jackpot as…

4 Mar 2018

The Race From Sanya to Qingdao is on!

Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup, has got underway today, Sunday 04 March, following the inaugural Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Stopover in Sanya, China. Sanya lived up…

3 Mar 2018

​CLIPPER RACE SKIPPERS GEAR UP FOR RACE TO QINGDAO

With the incredible, action-packed stopover in the tropical paradise of Sanya, China, drawing to a close, the eleven Clipper Race Skippers are turning their thoughts towards the next challenge, Race…

3 Mar 2018

​Race 8 Preview: Sanya to Qingdao, China.

Tomorrow, Sunday 4 March, sees the Clipper Race fleet take back to the water for the start of the eighth of 13 stages which make up the Clipper 2017-18 Race…

1 Mar 2018

Liverpool 2018 Makes Its Mark In Sanya

The inaugural Clipper Race Sanya Serenity Coast In-Port Regatta has been one to remember, with Liverpool 2018 leading from start to finish to take victory. Hundreds of thousands of…

27 Feb 2018

Crew Enjoy a Delicious Cultural Experience

One of the big drawcards of China is the food, and the Clipper Race crew found out why that is the case after being treated to a morning of dumpling…

26 Feb 2018

GRAND PRIZE GIVING CELEBRATIONS IN SANYA FOR RACE 7: THE FOREVER TROPICAL PARADISE RACE

After racing some 4,300 nautical miles from The Whitsundays, Australia, to the fleet’s new tropical home of Sanya, China, during the seventh of thirteen individual races that makes up the…

26 Feb 2018

​INTERNATIONAL CLIPPER RACE CREW EXPERIENCE SANYA’S TOP ATTRACTIONS

Some 25 Race crew members representing six different nationalities have a new-found love of Sanya after being treated to the first of three action-packed tours of the region’s key tourist…

25 Feb 2018

Sanya Race Village is Open!

The Clipper Race Village at the Sanya Serenity Marina is officially open, adding yet another level of excitement to what has already been an action-packed stopover. From early morning, visitors began…

24 Feb 2018

Race 7: Close Finish into debut Clipper Race Host Port, Sanya

An incredibly close finish to the hottest Leg of the Clipper Race from the Whitsundays, Australia, to debut Host Port of Sanya, China, saw all eleven Clipper Race teams finish…

22 Feb 2018

​DARE TO LEAD TAKES SECOND PLACE INTO SANYA

Dare To Lead is celebrating finishing Race 7 in second place, after crossing the finish line at 18:17:39 UTC (02:17:39 local time). The team had been third to…

22 Feb 2018

Sanya Puts on a Hero’s Welcome for Winning PSP Logistics

PSP Logistics has been given a hero’s welcome to Sanya in China after claiming a maiden Clipper 2017-18 Race win. The team crossed the finish line just offshore from the Sanya…

21 Feb 2018

RACE 7 DAY 22: PRESSURE MOUNTS ON LEADER ON FINAL STRETCH

The finish line is tantalisingly close for the leading teams but, with the wind filling in for the boats at the back of the fleet before it reaches those at…

21 Feb 2018

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO SANYA, CHINA

ETAs shown in local China Standard Time (UTC+8) across the Finish Line for Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race are as follows: (Be aware that these are best…

20 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 21: Tense Finish Expected As Wind Hole Strikes

Less than 30 nautical miles separates the top two teams, and they are nervously looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack, as a wind hole has once again appeared…

20 Feb 2018

SANYA GEARS UP FOR ACTION FILLED DEBUT STOPOVER

As the Clipper Race fleet pushes hard to complete the final stretch of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, the organising committee in Sanya is making final touches to…

20 Feb 2018

​HENRI LLOYD PHOTO COMPETITION

Have you been loving all the photos from on board as much as we have? You can now have your say as to which image is the best, in the…

19 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 20: Anticipation Builds for Arrival into Sanya

The finish line for Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya is just days away and some last-minute tactics are being deployed to keep Race Viewers sweating on…

18 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 19: Focused on the Finish

For the sixth day in a row Qingdao maintains its lead over the rest of its competitors, at the front of the Clipper Race fleet as the leading…

17 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 18: Wind Hole Tactics Come Into Play

The first teams have crossed the end gate of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint on Day 18 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya and have taken…

16 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 17: Light Winds Hamper Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

Half of the Clipper Race fleet has begun its Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint but a fickle breeze and upcoming wind holes could result in changes in the standings on Day…

15 Feb 2018

​Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year from the Clipper Race! As celebrations get underway on land, the Clipper Race fleet counts down the miles during the last stretch of Race 7:…

15 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 16: Unsettled Night Ahead Of Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

It has been an eventful night for many of the teams in the Clipper Race fleet but the race leader, Qingdao , appears to have escaped the drama as…

14 Feb 2018

Nominations Open For Race 7 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

The Clipper Race fleet is approaching China and nearing the end of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, which means that it’s time once again to open up nominations…

14 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 15: Farewell To Spinnakers As Winds Shift

The two Chinese teams continue to lead the race to their home country on Day 15 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya. Shifting winds have meant…

13 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 14: Drag Race to the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

Following another successful day under spinnakers, the Clipper Race fleet continues to eat away at the miles and make good progress towards Sanya. Thanks to the stable north easterly wind, the…

12 Feb 2018

​Race 7 Day 13: Stable Conditions Make for Plain Sailing

There has been little change in weather conditions over the last 24 hours and the consistency has enabled teams to continue accelerating towards Sanya after yesterday’s gear shift and nearly…

11 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 12: Relief as Trade Winds Bring Gear Shift

Relief is the overriding emotion amongst the Clipper Race fleet on Day 12 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race as the Trade Winds which continue to boost progress…

10 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 11: North Easterlies Finally Kick In

Following the recent equator crossing ceremonies, the North Easterly trade winds that the teams have been wishing for have finally kicked in for the fleet leaders on Day 11 of…

9 Feb 2018

​Race 7 Day 10: Nasdaq Gains First Clipper Race Bonus Point

The tenth day of racing in Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race saw the race to the Scoring Gate come to a close for the three teams chasing for…

8 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 9: Light Winds And An Elusive Scoring Gate

It’s been slow progress in light winds for the fleet on Day 9 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, with no team managing to sail more than 50…

7 Feb 2018

RACE 6 PENALTY POINTS

The Clipper Race Committee has confirmed that no penalty points will be given to any team for Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race following an assessment of damages…

7 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 8: Equator Crossings And Scoring Gate Decisions

It’s tight at the top on Day 8 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, with less than two nautical miles separating the lead between the top three teams.…

6 Feb 2018

​Race 7 Day 7: Return to the Northern Hemisphere

The Clipper Race fleet has begun to spread out after a full week of racing in Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race with 167 nautical miles (nm) now separating…

