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  • Leg 11: Race 1 - Liverpool, UK - Punta Del Este, Uruguay
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  • Leg 12: Race 2 - Cape Town, South Africa - Fremantle, Australia
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  • 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

12 Jul 2019

The Legen~Derry Stopover

This week we were excited to confirm the Clipper 2019-20 Race will be returning to the dynamic city of Derry~Londonderry in July 2020. The fleet is due to arrive between July 23-27, just in time for the Foyle Maritime Festival, which begins on July 25. Over nine days, the award winning festival will offer up a plethora of exciting activities, including…

11 Jul 2019

​Bermuda on Board for World’s Toughest Endurance Test

We have revealed this week that Bermuda is the newest Host Port and Team Partner to the upcoming 2019–20 edition which starts from London, UK, on 1 September…

10 Jul 2019

The Clipper Race Welcomes Back the Emerald City

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced it will be bringing its event back to Seattle in spring 2020. This follows Seattle’s second place victory in the previous…

10 Jul 2019

MaxSea deliver training on TIMEZERO v4 navigation software

The Clipper Race fleet will be equipped with the latest version of TIMEZERO by MaxSea navigation software for the 2019-20 edition. The Official Navigational Software Supplier to the Clipper…

9 Jul 2019

CLIPPER RACE CONFIRMS HOST PORTS FOR ITS FINAL LEGS

Host Port destinations that will form the penultimate ‘US Coast-to-Coast’ leg of the Clipper 2019-20 Race along with its momentous ‘Atlantic Homecoming’ Leg have been revealed today. Firm race route favourites, Seattle , New York and Derry~Londonderry , have been announced as Host Port Partners for the upcoming edition of the global sailing event along with

4 Jul 2019

First Stop Portimão!

The Clipper Race is pleased to announce that the beautiful Portuguese city of Portimão will be the first stop of its 40,000 nautical mile global ocean adventure. The Clipper 2019-20…

4 Jul 2019

Meet the Clipper Race Crew: Nnenna Samuila

Name: Nnenna Samuila Occupation: Entrepreneur Nationality: Nigerian Legs: 3, Southern Ocean Leg, and 8, The Atlantic Homecoming Leg Team: GoToBermuda Sir Robin Knox-Johnston first set out to create the Clipper Race to give everyone, regardless of background or previous sailing ability, the opportunity to experience the challenge and sheer exhilaration of ocean racing. Nnenna Samuila, an Entrepreneur…

3 Jul 2019

Seattle ‘ocean health’ themed branding revealed

The Seattle yacht entry for the Clipper 2019-20 Race has been revealed. This will be the third consecutive edition Seattle has…

28 Jun 2019

​Full Clipper Race fleet lines up for Round the Island Race

This weekend, the full Clipper Race fleet, plus three of the Clipper 68 yachts, will be lined up on the Solent to battle it out in the 88th edition of…

28 Jun 2019

​WTC LOGISTICS AND CHARTCO ANNOUNCED AS NEWEST CLIPPER RACE PARTNERS

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today revealed two British brands that will be partnering with its 2019-20 edition; WTC Logistics will be making its debut as Logistics Partner…

25 Jun 2019

Graduating to Gold

As Race Crew embark on their final level of training, they will be kitted out by the world’s leading sailing brand, Musto. After using the red BR2 kit during the…

24 Jun 2019

Behind the scenes at Spinlock

We went behind the scenes with Official Lifejacket Supplier, Spinlock, to take a look at what goes into producing the Deckvest VITO lifejackets which will be worn on the Clipper…

23 Jun 2019

Race Start Spectator Boats

Want to be at the heart of the action for the Clipper 2019-20 Race Start? You can wave off the eleven strong fleet of ocean racing yachts as teams depart…

22 Jun 2019

​Punta del Este branding revealed

Punta del Este is returning as a Host Port for the 2019-20 Race and is also making a splash with a striking bright yellow debut team entry which will fly…

20 Jun 2019

Clipper Ventures Statement on MAIB Report

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report on the fatality onboard CV30 in the Clipper 2017-18 Race has been issued today. In addition a press statement has been issued by…

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 the…

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…

12 May 2019

London’s St.Katharine Docks confirmed as Race Start Partner for Clipper 2019-20 Race

As part of the Crew Allocation festivities, the all-important details for Clipper 2019-20 Race Start were revealed to the expectant audience of Race Crew. Organisers announced that the event will…

12 May 2019

Punta del Este Returns to Clipper 2019-20 Race

After making its Host Port debut during the Clipper 2017-18 Race, Punta del Este, Uruguay, is set to return bigger and better by adding a debut team entry - led…

11 May 2019

BIG DAY FOR CREW AS THEY GATHER TO DISCOVER TEAM AND SKIPPER

Nearly 700 Clipper Race Crew members have today found out their team and Skipper at Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew Allocation Day. A mixture of excitement and anticipation built as more…

10 May 2019

​Cape Town to Host Global Sailing Race as Seattle Revealed as Team Entry

A trio of announcements have been made by the Clipper Race today regarding its upcoming 2019-20 edition including a new Host Port Partner, as well as a team entry and…

9 May 2019

Wondrous Whitsundays Completes Leg 4

In the first of many exciting announcements planned for this week in the lead up to Crew Allocation on Saturday, we can now reveal that the Australian Coast-to-Coast Leg 4…

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…

2 May 2019

​Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew: Becky Broudie

Name : Becky Broudie Age : 55 Occupation : Counsellor Hometown : Lives in Barcelona, Spain Legs : Leg 1…for now! Fascination with the ocean and its vast seascapes are not uncommon amongst our intrepid Clipper…

29 Apr 2019

​TRIO TO LEAD CHINESE TEAMS REVEALED

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

‘Big blue boat’ to race 40,000 miles around the world for Unicef UK

Unicef UK has been announced as a team entry in the Clipper 2019-20 Race. This will be the third consecutive edition in which a Unicef UK yacht will take to…

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…

22 Apr 2019

FALMOUTH PUTS ON SPECTACULAR DISPLAY FOR SIR ROBIN

A truly impressive flotilla of vessels, including Royal Navy warship HMS Mersey, and over one hundred supporting yachts of all shapes and sizes, joined Sir Robin, and Suhaili in Falmouth…

21 Apr 2019

Sailors Salute Sir Robin on 50 Year Anniversary of Golden Globe Victory

Britain’s leading sailors are paying tribute to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston today on the 50 th anniversary of the date, 22 April 1969, that he entered history books as the…

20 Apr 2019

Capturing History

Sir Robin and Suhaili have arrived in Falmouth ahead of the 50 th anniversary celebrations planned on April 22 – the date the pair finished their 312…

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…

18 Apr 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skipper: Mark Burkes

With all eleven Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers now revealed, we are bringing you a closer introduction into their background and personalities, and what they might be like to race under…

17 Apr 2019

MEET THE CLIPPER 2019-20 RACE SKIPPER: Seumas Kellock

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 Clipper…

16 Apr 2019

​PRAXES to Provide 24/7 Remote Medical Support for Clipper 2019-20 Race

The Clipper Race is continuing its partnership with remote medical specialist PRAXES Medical Group . PRAXES will play a…

15 Apr 2019

​Sir Robin: 50 Year Golden Globe Anniversary Plans

22 April, 2019, marks an astounding 50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, and his yacht, Suhaili , returned to Falmouth after an epic 312 days at sea in…

15 Apr 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skipper: Chris Brooks

“You get out of life what you put into it” Clipper 2019-20 Race Skipper Chris Brooks’ experience, enthusiasm and impressive track record for podium success is certainly testament to his above…

12 Apr 2019

MEET THE CLIPPER 2019-20 RACE SKIPPERS: Nick Leggatt

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 Nick Leggatt. Nick will bring…

11 Apr 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers: Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez

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 Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez. Jeronimo, 44, who…

9 Apr 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers: Josh Stickland

With all eleven Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers revealed, we have been digging a little deeper behind the scenes to find out more about the soon-to-be familiar faces. Here’s everything we think…

8 Apr 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers: David Immelman

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 David Immelman. The first thing…

5 Apr 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers: Mike Surridge

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 Mike Surridge. Sailing around the…

4 Apr 2019

Partnership with Hyde Sails enters new decade

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has renewed its partnership with British sailmaker Hyde Sails. The two race deal will see the partnership enter a new decade as it extends…

3 Apr 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers: Ian Wiggin

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 Ian Wiggin. Ian ‘Wiggy’ Wiggin,…

2 Apr 2019

Qingdao Yacht Inspired by Tradition

Qingdao’s 16 year Clipper Race heritage has inspired the branding for the 2019-20 edition of the global ocean challenge. China’s Sailing City has featured in every race since 2005,…

2 Apr 2019

​Grahame Robb Associates Appointed Official Learning and Development Supplier to Clipper 2019-20 Race.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that Grahame Robb Associates (GRA) has been appointed to deliver a bespoke leadership development programme, specially designed to hone the leadership…

1 Apr 2019

MEET THE CLIPPER 2019-20 RACE SKIPPERS: BEN KEITCH

With all eleven Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers now revealed, we are bringing you a closer introduction into their background and personalities, and what they might be like to live with…

30 Mar 2019

#ReasonToRace: Melanie and Jasmine Morris

In this special Mother’s Day edition of our #ReasonToRace 'Meet the Crew' series, we are getting to know a mother and daughter duo, Melanie and Jasmine Morris, who will be…

30 Mar 2019

Race Returns to Fremantle

Hundreds of people from all over the world are set to experience all the city of Fremantle has to offer when the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race returns to…

28 Mar 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers: Guy Waites

With the full line up of Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers revealed, we caught up with Guy Waites, who will be one of the eleven professionals leading a team around the…

25 Mar 2019

​Former Clipper Race Circumnavigators Return to Paradise for China’s Biggest Offshore Event

British Clipper 2017-18 Race Circumnavigators, Mike Miller (50, from Windsor) and Glenn Manchett (53, from Cambridge), who raced on board the winning Sanya Serenity Coast team, have returned to China’s…

25 Mar 2019

TIMEZERO by MaxSea announced as Official Navigation Software Supplier

The Clipper Race has renewed its partnership with TIMEZERO by MaxSea, returning for a third consecutive edition as the Official Navigation Software Supplier. The eleven strong fleet of 70 ft ocean…

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…

19 Mar 2019

SPINLOCK REVEALED AS OFFICIAL LIFEJACKET SUPPLIER

The Clipper Race is pleased to reveal Spinlock as its new Official Lifejacket Supplier for the next two editions, 2019-20 and 2021-22, of the biennial round the world yacht race. Spinlock…

17 Mar 2019

Happy 80th Sir Robin!

Today legendary yachtsman and Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, is 80 years young. The milestone birthday begins…

15 Mar 2019

Ambassadors chosen to represent the city of Zhuhai in global sailing race

Eighteen brave adventurers, including a professor, engineer and student, have been chosen to represent the city of Zhuhai as ocean racers in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race.…

11 Mar 2019

From the Atlantic Ocean to United Nations: Lebalang’s Remarkable Success Story

We often tell stories of the positive impact that the Clipper Race has on the lives of Race Crew, and there are not many as inspiring as that of Lebalang…

8 Mar 2019

​First boat branding revealed for Clipper 2019-20 Race

It’s hard to hide away a 70ft ocean racing yacht but the team at Clipper Race HQ has been hard at work in a secret location. As preparations for the…

7 Mar 2019

Zhuhai, The City of Islands

Eyes will be turning to the Chinese city of Zhuhai in the spring of 2020, when the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race makes its debut visit. Recently voted one of…

7 Mar 2019

Clipper Race Celebrates International Women’s Day

Over the past 23 years and eleven editions of the Clipper Race, thousands of women from all over the world have been introduced to sailing and trained to be ocean…

6 Mar 2019

Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Scoops Prestigious YJA Award

Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Nikki Henderson has been awarded the prestigious Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) Yachtsman of the Year Award after making history when, at 24, she became the youngest…

27 Feb 2019

Robin Talks Tough Tech with Dell

From racing around the world with only a radio (that didn’t even work for the last four and a half months), to seeing the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht…

21 Feb 2019

Fundraising Begins Again for Unicef

During the Clipper 2017-18 Race, crew, supporters and race partners showed their support and raised more than £374,000. As the fleet raced to different countries around the world, crew visited…

19 Feb 2019

Coppercoat seals two-race Partnership

Following a successful debut in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, Coppercoat has signed a new two-race partnership as the Official Antifoul Supplier for the next two editions of the Clipper Round…

8 Feb 2019

The Ultimate Gap Year

Timothy Morgan, a 19-year-old student from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, is preparing to take on the ultimate gap year challenge of racing around the world. Struggling to concentrate in class whilst searching for…

7 Feb 2019

Sta-Lok Returns to Rig the Clipper 2019-20 Race

Renewing its partnership with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Sta-Lok is returning as the Official Standing Rigging Partner for the 2019-20 edition. Product testing doesn’t come much tougher than…

29 Jan 2019

Sir Robin Congratulates Golden Globe Winner

Just months out from the 50th anniversary of his historic voyage, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has travelled to Les Sables d’Olonne to congratulate the winner of the Golden Globe Race 2018.…

24 Jan 2019

Ten days to circumnavigator at boot Düsseldorf

Ina Baum, a 53-year-old Management Consultant from Köln has made the lifechanging decision to circumnavigate the globe just ten short days after finding out about the Clipper Round the World…

20 Jan 2019

Crew Brief a Huge Success

The countdown to the Clipper 2019-20 Race is officially on with hundreds of Race Crew and Supporters gathering at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London for Crew Brief. The excitement…

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…

3 Jan 2019

​Where’s Charlie?

Have you spotted 28-year-old Clipper 2017-18 Race circumnavigator Charlie Garratt who is the latest face on the global sailing event’s London Underground posters? Charlie, from Southampton, UK, signed up to take…

2 Jan 2019

Clipper Ventures Buys Hamble School of Yachting

Clipper Ventures, the parent company of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has bought one of the RYA’s leading sailing schools in the UK, Hamble School of…

31 Dec 2018

2018: A Year in Review

This year has been one to remember here at the Clipper Race. Records were broken, oceans crossed, and hundreds of people from all over the world completed what is one…

24 Dec 2018

​#ReasonToRace: Nassor El Mahruki

AGE: 51 NATIONALITY: Tanzanian HOMETOWN: Zanzibar PROFESSION: Hotelier LEGS: Full Circumnavigation Nassor El Mahruki, a 50-year-old hotelier from Zanzibar, is set to become the first Tanzanian to circumnavigate the world with the Clipper Race when…

21 Dec 2018

Clipper Race Director of Sponsorship Sets Sail For New Adventures

After spending more than a decade dedicated to the growth and development of the Clipper Race, Sponsorship Director Jonathan Levy has made the decision to begin the new year embarking…

18 Dec 2018

​Hometown Honour for Winning Skipper

The accolades keep coming for history making Clipper Race Skipper Wendy Tuck, who has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Western Sydney. The Australian university selected…

18 Dec 2018

​Clipper Race Crew Member Sets Sailing Record

Former Clipper Race crew member Lisa Blair has rewritten the history books once again, becoming the first woman to circumnavigate Australia solo and unassisted. After 58 days and more than 6,000…

12 Dec 2018

Zhuhai seeking adventurers to represent city in global sailing race

The Chinese city of Zhuhai has today announced an Ambassador Crew programme which will enable local people to take part in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race. Residents from…

29 Nov 2018

​Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew #ReasonToRace: Heather Broadbent

NAME: Heather Broadbent AGE: 50 NATIONALITY: UK HOMETOWN: Cheshire, UK LEGS: Full circumnavigation Heather Broadbent, a self-employed gardener and PA from Cheshire, UK, is planning to swap flower beds for rolling ocean waves next…

22 Nov 2018

​Opportunity of a Lifetime to Represent Qingdao to the World

The search is on for intrepid crew to represent China’s Sailing City of Qingdao in the upcoming Clipper 2019-20 Race. For the eighth consecutive edition, Qingdao’s distinctive red and gold dragon…

16 Nov 2018

​CLIPPER RACE CREW CLAIMS NATIONAL YACHTING AWARD

Quebecan Clipper 2017-18 Race crew member Simon DuBois, who raced around the world on board the Visit Seattle team yacht, has been announced as Québec Sailor of the Year.

25 Oct 2018

Clipper Race Appoints Dale Smyth as Deputy Race Director

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is very pleased to announce that Dale Smyth is set to join its Race Office team after being appointed Deputy Race Director. Dale,…

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…

16 Oct 2018

​Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew #ReasonToRace: Nigel Gale

Name: Nigel Gale Age: 56 Occupation: Builder Nationality: Channel Islander, Guernsey Legs: Full Circumnavigation We often share stories of the 40 per cent of Clipper Race crew members who are completely new…

15 Oct 2018

Voting Open For Rolex World Sailor of the Year

Following the nomination of Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Wendy Tuck for Rolex World Sailor of the Year, public voting has officially opened today, Monday 15 September. The public vote,…

8 Oct 2018

Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew #ReasonToRace: Donna Von Tunk

Continuing the #ReasonToRace series, which was started during the launch of the new Clipper Race and Musto technical clothing partnership last month, we kick off Monday by introducing Donna Von…

4 Oct 2018

Search Underway for Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race isn’t just a challenge that allows everyday people to test themselves in the ultimate ocean adventure. It is also a chance for experienced…

3 Oct 2018

CLIPPER RACE SKIPPER NOMINATED FOR ROLEX WORLD SAILOR OF THE YEAR

It has today been announced that winning Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Wendy Tuck from Sydney, Australia, has been nominated for Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Wendy Tuck,…

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…

1 Oct 2018

​Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew #ReasonToRace: Les Perry

Les Perry, a 59-year-old Roofer from Barnston, Wirral, is gearing up to take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race after watching the 2017-18 edition depart Royal Albert…

25 Sep 2018

​Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew #ReasonToRace: Eve Ashforth

“If you’re going to take a few steps into the unknown you might as well jump and see what happens.” Meet 28-year-old Eve, an A&E Nurse from Yorkshire, UK,…

24 Sep 2018

A New Look for the Clipper Race

The Clipper Race has today announced Musto, renowned for its high-performance sailing kit, as its new Technical Clothing Partner for the next two event editions, enabling crew to tackle the…

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.…

10 Sep 2018

​Sanya Serenity Coast Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

Last but certainly not least, we look back at overall Clipper 2017-18 Race winner Sanya Serenity Coast in the eleventh and final race team highlight post. Sanya Serenity Coast …

6 Sep 2018

Visit Seattle Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

There’s no doubt about it, the second placed Visit Seattle certainly ‘sailed with style’ throughout the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Led by Nikki Henderson, the youngest Skipper in the…

5 Sep 2018

​Historic win inspires more women to consider a life at sea

History was made this summer when Wendy Tuck became the first woman to win a round the world yacht race and her sailing success has already inspired more women to…

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…

30 Aug 2018

Garmin Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

Garmin was a team that went from strength to strength with every Leg of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, and the hard work was well rewarded with a fourth…

28 Aug 2018

PSP Logistics Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

PSP Logistics finished a highly impressive fifth overall in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, making it the best result for the Team Partner in its three editions, an especially impressive effort…

24 Aug 2018

Unicef Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

Eleven months ago, a bright blue boat set sail to not only race around the world but to also proudly fly the flag around the world for the Charity Partner…

22 Aug 2018

Dare To Lead Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

It’s time to turn the focus on Dare To Lead and its Clipper 2017-18 Race highlights. The team, self-nicknamed ‘The Dark Horses’, was skippered by Dale Smyth and finished seventh…

21 Aug 2018

GREAT Britain Clipper 2017-18 Race Summary

Continuing the Clipper 2017-18 Race team summary, we kick off the second week by looking back at the GREAT Britain team’s remarkable journey over the past eleven months.

