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21 Dec 2021


The Clipper Race has confirmed its lineup of AQPs (Additional Qualified Persons), also known as ‘First Mates’, who will support the Race Skippers in leading the eleven teams competing in the Clipper 2019-20 Race when it restarts in March 2022. The role of these professional sailors is to work closely with their Skipper, utilising their expertise and supporting the goals…

13 Dec 2021

Skippers confirmed for Clipper 2019-20 Race Restart

We are pleased to announce the lineup of Race Skippers who will compete in the Clipper 2019-20 Race when it restarts next year. Unfortunately, due to other commitments, not all…

12 Nov 2021

Clipper Race to restart in 2022 as it receives Special Event Permit from the Philippines

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced it will be resuming its 2019-20 edition in March next year after receiving a Special Event Permit from the Philippines. After…

11 Mar 2021

One Year On - Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race

The final two stages of Leg 5: The Asia-Pacific Leg, during the Clipper 2019-20 Race, were combined to form one longer race. This was a result of the global coronavirus…

3 Mar 2021

Meet the Clipper Race Crew - Denis Nikolaytsev

Despite having no previous sailing experience, Denis Nikolaytsev, 35, signed up to cross the Atlantic Ocean during the Clipper 2019-20 Race. Denis from Moscow, Russia, who works in reinsurance, was inspired when his friend and fellow countryman, Vadim Naumecs, showed him YouTube videos of the Clipper Race after Vadim himself had signed up to take part in the global sailing…

25 Feb 2021

Clipper Race raises £1million for UNICEF

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race reached an important milestone today. It has announced that £1million has been raised for its Charity Partner , the UK Committee for UNICEF…

14 Feb 2021

One Year On: The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race

The first stage of the Asia-Pacific Challenge during the Clipper 2019-20 Race saw the fleet depart the Whitsundays and head back across the equator, leaving the Southern Hemisphere behind for the last time during the circumnavigation. It was WTC Logistics which clinched victory in the Sanya Tropical Paradise Race in dramatic fashion, overtaking Qingdao and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam…

10 Feb 2021

Crew Perspective: ‘Four hours should be plenty of time for four crew to cook dinner right?’

Race Crew: Liz Copeland Team: Visit Sanya, China Leg 5: The Asia-Pacific Challenge Day 15: 06/02/20 On Visit Sanya, China we run a three watch system. The various support watches…

4 Jan 2021

Navigating the nerve centre of a Clipper 70

If you care to venture down below deck on a state-of-the-art Clipper 70 racing yacht, follow the narrow corridor aft to either port or starboard. You will come to a…

23 Dec 2020

​One Year On: An early Christmas in Fremantle

The Fremantle stopover is always cause for celebration as it marks the end of the Southern Ocean Leg. After weeks of being battered by Mother Nature’s best party tricks, crew…

9 Nov 2020

Leg 2 - The South Atlantic Challenge

The second leg of the Clipper Race circumnavigation, the South Atlantic crossing from South America to South Africa, is known for being an exhilarating and closely fought leg. Stormy conditions…

20 Oct 2020

Awe-inspiring video nominated for multiple awards

This awe-inspiring video of the Clipper 2019-20 Race was shot and edited by the talented 1080 Media TV team and has been shortlisted for a Sportel Award 2020. 'Ocean Emotions'…

19 Oct 2020

Race 2: Action | Sailing across the Atlantic

6 Oct 2020

​Spotlight on Sta-Lok: Standing Rigging

Sta-Lok regularly shines a light on Clipper Race Crew, sharing their crew diaries weekly across its social channels when the race is underway with the #StaLokSpotlight series. However, it’s time…

29 Sep 2020

The Dreaded Doldrums

For many when they think of ocean racing it is all about the big waves, big winds and difficult sea states, but light wind sailing can be just as tough.…

1 Sep 2020

A year to the day that the Clipper 2019-20 Race departed London

On 1 September 2019 the Clipper 2019-20 Race fleet departed St. Katharine Docks, London for the start of the twelfth edition of the round the world yacht race. Let's take…

28 Jul 2020

Breaking Records and Barriers

Becoming a trailblazer was not Wendy Tuck’s intention when she signed up to be a Skipper in the Clipper 2018-17 Race - the Australian simply wanted to go sailing. But…

15 Jun 2020

Harnessing the wind

Hyde Sails has powered the Clipper Race fleet for over a decade and on Global Wind Day we are celebrating with some of our favourite images of the sailmaker's craftmanship…

4 Jun 2020

Tropical Squall - pot of trouble or welcome relief?