5 Feb 2018

​Race 7 Day 6: Unpredictable Conditions Test Fleet

Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race has served up some of the most unexpected conditions of the 2017-18 edition so far and unforecasted weather conditions have continued to challenge…

4 Feb 2018

​RACE 7 DAY 5: Tactics Play Out in Doldrums Corridor

Tactical decisions are made as the typical Doldrums conditions of light airs and rain squalls return. On the fifth day of racing in Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race…

3 Feb 2018

​Race 7 Day 4: Teams get Tactical in Fast Doldrums Corridor

And they’re off! Much to the delight of the majority of Clipper Race Skippers and their crews, the fourth day of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to

2 Feb 2018

​Race 7 Day 3: The Pre-Doldrums, Doldrums Return

The third day of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya was meant to bring high winds from a low-pressure system but instead, the Clipper Race fleet has…

2 Feb 2018

​Qingdao Celebrates Long Term Clipper Race Partnership

The Qingdao Municipal Government has celebrated its thirteen-yearlong partnership with the Clipper Race during a press conference held in the city yesterday. The Clipper Race, which will be the opening event…

1 Feb 2018

​Race 7 Day 2: Waiting for Wind

The slow start to Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race has continued over the last 24 hours with no change to the top of the leaderboard. The teams remain…

31 Jan 2018

Watch! Race Of Their Lives 3, Episode 2 on Sky Sports

The Race of Their Lives, the award-winning official documentary series about the Clipper Race, returns with a brand new episode airing on Sky Sports starting Friday 2nd February and Fox…

31 Jan 2018

Race 7 Day 1: ​Light Wind Lottery Brings Leaderboard Changes

A testing first 24 hours of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race has seen the Clipper Race fleet make slow progress whilst at the mercy of a light wind…

30 Jan 2018

RACE 7 DAY 0: Dare To Lead Pulls Away After Le Mans Start

Although Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race may only be in its opening hours, Dare To Lead has managed to pull away and currently has a two…

30 Jan 2018

Race 7, to Sanya, China, is officially underway!

Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya, China, officially got underway at 1400 local time (0400 UTC) today, with a Le Mans start in position S19 42.1 E150…

29 Jan 2018

​Clipper Race Fleet Departs Whitsundays in Style

The Whitsundays was picture-perfect today for the Clipper Race fleet’s departure, with its blue skies, azure waters and steady winds providing the ideal scene as it bid farewell and headed…

28 Jan 2018

Skipper Thoughts Ahead of Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya

The Clipper Race Skippers are relaxed and well rested after a break in the Whitsundays but it’s time to get back to work, and start Race 7: The Forever Tropical…

28 Jan 2018

​Race 7 Preview: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya

After a well-deserved break in the Whitsundays, which marks the approximate halfway point of the overall Clipper 2017-18 Race route, the eleven teams are now gearing up to return to…

25 Jan 2018

​Familiar Faces Return for More Adventure

Given it’s the halfway point of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, it’s not surprising that all eleven teams are undergoing a big makeover as we say goodbye to some crew and…

24 Jan 2018

Clipper Race Crew Embrace Carnival

The Clipper Race crew may still have a week left of their stopover here in Airlie Beach but it’s already been one to remember, thanks to the brilliant events organised…

18 Jan 2018

​Leg 4: Close Finishes and Competitive Racing in Most Compelling Stage Yet

The All-Australian Leg 4 has been full of close finishes and competitive racing, and has also resulted in back to back line honours for Sanya Serenity Coast , and…

17 Jan 2018

Double Celebration in the Whitsundays

There was a double celebration at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Abell Point Marina, the first global 5 Gold Anchor accredited marina in the world, as the awards for both…

16 Jan 2018

Full Fleet Arrives in Whitsundays

All eleven Clipper Race teams have now arrived in Airlie Beach, after completing Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race. HotelPlanner.com and Nasdaq completed the arrivals on Wednesday morning, local time, whilst…

16 Jan 2018

Visit Seattle Claims Wondrous Whitsundays Win

After one of the most challenging races so far in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, Visit Seattle has held off a strong challenge from three other teams to chalk…

16 Jan 2018

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO THE WHITSUNDAYS

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO THE WHITSUNDAYS Team finish times and ETAs shown in local Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10) across the Finish Line for Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays…

15 Jan 2018

​Race 6 Day 10: Visit Seattle leads Drag Race to Nerve-Wracking Finish

Dramatic weather systems that have dominated much of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race continue to make conditions challenging for the Clipper Race fleet during the tenth day of racing.…

14 Jan 2018

​Race 6 Day 9: Weather Front Predicted to Bring Faster, Flatter Conditions

Teams have been continuing their upwind slog as they tack up the Queensland coast, and positive thinking finally looks set to pay off as the latest weather forecast predicts a…

13 Jan 2018

RACE 6 DAY 8: FRUSTRATING CONDITIONS AS TEAMS COMPLETE OCEAN SPRINT

The fleet has continued to face frustrating conditions on Day 8 of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race, with teams struggling over the end gate of the Elliot Brown Ocean…

12 Jan 2018

RACE 6 DAY 7: OCEAN SPRINT TURNS INTO MARATHON

On Day 7 of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race, the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint has turned into a marathon as wind holes have halted the progress of the Clipper…

11 Jan 2018

RACE 6 DAY 6: HEAT IS ON AS OCEAN SPRINT APPROACHES CLIMAX

Light winds on the sixth day of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race mean that the fleet has converged and the heat is on, quite literally, as the teams battle…

10 Jan 2018

​Race 6 Day 5: Southerly Buster marks Ocean Sprint start

After the Clipper Race fleet split into two packs, it has converged again over the last 24 hours as teams tackled stormy conditions, known locally as Southerly Busters, ahead of…

9 Jan 2018

Race 6 Day 4: Mixed Conditions Split The Fleet

Sanya Serenity Coast retains its lead during the fourth day of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race as mixed conditions splits the fleet into two, as it progresses…

8 Jan 2018

Update on Penalty Points

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the list of penalty points to be given to the teams following the assessment of damages and repairs needed after Race 3, Race 4…

8 Jan 2018

​Race 6 Day 3: Scoring Gate Results are in

A gripping race to the Scoring Gate unfolded during the third day of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race which ultimately saw Sanya Serenity Coast come out on…

7 Jan 2018

Nominations Open For Race 6 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

It’s the third and final stage of the All-Australian Leg and it’s time once again to open up nominations for the Stormhoek Social Spirit Award for Race 6: The Wondrous…

7 Jan 2018

​Race 6 Day 2: Race to the Scoring Gate

A mixed bag of conditions has kept the fleet very busy during the second day of racing in Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays race but the main focus for each…

6 Jan 2018

RACE 6 DAY 1: Tough Upwind Conditions Test The Fleet

After a testing first 24 hours beating upwind in Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race, the Clipper Race fleet remains close together with just over one nautical mile (nm) being…