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…

17 Aug 2018

Liverpool 2018 Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

As we continue to look back at Clipper 2017-18 Race team highlights, today we are shining the spotlight on Liverpool 2018 which claimed ninth place overall. …

15 Aug 2018

HotelPlanner.com Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

Hotelplanner.com made its debut in the Clipper 2017-18 Race and it didn’t take long to see that Skipper Conall Morrison and his team of 57 crew, which included 15 different…

13 Aug 2018

​Nasdaq Clipper 2017-18 Race Highlights

As each of the 712 Clipper Race crew members begin to adjust back to life on land, the memories and successes of the past eleven months are far from forgotten. Over…

30 Jul 2018

​Zhuhai to debut in Clipper 2019-20 Race

The Clipper Race has revealed that the ‘Islands and Sailing’ city of Zhuhai, China, is to become a Host Port and Team Partner following a multi-million pound three edition deal. The…

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…

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…

16 Jul 2018

Tight at the Top

The race points on the overall Clipper Race leaderboard have been updated for the final time before Race Finish and the fight for a podium in Liverpool is going 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…

13 Jul 2018

CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATIONS FOR COMPETITIVE AUSSIE COUPLE

A half a world away from the sandy shores of Newcastle, Australia, Peter Hartigan and Louise Costello are celebrating after crossing the mighty North Atlantic Ocean as part of the…

12 Jul 2018

​Full House

The full Clipper Race fleet has arrived in Derry-Londonderry, with the crew now ready to enjoy an action-packed fortnight and the award-winning Foyle Maritime Festival. After what has been a thrilling…

11 Jul 2018

Sir Robin Praises Derry-Londonderry

Legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has praised Derry-Londonderry as the Northern Irish city embraces the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for a fourth consecutive visit. IMAGE: Sir Robin, Ralph…

11 Jul 2018

Race 12 Day 15 Skipper Blogs

The final two teams, GREAT Britain and Liverpool 2018 , are edging closer towards Derry-Londonderry. For GREAT Britain , Race 12 is due to conclude later tonight (Wednesday 11 July) and the…

10 Jul 2018

​LegenDerry Welcome for HotelPlanner.com

After almost eleven months and 40,000 nautical miles, Derry-Londonderry born Clipper Race Skipper Conall Morrison and Round the World Crew Member Roseann McGlinchey have returned home. The pair and their HotelPlanner.com …

10 Jul 2018

PSP Logistics Kicks Off Second Day of Arrivals

It was a very warm welcome for PSP Logistics as the team arrived into Derry-Londonderry despite the grey skies and light drizzle in the air. The team completed…

10 Jul 2018

Race 12, Day 14: Battle To Finish

The penultimate stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Race is ongoing this morning for almost half the fleet, and some impressive battles are taking place as teams strive to join the…

10 Jul 2018

The round the world life of a Clipper Race Crew Supporter

With arrivals into Derry-Londonderry this week it only seems fitting that our latest ‘Meet the Race Crew Supporter’ is Patrick Merrick. Patrick’s wife, Mary Frawley, is a ‘round the worlder’…

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

​Unicef Laughing After Playing Joker

Unicef’s decision to play its Joker Card for Race 12 to Derry-Londonderry has certainly proved to be a good one with the team due to shoot up the…

9 Jul 2018

Visit Seattle Takes Third Win

Visit Seattle has made it’s claim for the overall Clipper Race victory by winning the penultimate race into Derry-Londonderry. Visit Seattle was given a hero's welcome in Derry-Londonderry, with people lining…

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…

2 Jul 2018

Liverpool 2018 diverting to Newfoundland, Canada for Medevac

Update 11:40, 04/07/2018 Dominic Littlewood, from Liverpool 2018, is now safely back in the UK and recovering well. His team have set sail from St John’s, Newfoundland and are…

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…

1 Jul 2018

Race 12 Day 5: Fog Descends

Heavy fog is making visibility tough for the Clipper Race teams in the middle of the North Atlantic, but the racing remains close as the majority of the teams continue…

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

Meet the new Clipper Race Crew Recruitment Director

The Clipper Race is delighted to announce that Della Parsons will be its new Crew Recruitment Director from next month. Della has worked in the Crew Recruitment team for almost…

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…

22 Jun 2018

Clipper Race lights up Times Square during Nasdaq MarketSite Visit

After racing some 36,000 nautical miles around the globe to its team partner’s home in New York, USA, the Nasdaq Clipper Race team had the honour of attending…

22 Jun 2018

Joining Crew Arrive in New York, Meet Prashant De

As 91 joining Clipper Race crew members arrive into New York, USA, to join their teams for Leg 8: The Atlantic Homecoming Leg, the final Leg of the eleven month…

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…

20 Jun 2018

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Ineke Van Der Weijden

NAME: Ineke Van Der Weijden AGE: 44 OCCUPATION: Program director, Economic development NATIONALITY: Dutch LEGS: Circumnavigation TEAM: Nasdaq Ineke Van Der Weijden from Utrecht, Netherlands is circumnavigating onboard Nasdaq and…

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…

18 Jun 2018

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: ‘Round the Worlder’ Mike Miller

Name: Mike Miller Age: 49 Nationality: UK Occupation: Team: Sanya Serenity Coast Legs: Full circumnavigation “I don’t know how leggers get off. You miss so much by getting off the boat and not being able…

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…

14 Jun 2018

PSP Logistics Powers Through to Win Race to New York

PSP Logistics has powered to victory in Race 11 of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race; a ten-day 1,800 nautical mile dash from Panama to New…

13 Jun 2018

Fifty Years Since Record-Breaking Race Began

At 13:45 on June 14, 1968, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston bid farewell to his parents and the comforts of land, not knowing when he would see either again. As has been…

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

​GREAT Britain on show at Queen’s Birthday Celebrations in Panama

During the recent stopover in Panama, the British Embassy hosted an event to celebrate The Queen’s Birthday and its Sport is GREAT Britain week using the Clipper Race team entry…

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

​British Logistics Company Flying Flag Through Panama Canal For Global Sailing Race

The logo of Hampshire based freight and packing company PSP Logistics is a common sight on containers transiting the Panama Canal, but this British business put on a show of…

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…

29 May 2018

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Simone Talfourd

NAME: Simone Talfourd OCCUPATION: Film Marketing Manager NATIONALITY: British LEGS: Circumnavigation TEAM: Garmin Simone Talfourd, a Film Marketing Manager from Essex, UK, originally signed up for Leg 1 which crosses the…

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…

21 May 2018

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Crew: Anne Hough

NAME: Anne Hough AGE: 61 HOMETOWN: Guernsey NATIONALITY: British Islands: Bailiwick of Guernsey LEGS: Leg 7: The USA Coast-to-Coast Leg TEAM: Liverpool 2018 Anne Hough, 61, who is proudly from Guernsey, Channel…

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…

17 May 2018

China on Show in Race of Their Lives Episode 4

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…

17 May 2018

Race 10 Day 17: Stealth Mode Shakes up Leaderboard

On day 17 of Race 10 from Seattle to Panama the leaderboard has seen almost a complete transformation. With Stealth Mode being used to shield tactical moves or favourable wind…

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

Dave Cusworth to Leave Clipper Race

After spending years encouraging others to step outside their comfort zones to pursue adventure, Crew Recruitment Director Dave Cusworth is now taking on his own life challenge, revealing that…

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

Sea change for British firefighter who battled ‘The Big One’ in Pacific Ocean Race

After almost a month at sea, an East Midlands Firefighter has reflected on completing the gruelling North Pacific Ocean stage, nicknamed ‘The Big One’. Rebecca ‘Bex’ Sims, 38, from…

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

Family Connections in Seattle

The Clipper Race stopover in Seattle, USA, was an unforgettable one for crew and supporters alike, with an action paced timetable of events and some glorious weather showcasing the very…

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

​GREAT Britain and Liverpool team up in Seattle

After their teams had crossed the mighty North Pacific Ocean, Clipper Race Team Partners GREAT Britain and Liverpool 2018 put their sporting rivalry aside and joined forces on Monday, at…

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…

26 Apr 2018

“Giving up is not an option.” Charlotte’s Life Changing Experience

This time two years ago, 23-year old Boitumelo ‘Charlotte’ Malia, from South Africa, an ambassador for the Rainbow Foundation, had just raced into Seattle on the exact same route as…

26 Apr 2018

Leg 7 Crew Arrive in Seattle, Meet Chris Goodwin

Crew changeover day is an exciting time for joining crew members and the landmark day becomes one of the most memorable of the experience, bringing together months or even years…

25 Apr 2018

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Mike and David Shoulder

NAME: David Shoulder and Mike Shoulder AGE: 64 and 58 OCCUPATION: Semi Retired Business Owner and Electrical Engineer NATIONALITY: British LEGS: The Mighty Pacific Ocean Leg 6 TEAM: Dare To Lead …

24 Apr 2018

​MEET THE CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE CREW: Victor and Benoit Ansart

NAME: Victor Ansart AGE: 26 OCCUPATION: Electrical Engineer NATIONALITY: American/French LEGS: The Asia-Pacific Leg 5, the Mighty Pacific Leg 6 and the Atlantic Homecoming Leg 8 TEAM: Sanya Serenity Coast NAME: Benoit Ansart AGE: 57 OCCUPATION: SVP Power…

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…

22 Apr 2018

GET ON BOARD: WHAT’S ON IN SEATTLE

The Clipper Race fleet has been welcomed into the Port of Seattle having completed Race 9, which is nicknames ‘The Big One’, from Qingdao, China, across the mighty North Pacific…

22 Apr 2018

History Maker: 49 Years Since Robin’s Golden Globe Return

Today, 22 April, 2018, marks 49 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returned to Falmouth, UK, after spending ten and a half months racing solo, non-stop around the world to win…

21 Apr 2018

​Heroes Welcome for Home Team in Seattle

After almost a month at sea, the Visit Seattle team arrived into its home at the Port of Seattle today, Saturday 21 April, to a heroes welcome. Arriving…

20 Apr 2018

​Race 9 Day 28: Final Push to Finish

As the front half of the Clipper Race fleet begins the motor through the Puget Sound to Seattle, the chasing pack are all fighting for the final positions in the…

20 Apr 2018

Seattle Arrivals: Tight at the Top

HotelPlanner.com has edged out PSP Logistics in a photo finish for fourth place in the epic marathon across the Mighty North Pacific Ocean to Seattle. Despite spending 28 days racing approximately…

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…

5 Apr 2018

100 DAYS UNTIL FOYLE MARITIME FESTIVAL

The Clipper Race fleet may well be in the North Pacific Ocean but this hasn’t stopped one Skipper and his crew marking a special milestone as the 100-day countdown to…

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

MARRIOTT HOTELS OF SEATTLE TO HOST CLIPPER RACE

With less than a month to go until the Clipper Race fleet reaches the West Coast of the USA, preparations are well underway to ensure that the stopover in Seattle…

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…

28 Mar 2018

Race 9 Day 5: High-pressure Hampers Progress

Progress in the race to Seattle has continued to be hampered over the past 24 hours by the high-pressure system which has kept teams in very close proximity of each…

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…

22 Mar 2018

​Liverpool Vice Mayor Gets Down to Business at Clipper Race Stopover in Qingdao, China

Vice Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar, has spent an afternoon with the City’s Clipper Race Team Entry, Liverpool 2018, during the stopover in Qingdao, China, as he strengthens…

21 Mar 2018

Clipper Race Crew Catch-Up: Seumas Kellock

It’s a long way from home for Cumbrian man, Seumas Kellock, aged 25, and after travelling over halfway around the world he has been embracing different cultures whilst on his…

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…

21 Mar 2018

Meet The Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Annie Neeson

NAME: Annie Neeson AGE: 37 NATIONALITY: British OCCUPATION: Doctor LEGS: Leg 6,7,8 TEAM: Sanya Serenity Coast For many, deciding to take part in a challenge such as the Clipper Race…

20 Mar 2018

UK Training Back In Full Swing After Winter

Clipper Race Training has restarted in the UK after a break for winter but with the “Beast from the East” and then the “Mini Beast from the East” sweeping the…

20 Mar 2018

Teenage Crew Sum Up “a Leg of Contrasts”

Two of the youngest crew members of the Clipper 2017-18 Race have completed their ocean adventures after reaching Qingdao and have been reflecting on their achievements– and the contrasts that…

19 Mar 2018

New Era for Sailing in China Says Industry Leaders

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, assisted by the GREAT Britain Campaign, China Yachting Association (CYA) and Royal Yachting Association (RYA), has committed to making China a world sailing…

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…

16 Mar 2018

An Arrival To Remember Into Wanda Marina, Qingdao

It has been a day to remember at Wanda Marina and Yacht Club on Starry Island in Qingdao’s West Coast New Area. Not only is it the first time that…

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

Visit Seattle Steals Victory in Dramatic Qingdao Finale

Visit Seattle has pulled off a sensational victory after a dramatic twist in the tale of Race 8, swooping past PSP Logistics to steal victory in the final…

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…

14 Mar 2018

​Qingdao Looks Forward to Greatest Clipper Race Stopover to Date

After previously hosting six successful Clipper Race stopovers at the City’s Olympic Sailing Centre, the Qingdao Organising Committee is looking forward to putting on its greatest show yet as…

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

SANYA GETS SEAL OF APPROVAL AFTER SPECTUCULAR DEBUT STOPOVER

Ever since Sanya was announced as a brand new Chinese Host Port for the Clipper 2017-18 Race route in February 2017, there has been great intrigue and anticipation around…

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…

28 Feb 2018

CLIPPER CONNECT BUSINESS SERIES - Sanya

The first Clipper Connect Business networking event, held this evening in partnership with Sanya Serenity Coast, was hailed a huge success by local government, tourism and Clipper Race delegations alike. The…

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…

27 Feb 2018

Qingdao Excited to See Sanya’s Success

The Qingdao Organising Committee has declared the inaugural Clipper Race Stopover in Sanya a success, saying the addition of a second Chinese Host Port can only be a positive for…

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…

23 Feb 2018

​EXCITING END TO ARRIVALS IN SANYA

The full Clipper Race fleet is now berthed at the beautiful Sanya Serenity Coast Marina following an exciting finish to Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya, in…

23 Feb 2018

Unicef and Visit Seattle Complete Busy Night of Arrivals

Unicef and Visit Seattle capped off a busy night of arrivals in Sanya, with the two teams taking out fifth and sixth place in Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise…

23 Feb 2018

​An Arrival to Remember for Sanya Serenity Coast

It’s been an arrival to remember for Sanya Serenity Coast , after the team claimed fourth place following an early morning arrival in its home port. The stars were still out…

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

Dare To Lead Awarded Redress for Race 7: Forever Tropical Paradise Race

The Clipper Race Committee has announced today that, following an official request from Dare To Lead , the team has been awarded redress for assistance rendered…

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…

26 Jan 2018

DARE TO LEAD EXPANDS AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

Dare To Lead , the Team Partner that is unique in that it is promoting an inspirational concept rather than any particular organisation or geographical location, has announced that…

26 Jan 2018

​Australia Gets the Clipper Race Seal of Approval

There are just three days before the Clipper Race fleet bids Australia farewell, but those on board will be leaving with plenty of memories after an action packed and varied…

26 Jan 2018

EVENING INSPIRATION AS KING 5 SIGN UP AS VISIT SEATTLE TEAM SUPPORTER

With less than three months to go before the Clipper Race fleet arrives into Seattle, the excitement is already building at the Seattle Boat Show , where it…

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…

24 Jan 2018

​CLIPPER RACE SKIPPER UP FOR IRISH SAILOR OF THE YEAR

Clipper Race Skipper Conall Morrison has been nominated for the Irish Sailor of the Year Award, following his win in the 73 rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Conall, who…

23 Jan 2018

​Surprise Skills: PSP Logistics pride at finding competitive edge

Continuing the ‘halfway’ catch ups with round the world crew members here in Airlie Beach, where they’ve now sailed 20,000 nms of their 40,000 nautical mile journey, we asked

22 Jan 2018

Clipper Race Crew Catch-up: Novice to Watch Leader

The last time we caught up with HotelPlanner.com round the worlder Roseann McGlinchey was June, 2017, and her total sailing experience only consisted of three levels…

21 Jan 2018

David Hartshorn to take over as GREAT Britain Skipper

British sailor David Hartshorn, 53, is to take over as GREAT Britain Skipper for the remainder of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, replacing Andy Burns who has made the difficult personal…

20 Jan 2018

​Race 6 Update: HotelPlanner.com Penalty

CV23 HotelPlanner.com has retrospectively been given a 6 hour time penalty for breaching the 2 nautical mile exclusion zone as stated in the Clipper Race Course Instructions for…

19 Jan 2018

UNICEF PROMOTES AWARENESS OF GLOBAL PROGRAMMES DURING WHITSUNDAYS STOPOVER

The Unicef team has been fortunate enough to take some time out during the Whitsundays stopover to hear more about how fundraising for the Clipper Race Charity Partner…

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…

18 Jan 2018

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Mia Showell-Woodsmith

Name: Mia Showell-Woodsmith Age: 33 Occupation: Lawyer Nationality: Australian Legs: All-Australian Leg 4 and Asia Pacific Leg 5 Team: Garmin Spending Christmas and New Year racing around Australia’s coastline wouldn’t be everyone’s idea of…

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

​Liverpool 2018 Claims Breakthrough Podium

The crew of Liverpool 2018 arrived into Airlie Beach in jubilant spirit this evening after claiming their first podium result of the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Skippered…

16 Jan 2018

Third Podium for PSP Logistics

PSP Logistics has once again claimed a place on the podium after finishing second in Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race, from Hobart to Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. Following a…

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

Time Penalty For Sanya Serenity Coast

The Clipper Race Committee is announcing that CV27, Sanya Serenity Coast, has been given a six-hour time penalty as a result of breaching part of the Clipper Race…

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…

14 Jan 2018

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew Supporters: Marie Greer

Whilst some Clipper Race Crew Supporters are beginning to gather ahead of the fleet’s arrival in Airlie Beach, others, all around the globe, are glued to the Race Viewer, watching…

14 Jan 2018

A FIREFIGHTER’S COUNTDOWN TO SEATTLE

Nottinghamshire Firefighter Rebecca ‘Bex’ Sims is preparing to swap the extreme heat for the cold water after being selected as an Elliot Brown Ambassador for the North Pacific Leg 6,…

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

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Extends Fundraising Partnership with Unicef

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced it will be extending its fundraising partnership with Unicef UK for a further two editions (2019-20 and 2021-22). Since becoming the Clipper…

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

UPDATE ON SAFETY TETHERS FROM MAIB

The MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) has issued a Safety Bulletin today on the “ use of safety harness tethers on sailing yachts ” – this has been produced…

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:…

3 Jan 2018

​Invictus Sydney Hobart a Lifechanging Success

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race adventure has officially come to an end for the UK and Australian crew aboard Invictus Games Sydney 2018 GAME ON (CV10) and…

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

HotelPlanner.com Awarded Redress by Sydney Hobart

HotelPlanner.com (CV23) has won the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Clipper 70 Class after being granted a 120 minute redress for going to the assistance of a fellow…

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

SIR ROBIN LEADS UK VETERANS TO VICTORY IN ASHES ON THE WATER

The cricket might have gone the way of Australia, but legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has led the UK to victory in the Ashes on the Water in the Rolex…

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…

27 Dec 2017

Race Update: HotelPlanner.com Redress

HotelPlanner.com (CV23) went to the assistance of a fellow Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race competitor CV5 at approximately 1700 local time (0600 UTC) on Tuesday 26 December The crew member on…

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…

24 Dec 2017

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Glenn Manchett

NAME: Glenn Manchett AGE: 53 NATIONALITY: UK OCCUPATION: Mechanic and Business Owner LEGS: Whole circumnavigation TEAM: Sanya Serenity Coast Finding the perfect Christmas present can prove to be a challenging task for many of…

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…

22 Dec 2017

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Crews Ready for Sydney Hobart

With just four days to go until their Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race adventure begins, the 16 Australian and UK wounded, injured, and ill veterans all gathered together to receive…

22 Dec 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Tony Maggs

Name: Frederick “Tony” Maggs Age: 69 Nationality: British Home Town: Born in Bristol; lives in Adeje, Tenerife Occupation: Retired Carpenter Legs: 4 Team: Sanya Serenity Coast One of the many Clipper Race crew members who is raring…

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…

21 Dec 2017

INSPIRING WOMEN INTO SAILING

Gender is never an issue on the Clipper Race – everyone does their bit to get the boats 40,000 nautical miles around the world. But when approached by Australian group…

20 Dec 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew: Paul Bidwell

NAME: Paul Bidwell AGE: 59 NATIONALITY: British LEGS: Circumnavigator TEAM: Unicef For Paul Bidwell, circumnavigator on Unicef , racing has always been a passion and sailing around the world has always been a dream.…

19 Dec 2017

Sydney Hobart: An International Affair

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) is an iconic event on the Australian sporting calendar but this year, more than ever, the blue water classic will have a strong…

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…

17 Dec 2017

It’s a Draw! GREAT Britain and Nasdaq Share Eighth Place

A dead heat has been declared for the first time in Clipper Race history, with both GREAT Britain and Nasdaq to share eighth place in Race…

16 Dec 2017

Liverpool 2018 and HotelPlanner.com Complete Sydney Arrivals

All eleven Clipper Race yachts are now enjoying life at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney, following the arrivals of Liverpool 2018 and HotelPlanner.com . Liverpool…

16 Dec 2017

Positions Yet to be Decided Between GREAT Britain and Nasdaq

RACE UPDATE: Based on photographic evidence from both GREAT Britain and Nasdaq the result is inconclusive. Eighth and ninth place will be decided following a Race Committee evaluation. Regardless of the…

15 Dec 2017

Sunshine and spinnakers for second day of Sydney arrivals

Unicef was the first team to arrive on a second day of boat arrivals in to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Sydney, after crossing the Finish Line of Race…

15 Dec 2017

​Race 4, Day 13: Windhole frustration on final day

With almost half the Clipper Race fleet now in Sydney, the thirteenth day of racing is proving pretty unlucky for the six teams still racing as un-forecasted windholes provide frustration…

15 Dec 2017

DARE TO LEAD COMPLETES FIRST DAY OF SYDNEY ARRIVALS

After a hard slog up from Tasmania, Dare To Lead is in Sydney, after becoming the fifth Clipper Race team to cross the finish line at 07:12:27 UTC…

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

THRILLING FINALE AS AUSTRALIAN SKIPPER CLAIMS HOME TOWN WIN

Sanya Serenity Coast Skipper Wendy Tuck has geared up for her eleventh Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by winning Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test. It was a photo…

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…

11 Dec 2017

Meet the Clipper Race Supporters: Bronwen Vearncombe

The Clipper Race is not only the race of their lives for crew, but for the many supporters who wake at all times of night to check the Race Viewer,…

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…

8 Dec 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Jackie Patton

Name: Jackie Patton Age: 56 Nationality: British Legs: The All-Australian Leg 4 Team: Nasdaq The first few days of any new leg of the Clipper Race are interesting, as all the new faces…

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

CLIPPER VENTURES SUPPORTING INVICTUS GAMES FOR SYDNEY HOBART

We are very proud to announce we will be working with the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 for the upcoming 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. As well as the eleven Clipper…

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…

4 Dec 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Guylaine Chapdelaine

NAME: Guylaine Chapdelaine AGE: 52 OCCUPATION: Maths Teacher NATIONALITY: French LEGS: 2, 4, 7, 8 TEAM: Visit Seattle The challenge of the Clipper Race appeals to both sailors and non-sailors alike. For Guylaine Chapdelaine, an…

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…

1 Dec 2017

​OLYMPIAN INSPIRES FUTURE AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY STARS

Two-time Olympian and GREAT Britain crew member Hannah Macleod arrived in Fremantle earlier this week ahead of joining her crew to take on the upcoming All-Australian Leg 4…

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…

29 Nov 2017

CV24 SALVAGE OPERATION: UPDATE

It’s been less than one month since Greenings ran aground on the opening day of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race. Whilst the rest of the fleet…

29 Nov 2017

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Nick Redman

Name: Nick Redman Age: 25 Nationality: Australian Legs: 1, 2 and 4 Team: Liverpool 2018 Time and time again we see that once crew have caught the Clipper Race bug, they just can’t…

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…

26 Nov 2017

FULL FLEET IN FREMANTLE

All the Clipper Race teams are once again in the same place, after HotelPlanner.com completed the arrivals for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race to Fremantle, Australia. HotelPlanner.com …

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

TWO OUT OF THREE FOR PSP LOGISTICS

PSP Logistics wrapped up the podium positions tonight for Race 3, arriving into Fremantle in third place, meaning the team has finished in the top three twice out the three…

25 Nov 2017

​GREAT BRITAIN HONOURS TEAMMATE WITH SECOND PLACE RESULT

Showing incredible courage and resilience, GREAT Britain has claimed its best position of its Clipper 2017-18 Race campaign so far, taking second place into Fremantle, Australia. The team crossed…

25 Nov 2017

UNICEF ACHIEVES MAIDEN PODIUM

Unicef is celebrating after clinching its first podium of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, with the team crossing the finish line of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race…

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

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Trevor Taylor

Name: Trevor Taylor Age: 64 Nationality: Australian Home Town: Rockingham, Western Australia Occupation: Retired Drainage Contractor Legs: Full Circumnavigation Team: PSP Logistics As the Clipper Race fleet enters the final stretch to Fremantle, Australia, one man in…