During the Clipper Race Circumnavigation, temperatures can soar as the route sees crew racing through the tropics and across the equator. With little to no break from the intense sun…

14 May 2020

New Beginnings: Reflections on Crew Allocation

One of the biggest and most highly anticipated events in the Clipper Race calendar is Crew Allocation; a major gathering welcoming all Race Crew during the pre-race build-up. The event…

18 Mar 2020

​Update from Clipper Race Organising Committee

We are pleased to announce that the quarantine on our crew in Subic Bay has now been lifted and they are able to leave the marina. All crew have travel…

15 Mar 2020

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race concludes

After the top three positions on the podium for Race 9 were taken by Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam , Punta del Este and Visit Sanya, China respectively, the remaining…

15 Mar 2020

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam tops Race 9 podium

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam has topped the podium for the second time in the 2019-20 edition. Winning Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race, the first race of the Mighty…

14 Mar 2020

Race 9 Day 4: The end is in sight

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race has been a short but fast challenge for the Clipper Race teams and the racing fleet has remained incredibly close throughout. As the fleet…

13 Mar 2020

Race 9 Day 3: Getting the Drift

On Day 3 of Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race, the fleet are nearing the third section of the short triangular course. The teams remain in close proximity, as patience…

13 Mar 2020

Subic Bay ETAs

UPDATED 12-03-20 at 0400 LT (2000 UTC) Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions…

12 Mar 2020

Race 9, Day 2: Feel the Heel

On the second day of Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race, it is all to play for as less than 25 nautical miles (nm) separates the entire fleet. Having already…

11 Mar 2020

​Race 9 Day 1: And they’re off!

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race commenced yesterday following the first Clipper Race Le Mans start to be initiated in the dark at 1900 LT. The teams embarked on the…

10 Mar 2020

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race gets Underway

The fleet departed for the Leg 6 of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race today from Subic Bay, Philippines. Race 9, the first of two races to make…

9 Mar 2020

Race 9 Preview: Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race

Following rest, relaxation and regular maintenance to the crew’s 70-foot homes, the fleet is preparing to depart Subic Bay for Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race, complete with new crew…

5 Mar 2020

Points Mean Prizes: The Race 7: Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race Prizegiving Cermony

Following a fantastic celebration to mark the successes on Race 6, the Subic Bay Yacht Club came alive once more to recognise the achievements of Race 7: The Lakewood Hills,…

4 Mar 2020

Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race - Arrivals Continue

After the sought-after positions on the podium were taken by Qingdao, Unicef and Imagine your Korea respectively, the remaining positions have been announced. Punta del Este scooped fourth position, crossing…

4 Mar 2020

Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race Results

Following an exciting and tactical ten days, the results of The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race have been announced. It’s another first place for Qingdao (its fourth so far), congratulations to…

3 Mar 2020

World Wildlife Day

On this World Wildlife Day, we celebrate the incredible marine and bird life that embellish the Clipper Race experience during the 40,000nm race around the world. Life at sea is…

3 Mar 2020

Race 7 Day 9: Sailing towards glory

The past 24 hours of Race 7 has produced some stunning tactical team successes with victories won across the pack leaders. The opportunity to collect additional Scoring Gate points spurred…

3 Mar 2020

Race 7 - Course Amendment

From Mark Light, Clipper Race Director: The Clipper Race Office constantly monitors the fleet’s progress and current and forecast weather conditions. As a result of the slower progress made by…

2 Mar 2020

Race 7 Day 8: Getting to the Point(s)

Summing up the final stages of Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race, Skipper Guy Waites of Dare To Lead said: “It's clearly that stage of the race where the…

1 Mar 2020

Race 7 Day 7: A Fleet Reshuffle?

Now that all eleven Clipper Race teams have rounded the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, concentration is firmly focussed on the second half of the race, with the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean…

29 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 6: How’s the weather where you are?

The race is most definitely on as the fleet sails around the western most cluster of the Japanese Ryukyu Islands with a view to race back to Subic Bay in…

28 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 5: Headsails, tactics and hard work

The teams are hard at work striving to attain those all important points as they enter the fifth day of Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race. Qingdao is currently…

27 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 4: Back in action

It’s been some time since the Race Viewer has depicted the combined Clipper Race fleet as achieving a speed over ground of more than five knots, but the fourth day…

26 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 3: Upwind but still upbeat

Three days into Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race, the fleet has been beating upwind and heading north towards Virtual Mark Massey, named after Qingdao’s First Mate Rhiannon. It’s…

24 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 1: Varied Start to Race 7

Following the spectacle and ceremony of the fleet’s departure from the Subic Bay Yacht Club in the Philippines, Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race is underway! Punta del Este…

23 Feb 2020

Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race Commences

Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race is underway. The eleven strong fleet of 70ft racing yachts lined up in the sunshine to slip lines, leaving the Subic Bay Yacht…

22 Feb 2020

Race 7 Preview: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race

Subic Bay has given the hard working Race Crew an opportunity to relax, take time away from their 70ft homes and enjoy some of the Filipino culture and culinary delicacies.…

17 Feb 2020

​First Prizegiving Ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Challenge

With the mountainous landscape and the tranquil water of the marina lit by the sunset glow as the backdrop, the Leg 5 crew gathered at the Subic Bay Yacht Club…

16 Feb 2020

Clipper Race Update

Race update from the Clipper Race Organising Team: Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in China and quarantine imposed on travel from China, it has been announced that the…

14 Feb 2020

Visit Sanya, China take fourth place in the race named in their honour

Visit Sanya, China completes the Sanya Tropical Paradise Race, after a tightly-fought race, finishing in fourth place. After a race of conditions ranging from glorious to frustrating, the Sanya Tropical…

11 Feb 2020

Race 6: It’s not over until it’s over

The front runners are closing in on the home straight in Race 6 but all teams remain resolutely motivated in the challenge ahead and aren’t relenting in their quest to…

10 Feb 2020

​Race 6: Decisions, Decisions

Many of the teams have now completed the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint, following the crossing most skippers have been pondering on their tactical decision making. Whether they opted for…