5 Jan 2018

​Fleet Splits Tactics in Race to The Wondrous Whitsundays

Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race may only be six hours into its journey but some divisive early navigational choices and tight racing means the leaderboard is already making for…

5 Jan 2018

​SANYA SERENITY COAST HAS PERFECT START IN RACE TO WHITSUNDAYS

Overall Clipper 2017-18 Race leaders Sanya Serenity Coast has had the perfect start to Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race from Hobart, Tasmania, to Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. It was…

4 Jan 2018

​Skipper thoughts ahead of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race

As each of the eleven Clipper Race teams make final preparations ahead of the third and final stage of Leg 4, The All-Australian Leg, Skippers have taken a moment to…

4 Jan 2018

Race 6 Preview: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race

After a thrilling Sydney Hobart campaign for the Clipper Race fleet, teams have been using the New Year period to prepare to head back on the water for Race 6:…

31 Dec 2017

HotelPlanner.com Ends 2017 on a High

HotelPlanner.com has scooped the pool at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Prize Giving, with the Clipper Race team awarded not only the plaque for winning the Clipper…

31 Dec 2017

Clipper Race Alumni Shine in Sydney Hobart

It’s not just the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew who have been impressing on the sailing world stage in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR), with former crew also…

30 Dec 2017

​Clipper Race CEO Named in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is proud to announce that its Co-Founder and Chief Executive, William Ward, has been awarded with the Officer of the Order of the…

29 Dec 2017

Nominations Open For Race 5 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

It has been a remarkably quick Sydney Hobart Race with records being broken and the leaders of the Clipper 70 fleet finishing just over three days after setting out on…

29 Dec 2017

​Less than 90 minutes separated Clipper Race fleet in tightest race stage yet

Race 5, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, was always going to be a memorable experience for the crew but with just 90 minutes separating the eleven Clipper Race teams, including…

29 Dec 2017

SANYA SERENITY COAST CLAIMS SYDNEY HOBART LINE HONOURS IN THRILLING FINISH

Experience has proved the key for Sanya Serenity Coast Skipper Wendy Tuck, who has marked her eleventh Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by achieving back to back wins in the…

28 Dec 2017

​Race 5 Day 2: All to Play For on Approach to Hobart

It has been another nail bitingly close day of racing with just 38 nautical miles separating the Clipper Race fleet as it descends upon Tasman Island, a race waypoint that…

28 Dec 2017

Estimated Arrivals Into Hobart, Australia

Team finish times, shown in local Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+11) across the Finish Line for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which doubles as Race 5 of the Clipper…

27 Dec 2017

Race 5 Day 1: Bold Tactics in Fast, Close Race to Hobart

Just 35 nautical miles separate the whole Clipper Race fleet as teams approach the halfway stage in this fast, thrilling Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, enjoying champagne conditions as they fly…

26 Dec 2017

​TIGHT RACING IN FIRST NIGHT OF SYDNEY HOBART

PSP Logistics is still leading the Clipper Race fleet after the first night of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but there is little separating it from the…

26 Dec 2017

PSP Logistics Dominates Sydney Hobart Race Start

PSP Logistics has dominated the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which doubles as Race 5 of the Clipper 2017-18 Race. There were two early wins for…

26 Dec 2017

Skipper Thoughts ahead of Race 5: The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Since arriving in Sydney following an intense and thrilling first stage of All-Australian Leg preparations have been building for Race 5: The Rolex Sydney Hobart. Before the teams slipped lines…

24 Dec 2017

​Clipper 2017-18 Race 5 Preview: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR)

Following a festive stopover in Sydney, the Clipper Race teams are now raring to take on the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, which doubles as Race 5 in the All-Australian…

24 Dec 2017

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Briefing

For most of the world, December 24 is Christmas Eve and a time to relax and celebrate. But for 102 Skippers, including the eleven Clipper Race Skippers, today means one…

23 Dec 2017

Countdown to Sydney Hobart Is On

With the start gun for the 73 rd Rolex Sydney less than 72 hours away, the Clipper Race crew have been run through all the finer details of taking…

21 Dec 2017

The forecast is in: it will be downwind sailing to Hobart!

The Clipper Race fleet could be in store for a record breaking trip to Hobart, with the long-range weather forecast predicting perfect conditions for the medium sized vessels in the…

17 Dec 2017

RACE 4 PRIZE GIVING: A RACE OF FIRSTS

It has been a thrilling first stage of the All-Australian Leg of the Clipper 2017-18 Race and the fleet came together to celebrate the achievements of Race 4 at a…

15 Dec 2017

Overall Leaders Qingdao Take Final Place on Podium

Qingdao has claimed it's maiden podium for the Clipper 2017-18 Race, after finishing third in a thrilling finish to Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test. Led by Skipper Chris Kobusch, who…

15 Dec 2017

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Team finish times and ETAs, shown in local Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+11 ) across the Finish Line for Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test are as follows: (Be aware…

14 Dec 2017

Race 4 Day 12: Battle for Podium Reaching Thrilling Conclusion

After twelve intense days and almost 2,500 nautical miles of racing, just half a nautical mile now separates frontrunner Sanya Serenity Coast , from second placed Visit…

14 Dec 2017

INVICTUS TRAINING BEGINS IN EARNEST FOR SYDNEY HOBART

The Australian and UK crews of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 DOWN UNDER and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 GAME ON have met for the first time, as the countdown to their…

13 Dec 2017

​Race 4, Day 11: Nerve-Wracking Drag Race to Finish

With under 200 nautical miles (nm) left to Sydney, but with under five nautical miles separating leaders Qingdao with Sanya Serenity Coast and Visit Seattle, in…

12 Dec 2017

Race 4, Day 10: Snakes and Ladders Game to Sydney

It’s been another busy day for the fleet as teams zigzag north to the Sydney finish line trying to avoid the windholes, with some teams far more fortunate in the…

11 Dec 2017

Race 4 Day 9: Light Airs Ahead of Scoring Gate

It has been a day of contrasts for the fleet on Day 9 of Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test. After surfing down waves at 20 knots in the Southern…

10 Dec 2017

Race 4 Day 8: Tactics at Play as Teams Round Tasmania

Following a week of close racing in the Southern Ocean, Clipper Race teams are getting more tactical as the race leaders approach Waypoint Mitchell, south of Tasmania, and prepare to…

10 Dec 2017

HALFWAY TO UNICEF FUNDRAISING TARGET

The Clipper Race reached a momentous milestone this week as the amount raised for Unicef by staff, crew and supporters topped the £200,000 mark, meaning that we are over halfway…

9 Dec 2017

Watch! Clipper Race TV Series on Sky Sports

Don't miss a beat of the action! The Clipper Race’s award-winning official documentary is back with The Race of Their Lives Series 3, with the first episode airing tonight, from…

9 Dec 2017

Race 4 Day 7: Close Racing Continues

As the close racing continues in the Southern Ocean, the leaderboard positions continue to change with Qingdao retaking the lead on day seven of the The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman…