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…

24 Nov 2017

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Dianne Andary

Name: Dianne Andary Age: 65 Nationality: Australian Legs: All-Australian Leg 4 Team: PSP Logistics The Fremantle Stopover has been one that Di Andary has been waiting for for some time, as it will be where…

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…

20 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 20: Sombre Mood Across Fleet As Race Continues

Thoughts of love and support for the family, friends and crewmates of Simon Speirs remain at the forefront of the minds of the Skippers and Clipper Race crew across the…

19 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 19: A TIME OF QUIET REFLECTION ACROSS THE FLEET

BANNER IMAGE: Qingdao take a moment to reflect Racing has taken a back seat over the past 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet following the tragedy on board…

19 Nov 2017

​Fatality Statement: Simon Speirs - CV30

UPDATED 19/11/2017 (ORIGINAL STATEMENT BELOW) Following medical advice and all considerations, Simon Speirs was given a sea burial at 0900 local time (0300 UTC) today during a service on board CV30…

17 Nov 2017

​Garmin Medevac Crew Member Erik Hellstrom

24 November 2017 Update ( 0100 UTC 0900 Local) Garmin (CV22) Crew Member Erik Hellstrom has arrived safely in Australia and has been successfully transferred to hospital where he is now…

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…

15 Nov 2017

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Nell Wyatt

Name: Nell Wyatt Age: 58 Nationality: British Occupation: Doctor Legs: Full Circumnavigation Team: Garmin “I love feeling the wind and the waves on my face and trying to interpret how the boat is going…

15 Nov 2017

Greenings Team and Yacht Update

The Clipper Race has confirmed the reallocation of Greenings crew members across the rest of the fleet for Leg 4 onwards after the team ran aground shortly after leaving…

14 Nov 2017

UNICEF AWARDED REDRESS FOR RACE 3: DELL LATITUDE RUGGED RACE

The Race Committee has announced today that, following an official request from Unicef , the team has been awarded redress totalling 2 hours and 33 minutes for the time spent…

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

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Emanuele Rivoira

Name: Emanuele Rivoira Age: 35 Nationality: Italy Occupation: Entrepreneur Legs: The Southern Ocean Leg 3 and The Mighty Pacific Ocean Leg 6 Team: Garmin It’s hard for Emanuele Rivoira to decide what he finds…

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

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew: Ann Marie Davis and Michael Fahy

NAME: Ann Marie Davis and Michael Fahy AGE: 54 and 50 OCCUPATION: MD Global Financial Operations and IT Director NATIONALITY: American and British LEGS: 1,2, 8 and 1,2 TEAM: HotelPlanner.com and Garmin Clipper Race…

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

HOTELPLANNER.COM RESUMES RACING AFTER PORT ELIZABETH DIVERSION

HotelPlanner.com has resumed racing after diverting to Port Elizabeth to drop off round the world crew member, Greg Adams (59), who had a suspected fractured arm. The…

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…

5 Nov 2017

​HotelPlanner.com Departs Port Elizabeth Following Diversion

UPDATE - SUNDAY 05 NOVEMBER HotelPlanner.com has departed Port Elizabeth after a successful medevac of round the world crew member, Greg Adams (59), who had a suspected fractured arm. The team…

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…

4 Nov 2017

SIX GREENINGS CREW TO JOIN HOTELPLANNER.COM FOR LEG 3

With HotelPlanner.com making good speed towards Port Elizabeth to drop off injured crew member, Greg Adams, arrangements are currently being made for Greenings crew members, who…

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…

1 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 1: Fleet’s Thoughts with Greenings

Though the tactics for The Dell Latitude Rugged Race 3 across the Southern Ocean are in full swing, the thoughts of the fleet are very much with Greenings, after…

1 Nov 2017

GREENINGS PARTIALLY UNDER WATER AFTER RUNNING AGROUND

UPDATE 01 NOVEMBER 1720 UTC (1920 local time) Following careful analysis of the situation and state of the Clipper Race Yacht CV24 the Clipper Race office has confirmed that…

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…

29 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Sophia Müller

NAME: Sophia Müller AGE: 50 OCCUPATION: Automotive Industry Chemical Assistant NATIONALITY: German LEGS: 3,4,7 & 8 TEAM: Liverpool 2018 Like many of the intrepid Clipper Race crew, Sophia Müller, had been looking for a new…

28 Oct 2017

PSP Logistics Arrives into Cape Town

24 days after Race 2, the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started from Punta del Este, including an unscheduled return to Uruguay after sustaining severe damage from a…

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

​Race 2 Day 23: The Final Stretch

With just 275 nautical miles left for PSP Logistics in Race 2: Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, full focus is on getting the boat in the…

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)…

27 Oct 2017

​MEET THE CLIPPER 2017-18 CREW: JAN BANFIELD

NAME: Jan Banfield AGE: 62 OCCUPATUON: Retired Nurse NATIONALITY: British LEGS: Leg 3: The Southern Ocean Leg TEAM: Unicef With crew changeover taking place today, a fresh batch of leggers have just touched down in Cape…

26 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 22: Wind Woes for PSP Logistics

PSP Logistics remains on track for a Saturday arrival into Cape Town, but the final few days of what has already been a hard Race 2: The Stormhoek…

25 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew - Nicola Harford

NAME: Nicola Harford AGE: 52 OCCUPATION: International Development Consultant NATIONALITY: British/ Zimbabwean LEGS: 1 and 2 TEAM: Sanya Serenity Coast Like many others, Nicola Harford’s first encounter with the Clipper Race was when she saw…

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…

25 Oct 2017

​Race 2 Day 21: Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Results Are In

Day 21 saw PSP Logistics reach its final milestone mark of Race 2: Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms; the Eastern gate of the Elliot Brown Ocean…

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…

24 Oct 2017

​RACE 2 DAY 20: UNDER 1,000nm LEFT FOR PSP LOGISTICS

Thirteen days after re-joining Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, PSP Logistics has hit another major milestone, passing the 1,000 nautical mile to go…

23 Oct 2017

​RACE 2 DAY 19: PSP LOGISTICS ENTERS ELLIOT BROWN OCEAN SPRINT

For PSP Logistics , Day 19 of Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to The Cape of Storms marked a significant milestone in the sprint to Cape Town: the Elliot…

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,…

22 Oct 2017

TOM WAY APPOINTED AS DEPUTY RACE DIRECTOR

The Clipper Race Office is very pleased to announce that it has appointed Tom Way as its new Deputy Race Director, with immediate effect in Cape Town, following the decision…

22 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 18: And then there was one

Unicef crossed the finish line yesterday at 21:19:27 UTC, arriving into Cape Town after sailing over 3500nm. For PSP Logistics , this moment, celebrations and cold beers still awaits. …

22 Oct 2017

UNICEF ARRIVES INTO CAPE TOWN AFTER CHALLENGING RACE

Unicef crossed the line at 23:19:27 local South African time (21:19:27 UTC) on Saturday evening, having sailed over 3500nm, resulting in an eleventh placed finish in the Stormhoek Race to…

21 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 17: Less than 100nm left for Unicef

Unicef is aiming to make today its final at sea of the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Reporting earlier this morning, Skipper Bob Beggs, whose team will finish…

20 Oct 2017

South African Premier Soccer League Team Visits Clipper Race

The Clipper Race fleet in Cape Town had a surprise visit today from Bloemfontein Celtic FC who are in the city ahead of their Premier Soccer League game against…

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

​HOTELPLANNER.COM COMES OUT ON TOP IN GREAT BRITAIN DRAG RACE

It was a close fight right up until the final stretch for ninth placed HotelPlanner.com and tenth placed GREAT Britain, who spent much of Race 2:…

19 Oct 2017

​Nasdaq Claims Eighth Place

Nasdaq has won the ‘Most Improved Award’ for Race 2: Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. The team has finished in eighth place, after crossing the finish line…

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

GREENINGS CLAIMS NARROW LINE HONOURS INTO CAPE TOWN FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE CLIPPER RACE VICTORY

The Greenings team claimed victory this evening in a thrilling finale to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, which saw the top two teams finish approximately…

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

PSP Logistics to Resume Racing

PSP Logistics has slipped lines in Piriapolis, Uruguay, after spending the past five days receiving repairs for rudder damage sustained during Leg 2 of the Clipper Race from…

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

PSP Logistics Arrives Safely in Uruguay for Repairs

CV28 (PSP Logistics) has safely arrived in Piriapolis, Uruguay, after sustaining rudder damage during Leg 2 of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. The yacht was instructed to turn…

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 ANNOUNCEMENT: PSP Logistics to Return to Uruguay After Rudder Damage

UPDATE: 06/10/2017 - 1430 (BST) PSP Logistics is continuing to motor-sail towards Piriapolis (near Punta del Este) and is expected to arrive around 1700 UTC Friday 6 October. UPDATE: 05/10/2017 - 1545…

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

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Graham Hill

Name: Graham Hill Age: 58 Occupation: Pilot Nationality: British Home Town: St Brelade, Channel Islands Legs: Full Circumnavigation Team: HotelPlanner.com IMAGE: Graham Hill at the helm of HotelPlanner.com. The Clipper Race crew have…

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…

2 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Sarah Addison

NAME: Sarah Addison AGE: 31 NATIONALITY: Scottish LEGS: Leg 2, the South Atlantic Challenge and Leg 7, the USA Coast-to-Coast Leg TEAM: Garmin Sarah Addison, 31, an Engineer from Aberdeen, Scotland, was the last member…

1 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Julio Matthieu

NAME Julio Matthieu AGE: 38 NATIONALITY: Mauritian LEGS: Leg 2,3,4,5 TEAM: Visit Seattle The first crew changeover of the Clipper 2017-18 Race took place yesterday, meaning a fresh batch of leggers have arrived in…

29 Sep 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Nathan Harrow

Name: Nathan Harrow Age: 43 Occupation: Healthcare Worker Nationality: British Legs: Full Circumnavigation Team: Unicef Nathan Harrow is finally back on dry land, after spending the last five weeks at sea and racing 6,400 nautical miles…

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…

25 Sep 2017

​Nasdaq Completes Leg 1 Team Arrivals

At 07:39:30 UTC (04:39:30 local time) on Monday 25 September, Nasdaq became the twelfth and final Clipper Race team to cross the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1 Finish…

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

​GREENINGS CROSSES FINISH LINE IN PUNTA DEL ESTE TO WIN RACE 1

Greenings , the eleventh team to cross the line in Punta del Este, has won the first race of 2017-18 edition, finishing at 18:03:55 UTC on Saturday 23 September in front…

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

HotelPlanner.com, Garmin, and Liverpool 2018 Join Fleet in Punta del Este

The latest arrivals fought a close battle during the last stretch into Punta del Este, Uruguay with HotelPlanner.com crossing the line in fifth place, Garmin in sixth, and Liverpool…

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…

22 Sep 2017

​PSP LOGISTICS AND GREAT BRITAIN CROSS RACE 1 FINISH LINE

Following Sanya Serenity Coast ’s spectacular line honours finish on Thursday afternoon, PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain, have now both joined Wendy and her crew in port, in Punta…

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…

28 Jun 2018

Clipper Ventures Statement: CV24

The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today published its final report into the grounding of CV24 in South Africa, which took place on 31 October 2017 during the…

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…

28 Oct 2017

MATT MITCHELL TAKES OVER AS PSP LOGISTICS SKIPPER FOLLOWING ROY TAYLOR’S RESIGNATION

Roy Taylor has revealed that he is to step down from his role as PSP Logistics’ Skipper here in Cape Town, with experienced Clipper Race Skipper Matt Mitchell…

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

Sanya Serenity Coast Takes Line Honours in Race 1 to Uruguay

Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours today into Punta del Este, Uruguay, in the longest ever individual race of the Clipper Race’s eleven edition history. The team crossed the…

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…

13 Sep 2017

Andy Woodruff Named as Interim Greenings Skipper

Following the medevac of Greenings’ Skipper David Hartshorn early in Race 1, we can today announce that Andy Woodruff will be taking over leadership of the team until David is…

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

Dare To Lead resumes racing following diversion to Brazilian island

UPDATE: 1800 (BST) 13/9/2017 Since being diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia during Race 1, we are pleased to report that Jerry Stokes ( Dare To Lead ) has been discharged from hospital after receiving…

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…

7 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 18: Heating up in the Doldrums Corridor

Most of the Clipper Race Fleet is now deep into the Doldrums Corridor, with all ten teams who have so far crossed the northern gate electing to motor-sail for the…

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…

5 Sep 2017

Nasdaq diverts to Cape Verde Islands

UPDATE 23:00 BST - 5/9/2017 At approximately 21:00 BST, Nasdaq arrived as planned into Mindelo, São Vicente, to transfer crew member David Harries to hospital following diagnosis of possible DVT. We…

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

Greenings re-joins Race 1

UPDATE: 01/09/2017 - 1330 (BST) NOTICE OF REDRESS The Race Committee has confirmed it is awarding redress to Greenings after its forced diversion to Porto for a replacement Skipper. The total time…

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…

28 Aug 2017

Greenings diverts to Porto following David Hartshorn Injury

UPDATE: 29/08/2017 - 0930 (BST) Whilst the team is arriving in Porto this morning, please read this Crew Diary from round the worlder Jenny Hall which gives an inspiring insight…

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…

23 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 3: Tackling the Bay of Biscay

As the fleet makes steady progress south past the UK and towards Northern France, Skippers and crew are focusing on the next challenge; the Bay of Biscay, notorious for violent…

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…

19 Aug 2017

British Olympians Swap Sports for New Challenge at Sea

Joining this year’s GREAT Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes who have already spent their lives representing their country at…

17 Aug 2017

​Three sleeps to go!

With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile…

16 Aug 2017

CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE START TO BE STREAMED LIVE TO GLOBAL AUDIENCE

Millions of people from over a hundred countries around the world will be able to tune into live television coverage and video streams carried by international media, in addition to…

16 Aug 2017

Write an inspiring message on the Unicef “Spinnaker of Support”

YOU can be part of the Clipper 2017-18 Race from dry land by writing a message of support for any crew member on the Unicef Spinnaker, which will be flown…

16 Aug 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Fernando ‘Nano’ Antia

NAME: Fernando “Nano” Antia AGE: 28 OCCUPATION: Accountant NATIONALITY: Uruguayan LEGS: Full Circumnavigation TEAM: Liverpool 2018 Fernando “Nano” Antia is making Clipper Race…

14 Aug 2017

Electric atmosphere as Albert Dock welcomes the Clipper Race fleet ahead of Race Start

Liverpool opened its arms to the Clipper Race, with rapturous applause and support welcoming the twelve-strong fleet of Clipper 70s as they paraded down the Mersey and moored up in…

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…

11 Aug 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Nessa Maloney

NAME : Nessa Maloney AGE : 39 OCCUPATION : Naval Service Executive Branch Officer, Irish Defence Force NATIONALITY : Irish LEGS : The Southern Ocean Leg 3 TEAM:…

10 Aug 2017

Nasdaq Team Skipper Revealed

Rob Graham, from Angmering, West Sussex, has today been formally announced as the professional Skipper who will lead the Nasdaq team entry in the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper Race…

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…

7 Aug 2017

Nasdaq Sets Sail with Clipper Race

We are pleased to announce that the twelfth and final Clipper Race Team Partner for the 2017-18 edition will be Nasdaq. The Nasdaq Stock Market will partner one of twelve teams…

4 Aug 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Crew: Justin Heiner

Name: Justin Heiner Age: 37 Nationality: USA Hometown: Kemah, Texas Occupation: Engineer Legs: Full Circumnavigation Team: Dare To Lead When Justin Heiner, 37 from Texas, USA, came across the Clipper Race, he knew the full circumnavigation was…

4 Aug 2017

Clipper Race HQ Welcomes Volvo Ocean Race Fleet

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race, have been neighbours for the first time this week, berthed together at our Gosport, UK, base at exciting…

3 Aug 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Emily Dixon

NAME: Emily Dixon AGE: 30 OCCUPATION: Operations Director, Jeweller/Former Trapeze Artist NATIONALITY: British LEGS: The USA Coast-to-Coast Leg 7 TEAM: Greenings “I'm not sure I really knew what sailing was until I did my…

2 Aug 2017

GREAT Britain Team Skipper Named at Downing Street Ahead of Clipper 2017-18 Race Start

Clipper Race Skipper Andy Burns has today been formally announced as the Skipper who will lead the GREAT Britain team in the upcoming Clipper 2017-18 Race, during a special visit…

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…

1 Aug 2017

DALE SMYTH TO SKIPPER UNIQUE NEW DARE TO LEAD TEAM

The Clipper 2017-18 Race will feature a unique and inspirational new Team Partner, Dare To Lead, which will be Skippered by Dale Smyth. Dare to Lead is an exciting…

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…

28 Jul 2017

PSP Logistics Skipper Revealed

We are excited to reveal that Roy Taylor, 47, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will lead the PSP Logistics team entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, which sets sail…

27 Jul 2017

Gaëtan Thomas to Skipper Garmin Team

The Garmin yacht will once again be racing across the world’s oceans, after the Global GPS Navigation and Wearable Technology company re-signed as a Team Partner for the…

26 Jul 2017

CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE CREW FUNDRAISING STORY: David Smith

It was by chance that crew member David Smith from Norwich came across the race website when he was planning his retirement. Now David is preparing to race 14,677 nautical…

25 Jul 2017

PSP Logistics Returns as Team Partner

The successful relationship between the Clipper Race and PSP Logistics is set to continue for a third consecutive race. We are very happy to announce that the global freight forwarder and…

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.

21 Jul 2017

Ocean Racing Veteran Takes Over Helm of Unicef for Clipper 2017-18 Race

Ocean racing veteran Bob Beggs is returning to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, to lead the Unicef team for the 2017-18 edition, taking over the role from the…

21 Jul 2017

LIVERPOOL ANNOUNCES CLIPPER RACE TEAM ENTRY

We are pleased to reveal that Liverpool 2018, Liverpool City Council’s newest international destination campaign, will be a team entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, which…

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…

14 Jul 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew: Gerardo Injoque

Name: Gerardo ‘Jerry’ Injoque Age: 40 Nationality: Peruvian Occupation: Executive Legs: Full circumnavigation Team: Team Gaëtan A first for the Clipper Race, crew member Gerardo Injoque will make history this year as the first Peruvian to…

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…

6 Jul 2017

HotelPlanner.com Skipper Announced

"It’s really exciting to be named as the Skipper for the HotelPlanner.com team,” says Conall Morrison, who has today been announced as the HotelPlanner.com Skipper for…

3 Jul 2017

Clipper Race Skipper Replacement

In an unscheduled change to the Skipper line up for the upcoming Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, British sailor Dale Smyth will take over as Skipper of the…

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…

1 Jul 2017

Clipper Events lines up for start of Round the Island Race

It’s an early start today for sister company Clipper Events and some 1342 fellow competitors, as they prepare to cross the start line in what is dubbed as one 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…

29 Jun 2017

WELSH SKIPPER TO LEAD GREENINGS TEAM IN CLIPPER 2017-18 ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE

It’s revealed today that professional Skipper Dave Hartshorn, 52, from Chepstow, Wales, will lead the Greenings team in the 2017-18 edition of the largest round the world ocean race on…

28 Jun 2017

SANYA, CHINA, TO GROW INTERNATIONAL SAILING PRESENCE THROUGH CLIPPER RACE PARTNERSHIP

Delegates from the tropical destination of Sanya, the Clipper Race’s newest Chinese Host Port and Team Partner, have visited leading sailing organisations in the UK in a bid to develop…

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…

19 Jun 2017

Greenings Revealed as Latest Clipper Race Team Partner

It is announced today that Greenings International, a world leader in sourcing Senior Level Executive Talent for Card Payment and Fintech clients, will debut as a Team Partner in the…

18 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Crew: David Wilson

NAME: David Wilson AGE: 56 NATIONALITY USA OCCUPATION: Retired Air Traffic Controller TEAM: Team Roy LEGS: full circumnavigation The Clipper Race is an adventure of a lifetime but it does come at a cost –…

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…

14 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Rachel Penny

NAME: Rachel Penny AGE: 45 NATIONALITY: UK OCCUPATION: Administrator LEGS: All Australian Leg 4 and The Asia-Pacific Leg 5 TEAM: Visit Seattle To take on the challenge of the Clipper Race is a big…

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…

9 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew: Roseann McGlinchey

NAME: Roseann McGlinchey AGE: 23 NATIONALITY: Irish OCCUPATION: Marketing Officer LEGS: Full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Conall For Roseann McGlinchey, her love affair with the Clipper Race…

6 Jun 2017

​All Wrapped Up: Sanya Serenity Coast Branded

Sanya’s debut Clipper Race team yacht entry, Sanya Serenity Coast , has returned to the water following a complete refit to ensure she’s race-ready for the start of the 2017-18 edition…

5 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Shannon Dean

NAME: Shannon Dean AGE: 53 NATIONALITY: American OCCUPATION: Nurse LEGS: full circumnavigation TEAM: Visit Seattle A brief moments break during a busy night shift led to Shannon Dean, a 53 year old nurse from Seattle, deciding…

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…

26 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Kathy Sheehan and Tony Barlow

NAME: Kathy Sheehan AGE: 46 NATIONALITY: Irish OCCUPATION: Doctor LEGS: The Atlantic Homecoming Leg 8 TEAM: Team Conall NAME: Tony Barlow AGE: 55 NATIONALITY: Irish OCCUPATION: Occupational Therapist LEGS: The Atlantic Homecoming Leg TEAM: Team Conall Kathy and Tony are…

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…

20 May 2017

This weekend: Open boats in Portsmouth

This weekend in celebration of Crew Allocation, the first major event in the racing calendar that sees more than 400 crew members from more than 40 nationalities across the globe…

19 May 2017

Sanya Serenity Coast Team Skipper Announced

“I am so happy to have been given the opportunity to skipper the Sanya Serenity Coast team entry during the Clipper 2017-18 Race.” Says Wendy “Wendo” Tuck, who…

19 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Tessa Hicks

NAME: Tessa Hicks AGE: 59 OCCUPATION: Doctor NATIONALITY: British LEGS: Full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Andy There’s just one more sleep until Crew Allocation, and it will be a nervous one for almost 700 Clipper Race crew…

18 May 2017

Visit Seattle skipper revealed

“I'm thrilled to be appointed as the Visit Seattle Skipper for the 2017-18 race edition,” says Nikki Henderson after being confirmed as the leader of the Seattle entry…

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…

16 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Emily Woodason

NAME : Emily Woodason AGE : 31 OCCUPATION : Landscape Architect NATIONALITY : British LEGS : One to Four: The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg, The South Atlantic Challenge Leg, The Southern Ocean Leg and the All Australian Leg.…

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,…

8 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Pip O’Sullivan

NAME: Pip O’Sullivan AGE: 28 OCCUPATION: Advertising NATIONALITY: British LEGS: full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Andy After spending eight years living in London, firstly to study a Classics degree at Kings College and afterwards to pursue…

2 May 2017

“Leaving Liverpool was really immense….It couldn’t have been more dramatic.” Ten years on Lisa Pover recalls.