9 Feb 2020

Race 6: Let the games begin

The increased wind speed has seen the fleet charge towards the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint. Across the board, the teams have reported increased boat speeds and the varied change…

8 Feb 2020

Race 6: Groundhog Day

As the current leaderboard positions remain unchanged it has some of the teams feeling like it is Groundhog Day on board. With Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, Visit Sanya, China…

7 Feb 2020

Race 6: Trading Places

The fleet has travelled some 3,000 nautical miles since leaving the Whitsundays, many of the teams are still racing remarkably close, enjoying a spot of competitive match racing amongst one…

5 Feb 2020

Race 6: Winds of Change

The competition remains tight as the trade winds bring relief and average knot speed of 11 for the majority of the teams. The lulls the fleet have been experiencing have…

4 Feb 2020

​Race 6: Hunting for Trade Winds

With the entire fleet back in the Northern Hemisphere, the hunt for the steady northeasterly trade winds is on. Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam leads the fleet for seventh consecutive…

3 Feb 2020

00º 00’ 0000”: Crossing The Line

The eleven-strong fleet have completed their final equator crossing at a latitude of 00º 00' 0000”, returning to the Northern Hemisphere, which means one important thing; the teams have all…

2 Feb 2020

Race 6: King Neptune and Scoring Gate Success

It’s been a busy day for the fleet. King Neptune has been dashing between the teams to test the equator crossing newbies and then bestowing them with shellback status, a…

1 Feb 2020

Race 6 - Welcome to the Northern Hemisphere and Long Live the King!

As the rest of the fleet enter the Northern Hemisphere, the teams are continuing to implement the best strategy to continuously improve their performance. However, the significance of this achievement…

31 Jan 2020

Race 6: Rinse and Repeat

Another day, another windhole. Life at sea had ground to a halt for the majority of the fleet over the course of the past 24 hours. And with the light…

30 Jan 2020

Race 6: Out of the Doldrums and onto the Scoring Gate

After a day at the races that saw a total shake up in the current overall race standings, the teams are striving to assert themselves in Race 6: The Sanya…

29 Jan 2020

​Race 6: Getting up to Speed

The light at the end of the long Doldrums Corridor is starting to shine, with some teams having already gained freedom as they escape the calm and unpredictable conditions the…

28 Jan 2020

Race 6: Dodge-Squall

The Doldrums Corridor: the calmer part of the race with windless waters. Or is it? As the fleet approach north of the Doldrums Corridor, the teams reflect on the decision…

25 Jan 2020

​New Year Celebrated On The Way to First Chinese Stopover

The start of the lunar new year will be observed across Asia this weekend and is a time for family. For the crew on board the yachts representing destinations in…

24 Jan 2020

Race 6: Storm Clouds, Squalls and Sunshine

The steady weather conditions have continued to affect the fleet as they sail in The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race. For now, the tussle at the top of the leaderboard continues…

22 Jan 2020

Race 6: Le Mans Race Start and Finding the Wind

The Clipper Race fleet has made its way through the beautiful Great Barrier Reef as they navigate away from Australia and start their route to China with the first stop…

20 Jan 2020

Race 6: Sanya Tropical Paradise Race Preview

The Whitsundays has delivered a feast for the senses, from the azure blue waters to the stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands, dotted with secluded beaches. Away from yacht…

13 Jan 2020

​Clipper Race heads to boot Düsseldorf

Clipper Ventures is set to return to boot Düsseldorf , the worlds biggest boat show, this weekend. Running between 18-26 January 2020, boot attendees will have the opportunity to get…

12 Jan 2020

​Whitsundays Welcome and Race 5 Prizegiving

The Airlie Beach foreshore came alive for the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival Welcome Event and Race 5 Prizegiving. As the seven Clipper Race teams which have arrived into the Whitsundays…

12 Jan 2020

The Whitsundays ETAs

Updated at 1050 UTC: 12/01/2020 Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions will cause…

10 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 19: Reflections and Results

The first boat has now crossed the finish line of Race 5: The Heart of the Whitsundays and what a race it has been! Eating up the last of the…

10 Jan 2020

Update on Visit Sanya, China

Given slow progress over the last few days and its likely future progress and potentially later ETA into the Whitsundays, Visit Sanya, China has officially accepted 11th position and the…

9 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 18: Poker Faces on for Final Stretch

It’s the final few days of Race 5: The Heart of The Whitsundays, and the heat is on for the teams as they desperately attempt to make gains for the…

8 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 17: Just Keep Racing

With just around 400 nautical miles to go until the first yacht crosses the line of Race 5: The Heart Of The Whitsundays, it's an intense time for the fleet.…

7 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 16: Any Way the Wind Blows: Inshore, offshore or down the line, which tactic will see success?