8 Dec 2017

Race 4 Day 6: THIRTEEN SECONDS SEPARATES OCEAN SPRINT WINNERS

Following an intense day of racing on the sixth day of Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test, it can be revealed that an incredible thirteen seconds separated the top two…

8 Dec 2017

Nominations open for Race 4 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

The Clipper Race fleet has made a tremendous start to Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test and is expected to arrive in to Sydney in around a week’s time. This…

7 Dec 2017

​Race 4 Day 5: Tight Racing in Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

The Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint is in full swing on day 5 of Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test, and the racing remains as close as ever. Qingdao has continued its…

6 Dec 2017

RACE 4 DAY 4: DRAG RACE AT START OF ELLIOT BROWN OCEAN SPRINT

The competition for the lead is heating up ahead of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint with less than five nautical miles separating the top five teams on Day 4 of…

5 Dec 2017

Race 4 Day 3: Leaderboard Shake Up Ahead of Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

It has been a very close third day of racing in Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test with just 38 nautical miles separating first and tenth position. Day 3 has…

4 Dec 2017

RACE 4 DAY 2: EASTWARDS TOWARDS THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT

After beating upwind to the south, the Clipper Race fleet is now heading eastwards towards the Great Australian Bight and Sanya Serenity Coast has maintained its lead on…

3 Dec 2017

RACE 4 DAY 1: SANYA SERENITY COAST TAKES EARLY ADVANTAGE

After a short but very welcome stopover in Fremantle, Western Australia, the Clipper Race fleet has enjoyed its initial 24 hours at sea on the first day of Race 4:…

2 Dec 2017

Australian Skipper Has Brilliant Start in Race Home to Sydney

The Clipper Race fleet has left Fremantle, bound for Sydney, and Sanya Serenity Coast Skipper Wendy Tuck clearly can’t wait to be home, with her team dominating race…

2 Dec 2017

Skippers Preview Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test

After the toughest Leg in Clipper Race history, participants have had a chance to recuperate in Fremantle (Western Australia) ahead of Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test towards Sydney. The winner…

1 Dec 2017

Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test Preview

After the toughest leg in Clipper Race history and a welcome respite in Fremantle, Australia, the Skippers and crew are gearing up for the first stage of the All-Australian Leg…

1 Dec 2017

Introduction of Qualified Mate

During the stopover here in Fremantle, the Clipper Race has received very positive feedback from the MAIB (Marine Accident and Investigation Board) on the safety cultures in existence across the…

30 Nov 2017

​WESTERN AUSTRALIA EMBRACES THE CLIPPER RACE

Fremantle, and in general, the city of Perth, has a proud sailing tradition and culture, so it should come as no surprise that the locals have fully embraced the Clipper…

28 Nov 2017

RACE 2 PENALTY POINTS

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the list of penalty points to be given to the teams following the assessment of damages and repairs needed after the fleet’s race from…

27 Nov 2017

ACHIEVEMENTS CELEBRATED AT RACE 3 PRIZE GIVING, FREMANTLE

Following the relief of getting to port after an incredibly tough and emotional leg, now officially known as the most challenging in Clipper Race history, tonight it was time for…

25 Nov 2017

Arrivals Continue into Fremantle

Fremantle Harbour resembled a parking lot at times with the arrivals continuing to come in thick and fast overnight. Visit Seattle just missed out on its first podium of the…

25 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 25: Thrilling Finish to Emotionally Charged Race

After 25 days and almost 4,800 nautical miles of racing across the Southern Ocean, the finish positions for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race from Cape Town, South Africa,…

25 Nov 2017

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA (Updated at 25/11/17 0730 UTC / 1530 Local)

Team finish times and ETAs, shown in local Australian Western Standard Time (UTC+8 ) across the Finish Line for Race 3 are as follows: (Be aware that these are best…

24 Nov 2017

HOTELPLANNER.COM AWARDED REDRESS FOR RACE 3: DELL LATITUDE RUGGED RACE

The Race Committee has announced today that HotelPlanner.com has been awarded redress totalling 1 hour and 30 minutes for the time spent in facilitating six new Greenings…

24 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 24: NEW RACE LEADERS REVEALED AFTER STEALTH MODE

It’s shaping up to be an incredibly close finish to Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race with less than 70 nautical miles separating the top seven teams. PSP Logistics…

24 Nov 2017

50 Days Until the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival

It is now just 50 days to go until the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race reaches the halfway point of the 2017-18 race and arrives in the beautiful Whitsundays. The…

23 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 23: Leading Teams’ Wind Hole Woes

Over the last two days of racing a high-pressure system has consumed the lead Sanya Serenity Coast held for the majority of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged…

22 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 22: ELLIOT BROWN OCEAN SPRINT RESULTS ANNOUNCED

In the past 24 hours, HotelPlanner.com was the final boat to cross the finish line of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint and, after all boat times were calculated,…

21 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 21: SUPPORT STREAMS IN AS TEAMS COUNT DOWN TO FREMANTLE

As the Clipper Race teams look ahead to arriving in to Fremantle later this week, Skippers from across the fleet have expressed their gratitude on behalf of the crew for…

17 Nov 2017

​Race 3 Day 17: Sleigh Ride Begins Ahead of Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

Christmas has come early for the Clipper Race fleet which is finally enjoying the downwind sailing conditions that teams have been hoping for as they gear up for the Elliot…

16 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 16: TEAMS AWAIT A WIND SHIFT

It has been a pleasant day for the leading teams on Day 16 of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race but teams are eagerly waiting for the stronger westerlies,…

16 Nov 2017

​Clipper Race Reveals £7.5 Million Boost to Liverpool Economy

The Clipper Race has announced a positive economic impact of over £7.5 million from its Race Start in Liverpool in August, reinforcing its strength and power as an impactful and…

15 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 15: FAST DOWNWIND CONDITIONS REPLACED BY SHIFTING WINDS

Day 15 of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race has seen mixed conditions for the Clipper Race fleet with fast downwind conditions being replaced by shifting winds and lighter…

15 Nov 2017

Nominations Open for Race 3 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

It has been an eventful start to Race 3: the Dell Latitude Rugged Race and there has been plenty of social spirit on display already with the Clipper Race family…

14 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 14: Spinnakers Emerge as Westerlies Fill in

The westerly winds that the Clipper Race fleet has been waiting for finally arrived for many of the teams as they pass the halfway mark of Race 3: The Dell…

13 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 13: Winds Frustrate Across Fleet

A waiting game has descended over the Clipper Race fleet, with all the teams waiting on the wind to decide their fates heading into the second half of Race 3:…

12 Nov 2017

​Race 3 Day 12: Downwind Sailing Conditions Kick In

Following the grueling upwind slog which has dominated much of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race, a wind shift overnight has meant that for some of the most southerly…

11 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 11: Sanya Serenity Coast Triumphs in Scoring Gate