Following the announcement that the Clipper 2017-18 Race will start and finish from Liverpool’s Albert Dock for the first time in ten years, we caught up with alumni crew member…

28 Apr 2017

​US Premier Regional Sports TV Network Airs Clipper Race Series

US sports TV network, ROOT SPORTS™ is to air our award winning sports adventure series, Race of Their Lives 2, which goes behind the scenes of the Clipper 2015-16 Race,…

28 Apr 2017

Sanya Ambassadors Selected For Clipper 2017-18 Race

We are excited to announce the inaugural Sanya Ambassadors who have been selected for the Clipper 2017-18 Race which will begin in Liverpool, UK, on Sunday 20 th August. Sanya,…

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…

22 Apr 2017

48th anniversary of Sir Robin’s Golden Globe victory

In 1968, when 29 year-old Robin Knox-Johnston set off for the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, striving to be the first person to sail single handed, nonstop around the world…

21 Apr 2017

‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’ for race skippers Unicef fundraising

In the words of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, there ‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’ for the Clipper Race’s Andy Burns, Chris Kobusch and Nikki Henderson as the three skippers…

20 Apr 2017

GREAT Britain announces Clipper 2017-18 Race team entry

The UK Government’s most ambitious marketing initiative, the GREAT Britain campaign, has today announced it will enter a team in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. The partnership was formally revealed in Portsmouth…

19 Apr 2017

One year on: Our Seattle journey

“I was eating dinner with my parents at a restaurant right on the marina when I heard a big round of applause,” says 25 year-old Nicole Stull from Seattle. “I…

17 Apr 2017

22 April: Calling all women! Join us at the Women’s Expo, Bristol

This week on Saturday 22 April, the Women’s Expo (WAExpo) in Bristol is taking to the water to talk all things adventure. The first travel and adventure exposition in the UK…

14 Apr 2017

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Shona Davies

NAME: Shona Davies AGE: 39 OCCUPATION: Medical website manager HOMETOWN: Cape Town, South Africa (now lives in London Colney, Hertfordshire, UK). LEGS: The Southern Ocean Leg 3, The All Australia Leg 4, and The…

13 Apr 2017

MAIB report published

The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its final report into the two fatal accidents which occurred in the Clipper 2015-16 Race, the first in our…

10 Apr 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Mick Pattni

NAME: Mick Pattni AGE: 35 OCCUPATION: Currency Trader HOME TOWN: Birmingham LEGS: Round the World TEAM: Team Gaëtan Meet round the world crew member, Mick Pattni. Mick was inspired to take on the Clipper Race challenge…

7 Apr 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Crew: Adam and Ian Cristol

NAME: Adam Cristol AGE: 31 OCCUPATION: world traveller NATIONALITY: UK LEGS: The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1 and The South Atlantic Leg 2 TEAM: Team Conall NAME: Ian Cristol AGE: 70 OCCUPATION: retired engineer NATIONALITY: …

5 Apr 2017

13-16 APRIL: JOIN US AT THE ROYAL GREENWICH TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL

The famous big red Clipper Race dome will be taking up residence at the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival from the 13-16 April 2017. Meet our intrepid alumni crew members and…

5 Apr 2017

Unicef UK revealed as latest Clipper 2017-18 Race team

Today we can reveal that the world’s leading children’s charity, Unicef UK, has been gifted a team entry to take part in the Clipper Race once again. The cost of the…

4 Apr 2017

OCEAN SAFETY RETURNS AS CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE OFFICIAL SUPPLIER WITH AIS UNITS FOR CREW

Ocean Safety, the UK’s largest marine safety supplier, has renewed its Official Safety Supplier partnership with the Clipper Race for the third consecutive edition. Ocean Safety, part of the 3si Group…

4 Apr 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Rob Graham

Already a familiar face to many, Rob Graham first became involved in the Clipper Race when his partner completed the full circumnavigation in the 2009-10 edition. Eight years on, it’s…

3 Apr 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper David Hartshorn

Looking at his qualifications and experience, many would be surprised to learn sailing is a second career for David Hartshorn. David, 52, was born and raised in Wales and spent three…

31 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Nikki Henderson

At 23, Nicola ‘Nikki’ Henderson, from Guildford is set to be the Clipper Race’s youngest ever skipper, by over a year, meaning she will take over the title from Alex…

30 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Conall Morrison

After years of dreaming about it, Conall Morrison is finally about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as a Clipper Race Skipper. The 35-year-old from Derry-Londonderry, in Northern Ireland,…

29 Mar 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Stian Tønnesen

NAME: Stian Tønnesen AGE: 30 OCCUPATION: Grocery Store Manager NATIONALITY: Norway LEGS: full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Roy Stian Tønnesen’s dream of sailing around the world began when he was just twelve years old.…

29 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Rick Powell

Rick Powell spent much of his childhood fiddling with broken motorbikes and garden machinery but the qualified engineer has turned his back on a career as a mechanic in favour…

28 Mar 2017

Seattle returns as Host Port and Team Partner

Seattle’s maritime history and adventurous spirit goes hand in hand with the Clipper Race and we are pleased to reveal that the American city will once again feature as 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…

26 Mar 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

Taking part in the Clipper Race is no small undertaking; each leg brings a mix of testing conditions that will see crew pit their physical and mental strength against the…

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…

24 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Gaëtan Thomas

This summer Gaëtan Thomas will make history as the first Belgian Skipper to lead a team around the world in the Clipper Race. The 29 year old from Brussels, Belgium, has…

23 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Wendy Tuck

For Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, one race around the world was never going to be enough. And as a result, she’s set to make history in the Clipper 2017-18 Race as…

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…

22 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Lance Shepherd

Lance Shepherd began sailing on Lake Windermere at the age of 14 with his local Scout group and has never looked back. For Lance, who has followed the Clipper…

21 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Andy Burns

Andy Burns began sailing Toppers as a schoolboy on Covenham Reservoir in Lincolnshire. By the age of twelve, his passion for water sports and drive to succeed saw him set…

17 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Roy Taylor

When it comes to offering original words of wisdom for the Clipper Race crew ahead of their ocean odyssey, Roy Taylor might just take first prize for his favourite saying: “You…

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…

14 Mar 2017

‘LegenDerry’ city Derry- Londonderry returns as Clipper 2017-18 Race Host Port

A firm favourite with Clipper Race crews and their supporters, we are excited to reveal that the ‘LegenDerry’ city of Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, will once again feature as a Host…

13 Mar 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Seumas Kellock

NAME: Seumas Kellock AGE: 24 OCCUPATION: Activity holiday seasonaire, parcel sorter, waiter and bar staff. NATIONALITY: UK LEGS: Round the World TEAM: Unicef Seumas Kellock, a Scottish 24-year-old living in Carlisle, Cumbria, has his mother…

10 Mar 2017

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Jane and Graham Coutts

NAME: Jane Coutts AGE: 65 OCCUPATION: Retired NATIONALITY: Australia LEGS: The Asia Pacific Leg 5 TEAM: Team Gaëten NAME: Graham Coutts AGE: 62 OCCUPATION: Development Consultant NATIONALITY: Australia LEGS: The Asia Pacific Leg 5, The Mighty Pacific Leg 6 and…

9 Mar 2017

CLIPPERTELEMED+ RENEWS MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD’S LARGEST OCEAN RACE

ClipperTelemed+ by PRAXES Medical , which specialises in providing health services in some of the most remote locations on the planet, has today announced an extension of its Medical…

8 Mar 2017

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold For Change

International Women’s Day is the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to action for increasing gender equality. Over…

7 Mar 2017

LATEST INSIGHTS INTO PARTNERS’ WINNING WAYS

The Clipper Race is without equal, a fierce blend of intense competition and stirring human endeavour, but the results don’t stop with its crew: this unique global event provides an…

6 Mar 2017

Clipper Race Alumni launches new water challenge

Clipper Race crew usually use the Clipper Race as a break from their everyday work, but alumni member Tom Salt is now turning his experiences in extreme endurance into a…

3 Mar 2017

World Wildlife Day: Listen to the Young Voices

There is so much more to the Clipper Race than sailing, and one of the major experiences the crew relish is seeing the majesty of the wildlife across the world’s…

1 Mar 2017

Chris Drummond’s Race Against Time

There are many inspirational people who take part in the Clipper Race, and one of them is 2015-16 crew member Chris Drummond. Chris, 63, from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, has made…

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…

17 Feb 2017

Inspiring future ocean racers at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Camping Show

Clipper Race alumni are at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure Camping Show this week to share their unique Clipper Race experiences and inspire the next generation of ocean racers. As one of…

14 Feb 2017

Sanya debuts as first time Host Port and Team Partner

Sanya, the energetic fast-developing holiday resort and sailing centre on Hainan Island in the south of China, has signed up as a first-time Host Port and Team Partner for…

14 Feb 2017

For the Love of Sailing

They say never go back to your ex, but for a certain section of the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew, they just can’t stay away. There will be few familiar faces returning…

11 Feb 2017

Homecoming Celebrations for Former Clipper Race Skipper After Record Breaking Vendée Globe

Former Clipper Race skipper Alex Thomson received a hero’s welcome today when he returned to his hometown of Gosport after beating the British Vendée Globe record. Alex, who holds the…

10 Feb 2017

16-19 February: Join us at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Camping Show

Looking to test yourself in the great outdoors and have a great day out in London? Then the Clipper Race stand at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Camping Show is…

8 Feb 2017

Clipper Connect celebrates 1,000th member

Less than two years since it was formed, Clipper Connect , the business networking group for former Clipper Race crew and partners, is celebrating its 1,000 th member…

6 Feb 2017

Happy Waitangi Day!

Kia ora and happy Waitangi Day! The Clipper Race has always been warmly embraced by New Zealanders, and after seeing race after race, how well our many Kiwi crew handle one…

3 Feb 2017

Wendy Tuck Re-joins Clipper Race Australia

We are very pleased to welcome back former skipper Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck to the Clipper Race family, after being appointed to the role of Chief Instructor and Principal of our…

3 Feb 2017

Safety First

Ocean racing is at the mercy of the elements and these can include extreme weather consisting of high winds and big seas, posing a risk of potential damage to yachts…

30 Jan 2017

Congratulations Daniel!

The boating community from around Scotland gathered on Saturday evening at the Glasgow Science Centre as RYA Scotland recognised the achievements and outstanding commitment of Scotland’s volunteers, coaches, instructors, officials,…

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…

23 Jan 2017

Crew show support for every child in danger with Unicef

“I have chosen Unicef as my principle charity. Its cause for children around the world is particularly relevant at the moment given the wars and trauma kids are being caught…

20 Jan 2017

Former Clipper Race Skipper Equals British Record in Vendee Globe

The youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, has finished in second place after a thrilling fight to the finish to the Vendee Globe. Alex crossed the finish line…

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…

18 Jan 2017

Former Clipper Race Skipper Chasing Vendee Globe Glory

After more than 70 days, the Vendee Globe is set for an epic finish, with the youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, closing in on the lead…

16 Jan 2017

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Samantha Harper

NAME: Samantha Harper AGE: 36 OCCUPATION: Doctor NATIONALITY: Canada LEGS: full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Rick There are many reasons why people want to do the Clipper Race, with adventure high on the list. And Samantha Harper,…

15 Jan 2017

Excitement builds at Crew Brief Day

There was plenty of excitement as hundreds of Clipper 2017-18 Race crew members came together for the first time at the Crew Briefing. More than 200 crew, along with…

12 Jan 2017

Meet Ruth – our new Crew Supporters Coordinator

There’s no doubt the Clipper Race is one big family of adventurers, and what makes the experience extra special is the support of the crew members’ own families, friends and…

11 Jan 2017

Race Receives Royal Stamp of Approval at London Boat Show

It’s a day to remember for our adventurous crew as the Princess Royal joined visitors and exhibitors alike at the London Boat Show, ExCeL today. Her Royal Highness met with Clipper…

10 Jan 2017

Clipper Race Crewman Clinches Top Award

An extraordinary act of bravery and seamanship has resulted in Clipper 2015-16 Race crew member Gavin Reid being named as the boats.com 2016 YJA Yachtsman of the Year. The 28-year-old amateur…

9 Jan 2017

Elliot Brown Unveils Clipper 2017-18 Race Watch

It's time to reveal the Clipper 2017-18 Race limited edition watch! To mark its extended partnership as Official Timekeeper of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, UK watchmakers…

6 Jan 2017

Marlow Ropes Ties Up Deal For a Sixteenth Year With The Clipper Race

There will be no need to show Marlow the ropes for the Clipper 2017-18 Race, as the UK based global manufacturer is signing on for the eighth time as our…

5 Jan 2017

Hyde Sails to Power Clipper 2017-18 Round The World Yacht Race

One of the world’s largest volume sail producers, Hyde Sails, will once again be powering the Clipper Race fleet, after signing on as the Official Sail Partner for the 2017-18…

5 Jan 2017

6 -15 January: Join us at the London Boat Show!

Looking for the ultimate experience for 2017? Join us at the London Boat Show, ExCeL Centre, starting this week and running between January 6 – 15, and meet our intrepid…

4 Jan 2017

Marine Travel Extends Partnership with World’s Largest Ocean Race

Moving some 700 crew members, from more than 40 countries, to six different continents across eleven months, in timing with the race schedule, is a task that requires expert handling.…

31 Dec 2016

New Year, New Challenge: Meet Laura Kearley

NAME: Laura Kearley AGE: 27 OCCUPATION: Teacher NATIONALITY: Australia LEGS: The Asia Pacific Leg 5, The Mighty Pacific Leg 6, The USA Coast-To-Coast Leg 7, and The Atlantic Homecoming Leg 8 TEAM: Unicef Seeing more of…

23 Dec 2016

Meet the Crew: Catherine North

NAME: Catherine North AGE: 53 OCCUPATION: Payroll Specialist NATIONALITY: American / Australian LEGS: Full circumnavigation TEAM: Sanya Serenity Coast The Clipper Race is one of the world’s most unique adventures. More people have climbed Mount…

23 Dec 2016

Sydney Hobart Race Success - Twelve Months On

Not many sailors know the treacherous 630 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race like Sydney sider Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, who will embark on her 10 th blue water classic…

23 Dec 2016

Clipper Events team ready to take on Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016

For many of us Boxing Day brings the enjoyment of turkey leftovers and shopping sales but for almost one hundred entries, including Clipper Events’ CV5 , it brings one…

22 Dec 2016

Celebrating Clipper Race to start a New Year of adventure with Official Wine Partner Stormhoek

Following its successful partnership in the Clipper 2015-16 Race, South African wine brand Stormhoek will celebrate a New Year of adventure as Official Wine Partner for the 2017-18 edition. Based in…

22 Dec 2016

Dan Smith appointed as new Deputy Race Director

The Clipper Race office is pleased to reveal it has appointed former Skipper Dan Smith as Deputy Race Director following his performance in the 2015-16 race. Dan, 36, from West…

21 Dec 2016

Office with a view – Meet the Clipper Race riggers

For most people an office with a view comes complete with comfy chair, desk, plus walls and windows to protect from the elements, however for Clipper Race riggers Alex Dower…

19 Dec 2016

Dan Smith shortlisted for Scottish Performance Award

Daniel Smith, Derry~Londonderry~Doire Skipper, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Performance of the Year award at the RYA Scotland Annual Awards following his team’s second place finish. On his…

16 Dec 2016

Swiss Sailing Awards recognition for Clipper Race circumnavigator

More than four months since LMAX Exchange was crowned the overall winner of the Clipper 2015-16 Race, the team continues to celebrate its success and hard work with…

15 Dec 2016

Race of Their Lives 2 – out now on DVD!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to race the world’s oceans? Well now you can relive all the action of the last race as our highly anticipated TV series…

12 Dec 2016

Meet Race Director Mark Light

Developing and overseeing a year-long 40,000 nautical mile race across six continents is a task few would take on. More still would put down their hands when you throw in…

9 Dec 2016

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Daniel Clifton

Growing up in the country in Forbes, NSW, Australia, Computer Operator Daniel Clifton never dreamed he would one day be a part of the Clipper Race. “I think the closest thing…

8 Dec 2016

From tackling the world’s oceans to tackling illiteracy in Africa

Twenty-two-year-old Mency Madolo could never have imagined she would be stepping onto a 70-foot yacht to sail from San Francisco to New York as part of the crew for the…

6 Dec 2016

Olivier Cardin given special honour at French Sailing Awards

Clipper 2015-16 Race winning skipper Olivier Cardin was recognised with a special award at last night’s French Sailing Federation’s flagship award ceremony, the Soiree des Champions. The awards, held in Paris,…

30 Nov 2016

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Mike Kidwell

“It’s nine months before the start of the race so I suppose it’s not dissimilar to waiting for a baby – both can be wet, cold and miserable, but equally…

28 Nov 2016

MARK LIGHT APPOINTED AS RACE DIRECTOR

Mark Light, 45, has been appointed as the new Race Director of the Clipper Race. An experienced sailor with many ocean crossings and over 120,000 nautical miles to his name, Mark…

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…

22 Nov 2016

Could this be you?

The Clipper Race is a diverse family of adventurers that’s for sure, and no two races are ever the same as our crew, made up of people from all walks…

18 Nov 2016

Meet the 2017-18 race crew: Jeremy Hilton

The Clipper Race is an infectious affair, there is no doubt about it. If you’ve had a brother, sister, parent, friend or work colleague take part in a previous…

15 Nov 2016

Sta-Lok to kit out Clipper 70s as Official Standing Rigging Partner

Today we are pleased to announce that Sta-Lok will debut as the first Official Standing Rigging Partner for the 2017-18 edition race. The highly accredited manufacturer supplies everything from wire rope…

14 Nov 2016

Meet the 2017-18 Race Crew: Dina Stolcere

Our crew members come from all walks of life with a variety of previous sailing experience. From having never stepping on board a boat before signing up, to being competitive…

7 Nov 2016

Will crosses fundraising start line for Unicef

At the Clipper Race we love a challenge, especially when it is for a good cause. Following our partnership with Unicef during the Clipper 2015-16 Race, which to date has…

4 Nov 2016

Join us at the Geneva Boat Show: 11-13 November

“I fulfilled a dream and it was awesome,” says Swiss circumnavigating crew member Dominique Hausser as he reflects on his Clipper Race adventure. Next week, Dominique will be among 25 crew…

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…

31 Oct 2016

Meet the 2017-18 Race Crew - Andy Sutherland

“I live in Johannesburg so I am not really a sailor at all, this is a stepping stone in the right direction,” says 2017-18 race crew member, Andy Sutherland who…

27 Oct 2016

Changing lives through sailing

The race experience itself is a test, but what difference does it make when you get home? Over the last 20 years the Clipper Race and our crew have worked with…

25 Oct 2016

​Gavin Reid ‘honoured’ with nomination for prestigious YJA Yachtsman of the Year Awards

Mission Performance round the world crew member Gavin Reid, 28, has been shortlisted alongside world leading sailors for the industry renowned 2016 boats.com YJA (Yachting Journalists' Association) Yachtsman…

20 Oct 2016

Winning Skipper Brendan Hall on Team Spirit

Brendan Hall led the Spirit of Australia crew to overall victory in the Clipper 2009-10 Race, when aged 28. It was the second of three times the trophy…

19 Oct 2016

“They all thought I was mad”: Wendy Bird on joining Clipper ‘96

“Because the Clipper Race was new, no one had heard of it and they all thought I was mad!” Wendy Bird was one of the first people to sign…

18 Oct 2016

​Inspiration Expedition: Sir Chris Bonington’s 40 year friendship with Sir Robin

British mountaineer extraordinaire Sir Chris Bonington reflects on his friendship with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the expedition that inspired the Clipper Race more than twenty years ago. Sir Chris, who…

17 Oct 2016

20th Anniversary Ball Raises Unicef fundraising Total to £330,000

The familiar Clipper Race sailing attire was swapped for dinner jackets, bow ties and glamourous dresses this weekend in the sublime setting of the Great Room in the Grosvenor House…

14 Oct 2016

Clipper Race 20th Anniversary Ball: Sailing Stars line up to offer congratulations

This week we are celebrating 20 years since the first Clipper Race set sail and opened up the challenge of ocean racing to everyday people seeking a global adventure. On…

14 Oct 2016

20th Anniversary Ball – the finer details

On Saturday 15 October we are celebrating twenty years of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Like the race itself, Saturday night promises to be one to remember as crew,…

12 Oct 2016

From the World’s Waters to Waterloo Station

Commuters across the UK will be coming face to face with Clipper 2015-16 Race crew at over 600 London Underground and national railway stations over the coming fortnight…

10 Oct 2016

Race generations unite at Red Socks Regatta

Former Clipper Race crew returned to our Gosport HQ over the weekend to compete in the seventh annual Red Socks Regatta, organised by the Clipper Race Yacht Club (CRYC), with…

7 Oct 2016

Back to the start: Ras reflects on Clipper ‘96 win

This time twenty years ago, the inaugural Clipper Race teams were making final preparations to race around the world. The fleet of eight 60 foot yachts took eleven…

6 Oct 2016

Get Voting!