With just over three days to go until the first boats are expected to cross the finish line of Race 5: The Heart of the Whitsundays , it’s currently anyone’s…

6 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 15: Decisions, decisions

On Day 15 of Race 5: The Heart of The Whitsundays, it's a time for tactical decisions as the race develops with currently just around 730 nautical miles to go…

5 Jan 2020

​Race 5 Day 14: The Race Against Nature

The experience onboard during Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef will be one the crews will remember. On Day 14 of the race, the teams have…

3 Jan 2020

​Race 5 Day 12: Snakes and Ladders

“Well we are a lot happier on board, there is finally wind!” exclaimed Josh Stickland, Skipper of Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam on the twelfth day of the 3,400nm Race…

2 Jan 2020

Fond memories of a Festive Fremantle

From a warm welcome to fond Freo farewells, it's fair to say that the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew enjoyed a festive period to remember in the charming West Australian port…

31 Dec 2019

​Race 5 Day 9: A New Year’s Eve of Firsts and Lasts

New Year's Eve 2019 has proved to be a milestone event for the Clipper Race Skippers, AQPs and Race Crew; in addition to taking a moment to reflect on the…

30 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 8: Bracing for change

“Somewhere very close by, in the grey murk, a cold front is creeping up on us” says Zhuhai Skipper Nick Leggatt. After eight days of racing around the clock, change…

29 Dec 2019

​Race 5 Day 7: Scoring Gate results are in!

On the seventh day of Race 5, GoToBermuda and H a Long Bay, Viet Nam continue to lead the charge as the fleet begins to converge ahead of rounding the…

28 Dec 2019

​Race 5 Day 6: A Close Race East

Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, is unfolding as a close race, with the majority of the fleet surfing their way east, towards Tasmania within close…

27 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 5: Back to business

With the seasonal celebrations behind them, the Clipper Race teams are returning to a more typical standard of life on the ocean. Most teams have experienced the change in predicted…

26 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 4: Boxing Day Sails

On the fourth day of Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, spirits are high as the fleet reflects on the unique festive celebrations on board. Normal…

25 Dec 2019

Race 5: Day 3: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! On day three of Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef race, the Clipper 2019-20 Crew have been celebrating Christmas at sea. Each team has…

24 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 2: Together for Christmas

All Clipper Race teams are racing again and making their way to Airlie Beach meaning Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, is officially on. The remaining…

24 Dec 2019

Festive Fremantle Race Start for Remaining Three Teams

Three festive Clipper Race teams departed Fremantle Sailing Club today. Wearing Christmas hats and big smiles, Visit Sanya, China , Punta del Este and Unicef are off and ready to…

21 Dec 2019

Prizegiving: Part Two

A ceremony took place today to mark the incredible achievements made by the final three teams that arrived into Fremantle over the last few days. Mark Light, Race Director kicked…

21 Dec 2019

Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

Following a fantastic stay in the eclectic town of Fremantle where the crew have experienced everything from gorgeous beaches, selfies with Quokkas and excellent hospitality from the Fremantle Sailing Club,…

20 Dec 2019

Chinese Consulate Visits Clipper Race Fleet in Fremantle

With Chinese representation in the Clipper Race higher than ever before and three Chinese team entries showcasing the destinations of Qingdao, Sanya and Zhuhai, a visit from the Chinese Consulate…

20 Dec 2019

Fremantle ETAs

Updated: 0230 UTC - 20/12/2019 Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions will cause…

18 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 31: Planning ahead

The three remaining Clipper Race teams are in the final days of the Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, the distance now to finish is under 500nm to Fremantle for each.…

17 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 30: Southern (Ocean) Hospitality

The final few days of the Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride are upon the three remaining teams and thoughts are firmly on preparations for the next race, with welcome smooth…

17 Dec 2019

Winner of Roaring Forties Match Race Announced

After making fast progress from Cape Town, Punta del Este has been declared the winner of Roaring Forties Match Race. This follows the news that, due to light winds overnight,…

16 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 29: Reflecting On The Race

The yellow, blue and orange colours represent the three remaining Clipper Race teams on the Race Viewer, as they sail to Fremantle. Punta del Este, Unicef and Visit Sanya, China…

15 Dec 2019

​Race 4 Day 28: 1000 nautical miles to Fremantle

The eight Clipper Race teams in Fremantle celebrated at the Race 4: Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride Prizegiving. During the event, the results of the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean sprint…

14 Dec 2019

​Golden Hour Honours

On a balmy summer’s evening, the Clipper Race teams who have arrived into Western Australia and a large number of supporters came together on Fremantle Sailing Club’s Sunset Deck to…

14 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 27: Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint concludes

“The crew has been loving this intense sailing against time, looking at the weather forecast, our progression in the routing systems, trimming the sails every five minutes and keeping the…

14 Dec 2019

Clipper Race Update

Punta del Este and Visit Sanya, China are currently match racing each other for the Roaring Forties Match Race trophy and the former is also making good progress in the…

13 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 26: High Winds and High Spirits

Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride continues for the trio of teams who are eagerly anticipating being reunited with the rest of the fleet in Fremantle. The experience…

12 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 25: One last match race

Following the arrival of Seattle into Fremantle overnight, just three Clipper Race teams remain at sea, navigating their way towards Western Australia. Unicef, Punta del Este and Visit Sanya, China…

11 Dec 2019

​Race 4 Day 24: Milestones achieved and a new arrival into Fremantle

Dare To Lead has crossed the finish line into Fremantle this morning at 10:07 UTC and the team to claim seventh place in Race 4: Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride.…

10 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 23: Great minds think alike

Another day brings another new arrival into Fremantle, Australia. This morning it was Zhuhai’s turn to feel the exhilarating rush of crossing the finish line. Completing Race 4 in sixth…

9 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 22: Race within a Race

And then there were six! Following the nail-biting race for Race 4 podium positions over the weekend, arrivals continued into Fremantle overnight with GoToBermuda taking fourth place and WTC Logistics…

8 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 21: The Race to Fremantle continues

The Clipper Race has seen its first three arrivals into Fremantle but eight teams continue to navigate their way through their localised battles to the finish line. Each in a…

7 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 20: The Sleighs fly towards Fremantle

Day 20 of Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride has thrown the fleet a mixed bag of conditions as they push forwards in the marathon to Fremantle. The…

6 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 19: Whether the weather will decide?