The first points of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race have gone to Sanya Serenity Coast , who crossed the Scoring Gate in first place overnight. Sanya Serenity Coast ,…

10 Nov 2017

SKIPPERS WELCOME REALLOCATED GREENINGS CREW

The Clipper Race family, including all Race Skippers, have pulled together following the news that the Greenings yacht, formally registered as CV24, would be taking…

10 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 10: Race to the Scoring Gate

PSP Logistics remains in top spot on the leader board for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race to Fremantle, Australia, but the real race at the moment…

9 Nov 2017

RACE 3 DAY 9: SAILING THE UNFAVOURABLE TACK

PSP Logistics has moved into pole position on Day 9 of the Dell Latitude Rugged Race to Fremantle. Sticking to the more southerly route, it has taken a…

8 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 8: FLEET CONTINUES TO BATTLE UPWIND

Life continues at a lean for many teams during the eighth day of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race as the fleet slogs it out in tough upwind conditions. With…

7 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 7: BACK TO LIFE AT A HEEL

A wind hole held up the leading pack of the Clipper Race fleet on Day 7 of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race with the teams now back beating…

6 Nov 2017

​Race 3 Day 6: Squalls Test Fleet

Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race is known to serve up some of the most exhilarating and testing conditions of the entire circumnavigation and, over the last 24 hours,…

5 Nov 2017

​Race 3 Day 5: What a Difference a Day Makes

After a testing day on Friday, the Clipper Race fleet has enjoyed a more settled 24 hours in champagne sailing conditions that have allowed teams to recuperate and reset as…

4 Nov 2017

​RACE 3 DAY 4: CALM AFTER THE STORM

It has been a testing 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet as it made its way through relentless upwind storm conditions yesterday. Sanya Serenity Coast has retained its lead again…

3 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 3:Welcome to the Southern Ocean

The last 24 hours has brought about a dramatic change for the Clipper Race fleet as it experiences the true conditions of the Southern Ocean for the first time on…

2 Nov 2017

​RACE 3 DAY 2: LIGHT WINDS DIVIDE FLEET

Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race is often referred to as the Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, but uncharacteristically light winds over the last 24 hours has seen the majority…

31 Oct 2017

Dell Latitude Rugged Race 3 gets underway

The third stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, officially known as Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race, got underway today from Cape Town for its highly anticipated 4,754 nautical…

31 Oct 2017

​SKIPPERS THOUGHTS AHEAD OF DELL LATITUDE RUGGED RACE 3

With two previous races now under their belts, each of the twelve Clipper Race Skippers are preparing lead their respective teams in the Dell Latitude Rugged Race 3 from…

30 Oct 2017

The Dell Latitude Rugged Race 3 Preview

After an amazing stopover in Cape Town, South Africa, the Clipper Race crew are now preparing to leave on Tuesday 31 October for Race 3, to Fremantle, Australia, which will…

29 Oct 2017

CREW VISIT SOUTH AFRICAN UNICEF PROJECT

Clipper Race CEO William Ward along with crew members who are raising money for Official Race Charity Partner, Unicef , were invited to an inspirational Isibindi Safe Park…

28 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 24: Land In Sight

It’s the final day of a long and eventful Leg 2 for PSP Logistics but the end is finally in sight in Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to…

27 Oct 2017

Clipper Race Officially Enters Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

It’s official – the Clipper Race is returning to contest the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for a third time. Entries for the 73 rd edition of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR)…

25 Oct 2017

RACE 1 PENALTY POINTS

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the list of penalty points to be given to the teams following the assessment of damages and repairs needed after the fleet’s race from…

24 Oct 2017

Racing Towards the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival

During the upcoming exhilarating and chilly Southern Ocean Sleighride, the Clipper Race fleet may feel a world away from the tropical Coral Sea of the Whitsundays, but each nautical mile…

22 Oct 2017

A Prize Giving With A Difference

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms Prize Giving Treasure Hunt had the Race Crew and 150 Race Crew Supporters buzzing with excitement as they revelled in the hunt,…

20 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 16: And Then There Were Two

With ten Clipper Race teams now arrived into Cape Town, South Africa, all eyes are now on Unicef and PSP Logistics , as they work to complete…

19 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 15: Battle for Final Positions

After a fortnight of intense and incredibly close competition, seven of the twelve Clipper Race teams crossed the finish line in Cape Town overnight, successfully completing Race 2: Stormhoek Race…

19 Oct 2017

As dawn breaks arrivals continue into Cape Town

Another successful but varied race for Qingdao as it crossed the line at 03:54:47 UTC (05:54:47 local time), finishing sixth just shy of its close-fought rivals Liverpool 2018 and Visit…

19 Oct 2017

Visit Seattle pips Liverpool 2018 to fourth place

After some fast and furious sailing across the South Atlantic Ocean, Visit Seattle managed to edge out Liverpool 2018 to claim fourth place in the closing…

18 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 14: Photo Finish on the Cards

After 14 days of exhilarating competition, frontrunners Greenings and Dare to Lead are locked in an intense sprint to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of…

17 Oct 2017

RACE 2 DAY 13: LIGHT AIRS HINDER FLEET

With less than two days before the fleet is scheduled to start descending upon the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, light wind conditions are bringing last minute frustrations for the…

17 Oct 2017

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

The leading teams of the Clipper Race fleet have made good progress in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and are currently predicted to arrive slightly ahead…

16 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 12: Positions and Points Up for Grabs

Despite having raced close to 3,000 nautical miles across the South Atlantic Ocean, most positions remain up for grabs in the final days of Race 2: Stormhoek Race to the…

15 Oct 2017

​Race 2 Day 11: Battle at the Top

We are just days out from the first estimated arrival into Cape Town, and two teams are fighting hard for the honour of taking first place in the Race 2:…

14 Oct 2017

​RACE 2 DAY 10: THE ELLIOT BROWN OCEAN SPRINT COMMENCES

After another exhilarating day of surfing down South Atlantic waves for the Clipper Race fleet, focus on board has very much turned to the Race 2 Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Just…

13 Oct 2017

RACE 2 DAY 9: SHAKING OUT THE REEFS

Following fast and furious conditions over the last 24 hours, which has served up dramatic downpours and wind speeds gusting 60 knots, the Clipper Race fleet is busy shaking out…

12 Oct 2017

Nominations open for Race 2 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

As the teams battle it out in the South Atlantic Ocean, it is time for everyone on dry land to start nominating for the Stormhoek Social Spirit Award in this…

12 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 8: FAST AND FURIOUS SAILING FOR CLIPPER RACE FLEET

Many of the teams in the Clipper Race fleet have been setting their own boat speed records during some fast and furious sailing on Day 8 of the Stormhoek Race…

11 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 7: PSP LOGISTICS BACK AT SEA AS LEADERS APPROACH HALFWAY POINT

PSP Logistics slipped lines from Piriapolis (Uruguay) yesterday evening to bring the Clipper Race fleet back to its full complement as the leaders approach the halfway point to Cape…