The Clipper Race website has been nominated for Best Sports Website of the Year in the MetrixLab Awards 2016 and it’s up to you to vote. The website has been nominated…

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…

29 Sep 2016

GLOBAL STAGE AT YACHT RACING FORUM

We’re pleased to announce a three year partnership with the prestigious Yacht Racing Forum, the leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing. The Yacht Racing Forum (YRF)…

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…

26 Sep 2016

One Year On: Flying the Flag for East Timor

Over a year ago in Gosport we met Alex Couto, 40, from Lisbon, Portugal, who had just finished his Level 4 training and was preparing to race in the opening…

23 Sep 2016

Global Partnerships

While the Clipper Race helps people achieve something remarkable by becoming an ocean racer, this is only one dimension of what we do; there is so much more that…

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,…

15 Sep 2016

1 month to 20th Anniversary Ball: Meet Cath Roberts

Today marks the one month countdown to our 20th Anniversary Ball , which takes place on 15 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, in aid…

14 Sep 2016

Coppercoat makes debut as Official Antifoul Supplier

Today we are pleased to announce that Coppercoat will be the Official Antifoul Supplier for the 2017-18 race. This is the first time the specialist provider of long-lasting antifoul has partnered…

12 Sep 2016

Race of Their Lives 2 aired on Sky Sports

The Race of Their Lives 2, the documentary series following the Clipper 2015-16 Race will air on Sky Sports 5 in the UK from Monday 12 September at 2100…

12 Sep 2016

Meet the 2017-18 race crew – Richard and Mike Petrie

The 2015-16 edition of the race may have only just ended, meaning almost twelve months until the 2017-18 race gets underway but crew training is already in full swing. 455…

9 Sep 2016

A Boat of His Own: Suhaili relaunched

For the past three years, whilst not travelling the world fulfilling his hands on role as Clipper Race Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has spent the bulk of his waking hours…

7 Sep 2016

One Month Later: Mia Hartwell Blog

Over a month has now passed since the end of the Clipper 2015-16 Race. For some that will feel like a lifetime ago, and for others mere moments. While…

5 Sep 2016

Meet the Team – Emily Bambridge

With the 2016 sailing calendar in full swing, we welcome the friendly face of Emily Bambridge to the team to assist with the Clipper Events sailing days and…

1 Sep 2016

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Mermeritus: A new disease and case studies’

As we edge ever closer to the 20 th anniversary celebrations on 15 October in London, we will be sharing memories from the last twenty years of the Clipper…

31 Aug 2016

Calling all Adventurers Down Under: Crew Recruitment Tour

Over the next couple of weeks Della Parsons, our Crew Recruitment Manager and circumnavigator extraordinaire, is touring Australia and New Zealand searching for the next generation of adventurers to take…

30 Aug 2016

This day last year…

Around St Katharine Docks, the air was full of nervous energy and a sense of anticipation as the Clipper 2015-16 Race crew said goodbye to the thousands of well-wishers that…

26 Aug 2016

Crew Catch Up - Meet Dhruv Boruah

After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time…

25 Aug 2016

Life Behind the Lens: The Clipper Race Cameraman

If you follow the Clipper Race you will likely have watched some of the YouTube videos or seen episodes of the recently award winning race documentary Race of…

24 Aug 2016

Elliot Brown watch passes toughest test on Clipper Race

In July last year the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race’s Official Timekeeper, Elliot Brown, mounted a watch to the mast of one of our Clipper 70s. Incredibly after…

23 Aug 2016

LMAX Exchange Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

The time is here, we’ve recapped eleven team highlights so today we celebrate the Clipper 2015-16 Race winners - LMAX Exchange. Led by our first ever French Skipper Olivier…

22 Aug 2016

Derry~Londonderry~Doire Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

“Powered by fairy dust, crewed by legends” is the tag line on the stern of Derry~Londonderry~Doire which finished as runner up in the Clipper 2015-16 Race, a mere…

19 Aug 2016

The Clipper Race turns 20!

Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in…

19 Aug 2016

GREAT Britain Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

After nine days of team highlights, we now reach the final three podium winning teams. Today it is third overall placed GREAT Britain’s recap moment. (The team…

18 Aug 2016

​Garmin Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

Intense rivalry, podium places and near misses sum up Garmin’s circumnavigation from a racing perspective, but there was much more to the team which claimed fourth place as…

17 Aug 2016

Qingdao Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

From a home port arrival ceremony in which they were treated like superstars, to claiming two podium places and finishing with Qingdao’s highest ever position in the city’s…

16 Aug 2016

TV DOCUMENTARY SERIES SCOOPS MAJOR AWARD

Our international television series The Race of Their Lives 2 has picked up a prestigious award as ‘Best Documentary Series-UK’ in the industry TMT Media Awards 2016 announced today. The second…

16 Aug 2016

Mission Performance Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

Today we move into the top half of the table where Mission Performance finished a solid sixth in the overall rankings with a total of 78 points. Naming themselves…

15 Aug 2016

Da Nang - Viet Nam Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

We start our second week of highlights with Da Nang – Viet Nam , the first time entry for the Vietnamese coastal city. Wendy Tuck, the Clipper Race’s first…

12 Aug 2016

Visit Seattle Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

It's seems appropriate that the team highlights we are posting today are those of Visit Seattle , the crew that always brought the 'Friday feeling' to port. Under Skipper Huw Fernie and…

11 Aug 2016

ClipperTelemed+ Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

The fourth team we are profiling this week is ClipperTelemed+, which finished ninth in Clipper 2015-16 Race. Under Skipper Matt Mitchell, a two-time Race Skipper, ClipperTelemed+ found its form in the…

10 Aug 2016

Unicef Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

After almost eight months of racing around the world, the Unicef team came into its own when crossing the biggest and arguably toughest ocean on the planet, the…

9 Aug 2016

IchorCoal Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

On day two of showcasing each Clipper Race team’s highlights we feature IchorCoal. The strength of spirit and sense of togetherness displayed by the IchorCoal crew throughout the Clipper…

8 Aug 2016

PSP Logistics Clipper 2015-16 Race Highlights

As Clipper Race crew adjust back to life on land, the memories and achievements of the past eleven months are far from forgotten. Over the next two weeks we will…

5 Aug 2016

Ross Ham: First Double Circumnavigator in Clipper Race History

The conclusion of the Clipper 2015-16 Race enrolled 106 crew members into our exclusive circumnavigator club, but not content with this achievement on its own, Australian crew member…

3 Aug 2016

​Derek Hatfield: Loss of Canadian Legend

Over the weekend the sailing world learnt of the unfortunate passing of Canadian sailor, Derek Hatfield. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and all at Clipper Ventures would like to send their condolences to…

3 Aug 2016

Clipper 70 fleet returns to Gosport

More than eleven months since departing the Clipper Race HQ Gosport, the Clipper 70s have returned to the marina where the adventure started for many of the crew last August.…

1 Aug 2016

Round the World Crew Celebrate Circumnavigation

On Saturday, 103 members of our Clipper 2015-16 Race crew joined an elite club of people who have sailed around the world when they returned to London after their 41,135…

31 Jul 2016

VISIT OUR OPEN BOATS IN LONDON ALL WEEK

Following the spectacular scenes of the Clipper 2015-16 Race Finish celebrations in London, the Race Village remains in full swing today and opportunities to tour a Clipper 70 yacht will…

30 Jul 2016

Clipper Race prizes awarded at London ceremony

The Clipper 2015-16 Race prizes have been awarded at a ceremony in St Katharine Docks following the conclusion of the global series in London. First, the pennants were awarded for Race…

30 Jul 2016

Clipper Race fleet performs Parade of Sail on River Thames

The Clipper Race fleet has performed a colourful Parade of Sail on the River Thames in London this morning after completing Race 14 and the full 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation…

29 Jul 2016

​LMAX Exchange confirmed as winner of the Clipper 2015-16 Race title

LMAX Exchange, Skippered by Frenchman Olivier Cardin, is confirmed tonight as winner of the tenth edition of the Clipper Race. The team’s victory comes despite finishing the final…

29 Jul 2016

MEDEVAC CLIPPERTELEMED+: Linda McDavitt

Update @ 1900 BST: Good news for Linda. She has been discharged from the hospital with a sprained shoulder. The Dr has cleared her to return for the final parade and…

29 Jul 2016

Clipper Race trophy revamped for 20th year

All teams completing the Clipper 2015-16 Race will proudly take to the stage at the London Race Finish this Saturday, aware they have achieved a feat that very few people…

29 Jul 2016

​Race 14 Day 1: Constant trimming, little sleep in final battle for points and positions

A tight battle in the final denouement of the circumnavigation is playing out across the fleet, with constant trimming and little sleep in the North Sea. After a downwind start with…

29 Jul 2016

Clipper Race finale this weekend in London

As the Clipper Race fleet prepares to race the final miles of its eleven month-long adventure, preparations for the London’s St Katharine Docks celebrations on Saturday 30 July are well…

28 Jul 2016

Finale of Clipper Race starts in The Netherlands

The finale of the Clipper Race, Race 14 to London, has started from Den Helder in The Netherlands. After a Departure Ceremony from Willemsoord Marina and a Parade of Sail in…

28 Jul 2016

Race 14, Den Helder to London, starts today

The final race of the global circumnavigation series, Race 14 from Den Helder to London, starts today in The Netherlands. It’s going to be one of the most nail-biting yet…

26 Jul 2016

Last chance to win Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

In two days’ time the 14th and final stage of the Clipper 2015-16 Race gets underway from Den Helder to London with all positions still to be decided in the…

25 Jul 2016

Crew catch up: Jan Van de Laar

Sailing into The Netherlands on the penultimate race of the series in first place was a very special moment for Dutch round the world crew member Jan Van de Laar. Jan,…

24 Jul 2016

Race 13 prizes awarded in Den Helder

The prizes have been awarded for Race 13, the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, at a ceremony at Willemsoord Marina in The Netherlands. The three podium teams took to the stage…

23 Jul 2016

​Clipper Race Supporters Club: Meet Sue and Phil Ball

Sue Ball is a circumnavigator on PSP Logistics , and as if sailing round the world wasn’t a big enough challenge in itself she also took on the role…

22 Jul 2016

Den Helder Race 13 arrivals complete

As Visit Seattle, PSP Logistics and Da Nang – Viet Nam celebrated their podium finishes in Race 13, the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge,…

22 Jul 2016

Visit Seattle wins Race 13, the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge

The Visit Seattle team has crossed the Race 13 finish line, achieving its first overall race win and second podium of the series. The team crossed the finish line off Den…

21 Jul 2016

Race 13 Day 4: Teams vie for vital positions as westerlies power them towards finish line

Tensions are mounting across the fleet in this penultimate race with every team knowing that positions into Den Helder could prove pivotal in the final race standings. Until this morning the…

21 Jul 2016

​Race 12 Penalty Points

Given the intense battle for final positions as we approach the Clipper 2015-16 Race Finish in London on 30 July, the penalty points for Leg 8 are being allocated on…

21 Jul 2016

ETAs into Den Helder

Every position in the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge is still up for grabs with the fleet tightly bunched heading for the finish line. Click here for the schedule of…

20 Jul 2016

Race 13 Day 3: Squalls, lightning and a lot of pressure

The fleet is contending with squalls, lightning and navigating the North Sea oil rigs, and with the lead changing multiple times in the last 24 hours, the pressure is intense. Having…

20 Jul 2016

22-24 July: Join us at America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth

With a week to go until the Clipper Race fleet and its non-professional crew complete its circumnavigation of the world, we are at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series…

19 Jul 2016

Henri Lloyd Seamanship Award Shortlist Announced

The shortlist of eight nominees for the Henri Lloyd Seamanship Award is now in and race fans are encouraged to register their support and ‘Like’ their favourite candidate on the…

19 Jul 2016

Race 13 Day 2: Overhauling, foul tides and mixed fortunes

Light, patchy winds and the strong tidal conditions north of Scotland are testing nerves and patience as the teams battle to clear notorious Pentland Firth and make it out into…

18 Jul 2016

​Race 13 Day 1: Tight racing with all to play for

Day 1 of the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge and racing is extremely tight, with positions changing regularly as the teams focus on constant trimming off the Hebrides. Race 13 got…

17 Jul 2016

Race 13: The Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge Starts

The Clipper Race teams have started Race 13: The Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, knowing all is still to fight for in the battle for the overall podium. With a…

17 Jul 2016

Clipper Race departs Derry-Londonderry

Following an action-packed ten day stopover in Derry-Londonderry, the Clipper Race crew has departed the Foyle Marina for their penultimate challenge - Race 13: The Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge,…

16 Jul 2016

Live Stream: The Voyage of Sunniva

The River Foyle will be transformed into a magical, mythical stage tonight as the Clipper Race fleet takes the lead role in the theatrical finale to the Foyle Maritime Festival…

15 Jul 2016

​Preview: Race 13, the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge starts tomorrow

The Clipper Race fleet is preparing for the penultimate race of the series, Race 13, the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge from Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland to Den Helder, the Netherlands. The…

15 Jul 2016

Jean-Christophe Novelli Cooks up a Storm at Clipper Race Kitchens

Waves the size of houses and hurricane force winds make the Clipper Race one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, but for some crew it’s life below deck,…

15 Jul 2016

​Like mother like daughter: Meet the Crockers

It’s not every day that you race against your family, but for mother and daughter duo Linda and Sophie Crocker, the past 10 months have been extremely competitive as they…

13 Jul 2016

City provides LegenDerry reception at Race 12 Prize-Giving event

Derry-Londonderry’s Guildhall Square turned purple tonight as city residents came out to support the LegenDerry Finale Prize Giving. From the Playhouse, the Clipper Race crew created a rainbow in their bright…

13 Jul 2016

Get on board our open boats in Derry-Londonderry

Join us today at Foyle Marina and step on board the Clipper 70 yachts to receive a free personal yacht tour from crew members who have competed in this unique…

13 Jul 2016

Meet the crew: Pippa Moore

Nineteen years in the making, Da Nang – Viet Nam crew member, Pippa Moore has accomplished her lifetime dream of crossing an ocean and she has done it…

12 Jul 2016

LegenDerry Skipper Trio United

With the Clipper Race back in Derry-Londonderry for the final edition of its race partnership, we found a moment to unite the three Skippers who have taken the city’s team…

11 Jul 2016

LEGENDERRY FINALE FILM PREMIERE

It was one of the most nail-biting challenges of the entire Clipper 2015-16 Race as Derry~Londonderry~Doire fought to hold off LMAX Exchange for a home…

11 Jul 2016

Crew Catch Up – Han Kim

The 700 crew competing in the Clipper 2015-16 Race represent 44 nationalities, including just one South Korean. Han Kim is the first person from his country to sail around the…

10 Jul 2016

Visitors flock to the 2016 Foyle Maritime Festival on opening weekend

Thousands of people have been descending on the banks of the River Foyle to mark the opening of the Foyle Maritime Festival which runs until 17 July, with the colourful…

9 Jul 2016

“I’ve found me again.” Meet Derry Londonderry resident/crew member Sinead Diver

Name: Sinead Diver Home: Culmore Point, Derry-Londonderry Age: 33 Occupation: Call Centre Associate Team: Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Leg 8 Sinead (pictured in main image being greeted by the Mayor of Derry in New York), like thousands…

8 Jul 2016

Remaining team arrivals complete Race 12: The Legenderry Finale

With seven teams already in port, the remaining five teams have arrived this morning to complete the fleet at Foyle Marina, Derry Londonderry. IchorCoal arrived in just after 0200 after…

8 Jul 2016

ETAs into Derry-Londonderry

The Clipper Race fleet is closing in on Derry-Londonderry ahead of the start of the Foyle Maritime Festival. The finish line to the LegenDerry Finale is approximately a 3 hour motor…

7 Jul 2016

​Race 12 Day 17: Low pressure system for teams in closing stages

A low pressure system delivering lots of squalls is over the teams still at sea and headed south east towards Northern Ireland having cleared the Rockall mark of the course. The…

7 Jul 2016

Second day of arrivals into Derry-Londonderry

Sixth place Garmin arrived into Foyle Marina this morning to sunny skies, waiting crowds, and cheers, after the team crossed the Race 12 LegendDerry Finale finish line at 0411 UTC…

6 Jul 2016

LMAX Exchange wins the LegenDerry Finale

LMAX Exchange has claimed its sixth victory of the Clipper 2015-16 Race by winning Race 12, the LegenDerry Finale. At 1043 UTC, Skipper Olivier Cardin and his crew crossed…

6 Jul 2016

​Race 12 Day 16: LMAX Exchange on course for sixth overall race win

LMAX Exchange is on course for victory today after a fierce battle with Derry~Londonderry~Doire overnight, with positions changing often before the overall race leader managed to squeeze a two nautical…

5 Jul 2016

Race 12 Day 15: Can Derry~Londonderry~ Doire hold on for a home port victory?

With 175 nautical miles remaining in the LegenDerry Finale, Derry~Londonderry~Doire is leading the race to its home port once again, but with only 7.5NM between the front three…

4 Jul 2016

“I have learnt a lot about responsibility”

After ten months of anticipation and having never sailed before training for the race, South Africans Siphamandla ‘Superman’ Ngcobo (23) and Sakhile ‘King’ Makhanya (22) are now racing more than…

4 Jul 2016

Race 12 Day 14: Frustrations kick in with easing winds

After setting a blistering pace across the Atlantic, some of the teams in the LegenDerry Finale have found themselves all but grind to a halt in the light winds off…

3 Jul 2016

Race 12 Day 13: Teams toy with tactics around Tory Island

Rounding Tory Island is causing a conundrum for the Clipper Race teams as changeable winds lead to a variation in tactics which, after the first three boats, is already mixing…

3 Jul 2016

UPDATE: Race 12 Course Extension

UPDATE 2230UTC SUNDAY 3 JULY 2016 Due to planned missile firing tests by the Navy the mark at St Kilda has been removed and a new one inserted at Rathlin Island.…

2 Jul 2016

Race 12 Day 12: Weather getting complicated in closing stages

After blasting across the North Atlantic in Race 12, The LegenDerry Finale, the weather forecasting is getting a little ‘complicated’ according to Clipper Race and Great Britain Olympic Sailing Team…

2 Jul 2016

Clipper Events at the start line of Round the Island Race 2016

Dubbed as sailing’s answer to the London Marathon, today sister company Clipper Events will line up to cross the start of the annual Round the Island Race 2016 against 1533…

1 Jul 2016

Race 12 Day 11: Derry~Londonderry~ Doire leads Ocean Sprint to home port

In the last 24 hours, seven teams have completed the Ocean Sprint course in the LegenDerry Finale, in a bid to pick up the final bonus points on offer in…

30 Jun 2016

Party Time for Team with Most Social Spirit

With three races left to complete it means there are three more chances for teams to win the Stormhoek Social Spirit Award and our Official Wine Partner is offering a…

30 Jun 2016

​Race 12 Day 10:  Teams enjoy strong westerlies at start of Ocean Sprint

The fleet is enjoying strong westerly winds of 15 to 20 knots as it heads east in the North Atlantic Ocean on day 10 of The LegenDerry Finale to Derry-Londonderry.…

30 Jun 2016

Unicef in Ireland and the UK: giving young people a voice

After 11 months racing the world’s oceans, the concluding finish line is in sight and a glorious homecoming awaits for the race’s intrepid crew. During its 40,000 nautical mile journey,…

29 Jun 2016

​Race 12 Day 9: Brakes off as westerly propels fleet forward

A strong westerly served up by the Azores High is propelling the yachts forward after a frustrating few days of light airs from the same high in the North Atlantic…

28 Jun 2016

Race 12 day 8: Mixed fortunes for fleet as Atlantic High causes pain

The frontrunners have managed to escape the grasp of the light winds associated with the ridge of the Azores High, but the back of the fleet is still suffering in…

27 Jun 2016

Race 12 Day 7: Will there be a successful North Atlantic High Escape Artist?

A wind hole at the centre of the North Atlantic High could engulf the fleet today, with weather reports and tactics being analysed carefully on day 7 of The LegendDerry…

26 Jun 2016

Race 12 Day 6: Teams battle for speed as they turn north towards Derry-Londonderry

The brakes have been put on the rollercoaster ride for now after the teams made the turn north around the Ice Box perimeter and now find themselves caught in the…

25 Jun 2016

​Race 12 Day 5: Could blistering progress slow as fleet prepares to head north?