The finale for the frontrunners of the Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride is close and with only three nautical miles separating Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam and Qingdao, much of…

4 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 17: Stealth, the name of the game?

Front runner Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, in its quest to win The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride has today gone into Stealth Mode*. This follows the trend set by…

4 Dec 2019

​Royal Albert Dock confirmed as Race Finish for Unforgettable Finale

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced the Clipper 2019-20 Race Finish will be held at Royal Albert Dock (RAD) in the heart of the capital's Royal Docks.…

2 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 15: In Pictures

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam has relinquished its windward position, and the lead, to Qingdao after completing the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint. The chasing pack prepares to enter the…

1 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 14: A New Leader

After two weeks at sea, Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam has retaken the lead from close rival Qingdao in Race 4: the Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride. 18 nautical mile…

30 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 13: Sprint or a stroll in the sunshine?

Lighter winds and sunshine greeted the teams towards the front of the pack on the thirteenth day of racing in The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride. It is time to…

29 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 12: 50 Shades of Grey

“The sky is grey, the sea is grey, the squalls are grey.” Reports Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam Skipper Josh Stickland, on the twelfth day of racing from Cape Town…

28 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 11: Happy Thanksgiving

The Clipper Race teams have many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, on the racing front; a slight break in the tough squally conditions that they have been facing…

28 Nov 2019

Update on Punta del Este and Visit Sanya, China

UPDATE: 11:30 28/11/2019 All repairs have now been completed on Punta del Este and Visit Sanya, China and both yachts will be departing from Cape Town today. Visit Sanya, China…

27 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 10: Squalls, sails and hail

The leading teams are reaching the midway point of Leg 3, and with Clipper Race Meteorologist, Simon Rowell, calling the weather ‘fruity’, there were lots of individual sail battles for…

26 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 9: What’s the Score?

The Scoring Gate results are in on Day 9 of Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride. The Scoring Gate, which is positioned approximately 135 nm due north of…

21 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 4: Close Racing at the Top of the Leaderboard

“I feel we have poked the angry red dragon, Qingdao, and now I can feel them breathing down our necks!” This is what Josh Stickland, Skipper of Ha Long Bay,…

20 Nov 2019

Celebrating World Children’s Day 2019 - The Isibindi Safe Park

During the Cape Town stopover, a group of 20 crew, from across the fleet, visited the Isibindi Safe Park, a very special programme supported by Clipper Race Charity Partner Unicef.…

17 Nov 2019


The highly-anticipated 4,750 nautical mile Southern Ocean stage of Clipper 2019-20 Race started in Cape Town today as the only global sailing race for non-professionals passes its quarter-way mark. Race…

11 Nov 2019

Race 3 Prizegiving

Following a tough 3,555 nautical mile race across the South Atlantic, the teams came together at the Shimmy Beach Club to celebrate the successes and achievements made during Race 3:…

11 Nov 2019

Cape Town ETAs

Zhuhai is the last team to arrive into the V&A Waterfront Cape Town, South Africa. Here is the latest estimated arrival time for the team. Please note that these are…

9 Nov 2019

Arrivals continue into Cape Town

Updated 09/11/2019 20:15 A beautiful sunset welcomed in local boy David ‘Wavy’ Immelman and his team GoToBermuda as they crossed the finish line at 17:26:58 in ninth place. In honour…

8 Nov 2019

Race 3 Day 16: Wind hole to slow finish?

It is day 16 of racing the second stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Race, and the aptly named Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown is drawing to a close. Qingdao has taken…

7 Nov 2019

Race 3 Day 15: The Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint Results Announced!

On Day 15 of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, the results of the fleet’s efforts to cover the 335 nautical mile Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint in the…

5 Nov 2019

Race 3 Day 13: Surfing through the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint

The majority of the fleet in The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, is speeding through the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint. It’s a closely fought bonus point battle and with still…

4 Nov 2019

Race 3 Day 12: The Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint Begins

On Day 12 of The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, the fleet are recovering from intense weather conditions as they gear up for a chance to gain extra points in the…

2 Nov 2019

​Race 3 Day 10: Highlights in pictures

With one storm down, and another approaching on the horizon, the Clipper Race fleet has been tackling eight metre high waves - that’s taller than an average two-storey house! The…

1 Nov 2019

Race 3 Day 9: White Knuckle Ride as Teams Reach Halfway Point to Cape Town

“Man, this isn’t a wave, it’s a ski slope.” This observation, from a crew member on board Seattle , sums up the last 24 hours hours for the majority of…

30 Oct 2019

Vote for Clipper Race!