10 Oct 2017

RACE 2 DAY 6: QINGDAO SECURES TOP SCORING GATE POINTS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE RACE

All eyes have been firmly fixed on the Race Viewer during the sixth day of racing as the twelve Clipper Race teams battled it out to reach the Scoring Gate. Following…

9 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 5: High-Pressure System Frustrates Fleet

After an intense and action-packed few days since leaving Punta del Este, Uruguay, a high-pressure system has affected many of the teams in the fleet, frustrating their progress in the…

8 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 4: Race to the Scoring Gate Hots Up

Whilst the Finish Line in Cape Town remains the ultimate goal for the Clipper Race fleet in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, at least three teams currently…

7 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 3: CLOSE-FOUGHT BATTLE CONTINUES

PSP Logistics safely arrived into Piriapolis, Uruguay, yesterday afternoon (local time), to repair rudder damage , as the rest of the fleet continued in a closely-fought contest towards Cape Town. With…

6 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 2: Early Frontrunners Emerge

It’s been an action-packed second day of Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, with the past 24 hours seeing one team forced to suspend racing, while…

5 Oct 2017

​Race 2 Day 1 Daily Update: Tight Racing Out of Uruguay

The Clipper Race fleet has enjoyed its first night of sailing in Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, though the teams remain tightly bunched on the…

4 Oct 2017

Race 2 Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway

Spectators and media flocked to the water for the start of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race’s second stage, to Cape Town, South Africa, following the event’s first…

4 Oct 2017

Skippers share their thoughts ahead of Leg 2: The South Atlantic Challenge

The twelve Clipper Race Skippers have been checking the latest weather reports and are ready to go for Leg 2: The South Atlantic Challenge after experiencing a fantastic time in…

3 Oct 2017

​Time to Race: The Virtual Regatta is Now Live!

Wish you could be out on the start line at Punta Del Este, Uruguay, for Race 2 to Cape Town, South Africa? Well, now you can, virtually, from the comfort…

3 Oct 2017

​Clipper 2017-18 Race Preview: Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms

Following a fantastic first stopover in Punta del Este, Uruguay, crew are preparing to depart the first-time Host Port on Wednesday 04 October for Race 2, to Cape Town, South…

26 Sep 2017

​Race 1 Prize Giving: GREAT Britain tops Standings

The Yacht Club Punta del Este offered an elegant setting for the first Prize Giving ceremony of the 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Race. Cr. Juan Etcheverrito, Commodore of Yacht Club…

26 Sep 2017

​Race 1: Close Finish For Clipper Race Opening Stage

A spectacularly close finish to the longest ever leg of the Clipper Race from Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este, Uruguay, saw nine of the twelve Clipper Race teams complete…

24 Sep 2017

Daily Update Race 1 Day 35 – Winds Frustrate Nasdaq

The fans and supporters in Punta del Este are now just waiting on one final arrival, with Nasdaq in the final stages of its 6,400 nautical mile race…

23 Sep 2017

​Race 1 Day 34: Greenings Pushing For Victory

Only Greenings and Nasdaq remains at sea following the arrival of Visit Seattle late on Friday night, Punta del Este time. Currently, Greenings is 55.04…

22 Sep 2017

​ARRIVALS CONTINUE INTO PUNTA DEL ESTE

Unicef has provided a truly thrilling journey for those following from home but for those on board, it has been a frustrating race at times. Despite being close…

22 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 33: Battle for Positions Continue

Several teams continue to jostle for position after Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours yesterday afternoon, closely followed by PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain who arrived, second and…

22 Sep 2017

QINGDAO AND DARE TO LEAD FOURTH AND FIFTH ACROSS RACE 1 FINISH LINE

Qingdao , the Clipper Race’s longest standing Team Partner, and debut, Dare To Lead, were fourth and fifth to cross the Race 1 finish, as this busy…

20 Aug 2017

​Clipper 2017-18 Race Leg 1 Preview: Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este, Uruguay

The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race promises a shore side spectacle when the fleet crosses the start line in front of the large crowds that are expected to…

4 Jun 2018

Race to New York Begins

There's been an early split in the Clipper Race fleet after Race 11: Nasdaq Race to New York officially got underway following a Le Mans style start off the Atlantic…

22 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 23: Nerves Tested in Frustrating Final Miles to Sanya

Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya, China, will finally conclude today after more than three weeks racing but light winds are causing a feeling of insecurity across…

18 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 18: RACE LEADERS BEGIN ELLIOT BROWN OCEAN SPRINT

Leaderboard standings across the fleet have stayed consistent over the last 24 hours as the leading teams began their Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Race leaders, Sanya Serenity Coast , crossed the western…

23 Sep 2017

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

Team finish times and ETAs (shown in local Uruguay timing – UTC-3 ) across the Finish Line for Race 1 are as follows: (Be aware that these are best estimates…

21 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 32: SANYA SERENITY COAST ON COURSE FOR LEG 1 LINE HONOURS

Sanya Serenity Coast is on course to take line honours for the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1 as it is expected to be the first boat in to…

20 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 31: Wind Returns For Final Push

After a frustrating 24 hours languishing in a wind hole off the southern coast of Brazil, most of the Clipper Race fleet is on the move again. Sanya Serenity Coast remains…

19 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 30: Wind Holes Unsettle the Fleet

Sanya Serenity Coast has extended its lead in the closing stages of the race to Punta del Este, with the majority of the fleet caught out by wind…

18 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 29: Mixed Results From Stealth Mode Tactics

As several teams have re-emerged from Stealth Mode, the leader board is looking a little clearer and Sanya Serenity Coast remains in the lead. More than half the…

17 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 28: Stealth Mode shakes up the fleet

Three of the twelve teams, Visit Seattle , Unicef and GREAT Britain , are in Stealth Mode hiding their positions from the rest of the fleet.…

16 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 27: Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Results Are In …

After nearly four weeks at sea and a variety of leaders, Visit Seattle tops the leader board going into the final stretch to Punta del Este. But, with…

15 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 26: Waiting on A Wind Angle

Visit Seattle continues to lead the Clipper Race, maintaining clear water in front of Sanya Serenity Coast , in second, and Unicef in third. Now,…

14 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 25: 4000nM sailed and the Fleet is Back Match Racing

After thousands of nautical miles sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, Visit Seattle , Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef again hold first, second, and third position…

14 Sep 2017

Nominations Open For Race 1 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

The Stormhoek Social Spirit Award is back for a second consecutive Clipper Race edition and nominations are now open for Race 1! The Clipper Race is as much about team…

13 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 24: Testing upwind conditions continue during Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

Cementing a fifth day at the top of the leader board Visit Seattle has extended its lead over Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in…

12 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 23: Female skippers lead fleet into Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