It has been another fantastic day’s progress in the North Atlantic. 30 knots of wind from the south-southwest, sun, and current has seen teams blast reaching and reporting record runs…

24 Jun 2016

Race 12 Day 4: Split fortunes as Atlantic storm divides fleet

A dramatic Atlantic storm stalled progress for some teams yesterday, widening the margin between the front and back of the fleet, and it is the boats to the south which…

23 Jun 2016

IchorCoal diverting to Halifax, Canada

Update: 24/06/2016 Deputy Race Director Mark Light has just provided the following update: "We can confirm that the helicopter medevac of Chris Drummond has been successful and completed at 0914UTC today.…

23 Jun 2016

Youth worker sailing home retraces route of ancestors

Among those crew sailing home to Derry-Londonderry after a long wait for the Atlantic Homecoming Leg to start from New York is 40 year old Danny Bryce. Having dedicated his…

23 Jun 2016

Race 12 Day 3: Gulf Stream rodeo delivers more exhilarating progress for fleet

It has been another thrilling day in the Atlantic as 30 to 50 knot winds, plus an added push from the Gulf Stream, create truly exhilarating sailing conditions, epic surfs…

22 Jun 2016

Crew Catchup: Meet St Katharine Docks Neighbours and Teammates Tom and Marta

As the teams compete in this final, Atlantic Homecoming Leg of the race, some crew be headed a little closer to home than others. Once back in London, many will…

22 Jun 2016

Race 12 Day 2: Atlantic Ocean delivers baptism of fire as wind shift provides challenge

The luxury of New York is now a fading memory after a wind shift in the Atlantic Ocean delivered an early challenge for the Clipper Race fleet. Team focus and…

21 Jun 2016

Race 12 Day 1: Drag race start for final ocean crossing of series

The Atlantic Homecoming Leg is underway and after the first twelve hours, just 5 nautical miles currently separate the first eleven teams in the Clipper 2015-16 Race’s final ocean crossing. …

20 Jun 2016

Race 12, the ‘LegenDerry Finale’ officially starts

Race 12, the ‘LegenDerry Finale’ to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has officially started following the fleet’s departure from New York this morning. Following a Ceremony and Parade of Sail in front of…

20 Jun 2016

Fleet departs New York for LegenDerry Finale

The Clipper Race fleet has departed New York after a spectacular Parade of Sail past the Statue of Liberty as it motors towards the Race 12 start line. The LegenDerry Finale…

20 Jun 2016

The LegenDerry Finale starts today

Race 12, the LegenDerry Finale to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, starts today from New York. The crew depart Liberty Landing Marina this morning local time on the first of three races on…

18 Jun 2016

Globetrotter’s Circumnavigation by Rail and Sail

As our round the world crew members prepare to join a very elite club upon completion of their global challenge in six weeks’ time, the achievements of all of our…

17 Jun 2016

​Local Alumni crew welcome teams in New York

“I love that the race keeps coming to New York. Every year I go down to the marina to see the boats and meet some of the crew and I…

17 Jun 2016

Crew Changeover: Meet Tony Griffiths

As the Leg 8 crew prepare for their challenge across the Atlantic towards Derry-Londonderry, Den Helder and the glory of the race finale in London today, we caught up with…

16 Jun 2016

Clipper Race Founders Ring Nasdaq Stock Exchange Opening Bell in NYC

Clipper Ventures co-founders William Ward and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston had the honour of ringing the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq Stock Market in Times Square this morning to…

16 Jun 2016

​Firemen’s lift for IchorCoal victuallers

The story behind the picture gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘fireman’s lift’. For IchorCoal crew members Lizzie Tricks and Davina Watson, what was meant to be a standard…

15 Jun 2016

Clipper Race founders to ring Opening Bell at Nasdaq tomorrow

Clipper Race founders William Ward, Chief Executive, and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Chairman, will ring the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York on Thursday morning 16 June…

15 Jun 2016

Voting open: The Henri Lloyd Seamanship Award

An honour every team hopes to win, nominations for the Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award open today. In recognition of the extreme challenges faced by the crew, both as individuals…

15 Jun 2016

The LegenDerry Finale awaits Crew

On Monday 20 June the Clipper Race fleet will set sail for three-time Host Port Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland in the 3120 nautical mile LegenDerry Finale from New York. The race…

14 Jun 2016

New York Prize-giving

With the Manhattan skyline forming a stunning backdrop at sunset the prize-giving ceremony for Races 10 and 11 took place at Liberty Landing Marina following the conclusion of The LMAX…

14 Jun 2016

Crew Catchup: Dominique Hausser

LMAX Exchange Swiss round the world crew member Dominique Hausser has been sailing all his life having grown up near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. As he nears the end of…

12 Jun 2016

Crew catch up: Drake Forney

For twenty-five year old Texan Drake Forney the American Coast-to-Coast Leg was particularly special because it has allowed him the chance to sail into and around his home country. Now…

11 Jun 2016

Crew Catch up: ​Linda McDavitt

Linda McDavitt, 69, from Austin, Texas, USA, is the oldest female round the world crew member in this year’s race. Before the race, Linda built upper body strength doing pilates and…

11 Jun 2016

Bike vs Boat: Simon Parker completes 3,750 mile Clipper Race cycle challenge

“Worn out but absolutely ecstatic.” The emotion on Simon Parker’s face and in his voice is clear as he finally arrives into Liberty Landing Marina. Like his fellow Clipper Race…

10 Jun 2016

Clipper Race arrivals complete in New York

All of the Clipper Race fleet is now in Liberty Landing Marina after a busy day of arrivals into the Big Apple. Having crossed the LMAX Exchange - RACE of THE AMERICAS…

10 Jun 2016

Race 11, Day 10: Mission Performance and PSP Logistics battle for finish

After a busy night of nine team arrivals, the NYC skyline still awaits Mission Performance, PSP Logistics and IchorCoal which are all still battling to…

10 Jun 2016

Fleet arrivals continue overnight in New York

As the teams continue to arrive at Liberty Landing Marina after crossing the Race 11, LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS finish line this story will be…

10 Jun 2016

ClipperTelemed+ leads arrivals into New York

After nine days of racing from Panama the Clipper Race teams have started to arrive into Liberty Landing Marina led by winner of Race 11, The LMAX Exchange – RACE…

9 Jun 2016

ClipperTelemed+ wins Race 11 into New York

ClipperTelemed+ has won Race 11, The LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS, its first overall race win and second podium of the series. The team, skippered…

9 Jun 2016

Race 11 Day 9: Variable conditions guarantee nail biting finale

The closing stages of The LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS is turning into an incredibly tough finale. In contrast to the strong winds of Tropical Storm Colin, light,…

9 Jun 2016

ETAs into New York

The Clipper Race fleet has made great progress so far in the LMAX Exchange - RACE of THE AMERICAS and with the longer term forecast looking good, giving the fleet…

8 Jun 2016

World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

The oceans provide us with endless opportunities for adventure and exploration, moments of wonder, inspiration and happiness, and of course, without them there would be no Clipper Race. So it’s…

8 Jun 2016

Bike VS Boat across USA: The Final Test

As the Clipper Race fleet covers the remaining nail biting miles of the US Coast to Coast Leg, it is not just the crew at sea who are giving it…

8 Jun 2016

Race 11, Day 8: Tropical Storm Colin Packs Punch for Fleet

Tropical Storm Colin blasted over the fleet, packing a little more punch than forecasted yesterday. Winds gusting 70 knots, and exhilarating surfing speeds into the high 20s, provided a thrilling…

7 Jun 2016

Race 11 Day 7: Fleet prepares for Tropical Storm Colin to hit as battle heats up

The battle between Garmin and ClipperTelemed+ has intensified at the top of the leaderboard, with ClipperTelemed+ now ahead by less than 7 nautical miles.…

6 Jun 2016

​Race 11 Day 6: Garmin maintains narrow lead over ClipperTelemed+ approaching Ocean Sprint

Garmin is holding a narrow 8 nautical mile lead over ClipperTelemed+ in the final 650 NMs of the race to New York on Day 6 of…

5 Jun 2016

​Race 11 Day 5: Garmin victorious at Scoring Gate, claiming three points

Garmin has taken the lead over former race leader ClipperTelemed+, as the intense fight to be first into New York continues on day 5 of the…

4 Jun 2016

Race 11, Day 4: Snakes and ladders style fortune shakes up Race 11 positions

The past 24 hours played out like a game of snakes and ladders for the Clipper Race fleet as tactics and a healthy roll of good or bad fortune through…

3 Jun 2016

​Race 11 Day 3: A busy day of evolutions and trimming in light airs

The last 24 hours has seen a trimming battle and lots of sail evolutions across the fleet as the teams fight to clear the Windward Passage in extremely light winds. On…

2 Jun 2016

Unicef crew gives Panamanian youths a taste of life at sea

As our international crew members take on the challenge of the world’s oceans, they are raising awareness and funds for children across the globe who are facing their own challenges…

2 Jun 2016

​Race 11 Day 2: Neck and neck in fight to clear Windward Passage

Just 0.6 nautical miles separate the top three teams as they navigate towards the Windward Passage which connects the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. The seas have reduced, the wind…

1 Jun 2016

​Race 11 Day 1: Quick off the mark as Trade Winds power fleet along

The teams are making good speeds close hauled in steady easterly Trade Winds in the first 24 hours of the LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS to…

1 Jun 2016

Next Stop New York!

From sleepless in Seattle to the city that never sleeps, after transiting the Panama Canal the teams are now racing to the bright lights of New York in Race 11:…

31 May 2016

LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS is Underway

After a delayed start due to light winds, Race 11, the LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS got underway at 1208 UTC on Tuesday 31 May. Following a successful…

30 May 2016

LATEST: LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS Start

UPDATED at 2300 UTC on Monday 30 May Due to continued light wind the Race Office has decided to postpone the start of Race 11, The LMAX Exchange - RACE of …

29 May 2016

Cycle versus sail: Simon Parker’s American adventure continues

One direct flight will take you from China to the UK in less than a day. But where’s the fun in that when you can make the 15,000 journey by…

28 May 2016

“I want to grow and have an impact on someone’s life” Meet Lerato Masombuka

Lerato ‘Bridgette’ Masombuka grew up in a small township of Zithobeni situated in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Brought up by her grandmother and then later her aunt, Lerato was raised…

27 May 2016

Final arrivals in Panama

The Clipper Race fleet is now complete in Panama after Mission Performance, Da Nang-Viet Nam, Visit Seattle and PSP Logistics arrived on Friday morning (local time). GREAT Britain, Garmin and Mission…

27 May 2016

Race 11 The LMAX Exchange - RACE of THE AMERICAS

The LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS from Panama to New York is due to get underway on Monday 30 May with a Le Mans start. At 1930…

27 May 2016

Race Finish Spectator Boat Tickets on sale today!

Tickets for the Official Spectator Boats for the Clipper Race finish are now on sale. In 10 weeks’ time, the 12-strong Clipper Race fleet will cross the final finish line…

26 May 2016

Leg 6 Penalty Points

The Race Committee has announced the penalty points for the Race 9 Seattle Pacific Challenge from Qingdao, China to Seattle, USA. During Leg 6, the fleet spent approximately four weeks at…

26 May 2016

ETAs to Panama and Canal transit info

The Clipper Race fleet are currently heading for Panama ahead of the transit of the Panama Canal, below are the latest ETAs. ETAs to Panama (-5 UTC). ClipperTelemed+ - In Port

25 May 2016

Further arrivals as first group begin Panama Canal transit

IchorCoal and Qingdao arrived in Panama on Wednesday morning (local time) as ClipperTelemed+ , Unicef and Derry~Londonderry~Doire begin the transit of the Panama Canal. Look out for them going through the…

25 May 2016

Unicef in North America: Giving schoolchildren the power to save lives

As the fleet begins to transit the Panama Canal and experience one of the engineering wonders of the world, they will voyage through the tropical heat and squalls of the…

24 May 2016

First yachts arrive in Panama ahead of canal transit

LMAX Exchange and Unicef have joined ClipperTelemed+ and Derry~Londonderry~Doire in Panama today after completing the PSP Logistics Panama Cup. ClipperTelemed+ and Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived on Tuesday morning (local time) ahead of the…

24 May 2016

Crew gets creative with PSP Logistics photo competition

As the Clipper Race fleet motors to and through the Panama Canal, the Race 10 sponsor PSP Logistics has set the teams a task to test their creativity with a…

23 May 2016

​Next stop Panama

It’s full steam ahead to Panama for four of the Clipper Race fleet after a successful pit stop in Banana Bay Marina, Costa Rica, to refuel ahead of the canal…

20 May 2016

Social Spirit Powers Teams to Panama

The power of social spirit and an optimistic outlook on board has been shining out of the Clipper Race teams in the PSP Logistics Panama Cup. They’ve been sweating under…

20 May 2016

FIGHT TO FINISH IN PSP LOGISTICS PANAMA CUP

Day 21 in the PSP Logistics Panama Cup and Race 10 draws to a close after the Race Committee announced yesterday that the compulsory Remedios Gate would be the finish…

20 May 2016

‘LEGENDERRY’ WELCOME AWAITS IN 50 DAYS

Today marks 50 days until the Clipper Race fleet arrives in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, to conclude a 3-race, 6-year, relationship which has seen its transformation as the UK’s first City…

19 May 2016

Another ‘crazy’ day on the Clipper Race

Day 20 in the PSP Logistics Panama Cup and Race 10 appears to be slipping into slow motion as the leading teams tackle the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) –…

18 May 2016

Race 10 Day 19: 0.1 nautical mile between podium positions after 3000NM of racing

While the teams behind continue to chase the leaders, the PSP Logistics Panama Cup has once again got even tighter among the front four boats. With LMAX Exchange …

18 May 2016

British sailors unite to support Sailing is GREAT for Unicef

It is no secret, at the Clipper Race we really, really love sailing and British ocean racing legends Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dee Caffari MBE and Ian Walker are all throwing…

17 May 2016

Race 10 Day 18: Leaders feel the heat as fleet puts pressure on in PSP Logistics Panama Cup sweatfest

The scorching, calm tropics continue to test the nerves of the Clipper Race fleet, and leaders LMAX Exchange and ClipperTelemed+ are beginning to feel added heat from some of the…

16 May 2016

Race 10 Day 17: Battle for lead heats up between leaders LMAX Exchange and ClipperTelemed+

The battle for the lead position in The PSP Logistics Panama Cup is reaching boiling point in terms of both temperature and stakes. LMAX Exchange passed the second…

15 May 2016

Race 10 Day 16: Forecast squalls set to liven up the Doldrums

As the PSP Logistics Panama Cup continues, life in the Doldrums is frustrating the teams regardless of their position in the fleet, with one team covering as little as 35…

14 May 2016

Race 10: Day 15: Visit Seattle smash Ocean Sprint record for PSP Logistics Panama Cup

On a frustratingly hot, calm Friday 13th for most of the fleet, Visit Seattle had all the luck and smashed the Ocean Sprint record for Race 10: The…

13 May 2016

Race 10 Day 14: IchorCoal sets time to beat in Ocean Sprint

Half of the fleet has completed the Ocean Sprint course with IchorCoal setting the fastest time so far of 14 hours 21 minutes, a mere 27 minutes faster…

13 May 2016

“Becoming a crew member helped me come alive again” - Meet Jack Chidley

Stood on the pontoon at Bell Harbor Marina in Seattle, USA, at the end of the Pacific Ocean leg of the current race, the beaming face of British man Jack…

12 May 2016

Race 10 Day 13: Let the battle commence for bonus points in Ocean Sprint

Once again, bonus points are up for grabs as the Clipper Race fleet approaches the Ocean Sprint start line at 17 and a half degrees north. Two points are on…

11 May 2016

Race 10 Day 12: Teams work to escape the Doldrums’ grasp

The lead has shifted once again in the PSP Logistics Panama Cup with ClipperTelemed+ now in pole position followed by IchorCoal and Unicef . However,…

10 May 2016

Race 10 Day 11: Fluky winds forecast is next test for fleet

2000 nautical miles and eleven days into the PSP Logistics Panama Cup the frontrunners are rounding the tip of Cabo San Lucas with their eyes now firmly on the Ocean…

9 May 2016

Unicef and ClipperTelemed+ win their first bonus points

At 1043 UTC Unicef was the first team to pass through the Scoring Gate in the PSP Logistics Panama Cup to take the maximum three points on offer.…

9 May 2016

Race 10 Day 10: Sprint for bonus points at Scoring Gate

As some teams search for stronger winds, the leading boats are within hours of passing through the Scoring Gate and snatching those vital bonus points. Unicef, ClipperTelemed+,

8 May 2016

RACE 10 DAY 9: STEALTH MOVE AS MATCH RACING CONTINUES AHEAD OF SCORING GATE

Despite lighter airs some good downwind racing under spinnaker has continued with a number of match races between duelling teams now heading for the Scoring Gate, around 250nM south.

7 May 2016

Race 10 Day 8: Teams push hard ahead of light winds

Day 8 of the PSP Logistics Panama Cup and all the teams have been taking advantage of great downwind sailing under their spinnakers as temperatures rise and shorts are shaken…

6 May 2016

Race 10 Day 7: IchorCoal reaps reward from early gamble out west

For the first time in the PSP Logistics Panama Cup IchorCoal has taken the lead in this tenth race of fourteen in the global series. Several days ago,…

5 May 2016

Life as an ocean racer

On the Mighty Pacific leg we hosted two Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) youth ambassadors. The opportunity was donated by Clipper Race founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to ASSF,…

5 May 2016

Race 10 Day 6: Tack Exchange keeps teams busy in East Pacific Spaghetti Junction

Despite the vastness of the Pacific Ocean and the possible options for the fleet in terms of inshore and offshore racing en route to Central America, the majority of the…

4 May 2016

Race 10 Day 5: ClipperTelemed+ catches fleet as wind fills in and racing tightens

Having avoided the wind hole that held the rest of the teams captive yesterday, ClipperTelemed+ made good speed and now finds itself back in the mix with the…

3 May 2016

​Race 10 Day 4: Frustrations build as light airs descend on fleet

A pressure system approximately 100 miles off the Californian coast has the Clipper Race teams battling in light airs, as they search for every advantage with wind speeds dropping to…

2 May 2016

Race 10 Day 3: Gybe ballet continues as wind eases

Day 3 of Race 10 and the PSP Logistics Panama Cup has seen a continuation of great downwind racing although conditions are starting to become lighter this morning (UTC) produced…

1 May 2016

RACE 10 DAY 2: COMPETITIVE FIRST FULL DAY OF RACING

Race 10, the PSP Logistics Panama Cup, has had a highly competitive first full day of racing in good downwind conditions from north westerly winds following yesterday’s Le Mans start.…

30 Apr 2016

Race 10 Day 1: Race is on to Panama after Le Mans start

UPDATED at 1430 UTC ClipperTelemed+ commenced racing at 1050 UTC having completed the necessary repairs to the mast track and is now in pursuit of the fleet in the race to…

30 Apr 2016

Le Mans Start for PSP Logistics Panama Cup

UPDATE: PSP Logistics Panama Cup started at 0320 UTC (2020 local time) with a Le Mans start procedure. Ash Skett, skipper of Garmin, reported: "All went smoothly and it was a…

29 Apr 2016

Seattle activities round up: Pro Am, Urban Trek and more

Seattle welcomed the fleet with open arms as a first-time Team Sponsor and Host Port, and whilst the crew were in town they took part in a variety of events…

28 Apr 2016

Fleet departs Seattle in Parade of Sail

The teams have departed Bell Harbor, Seattle, and have been putting on a show in front of crowds watching the Parade of Sail from Seattle Waterfront. A news helicopter and a…

28 Apr 2016

​Seattleite Larry Garner ready to set sail

As the fleet prepares to bid farewell to the city of Seattle, for local Seattleite Larry Garner, this day has been a long time coming. Today, Larry will board his team…

28 Apr 2016

Race 10, the PSP Logistics Panama Cup, starts today

The race crews are preparing to sail back out into the North Pacific Ocean from Seattle at the start of Race 10, the PSP Logistics Panama Cup today. The fleet…

27 Apr 2016

Seattle celebrity chef cooks for Clipper Race victuallers

This week, Seattle celebrity chef Ethan Stowell cooked for some of the Clipper Race victuallers while finding out more about the tough task of buying, managing and cooking food during…

26 Apr 2016

Skipper Huw Fernie makes first pitch at Mariners game

Making the first ceremonial pitch is a big part of American baseball culture; and the honour is usually reserved for presidents, dignitaries and rock stars. However, it was Visit Seattle Skipper…

26 Apr 2016

“My challenge will reach its pinnacle racing to New York”

Picking up the Derry~Londonderry~Doire bursary baton in Seattle is Jilly St John, a singer and writer from the Northern Irish city who was awarded her Clipper Race berth…

25 Apr 2016

Crew Changeover: Meet Charlotte Willis

As the Leg 7 crew prepare to start their challenge to New York and beyond, we caught up with Charlotte Willis, who has until this point been a patient Garminion…

24 Apr 2016

From South Africa to Seattle in the battle against HIV/AIDS

“It is great to be here and have the opportunity to tell my story,” says 23-year-old Boitumelo ‘Charlotte’ Malia, an orphan who lost her parents when she was a child.…

24 Apr 2016

CREW CHANGEOVER: MEET JACKIE PATTON

Leg 6 crew members are handing over the baton to new ‘leggers’ joining their teams here in Seattle to take on the US Coast-to-Coast leg, which includes transiting the seventh…

23 Apr 2016

Crew Catch Up: Dana Nichols

American Dana Nichols is a round the world crew member on board Visit Seattle . Before starting the Clipper Race, she was a tax accountant based in California who…

23 Apr 2016

Visit Seattle explores the city

The Emerald City has extended a warm welcome to our intrepid race crews, providing an eclectic mix of hospitality and entertainment to celebrate the fleet’s arrival, having completed the crossing…

22 Apr 2016

Simon cycles across USA on sail and pedal challenge

Clipper Race participant Simon Parker has pedalled off from Seattle, USA, as part of an epic sail and cycle journey from China to London. Simon, who competed on board Garmin on…

22 Apr 2016

Get on board our open boats in Seattle today

The Clipper Race fleet has arrived at Bell Harbor Marina, Seattle, WA having completed the Seattle Pacific Challenge from Qingdao, China. Join us at today at Pier 66 and step on…

22 Apr 2016

Feature: Sir Robin

In a very personal interview with The Huffington Post UK editor-in-chief Stephen Hull, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston talks about fear, the universe and living life as one of the…

22 Apr 2016

47 years on from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Golden Globe historic achievement

Forty-seven years ago today, Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first man to have sailed solo, nonstop round the globe having been victorious in the Sunday…

22 Apr 2016

Pennants awarded at Seattle Pacific Challenge Prizegiving

As the sun began to set behind Mount Rainier, teams gathered at Seattle Aquarium for the top honours for the Seattle Pacific Challenge prizes. Derry~Londonderry~Doire , Unicef…

21 Apr 2016

Power Supply

“It’s key to have the right sail up at the right time. The Clipper 70 is huge so changing a sail is not a quick process and you need to…

19 Apr 2016

Da Nang - Viet Nam completes fleet’s Seattle arrivals

The Da Nang - Viet Nam team has arrived into Seattle’s Bell Harbor, Pier 66, with orange-clad team supporters cheering the team after the completion of the Mighty Pacific leg.…

19 Apr 2016

​ICHORCOAL UPDATE

Following the arrival of IchorCoal into Seattle last night (local time), Clipper Race chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and skipper Darren Ladd have met with the team this morning to cover…

19 Apr 2016

IchorCoal arrives into Seattle

IchorCoal has arrived into Seattle, docking at Bell Harbor Marina at 2100 local time. Crews from all teams clapped and cheered the team in from aboard their boats. Skipper Darren…

19 Apr 2016

ETAs into Seattle, USA

The Clipper Race will visit Seattle, USA for the first time in the race's history with the twelve-strong fleet berthing at Bell Harbor Marina. Due to busy shipping lanes on the…

18 Apr 2016

PSP Logistics first of final three teams into Seattle

PSP Logistics has arrived into Seattle after completing the mighty Pacific Ocean crossing. The team, led by Max Stunell, finished Race 9, the Seattle Pacific Challenge, in tenth place, after…

17 Apr 2016

Adventurer and Visit seattle crew member makes history

Adventurer and Visit Seattle crew member Martin Frey has made history by becoming the first person to have scaled the seven summits and sailed the seven seas with…

17 Apr 2016

IchorCoal accepts eleventh place

Due to light winds currently being experienced by IchorCoal the team has accepted eleventh place so it can motor-sail to make best speed to Seattle, making an ETA between 2000-2100…

17 Apr 2016

Visit Seattle sails home

On a sunny Sunday morning in Seattle against the majestic backdrop of Mount Rainier and the downtown city skyline, home port entry Visit Seattle arrived into Bell Harbor…

17 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 28: Visit Seattle beats PSP Logistics to finish line

Home port entry Visit Seattle has crossed the finish line of the Seattle Pacific Challenge, pipping rival PSP Logistics in the final stages in light conditions. The…

16 Apr 2016

​CHEERS FOR QINGDAO

Qingdao has arrived into Seattle's Bell Harbor Marina with a warm reception from friends, family and supporters. The team docked at 1300 local time after Skipper Bob Beggs and his…

16 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 27: Sleepless to Seattle

The Emerald City beckons for the remaining teams completing the Seattle Pacific Challenge. But with high pressure building over the coast there could be a sleepless night ahead (local time)…

16 Apr 2016

Seattle crew member sails home

Sailing home to Seattle, Mission Performance crew member and business owner Yuko Kikuchi, 40, has had an emotional reunion with her husband Takao after nearly a month at sea. Yuko,…