Clipper Race On Board Reporter (OBR) Cherie Bridges is spending eleven months on board with each of the eleven team years as they race around the world. Her mission is…

30 Oct 2019

​Race 3 Day 7: Scoring Gate Results Confirmed

Scoring Gate results for Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown are in as pressure readings on barometers drop and wind speeds increase with the arrival of the forecasted low…

29 Oct 2019

​Race 3 Day 6: Charge for the Scoring Gate

The battle to claim the first points of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown is raging with six of the eleven teams making their way to the scoring gate.…

28 Oct 2019

Race 3 Day 5: The calm before the storm

As forecast, the Clipper Race fleet is experiencing much lighter conditions on the fifth day of Race 3:The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown. The leaderboard continues to fluctuate and sees V…

27 Oct 2019

Race 3 Day 4: North South Divide

The early stages of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown have been dominated by the decision of which route to take to Cape Town; the most direct, via the…

26 Oct 2019

​Race 3 Day 3: Snakes and ladders

On the third day of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, it is all change at the top of the leaderboard as the fleet continues to gybe its way…

25 Oct 2019

Race 3 Day 2: Surf’s up

The fleet has been ticking of the miles in the first 48 hours of Race 3: Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, with the two South African skippers leading the charge to…

24 Oct 2019

​Race 3 Day 1: East or south east, that is the question

Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown from the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este to Cape Town, South Africa, is in its opening stages and already it is clear…

23 Oct 2019

The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown Has Begun

A day charged with emotion and pride has been witnessed in Punta del Este today as the crew of non-professional sailors set off for the second leg of the Clipper…

23 Oct 2019

Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown

After an incredible stopover in Punta del Este , crew are making their final preparations ahead of Race 3. The teams will depart Yacht Club Punta del Este today (Wednesday…

22 Oct 2019

Skipper thoughts ahead of Race 3

The eleven Clipper Race Skippers have had their penultimate briefing ahead of Race 3 from Punta del Este, Uruguay to Cape Town, South Africa. Following a busy week of celebrations…

19 Oct 2019

H.E Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Uruguay Visits Clipper Race

China came to visit the Clipper Race in Punta del Este today. Wang Gang, H.E Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Uruguay and a Government delegation from the…

16 Oct 2019

​Yacht Club Punta del Este puts on Prizegiving Extravaganza

After arriving safely and swiftly into the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este, following a 5,200 nautical mile-long marathon across the Atlantic Ocean, a fantastic evening of celebrations and formal…

13 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 28: Thunderstorms and Lightning

As Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, continues, huge squalls brought powerful wind, driving rain, hail, thunderstorms, and put on a spectacular lightning show for the…

13 Oct 2019

Punta del Este ETAs

The arrival window into Punta del Este has been updated as of 13-10-19 at 1400 Local Time// 1700 UTC Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest…

12 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 27: Windholes Create Leaderboard Upheaval

Qingdao and Visit Sanya, China are both celebrating in Punta del Este , but for the rest of the Clipper Race fleet, Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup isn’t over just…

11 Oct 2019

Chinese teams take line honours into Punta del Este

Two of the three Chinese teams, Visit Sanya, China and Qingdao , who are competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, have taken the two top spots in…

11 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 26: Finish line within grasp of leaders

After 26 days and over 5,000 nautical miles of racing, the winner of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, is expected to be decided today. But…

10 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 25: Neck-and-Neck in Battle for First

Leaders Qingdao and Visit Sanya, China remain neck-and-neck as the two teams enter into the final 300nautical miles of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay. Although…

9 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 24: Final Push Begins

The countdown clock on Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup is definitely ticking, with potentially less than 36 hours of racing to go before a winner is crowned in Punta del…

8 Oct 2019

Race 2 Day 23: Qingdao takes the lead

On Day 23 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, Qingdao has taken the lead from close rival Visit Sanya, China following an interesting and squally…

7 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 22: Visit Sanya’s Stealthy Move

After dominating the rest of the Clipper Race fleet for the first 4,000 nautical miles of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, Visit Sanya, China has…

6 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 21: Wind Gusts and Windholes

After 21 days at sea, there is now only just over a week to go until the winner of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, will…

5 Oct 2019

Closely fought Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint sees just one second between two teams

The results are in for the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint and what a sprint it was. Only three hours and 21 minutes separated all eleven teams and the winner…

4 Oct 2019

Clipper Race Crew Face Court of King Neptune

Sailing across the equator is one of the major milestones of Leg 1 and the circumnavigation. An achievement few get to cross of their bucket list, this landmark event is…

4 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 19: Competition Heats Up at the Front

The miles to Punta del Este, Uruguay, continue to fall away on Day 19 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup, and there is a serious battle brewing at the front…

3 Oct 2019

Race 2 Day 18: Changeable conditions during Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint

On the eighteenth day of racing in Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup, the leaderboard remains unchanged at the top, with the leading three teams all having passed the Dell Latitude…

2 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 17: The Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint Begins

With favourable conditions on Day 17 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, V isit Sanya, China continues to stay ahead of the rest of the fleet,…

1 Oct 2019

Race 2 Day 16: Offerings to King Neptune

At the approximate halfway point of Race 2: The Commodore’s cup, from Portimão to Punta del Este , the teams have been appreciating the exceptional sailing conditions and many, on…

30 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 15: Sailing into the Southern Hemisphere

The top of the leaderboard remains unchanged with Visit Sanya, China and Qingdao being the first two teams to cross the equator and sail into the Southern Hemisphere, a landmark…