The two female skippers continue to dominate the leader board with the teams led by Nikki Henderson and Wendy Tuck in the top two positions as they begin the first…

12 Sep 2017

Punta del Este Awaits

A fantastic Uruguayan welcome awaits the Clipper Race when teams arrive in the South American Host Port, Punta del Este , for the first ever time. During the peak…

11 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 22: Life on a lean as King Neptune visits the fleet

Today marks a third day at the top of the leader board for Visit Seattle , which is followed closely by Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in second and third place…

10 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 21: Fleet Enters the Southern Hemisphere

Visit Seattle remains on top of the leader board for a second consecutive day, leading the Clipper Race fleet over the Equator and into the Southern Hemisphere for…

9 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 20: Change at the Top

For the first time in 13 days, there has been a change at the top of the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1 Leader Board. Visit Seattle has moved…

8 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 19: Sanya Serenity Coast Goes Stealth

All twelve Clipper Race teams are now in the Doldrums Corridor, but in the latest surprise of the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1, Sanya Serenity Coast has elected…

6 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 17: Doldrums Tactics Play Out

Most of the Clipper Race teams are now within the Doldrums Corridor which is making for some interesting tactical decisions. Qingdao still leads the fleet with Sanya Serenity Coast …

5 Sep 2017

​Daily Update Race 1 Day 16: Into The Doldrums

A milestone was reached overnight when leading team, Qingdao, entered the Doldrums Corridor. Skipper Chris Kobusch formally notified the Clipper Race Office that Qingdao would motor-sail…

4 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 15: The Approaching Doldrums

The Doldrums Corridor is fast approaching and with current weather predictions favouring teams towards the back of the fleet, it will be tactically fascinating to watch over the coming days. While…

3 Sep 2017

RACE 1 DAY 14: Chasing pack close in on leader, Qingdao

It’s getting tight at the top as the Clipper Race leader, Qingdao , is being caught up by its nearest rivals after going through the Scoring Gate yesterday and entering lighter…

2 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 13: FIRST TEAMS CROSS SCORING GATE

Qingdao guaranteed itself the first points of the Clipper 2017-18 Race after being the first team to cross the Scoring Gate this morning. GREAT Britain and…

1 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 12: CLIPPER RACE FLEET PREPARE FOR THE TROPICS

Qingdao continues to lead the fleet today, followed by GREAT Britain in second and Sanya Serenity Coast in third as the teams push towards…

31 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 11: Teams Eye Scoring Gate Points

The battle for positions continues with Qingdao holding onto its narrow lead. GREAT Britain is hot on its stern however, with Sanya Serenity Coast …

30 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 10: CLIPPER RACE LEADERS FEELING THE HEAT

The Clipper Race fleet continued to make good progress under spinnaker in the Trade Winds but the race leaders further south are starting to feel the heat, quite literally. Qingdao and…

29 Aug 2017

Race 1, Day 9: Champagne conditions create exciting helming coaching for crew

Following an impressive climb up the leaderboard, Qingdao, is still holding pole position, with GREAT Britain in second place and Sanya Serenity Coast third , as champagne sailing conditions with around…

28 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 8: Qingdao Storms Into the Lead

There has been a major change to the Clipper Race leaderboard in the last 24 hours as Qingdao has stormed through to take pole position after wind shifts…

27 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 7: Westerly Tactics Start To Pay Off

It has been yet another testing 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet with a mixed bag of conditions leading to further shake ups on the leader board. For the cluster…

26 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 6: First Tough Test for Fleet

There have been leader board changes overnight with shifting winds and variable conditions resulting in teams experiencing some of the most demanding on board conditions of the race so far.…

25 Aug 2017

Race 1, Day 5: Tactics Time

Unicef remains in the lead for the fourth consecutive day of this opening race but the next 24 to 48 hours could be telling, with distinctly different strategies…

24 Aug 2017

Race 1, Day 4: The Pre-Doldrum Doldrums

Light winds continue to challenge during the fourth day of racing, which have caused the fleet to condense by 20 nautical miles in the last 24 hours in the Bay…

22 Aug 2017

RACE 1 DAY 2: Strong Tides Divide Fleet

Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore to seek faster routes. Dale Smyth, Skipper of third placed team Dare…

21 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 1: Settling In

Following an adrenaline filled start to the Clipper 2017-18 Race, with big crowds and international media turning out to see the twelve teams and 247 crew members on their way…

20 Aug 2017

Largest ever Clipper Race gets underway

The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race, got underway on the River Mersey, Liverpool, today, in front of thousands of spectators, and was nothing short of spectacular. The day started…

19 Aug 2017

Chinese Connections

The strong relationship and connection between the Clipper Race and China will strengthen even further when the eleventh edition begins in Liverpool on Sunday 20 August. The Clipper 2017-18 Race will…

13 Aug 2017

​Clipper Race Fleet Approaching Liverpool

Anticipation is growing in Liverpool, ahead of the arrival of the Clipper Race fleet on Monday. Tomorrow, the twelve matched Clipper 70 foot ocean racing yachts will return to Liverpool for…

9 Aug 2017

Destination: Liverpool

After months of planning, training and preparation, the Clipper Race fleet is on its way to Liverpool. All twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts slipped lines this morning, and won’t return to…

1 Aug 2017

​Excitement Builds with Race Prep Week Underway

One of the most exciting weeks in the build up to the race at Clipper Race HQ, Race Prep Week, is well underway at Gosport Marina. Race Prep Week is when…

30 Jul 2017

Vicky Song Wishes Ambassadors Well

The Clipper 2017-18 Race will be a historic one, as it includes two Chinese stopovers for the first time. And no one is more excited about that than Vicky Song. Vicky…

24 Jul 2017

CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE CREW FUNDRAISING STORY: Mike Sweet

This week, the Clipper Race is celebrating all things fundraising as we launch the first-ever fundraising week in aid of race charity, Unicef UK. Kick-starting the celebration, where we recognise…

23 Jul 2017

Hyde Sails Delivery Day

The twelve Clipper Race 70-foot yachts are a step closer to being ready for their 40,000 nautical mile adventure across the world’s oceans following the delivery of new sails today.

20 Jul 2017

One month to go until the start of Clipper 2017-18 Race

There is now just one month to go until the Clipper 2017-18 Race sets off from the Albert Dock in Liverpool. We caught up with some of the 111 Clipper Race…

19 Jul 2017

Looking ahead to the Unicef Clipper Race Fundraising Week (24 - 30 July 2017)

With a fantastic £60,000 already raised by our international crew for race charity Unicef as they prepare to race across the world’s oceans, the fundraising race to reach the £400,000…

17 Jul 2017

Clipper Race Hosts Royal Navy

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and members of the Clipper Race Team have been busy from preparing for Race Start in Liverpool but took time out to touch base with Portsmouth neighbours…

13 Jul 2017

​Tough Technology for Toughest Ocean Challenge

The Clipper Race is one of the toughest ocean challenges on the planet, which makes it a perfect fit for world leading technology brand Dell, which has come on board…

3 Jul 2017

Female Skippers Come out on Top in First Major Test

Our two female Clipper Race Skippers, Wendy Tuck and Nikki Henderson , have made a huge statement less than two months out from Race Start in Liverpool. Wendy,…

3 Jul 2017

​Countdown to Liverpool: Race Start Timings Revealed!