15 Apr 2016

​Seattle Alumni crew welcome fleet to city

“As the Clipper Race fleet makes its way to Seattle across the gruelling North Pacific, it gives me a chance to re-live the glory days of circumnavigating and winning the…

15 Apr 2016

Unicef in Central America: Protecting the rights of vulnerable children

Leg 6, the Seattle Pacific Challenge sees the fleet arriving to west coast USA, after almost a month at sea. But the Clipper Race fleet isn’t the only group heading to…

15 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 26: Five teams still competing in Seattle Pacific Challenge

As the five teams still racing in the Seattle Pacific Challenge tick off the miles to the Emerald City, more moderate weather is allowing them to catch their breath for…

15 Apr 2016

Busy day of arrivals into Seattle

Mission Performance has arrived into Seattle after finishing in seventh place in the Seattle Pacific Challenge. Upon arrival, Skipper Greg Miller said it had been a very challenging race, but the…

15 Apr 2016

Seattle Race Office now open

For those crew, friends, family and sponsors in Seattle, these instructions on how to find the Race Office may come in handy. The address is: Suite 200 of the World…

15 Apr 2016

Podium teams dock in Seattle

Bell Harbor, Seattle, has welcomed Unicef and LMAX Exchange this afternoon with the two teams arriving into the Emerald City to complete the podium after Derry~Londonderry~Doire's…

14 Apr 2016

Garmin latest to cross the Seattle Pacific Challenge finish line

*UPDATE*Congratulations to the Mission Performance team which became the lastest team to cross the Race 9 finish line at 0651 UTC April 15, and takes seventh place. Skipper Greg Miller says:…

14 Apr 2016

Derry ~ Londonderry ~ Doire arrives into Seattle

The winner of the Seattle Pacific Challenge, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, has arrived into Seattle this morning, docking in Bell Harbor, Pier 66, at 0800 local time. Purple-clad friends, family and supporters, as well…

14 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 25: Pacific still has tricks up her sleeve as race finale plays out

The podium positions for Race 9, The Seattle Pacific Challenge are now confirmed. However this race is far from over for the remaining eight contenders who have plenty left to…

14 Apr 2016

GREAT Britain becomes fourth team to finish Seattle Pacific Challenge

UPDATED at 1400 UTC on Thursday 14 April GREAT Britain has crossed the Seattle Pacific Challenge finish line in fourth place. Skipper Peter Thornton sent notification to the Race Office…

14 Apr 2016

And the Race 9 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award Goes to…

YOU, the Clipper Race family! Usually the winner of the Stormhoek Social Spirit Award is kept under wraps until the Official Prize-Giving Ceremony at the end of each race in the…

13 Apr 2016

​ICHORCOAL SKIPPER TO STAND DOWN IN SEATTLE

Darren Ladd has decided to step down as the Skipper of IchorCoal after its arrival in Seattle next week. He will return to the Clipper Race office in the UK…

13 Apr 2016

​Derry~Londonderry~Doire wins Seattle Pacific Challenge

Derry~Londonderry~Doire has won its third consecutive race, finishing the Seattle Pacific Challenge at 0915 local time/1615 UTC today, 13 April. The Northern Irish entry finished the Mighty Pacific leg…

13 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 24: Pacific Ocean commands respect as teams overcome “horrendous” conditions

Seattle may be drawing ever closer but the Pacific Ocean’s power is unrelenting, making the final miles to the west coast of the USA an incredible final test of seamanship…

13 Apr 2016

Next stop Seattle: City hosts exciting programme of events for its race debut

The countdown has begun in Seattle which will make its debut as a Host Port to the Clipper Race for the first time in its 19 year history this week. While…

12 Apr 2016

​Garmin sustains damage in Pacific Storm

Garmin has been hit by the same secondary depression that knocked down Da Nang – Viet Nam , creating “Some of the worst seas that I have…

12 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 23: Unicef sets Ocean Sprint time to beat in dramatic day

With four teams having completed the Ocean Sprint, it is Unicef which has recorded the fastest time so far in a day of high winds and strong seas…

12 Apr 2016

Da Nang - Viet Nam retires after storm knockdown

Da Nang – Viet Nam was knocked down when it was hit by a large wave at 2215UTC in 45 knot westerly winds as a secondary low hit…

11 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 22: Winds set to build as Ocean Sprint commences

The frontal weather system currently passing over the fleet has not been as strong as the last, but has provided another day of excellent mileage in the final push to…

10 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 21: Countdown to Seattle

The latest depression has the most westerly boats in its grip and is moving steadily east this morning in the closing week of the Seattle Pacific Challenge. The Race Office…

9 Apr 2016

RACE 9 DAY 20: FLEET RIDES RAILROAD TO SEATTLE

The Clipper Race fleet is experiencing the ‘North Pacific Railway’ right now, according to race Meteorologist Simon Rowell, with a regular timetable of low/ridge/low coming through. A ridge of high…

8 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 19: Wet and windy sleigh ride as teams hunt down leader Derry~Londonderry~Doire

Damp and gusty downwind conditions, with up to 50 knot peaks, are continuing to push the teams forward in the race to Seattle. With boat speeds in the high teens,…

7 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 18: Pressure mounts as teams battle for position

Derry~Londonderry~Doire continues to lead the way in the Seattle Pacific Challenge, with an 87 nautical mile lead over second placed Unicef . However the chasing pack hasn’t…

7 Apr 2016

Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show starts today

Not your average adventure, the Clipper Race will be at the 2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show today until Sunday 10 April at Craneway Pavilion, San Francisco. Join us at…

6 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 17: Low front propels teams towards Seattle

The big anticipated front expected yesterday failed to materialise, but the next storm is now moving over the Clipper 70 fleet in the Seattle Pacific Challenge. Today’s front should have gusting…

6 Apr 2016

Fleet faces 48 hour day

The idea of Groundhog Day may seem like a fictional concept but in reality, it’s perfectly possible. The crews have been marking the crossing of the International Date Line today…

5 Apr 2016

​Race 9 Day 16: Teams travel in time as they cross International Date Line

The teams have been crossing the International Date Line and travelling back in time a day in the North Pacific Ocean. The Skippers have written about the significant milestone in their…

4 Apr 2016

​Race 9 Day 15: Fast boat speeds with strong wind on the beam

Strong squalls have kept the teams busy in the cold temperatures as they change sail plans often to deal with the range of wind speeds. The wind has ranged between…

3 Apr 2016

Sarah Young - On board Tributes

As the Clipper Race says good bye to one of our family, with Sarah Young being laid to rest in the ‘deep blue’ she chose to sail across, explore and…

3 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 14: Teams pay tribute to Sarah Young

The teams have been paying tribute to lost crewmate Sarah Young, who was buried at sea at 1202 local time today after a ceremony on board IchorCoal. Whilst the…

2 Apr 2016

​Sarah Young - Burial at Sea

UPDATE: 2200 UK time Skipper Darren Ladd and the IchorCoal team are now making the final preparations for Sarah's burial, which will start on board at 0100 UK time (1200 local…

2 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 13: A sombre day across the fleet

There is a sombre mood across the Clipper Race fleet today with Skippers reflecting on the tragedy aboard IchorCoal in their reports as they head east to Seattle. Speaking on the…

1 Apr 2016

FATALITY STATEMENT - SARAH YOUNG

OFFICIAL STATEMENT - 1 APRIL 2016 We are deeply saddened to report the death of crew member Sarah Young (40), a company owner from London. Sarah was one of the crew…

1 Apr 2016

The Clipper Race supporters Club: Meet Gabrielle ‘Gay’ Dowling and Tony Milsom

Today we continue our insight into the experience of the Clipper Race supporters. It wouldn't be a Clipper Race stopover without the familiar presence of Gabrielle ‘Gay’ Dowling, partner of…

1 Apr 2016

Race 9 Day 12: 50 knot gusts and white-knuckle helming as Pacific promise delivers

The North Pacific leg is always billed as ‘the big one’ and Skippers report this promise really delivered overnight as a short, sharp forecasted weather front came into force with…

31 Mar 2016

Leg 5 penalty points

The Race Committee has announced the penalty points for the Asian Pacific Challenge from Australia to China via Vietnam. Penalty points are awarded because of damage sustained to sails and other…

31 Mar 2016

100 Days till Derry-Londonderry

When the Clipper Race teams set sail for the Pacific Ocean, for many crew members they finally felt they were heading for home, and waiting for them at the end…

31 Mar 2016

Race 9 Day 11: Scoring Gate poses conundrum as low front moves in

The upcoming Scoring Gate is on the minds of the Skippers as they debate weather options and the routing implications for the next four days on the Seattle Pacific Challenge. With…

30 Mar 2016

​Race 9 Day 10: Fleet heads east as it awaits next North Pacific low

After a day of strong headwinds and breaking seas, the fleet has been heading east to try and stay in the wind as long as possible while a high pressure…

29 Mar 2016

Race 9 Day 9: ClipperTelemed+ takes lead as low brings strong headwinds

The low pressure system has shown the fleet what the mighty North Pacific is capable of, with the wind veering almost 180 degrees to the north and quickly picking up…

29 Mar 2016

Join us at the Strictly Sail Pacific Show: 7-10 April, San Francisco

Want to join our intrepid crews and race the world’s oceans? The Clipper Race will be at the 2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 April…

28 Mar 2016

Garmin and Derry~ Londonderry~Doire rendez-vous for spares

UPDATE FROM RACE OFFICE: At approximately 1900-2100 UTC Garmin and Derry~Londonderry~Doire will both cease racing to transfer fleet spares in order for Garmin to repair its watermaker. Both teams will then return…

28 Mar 2016

Race 9 Day 8: “We have seen it all weather wise the last 24 hours”

It has been another 24 hours of frustrating weather, with wind coming from all directions on the compass due to the low pressure that has formed over a small area…

27 Mar 2016

Race 9 Day 7: Teams deal with ‘diabolical’ sea state after unforecast low

Unicef is the new race leader today having faced some very tricky conditions in the night following a new small low pressure system formed further south than forecast…

26 Mar 2016

​Race 9 Day 6: Shifty, light winds hinder progress on Great Circle Route north

The wind has been inconsistent and shifty, with a lot of trimming and sail changes taking place on day 6 of the Seattle Pacific Challenge. With the speed varying between 6…

26 Mar 2016

“You must face challenges for you to grow”

“I think this experience will have a big impact on me and my community when I get back home. I think it will show that you can achieve and stand…

25 Mar 2016

​Race 9 Day 5: First taste of the North Pacific during an exhilarating night racing

The wind has eased off substantially after an exhilarating night of sailing with a steady 30 knots, and gusts of 50 knots as the teams had their first experience of…

24 Mar 2016

The Clipper Race Supporters Club: Meet Tracey Charles

We usually focus on getting to know the Clipper Race crew better but after getting more than half way through the circumnavigation, we have now got to know quite a…

24 Mar 2016

Race 9 Day 4: Wind and sea state increases as teams pass southern Japan

The yachts have passed the first waypoint off the southern tip of Japan, and are now headed upwind north towards the Great Circle route in stronger northerly, north-north-easterly winds that…

24 Mar 2016

Meet the Crew – Kristof Bostoen

A lover of sailing long distances, crew member Kristof Bostoen is returning to the high seas once more with his team to experience the world’s largest and deepest ocean. Ever since…

23 Mar 2016

​Race 9 Day 3: Busy day of sail evolutions with wind shifts keeping teams on their toes

The wind and sea state has increased as the teams near the southern tip of Japan on day 3 of the Seattle Pacific Challenge. Over the last 24 hours, there were…

23 Mar 2016

Aspiring young sailors take on challenging North Pacific

“I am really hoping to learn as much as I can about ocean racing and see if I could get into it as a professional career,” says Heather Thomas, 19,…

22 Mar 2016

Race 9 Day 2: Frustration and fishing nets in light airs

The fleet has had a frustrating 24 hours of light winds and trouble negotiating huge fishing nets in the Yellow Sea on day 2 of the Seattle Pacific Challenge. The front…

22 Mar 2016

Sailing to Seattle: Meet Yuko Kikuchi

Seattle resident Yuko Kikuchi says she cannot wait to see the familiar sight of downtown coming into Bell Harbor as she sets off on the Seattle Pacific Challenge race from…

21 Mar 2016

Race 9 Day 1: Light winds on day 1 of the Seattle Pacific Challenge Race

Following the Le Mans start from Qingdao in light winds and sun at 0100 UTC, 0900 local time today, the Clipper Race fleet is now headed in a south easterly…

21 Mar 2016

Seattle Pacific Challenge Begins

At 0100 UTC today, the Clipper Race fleet began the ninth of 14 races as it heads across the Pacific Ocean to Seattle, USA from Qingdao, China. The Seattle Pacific Challenge…

21 Mar 2016

Adventurer on final 7 Seas, 7 Summits challenge with Clipper Race crossing

Visit Seattle crew member and adventurer Martin Frey has set off on the final stage of his quest to become the first person ever to climb…

20 Mar 2016

Crew departs Qingdao for notorious Seattle Pacific Challenge race

The Clipper Race crew, or ‘courageous ocean warriors’ as they are known here in China, have departed the Sailing City of Qingdao to begin their longest, most remote leg of…

19 Mar 2016

Race 9 Preview: The Seattle Pacific Challenge

Renowned by many as one of the toughest features of the circumnavigation, the fleet departs Qingdao for The Seattle Pacific Challenge from China to Seattle, USA, on Sunday. So what exactly…

18 Mar 2016

Clipper Race teams up with British Embassy on gender equality in China

The Clipper Race teamed up with the British Embassy Beijing today to host a special panel discussion in Qingdao about gender equality, in support of the UK’s month long International…

18 Mar 2016

Meet the Crew: Kiki Bakker

A year ago, 21-year-old Dutch student Kiki Bakker was named as the winner of an international competition to win a berth on Leg 6. Kiki was selected at random from hundreds…

17 Mar 2016

Crew taste victory in international football match

Clipper Race Crew 2 - 1 Qingdao Media Team In a hotly contested battle at the Tian Tin Stadium in Qingdao, the Clipper Race crew took on the Qingdao media in…

17 Mar 2016

Unicef highlights challenge for Children and Environment

The Clipper Race and our Official Charity Unicef joined forces in Qingdao to highlight a subject China is putting more and more emphasis on; that is the role children have…

16 Mar 2016

Chinese community embraces crew

Having been entertained by youngsters yesterday during a school visit, today it was the turn of the ‘young at heart’ to share elements of Chinese culture with the Clipper Race…

16 Mar 2016

Meet the Crew: Cheryl Campbell

Today, crew members taking part in the race across the mighty Pacific to Seattle, USA will join their teams to prepare for one of the toughest races of the series. Working…

16 Mar 2016

The adventurers return

As the teams soak up the amazing hospitality and culture of our six-time Host Port, Qingdao, we hear from some familiar faces of Alumni crew members who have returned to…

15 Mar 2016

Crew gets lessons in Chinese culture

Kung Fu fighting, Chinese calligraphy and origami messages in a bottle were order of the day for the Clipper Race crew and Skippers who were invited to a local primary…

15 Mar 2016

“​I have learnt things about myself along the journey, and I’ve been shocked.” Crew catch up with Andrew Jagoe-Salter

They say you can't teach a dog new tricks, yet self confessed 'old sea dog' Andrew who has decades of sailing experience is still learning new skills as he makes…

14 Mar 2016

The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup Prize-Giving

The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup officially drew to a close with an extravagant prize-giving ceremony hosted by the Qingdao Organizing Committee. Over three hundred crew, supporters and officials gathered at…

13 Mar 2016

Arrivals complete with ClipperTelemed+ and Unicef alongside in Qingdao

All twelve teams are now alongside in Qingdao following the arrival of eleventh placed ClipperTelemed+ and twelfth placed Unicef after a gruelling race from Da Nang, Vietnam to…

13 Mar 2016

‘Best experience of my life’: Paralympic Champion Charlotte Evans

British Paralympic champion ski guide Charlotte Evans has finished one of the ‘toughest’ and ‘best experiences of her life’, after competing with the GREAT Britain team in the…

12 Mar 2016

​Race 8 Day 14: More favourable winds for ClipperTelemed+ and Unicef on final approach

The two teams still at sea, ClipperTelemed+ and Unicef, are enjoying more favourable winds as they make their way to the finish line of Race 8:…

12 Mar 2016

Heroes’ Welcome for Home Team Qingdao

Though every Clipper Race team receives a big welcome into China, the crowds are inevitably always largest for the arrival of the hometown team, with this year in Qingdao being…

12 Mar 2016

PSP Logistics celebrates best finish of series as Qingdao arrivals continue

On the second day of arrivals into China’s Sailing City, PSP Logistics was the first to arrive in and join and receive its famously warm welcome from the hospitable Host…

12 Mar 2016

Fleet ETAs into Qingdao, China

China’s Sailing City, Qingdao, is looking forward to hosting the Clipper Race fleet for the sixth consecutive time. Due to Chinese immigration policy and an extravagant arrival ceremony which…

11 Mar 2016

Race 8 Day 13: Relief from light winds forecast in final stages of The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup

The teams still at sea are contending with frustratingly light airs in the final stages of The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup. The freezing temperatures have delivered snow, but there should…

11 Mar 2016

Red Hot Reception for Teams in Qingdao

China’s Sailing City put on a stunning display for the arrivals of the first four teams into Qingdao, with delegates from the city joining them on stage and over one…

10 Mar 2016

​Race 8 Day 12: Icy conditions as remaining teams beat upwind to Qingdao Race Finish

The countdown is on for the teams still racing and battling upwind in icy conditions to make it to Race Finish in Qingdao having come through the violent storm yesterday.…

10 Mar 2016

Derry~Londonderry~ Doire wins The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup

Derry~Londonderry~Doir e has recorded an impressive back to back, clean sweep win in the Clipper 2015-16 Race after taking line honours in The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup following twelve days…

10 Mar 2016

China Calls for Qingdao Skipper

Every race edition, sailing into Qingdao has proven a memorable experience for the Clipper Race fleet. Each team takes to the stage for an individual Welcome Ceremony and are treated…

9 Mar 2016

UPDATE: Unicef en route to Qingdao

0800 UTC UPDATE on Unicef and crew member Trudi Bubb Although Unicef has reached the approaches to Shanghai, the option to transfer crew member Trudi Bubb to another boat…

9 Mar 2016

​Race 8 Day 11: Violent storm hits fleet with ‘extreme’ conditions and 70 knot gusting winds

It has been a tumultuous night, with the fleet experiencing a violent storm which delivered some of the worst conditions of the entire circumnavigation. Gusting winds of 70 to 80 knots…

9 Mar 2016

Qingdao Celebrates 12 Years of Achievement and Legacy

The city of Qingdao is ready to receive the Clipper Race fleet for the sixth consecutive edition and remains just as excited as it was in 2006, officials revealed at…

8 Mar 2016

Race 8 Day 10: Front moves over fleet as battle for leaderboard positions intensifies

A front is moving over the fleet, with north-easterly wind between 30 to 40 knots and a swell of three to four metres as the teams beat upwind in the…

8 Mar 2016

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

With more than a third of Clipper Race crew being women from all walks of life, ages and nationalities, it seems fitting to pay tribute to our female crew members…

8 Mar 2016

Clarification regarding LMAX Exchange discovery of deceased German sailor

Following recent media reports about the finding of deceased German sailor Manfred Fritz Bajorat in the Philippines last week, and subsequent misleading speculation regarding the involvement of the

7 Mar 2016

​Race 8 Day 9: Exhausting sailing with fickle wind, fog and fishing fleets

Wind holes, thick fog and enormous fishing fleets are making for very stressful racing for the teams as they make slow progress towards Qingdao on Day 9 of The Sailing…

7 Mar 2016

“There are some things I will never forget in my life” 

What more unique a way to celebrate your birthday than on board a 70-foot ocean racing yacht racing from Australia to Vietnam, having never sailed before. That’s what 24-year-old Khulekani…

6 Mar 2016

​Race 8 Day 8: Constant trimming and sail plan adjustments in light winds

It has been a day of mostly frustratingly light and unstable airs on The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup to China, with a dying breeze. Garmin, which was leading the fleet…

5 Mar 2016

​Race 8 Day 7: Fleet faces light winds in Ocean Sprint challenge

The teams have been contending with light, fluky winds and squally rain clouds during the Ocean Sprint, but have had a boost from the strong Kuro Shio current. Garmin is still…

4 Mar 2016

​Race 8 Day 6: Teams begin Ocean Sprint as wind and sea state decreases

The wind has eased and veered round to the east, pushing the yachts onto a more northerly heading as the leading teams start the Ocean Sprint section of the course. The…

3 Mar 2016

Race 8 Day 5: “Worst seas of the entire Clipper 2015-16 Race so far”

It has been another 24 hours of challenging seas and strong winds with the worst sea state of the entire circumnavigation reported by new race leader Garmin. Former race…

2 Mar 2016

​Race 8 Day 4: North or east: Which route will pay off?

The strong winds and steep waves have eased off, but the fleet is still battling upwind on day 4 of The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup to China. The northerly yachts,…

1 Mar 2016

Race 8 Day 3:  Fleet “Blasting up waves the size of houses”

The fleet is enduring some difficult conditions with the wind increasing significantly, delivering speeds of up to 40 knots over the last 24 hours and short, sharp waves, making progress…

29 Feb 2016

Race 8 Day 2: Wind forecasted to strengthen

With the fleet on an easterly course currently headed towards Taiwan on the race to Qingdao, the wind is picking up and will continue to do so for the next…

28 Feb 2016

Race 8 Day 1: ‘Tam biet’ as Clipper Race fleet heads north-east for Qingdao

Following a spectacular departure ceremony in Da Nang yesterday, and a dramatic seascape start off the Vinpearl Beach Resort, Race 8 is on and the teams are focussed on The…

27 Feb 2016

Race 8: The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup is underway

The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup started today in blustery conditions off Da Nang beach, Following a well attended departure ceremony, teams made their way to the coastal startlne. …

27 Feb 2016

Fleet departs Da Nang ahead of starting The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup.