29 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 14: Racing Resumes

The slow motor-sail through the Doldrums Corridor has become a thing of the past for the majority of the Clipper Race fleet, with racing firmly back on the agenda on…

28 Sep 2019

​Race 2 Day 13: Doldrums Downtime

Another day of the Doldrums and motor-sailing through the corridor meant that the Clipper Race teams needed to get creative in passing the time before they’d be back racing towards…

27 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 12: Tropical Rain and Squalls in the Doldrums Corridor

Day 12 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup has turned out to be a humid, rainy one for the Clipper Race fleet, with all yachts now deep into the Doldrums…

26 Sep 2019

​Race 2 Day 11: Life in the Doldrums

With all eleven Clipper 70s now within the Doldrums Corridor and free of the tropical storm Lorenzo, the fleet is taking the opportunity for essential maintenance and housekeeping, while the…

25 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 10: Tropical Storm Gives Way to Doldrums

For most of the Clipper Race fleet, Day 10 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, has been hot, sticky and windless. This can only mean…

25 Sep 2019

The Doldrums Corridor Explained

As those of you who are keeping an eagle eye on the Race Viewer know, the Clipper Race fleet is entering into the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, or as it…

24 Sep 2019

​Race 2 Day 9: Strange Start To Doldrums

The ninth day of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup was a tale of two halves. As a tropical storm crosses in front of the fleet, the consistent Trade Winds that…

22 Sep 2019

​Race 2 Day 7: Scoring Gate points up for grabs

On the seventh day of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup, Visit Sanya, China and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam lead the charge to the Scoring Gate but until Qingdao reappears…

21 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 6: Competition Heats up with Thrilling Close Racing

Close match racing has been the order of the day on Day 6 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este , Uruguay. Incredibly after around 1,000 nautical…

20 Sep 2019

Portimão Labelled a Huge Success

The verdict is in; the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew have deemed the inaugural Portimão stopover a huge success! The fleet and more than 200 crew from 35 different countries called…

20 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 5: The first ‘Stealth Mode’ strategic tactic is played as the teams sail towards Cape Verde

The fifth day of racing south on Race 2, east of Western Sahara towards Cape Verde has brought changeable conditions for the teams; with steady trade winds carrying the fleet…

19 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 4: The Canary Islands Bring Favourable Sailing Conditions

On the fourth day of the Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este from Portimão, the Clipper Race teams are unanimous that they have been welcomed by favourable sailing conditions as…

18 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 3: The Trade Winds Arrive

The wind has finally returned on Day 3 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup, meaning the Clipper Race fleet is once again moving towards its goal of Punta del Este…

17 Sep 2019

​Race 2 Day 2: Fleet Splits in Search for Wind

The Clipper Race fleet is experiencing dramatically different conditions in the first couple of days of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup compared to those faced in the first race; very…

16 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 1: A Slow Wind Start Tests Fleet

After the bold, fast start to Race 2 , the Commodore’s Cup, a 5,200nm race from Portimão, Portugal, to Punta del Este, Uruguay, a sharp drop in wind speed has…

15 Sep 2019

Bold and Fast Start by Punta del Este in Race 2

Punta del Este has had a brilliant start to the race to its home port, with Skipper Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez and his crew showing early signs that the decision to…

15 Sep 2019

Skipper thoughts ahead of Race 2: The Commordore’s Cup

After an extremely tough first race, it is time to focus on Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup and the first ocean crossing of the 2019-20 circumnavigation. GoToBermuda Skipper David ‘Wavy’…

14 Sep 2019

​Race 2: Two Jokers Played in Commodore’s Cup

Clipper Race crew have enjoyed a magical week in the Portuguese sun but now it’s time to get back on the water and race! Race 2, has been named the…

12 Sep 2019

​Crew Explore the Sights and Tastes of the Beautiful Algarve

The Marina de Portimão continues to outdo itself, with the Host Port dedicating itself to showcasing the very best that this stunning region has to offer. On top of the…

10 Sep 2019

Punta del Este Crowned Winners of First Race at Sunset Prizegiving

The first Prizegiving of the Clipper 2019-20 Race took place at the stunning Host Port of Marina de Portimão. Crew gathered to celebrate their achievements against an incredible backdrop of…

9 Sep 2019

Fleet arrives into Marina de Portimão after tough first race

Race 1 has been a first test of what is to come during the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race. With a wide spectrum of conditions from a tough…

8 Sep 2019

Race Director on Race 1

There are just a few hours to go until we find out which team will claim the opening win of the Clipper 2019-20 Race! And while the teams fight it…

7 Sep 2019

​Race 1 Day 5: Thrill ride conditions as Ocean Sprint gets underway

“The surfing at constant 25 knots for some time was some of the best sailing I've done, ever…” Chris Books, Skipper of Qingdao Image: Ha Long Bay Viet Nam surfing…

6 Sep 2019

Race 1 Day 4: Chinese Teams Claim First Scoring Gate Points

Teams talk tactics as they approach the Bay of Biscay Scoring Gate on the fourth day of racing and it was great news for the Chinese team which claimed the…

4 Sep 2019

Race 1 Day 2: The Upwind Battle Continues

The realities of ocean racing are quickly becoming apparent to the Clipper Race crew as the fleet battles upwind on day two of the opening race from London to Portimão…