With just under 50 days remaining until the start of one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, we are pleased to reveal further details for the week of…

30 Jun 2017

Fourth and Final Round With Dan Hardy

Congratulations on making it through to week four and Dan Hardy has made sure we will finish with a bang! The former UFC athlete took part in the opening leg of…

28 Jun 2017

CHARTCO BACK ON BOARD AS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race welcomes ChartCo, a leading global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, back as Official Supplier for its fifth consecutive edition. The Clipper…

28 Jun 2017

HotelPlanner.com Announced as Team Partner

We are excited to reveal HotelPlanner.com, a leading online group hotel bookers, will make its debut as a Team Partner in the upcoming Clipper 2017-18 Race. The HotelPlanner.com yacht will be…

28 Jun 2017

Whitsundays Completes All-Australian Leg

The Clipper Race visits some of the most extraordinary and beautiful places on the planet, so it’s no surprise that the 2017-18 edition will be returning to the Whitsundays. A real…

23 Jun 2017

Round Three with Dan Hardy

After hitting the half-way mark last week , it’s time to get stuck into Former Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete and Clipper 2015-16 Race crew member Dan Hardy’s third exercise…

16 Jun 2017

Round Two with Dan Hardy

Alright crew it’s time for Episode 2! Just like with the first episode , Former Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete and Clipper 2015-16 Race crew member Dan Hardy has designed…

9 Jun 2017

Dan Hardy’s Plan for Clipper Race Success

Being physically fit is all in a day’s work for former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Dan Hardy, but he had to adapt his training for a very different challenge…

1 Jun 2017

First Stop: Punta del Este

Today we are pleased to formally announce that the city of Punta del Este in Uruguay will debut as the South American Host Port during the Clipper 2017-18 Race. After setting…

25 May 2017

The Clipper Race Returns to Fremantle

We are excited to announce the Western Australian city of Fremantle will return as a stopover port for the Clipper 2017-18 Race. The fleet is set to arrive in the Western…

22 May 2017

Calling All Junior Crew Supporters!

They may be small but there’s no doubt that the Junior Crew Supporters will play a big role in the upcoming Clipper 2017-18 Race. “This is…

20 May 2017

The World Comes to Portsmouth for Crew Allocation

The Clipper Race is truly a global event and that was only reinforced by the turnout on Crew Allocation Day. It was the biggest Crew Allocation attendance in the 21-year history…

17 May 2017

TIMEZERO BY MAXSEA EXTENDS NAVIGATION PARTNERSHIP WITH CLIPPER RACE

Returning for its second race partnership, under the technical alliance of MaxSea and Nobeltec, TIMEZERO by MaxSea, has been named as the Official Navigation Software Supplier for the Clipper 2017-18…

9 May 2017

Qingdao Skipper Revealed

With less than four months to go before race start, it’s time for the first team Skipper to be revealed. And first off the block is German yachtsman Chris Kobusch,…

26 Apr 2017

Liverpool confirmed for Clipper 2017-18 Race Start and Finish

It is time for the announcement that everyone has been waiting for. The historic maritime city of Liverpool is officially confirmed today as the Start and Finish partner of the…

24 Apr 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew: Zuzana Vybiralova

NAME: Zuzana Vybiralova AGE: 38 OCCUPATION: Business Manager NATIONALITY: Czech LEGS: The Southern Ocean Leg 3 and the Mighty North Pacific Leg 6 TEAM: Qingdao A…

28 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Chris Kobusch

Chris Kobusch, 32, from Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, started sailing a decade ago when he left school and moved to Cape Town, South Africa to work as a volunteer in…

24 Mar 2017

Leadership Weekend: Skippers’ Climb to Success

Hiking through the hills in South Wales might not appear to be the most obvious training ground for a Clipper Race Skipper, but has again proved to be the perfect…

22 Mar 2017

Clipper 2015-16 Race Winner Wishes New Skippers Well

As our new Skippers begin their preparations for the Clipper 2017-18 Race, Olivier Cardin, winner of the last edition, offers his advice and recalls how it felt to be in…

16 Mar 2017

MEET THE DYNAMIC DOZEN: CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE SKIPPERS ANNOUNCED

With less than six months to go before the Clipper 2017-18 Race start, we are excited to introduce the ‘dynamic dozen’ who will guide the teams during the world’s largest…

14 Mar 2017

Second wave of experienced Crew Begin Clipper Race Coxswain Certificate Course

Following our first group of graduates successfully completing the Clipper Race Coxwain’s Certificate (CRCC) and enjoying a 100 per cent pass rate earlier this month, this week we welcome the…

24 Feb 2017

Clipper Race Coxswain Training Commences

We often tell the stories of the 40 per cent of crew who take on the Clipper Race with no previous sailing experience, but there are also many talented and…

21 Feb 2017

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Greg Schey

NAME: Greg Schey AGE: 27 OCCUPATION: Doctor NATIONALITY: UK LEGS: Round the World TEAM: Qingdao “I’ve always wanted to sail around the world. Since I was knee high to a grasshopper, one thing that I’ve always…

25 Jan 2017

Happy ‘Straya Day!

The Clipper 2017-18 Race will be the seventh edition featuring Australia, with the race previously visiting eight different ports around the country. And it’s no wonder why we keep coming…

19 Jan 2017

Qingdao Ambassadors Selected After Trial in China

Following a tough selection trial, we are proud to welcome the crew members who will represent Qingdao, China’s ‘Sailing City’, in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Qingdao has a rich history in…

25 Nov 2016

Qingdao Ambassador Selection Underway

Qingdao’s search for Chinese crew members to participate in the Clipper 2017-18 Race is officially underway, with selection trials set to take place in January 2017. The call for applicants…

2 Nov 2016

QINGDAO EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP TO 2020

China’s ‘Sailing City’ Qingdao has today confirmed it will continue as a Host Port and Team Partner with a Qingdao yacht entry to the end of 2020 to…

4 Oct 2016

Skipper Trials underway for 2017-18

“A potential Race Skipper who doesn’t feel nervous stepping on board a Clipper 70 for their trial doesn’t know what they’re in for!” The words of one of the twelve successful…

28 Sep 2016

Clipper 70 fleet makeover begins

After clocking up an average of 41,000 miles each during their tenth edition race circumnavigation, the Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper…

22 Sep 2016

Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew Catch Up: Meet Rose Todd

“It is the knocks you get in the process of living that make you the person you are – that and determination I think in my case!” says Rose Todd,…

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