3 Sep 2019

Spinnakers soar for the start of the Clipper 2019-20 Race

Following the spectacle and ceremony of the fleet’s departure from St. Katharine Docks, London, the first stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race officially started on Monday…

1 Sep 2019

The Clipper 2019-20 Race fleet departs London

1 Sep 2019

​Tower Bridge lifts for the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure

The sun shone on the thousands of supporters who lined the banks of St. Katharine Docks and the River Thames to witness the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure. Tower Bridge was…

1 Sep 2019

Race 1: London to Portimão

After months and months of preparation, the Clipper 2019-20 Race is finally about to begin. The first of 15 races will be from London to Portimão in Portugal. While the…

31 Aug 2019

Skipper Thoughts ahead of Race 1

The Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers have had their penultimate meeting ahead of the Race Departure ceremony from St. Katharine Docks, London tomorrow afternoon. After a busy week of naming ceremonies,…

31 Aug 2019


This week, an intrigued crowd gathered in a vibrant St.Katharine Docks, sheltered from the sweltering London sunshine to hear from the Visit Sanya, China team as they launch the book…

20 Aug 2019

​Departure Day - fleet leaves Clipper Race HQ for London

Clipper Race HQ was a hive of activity this morning as the eleven strong fleet of identical 70 foot yachts prepared to depart for London. Almost 175 crew signed up…

14 Aug 2019

Prep Week in Full Swing

The Clipper Race HQ in Gosport, UK, is a hive of activity, with Prep Week well underway. Hundreds of Clipper 2019-20 Race crew are busily getting the fleet ready; doing…

31 Jul 2019

Garmin Returns As Official Supplier

The Clipper Race fleet is set to be more competitive, safe and efficient than ever before, following the news global brand Garmin is returning as an Official Supplier in the…

21 May 2019

​China Yachting Association Visits Clipper Race Training Centre

The special relationship between the Clipper Race and China is continuing to strengthen and grow, with the UK training hub playing host to the China Yachting Association. The President of…

13 May 2019

Excitement Grows for Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew

Emotions were running high for Clipper Race crew over the weekend as they finally found out who they will be taking on the ultimate ocean adventure with, when the Clipper…

7 May 2019

​Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race AQPs

As excitement builds for almost 700 Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew ahead of Crew Allocation Day on Saturday, we thought it was the perfect time to reveal the professional Mates, otherwise…

29 Apr 2019


The Clipper 2019-20 Race is set to be the biggest yet in terms of Chinese involvement and with Crew Allocation just around the corner, it’s time to meet the Skippers…

26 Apr 2019

Eighteen thrill seekers set to represent the tropical paradise of Sanya in adventure of a lifetime

It has been a busy week in paradise as officials from the Clipper Race and Sanya teamed up to select 18 lucky thrill seekers who will represent the tropical holiday…

20 Apr 2019

Watch Now: Sanya’s Debut Documentary

After a triumphant debut entry in the 2017-18 edition, and ahead of selecting the lucky 2019-20 Sanya Ambassadors next week, the Visit Sanya team has released a documentary showcasing the…

17 Apr 2019


With all eleven Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers now revealed, it’s time to find out more about them as individuals. Here’s what you need to know about Seumas Kellock. Becoming a…

21 Mar 2019

​Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race Skippers Revealed

Following a grueling selection process we are pleased to reveal the eleven professional skippers who, with over a million miles of experience between them, will be leading teams in the…

13 Feb 2020

Race 6: All change at the top

The competition at the top of the current race standings couldn’t be closer. Hit refresh on the Clipper Round the World, Race Viewer and the four leading teams seem to…

9 Feb 2020

Meet the team: Della Parsons, Crew Recruitment Director

Mark Twain said “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”. This is certainly true for everyone at the Clipper…

7 Feb 2020

Halfway around the world

Back in the day, if you went to the cinema halfway through the film, the lights would come on and it would be time for the interval. The Clipper Race…

6 Feb 2020

Race 6 Day 15: Catch the WInd

The competition continues to thrill as the teams sail north west of the equator towards Subic Bay in the Philippines and for the majority of the fleet, it couldn’t be…

3 Feb 2020

Race 6: Starry nights, Stealth mode and speedy sailing

Oh what a night! As David Bowie sang ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ and the night sky has been charming the teams in the most glorious way. GoToBermuda Skipper, David…

27 Jan 2020

Race 6: Busy days and Invisible bungee cords

It was another busy day for the Clipper Race fleet as it continued its way through the Doldrums Corridor and across the Solomon Sea. The battle for first place in…

26 Jan 2020

Race 6: Closer than Close

Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race continues to thrill as the fleet navigate towards and into the Doldrums Corridor. Most teams report being in close proximity to each other…

25 Jan 2020

Race 6: Showers, Squalls and Shortbread

Well, it has been an extremely busy 24 hours for the fleet as they sail in The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race. The slow conditions continue to frustrate and this has…

5 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 18: All eyes on Fremantle

As ETA's are now in frequent circulation, the competitive side of The Clipper Race remains ever present in the minds of all teams battling in the The Marlow Southern Ocean…

11 Sep 2019

Clipper 2019-20 Race: Race 1 Prizegiving