The Clipper Race bid an emotional farewell to Da Nang this morning following its ten day stopover in the coastal Vietnamese Host Port. During the on-stage departure ceremony, Clipper…

27 Feb 2016

Race 8: The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup

After an unforgettable stopover in Da Nang, the Clipper Race crew is turning its attention to Qingdao, China where an exciting and eventful visit awaits at the end of Race…

26 Feb 2016

Clipper Race crew visit Unicef supported day care centre in Da Nang for children with disabilities

Clipper Race CEO William Ward along with crew members who are raising money for Official Race Charity Unicef were invited to The DAVA Centre in the Hoa Vang District of…

26 Feb 2016

Thousands flock to watch spectacular Clipper Race night parade in Da Nang

Da Nang’s Han River bank was jam-packed for miles last night as people flocked in their thousands to see the Clipper Race fleet parade up and down the city’s water…

25 Feb 2016

Clipper Race Crew shine at Cultural Exchange Show

Clipper Race crew stole the show at Da Nang’s Art and Cultural night in the Race Village, as hundreds gathered to watch a variety of performances by local artists, dance…

24 Feb 2016

Da Nang means Business

The arrival of the Clipper Race fleet in Da Nang not only heralds the hosting of a great sporting and cultural event in the city, but also represents an international…

23 Feb 2016

Crew Catchup: Janet Chatzis

“Quite simply, I saw a picture in a magazine of a female crew member from a previous race and underneath it said 'No Experience Required'. Suddenly, it just grabbed me…

23 Feb 2016

‘Home team’ treated to tour of their city

Since arriving in Da Nang, Vietnam Skipper Wendy Tuck and her crew have been treated like superstars, as the people of the city embrace the team sailing around the world…

22 Feb 2016

Race 7: Five-Star Prize Giving Celebration in Da Nang, Vietnam

Clipper Race crew were treated to a lavish cultural celebration tonight at Da Nang’s five star Furama Resort where a sit down VIP Gala Dinner and traditional Vietnamese entertainment evening…

22 Feb 2016

Crew Catchup: Phil Orford - Life of the CEO turned ‘belated gap yearer’

Phil Orford is a round the world crew member on board GREAT Britain . Before starting the Clipper Race, he was the leader of the Forum of Private Business…

21 Feb 2016

Crew Clean up in Da Nang

After almost a month at sea in a combination of high winds, spray over deck and hot, humid conditions below deck, the ritual ‘deep clean’ is proving even more thorough…

21 Feb 2016

Free Yacht Tours in Da Nang, Vietnam

During the Clipper Race’s stay in Da Nang, Vietnam there is the chance to get on board for free tours of the yachts. On Tuesday (23 February) and Wednesday (24 February)…

19 Feb 2016

Race of Their Lives 2 Screenings in Race Village

Since receiving the warmest of welcomes into Da Nang, crew and supporters have been enjoying all the city has to offer, from first class Vietnamese cuisine to bicycle rides along…

18 Feb 2016

​Mission Performance and Unicef complete fleet arrivals in Da Nang

We now have a full house in Da Nang, Vietnam following the arrival of Mission Performance and Unicef in the South East Asian port this morning. Having been delayed due to…

17 Feb 2016

Da Nang – Viet Nam receives rapturous reception as city turns out to welcome its team ‘home’

The Da Nang – Viet Nam crew always knew it was going to be special sailing into its home port, but no one was quite prepared for the…

17 Feb 2016

​Derry~Londonderry~ Doire Receives Spectacular Welcome into Da Nang

Winner of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race Derry~Londonderry~Doire has been treated to a spectacular welcome ceremony in Da Nang as hundreds of people flocked to line the…

17 Feb 2016

ETAs to Da Nang, Vietnam

The city of Da Nang, Vietnam has provided a huge welcome to the Clipper Race fleet through Wednesday with Mission Performance and Unicef now due to arrive on Thursday morning.

16 Feb 2016

Fleet closes in on Da Nang

Following the completion of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, the teams are making best speeds to Da Nang in strong winds as the north-east monsoon approaches the…

15 Feb 2016

Derry~Londonderry ~Doire takes first win in Race 7: Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race

Following a challenging 27 day race in which crew faced a whole range of conditions, Derry~Londonderry~Doire has won the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, taking its first race…

14 Feb 2016

​Race 7 Day 26: Battle for positions intensifies as Race Finish draws close

The Race Finish line has been set and teams are into the final hours of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race with positions still to be decided as…

13 Feb 2016

UPDATE: Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race Enters Final Hours

UPDATED at 0730 UTC, Sunday 14 February Message from Race Director Justin Taylor: "Please be advised that Visit Seattle has accepted my offer of twelfth place and Mission Performance has accepted eleventh…

13 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 25: Light winds allow chasing pack to make ground on leader

The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race could be set for a tighter finish than appeared possible a few days ago, since the frontrunners have all got caught in…

12 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 24: Teams enjoy beat upwind towards Da Nang

As the fleet enters the final stages of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, the teams continue towards various waypoints on the route, enjoying comfortable sailing conditions along…

11 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 23: “Clear skies” and “pleasant breeze” are welcome respite for fleet

With six days to go until the Clipper Race fleet arrives in Vietnam, the teams heading north are enjoying much easier upwind conditions which are forecast to continue for the…

10 Feb 2016

JOIN US THIS WEEK AT THE 2016 TELEGRAPH OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & TRAVEL SHOW

Looking for the adventure of a lifetime? This week we’re celebrating our thirst for all things action at the 2016 Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show. Running tomorrow until Sunday 14 February…

10 Feb 2016

Nominate Your Team for Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

Upon completion of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, our intrepid crew will be half way through their fourteen race global adventure. The crew signed up for a…

10 Feb 2016

​Race 7 Day 22: Derry~Londonderry~ Doire claims Ocean Sprint bonus points

Leader of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race Derry~Londonderry~Doire was the first through the Ocean Sprint course, setting a time of 14 hours 18 minutes, which…

9 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 21: Record speeds set as teams round southern waypoint

Strong winds in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race have led to some thrilling racing conditions for the Clipper Race fleet, with teams recording speeds of over 32…

8 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 20: Teams turn corners as testing conditions continue

The New Moon signifies a new beginning and for many cultures, today represents a New Year. For some teams, turning the most southerly waypoint in the extended route of the…

7 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 19: Bucking bronco seas test fleet ten days from Da Nang

The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race has continued at a fast pace. Derry~Londonderry~Doire maintains the fastest time across the Ocean Sprint, with eight teams now having…

6 Feb 2016

​Race 7 Day 18: Winds gust up to 50 knots as teams face Sydney Hobart like conditions

Teams have been facing blustery conditions more reminiscent of the tough Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as winds hit 50 knots gusting and high surf speeds are reached on route…

5 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 17: Rough ride as teams battle south in Ocean Sprint

As the fleet heads south for the first time this year the broad reaching champagne sailing experience enjoyed for much of the past two weeks is over. Winds died off…

4 Feb 2016

Making waves at the Seattle Boat Show this week

This week, we have been making waves at the West Coast’s largest boat show in Seattle, USA. During our debut at the Seattle Boat Show which runs until Saturday 6 February,…

4 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 16: Ocean Sprint start in sight for front runners

A swift turn around Amianan Island has seen half of the Clipper Race fleet gybe to the south-west as the teams head for the Ocean Sprint course and next waypoint…

4 Feb 2016

11-14 February: Join us at the 2016 Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

Looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Next week, we’re celebrating our thirst for all things action at the 2016 Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show. Running from Thursday 11 to Sunday…

3 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 15: “More oomph” forecast as fleet approaches waypoint

Passing to the north-east of the Philippines, the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race leader Derry~Londonderry~Doire is within 160 nautical miles of the next waypoint between the…

2 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 14: King Neptune returns as close match racing continues

For the first time since escaping the Solomon Sea Doldrums, the Clipper Race fleet is experiencing much drier conditions and smoother sailing, as it continues to head north-west towards the…

1 Feb 2016

Race 7 Day 13: Trade Winds ride continues in South Pacific

The Trade Winds ride continues to provide great mileage for the Clipper Race fleet as constant wind angles and speeds result in 10 to 12 knots boat speed under heavyweight…

31 Jan 2016

Race 7 Day 12: “Stupendously stonking spinnaker runs” as Trade Winds continue to deliver

Day 12 has provided “stupendously stonking spinnaker runs” of up to 305 nautical miles covered in 24 hours, as the fleet powers on in the North Pacific Trade Winds. However,…

31 Jan 2016

LMAX Exchange resumes racing after discovering de-masted yacht

LMAX Exchange has resumed the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race after suspending racing at 0624 UTC following sight of a yacht that had been de-masted, drifting in position…

30 Jan 2016

Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race Course Lengthened

Monday 1 February - Update on Race Course Extension Following questions, Race Chairman Sir Robin Knox Johnston, has provided additional details on the other options considered before deciding to extend the…

30 Jan 2016

Race 7 Day 11: Trade Winds allow for High Speed Racing

The Clipper Race fleet is flying along in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, with many boats averaging more than 120 nautical miles in the last 12 hours.…

29 Jan 2016

​Episode two of Race of Their Lives 2 screens from Monday

The second instalment of the Clipper 2015-16 Race TV series, ‘Race of Their Lives 2’ will be broadcast across Europe and Australia on FOX SPORTS 2 and BLOOMBERG TV from…

29 Jan 2016

Race 7 Day 10: Fleet hit by 50 knot gusts in tropics

As a low pressure front continues to develop over the fleet, the circulatory winds are increasing with gusts of up to 50 knots, as the front runners approach the halfway…

29 Jan 2016

Penalty Points announced for Leg 4

The Clipper Race Committee has released details of the penalty points allocated to the teams following the three races of the All-Australian Leg 4. Penalty points are awarded because of damage…

28 Jan 2016

​Race 7 Day 9: Teams adjust to life at an angle as winds strengthen

The Clipper Race crew is getting used to life at an angle again as steady winds and mixed weather fronts keep the teams on their toes with the need for…

27 Jan 2016

Race 7 Day 8: Trade Winds power fleet after second Equator crossing

After days of taking a northerly route through Papua New Guinea, the fleet has finally reached a point where it can pick up the north-easterly Trade Winds which will ease…

27 Jan 2016

Crossing the line: Turning from slimy Pollywog to trusted Shellback

As the Clipper 2015-16 Race fleet crosses the Equator for the second and final time of its circumnavigation, we explain the history and tradition behind the famous King Neptune line…

26 Jan 2016

Race 7 Day 7: GREAT Britain leads charge through Scoring Gate

The chase is on in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, with the Scoring Gate behind them, the next big focus for the teams is crossing the Equator…

26 Jan 2016

The Clipper Race is calling! Visit us at the Seattle Boat Show: 29 Jan – 6 Feb

Still looking for the ultimate New Year’s resolution? We are on the search for the next generation of Clipper Race crew to take on the challenge of racing the world’s oceans…

25 Jan 2016

Race 7 Day 6: Scoring Gate beckons as teams battle squall attacks

As the fleet passes New Ireland in Papua New Guinea, the leading four boats are within 80 nautical miles of the Scoring Gate and the chance to win the first…

25 Jan 2016

Unicef in the Philippines: ready when disaster strikes

Leg 5: The Asia-Pacific Challenge sees the fleet head back north, crossing the Equator for the second time in the race and travelling through the islands of Indonesia and the…

24 Jan 2016

​Race 7 Day 5: Doldrums frustrations eased by much welcomed winds

A significant wind-shift from south to north, bringing with it decent breeze, has helped get the fleet moving again on a beat after progress came to a standstill yesterday for…

23 Jan 2016

Race 7 Day 4: Doldrums duels keep teams moving

The teams are trying everything to keep their boats moving as they negotiate the light, shifty winds of the Doldrums and its associated rain squalls in the Da Nang New…

22 Jan 2016

​Race 7 Day 3: Heat is on as the fleet nears Doldrums

GREAT Britain has taken the lead, making up ground on familiar rival Garmin in second position* after it had to carry out a repair to its…

21 Jan 2016

​Race 7 Day 2: Tropical conditions as teams near the Doldrums

The teams have been contending with tropical squalls and patchy wind as they close in on the Doldrums in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race. And the next crucial…

20 Jan 2016

‘Race of Their Lives’ continues this weekend

This weekend sees the ‘Race of their Lives’ series continue on Bloomberg Television across the UK and Europe. Episode 6 of the series, which followed the Clipper 2013-14 Race, airs this…

20 Jan 2016

​Race 7 Day 1: Reef navigation decisions split fleet

The first 24 hours of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race 7 has seen the teams split as they navigate the tactics of the Lihou Reef, with the…

19 Jan 2016

​Meet the Crew: Ann Adams

When the Clipper Race fleet sailed along the River Thames and past her pub in Canvey Island, Ann Adams couldn’t bring herself to watch because she knew the lure of…

19 Jan 2016

Race 7 gets underway in Coral Sea

Race 7, The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, got underway at 0530 UTC (1530 Local) today, 19 January. The 4,310 nautical mile race had a Le Mans start…

18 Jan 2016

Clipper Race departs Australia for Da Nang, Vietnam

The Clipper Race bid a fond farewell to Australia today as Race 7, The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, departed for Da Nang Vietnam. The 4,310 nautical mile race…

17 Jan 2016

Skipper Change for Unicef

Jim Prendergast is to stand down as skipper of Unicef. Although he had reported to Airlie Beach following treatment for kidney stones, he subsequently felt he couldn’t continue and has…

17 Jan 2016

Additional Points for Mission Performance

Mission Performance has been awarded additional points to reflect the disadvantage it suffered by experiencing less favourable wind conditions following rendering assistance to a boat in distress. It…

16 Jan 2016

​Competitive streak runs through Asian Pacific Challenge Ambassadors

There are six new crew members from different ends of the earth boarding five Clipper Race boats to represent their individual Team Sponsor for the Asian Pacific Challenge, and there…

16 Jan 2016

Locals Lap up Clipper Race Fleet in Airlie Beach

Hundreds of Whitsunday and surrounding area residents and tourists took the chance to tour the Clipper Race fleet today. Families and friends enjoyed the tropic sunshine as they received free…

16 Jan 2016

Meet the Crew: Helen Hancorn

When Qingdao crew member Helen Hancorn saw the Clipper Race on the news last summer and learnt that anyone could take part, she went online and applied straight…

15 Jan 2016

Celebrations at Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Prize Giving

The excellent hospitality shown by Abell Point Marina and its Yacht Club continued this evening at the Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race Prize Giving. Podium winning teams LMAX Exchange , GREAT…

15 Jan 2016

​The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race

After an extended and well earned break in Airlie Beach, the Clipper Race fleet will be back racing on Monday with their eyes firmly set on Vietnam in the Da…

14 Jan 2016

Meet the crew – Jennifer Burgis

After more than a year of preparation, Garmin crew member Jennifer Burgis is soaking up the sun in the idyllic setting of Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays in…

14 Jan 2016

​Ambassadors bid emotional farewell after life-changing journey

Taking themselves out of their comfort zone is a trait shared by all Clipper Race crew, and many find that the mental and physical challenge provided through ocean racing helps…

13 Jan 2016

Round the World Crew Catch Up: Ruth Charles

As we've reached the midway point in terms of Clipper Race legs, we caught up with Derry~Londonderry~Doire round the world crew member Ruth Charles, 30, Wymondham-born youth worker…

12 Jan 2016

Mayor of Whitsundays Welcomes Clipper Race Crew to Airlie Beach

Clipper Race crew were given the warmest of tropical welcomes to Airlie Beach this evening by the Mayor of the Whitsundays, Abell Point Marina and members of the local sailing…

11 Jan 2016

Mission Performance arrives into Airlie Beach to complete fleet

The Clipper Race fleet is all now safely berthed at Abell Point Marina in the Whitsundays Airlie Beach following the arrival of twelfth place Mission Performance this morning, which crossed…

9 Jan 2016

​RACE 6 DAY 7: FIGHT TO THE FINISH

The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race has been a week-long ‘sprint’ of tight unrelenting match racing over 1600 nautical miles which is going down to the wire with

9 Jan 2016

LMAX Exchange wins Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race ahead of GREAT Britain

The tightest, most thrilling battle of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far came right down to the final miles as LMAX Exchange claimed an incredibly narrow victory over constant rival…

9 Jan 2016

Clipper Race teams arrive to tropical welcome in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

ELEVEN TEAMS NOW OVER THE FINISH LINE: ARRIVAL QUOTES The podium may be decided but the close finishes continued over night and this morning in Race 6: The Henri Lloyd Hobart…

9 Jan 2016

Mission Performance ETA 0830 Monday

UPDATE: MISSION PERFORMANCE DUE TO BERTH ABLE POINT MARINA 0830 LOCAL (2230 UTC) MONDAY 11 JANUARY 2016 Eleven teams have arrived at Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach. The remaining yacht Mission…

8 Jan 2016

Race 6 Day 6: Close racing makes for nail biting finale

The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race is shaping up to a tense and dramatic finish, as once again in the last 24 hours, the lead has changed hands. As…

7 Jan 2016

​Race 6 Day 5: Mission Performance claims Ocean Sprint bonus points

Mission Performance may have started the Ocean Sprint much later than anticipated after going to the aid of another vessel in distress, but the team has made up…

6 Jan 2016

​Race 6 Day 4: Offshore tactics pay off as Derry~Londonderry~ Doire takes the lead

With eleven of the twelve strong Clipper Race fleet making the tactical decision to sail close to the eastern Australian coast, Derry~Londonderry~Doire’s plan to remain further offshore has seen the…

5 Jan 2016

Mission Performance diverts to offer aid to yacht

UPDATE Mission Performance has resumed racing after diverting from its racing course to offer aid to a non-Clipper Race yacht which had a crew member stuck at the top of the…

5 Jan 2016

Race 6 Day 3: Da Nang – Viet Nam leads charge into Ocean Sprint but drops into second place

The last 24 hours in the Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race have seen the fleet getting a bit of a battering from a developing low with unstable and unpredictable…

4 Jan 2016

Race 6 Day 2: GREAT Britain clinches three points at Scoring Gate

The fleet is flying along in Day 2 of Race 6: The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race. The front runners are just over a thousand nautical miles from the…

3 Jan 2016

Race 6 Day 1: Split tactics as teams aim for extra points over positions

The New Year has brought a new determination to the Clipper Race fleet which, after a short stopover in Hobart, is back racing and charging across the Bass Strait in…

2 Jan 2016

​RACE 6: THE HENRI LLOYD HOBART TO WHITSUNDAYS RACE STARTS

Following the fleet's successful Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race campaign, the sixth race of the 14-race series has started today, Saturday 2 January. Race 6: The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays…

1 Jan 2016

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race prizes awarded

The prizes have been awarded in the official 71 st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) prizegiving ceremony where the distinctive orange shirts of Da Nang –…

30 Dec 2015

DA NANG VIET NAM WINS SYDNEY HOBART CLIPPER RACE CLASS

Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, the first female Australian Skipper in the history of the Clipper Race, has clinched first place in the Clipper 70 class of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht…

30 Dec 2015

RACE 5 DAY 4: ​TIGHT MATCH RACING TO HOBART FINISH

The final fight to the finish line of Race 5, the 71 st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR), is going to be tight and tactical for the Clipper…

30 Dec 2015

LATEST ETAs to Hobart

The Clipper Race fleet is still being led by ‘local Girl’ Wendo Tuck on Da Nang Viet Nam and is hurtling towards a finish just before 1600 local (0500 UTC)…

29 Dec 2015

Race 5 Day 3: FLEET POWERS ACROSS BASS STRAIT IN ‘HARD RACE’

The fleet continues to make good progress towards Hobart achieving decent speeds Tuesday morning local time across Bass Strait after some teams struggled in light winds close to the south…

28 Dec 2015

Race 5 Day 2: Da Nang – Viet Nam holds onto lead as conditions calm

Da Nang - Viet Nam, led by Australian Skipper Wendy Tuck, has held its lead overnight, benefitting from stronger south westerly winds by being on the east side…

27 Dec 2015

Race 5 Day 1: Fleet endures challenging first night on RSHYR

Following a spectacular start in front of millions of TV viewers, the Clipper Race fleet has endured a challenging first night which claimed victims of many of the super maxi…

26 Dec 2015

​Clipper Race fleet starts Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

The 12-strong Clipper Race fleet has started famous Australian bluewater classic the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race (RSHYR) in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators. The fleet started at 1300 Local…

26 Dec 2015

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race starts today!

The entire Clipper Race fleet will compete in famous Australian bluewater classic the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race (RSHYR) which starts today, 26 December, at 1300 local AEDT (0200 UTC). Auditors…

25 Dec 2015

Santa surprises Sydney race crew

Christmas Day has got off to a suitably festive start down under today after (Sir) Santa Claus paid an early visit to Clipper Race crew at the CYCA in Sydney. Crew…

24 Dec 2015

Making waves: The Sapinda Rainbow Foundation in Sydney

Thulisile ‘Thuli’ Lekalake had never been on a boat before joining the Clipper Race as an ambassador for the Sapinda Rainbow Foundation. Now, the 22 year-old from Mpumalanga, South Africa is…

23 Dec 2015

Visit Seattle team cheer on Seahawks from Down Under

The Visit Seattle team has sent a message of support from the other side of the world to the Seattle Seahawks in celebration of the NFL team clinching…

23 Dec 2015

​Clipper Race cousins re-trace family roots

For Australian cousins and Clipper Race crew members Lauren and Thomas Blunt, their first ever Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) is going to have extra special significance. Their grandfather John…

22 Dec 2015

Sydney Hobart Weather Scare May Suit Clipper Racers

If the worst forecasted weather condtitions, estimated to bring gusts of up to 50 knots through the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet, do materialise after the first 24 hours,…

22 Dec 2015

Wendy Tuck takes part in women in sailing event at the CYCA

Da Nang – Viet Nam Skipper Wendo Tuck has taken part in a Q&A panel event on women in offshore sailing here in Australia, ahead of her ninth Rolex Sydney…

21 Dec 2015

Unicef team finish mission to cycle length of Sydney Hobart Race

The Unicef crew has cycled 1000 kms in its bid to cycle the length of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (628 nautical miles/723 miles/1225 kms). The crew have…

20 Dec 2015

Crew star in Sydney Hobart Race media day

With just six days to go to the long awaited Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR), international media are arriving in Sydney ready to report on the 71 st …

18 Dec 2015

BLOOMBERG TV EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF CLIPPER 2015-16 RACE SERIES

Forget Star Wars (for now), this week the first instalment of the Clipper 2015-16 Race TV series, ‘Race of Their Lives 2’ gets its UK and European premiere broadcast on…

17 Dec 2015

Busy maintenance schedule in Sydney

The Clipper Race fleet is undergoing a busy schedule of maintenance in Sydney, including each boat being lifted out of the water to have antifouling carried out. The 12 boats are…

16 Dec 2015

Ross Ham: Eat, Sleep, Sail, Repeat

Amongst the crew competing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year is Australian Ross Ham, (58), the first double circumnavigator crew member in the history of…

15 Dec 2015

Race 4: Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup prizes awarded

The Race 4: Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup prizes have been awarded at an event at the prestigious Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. Winners LMAX Exchange received a flag from the race’s Official…

15 Dec 2015

PSP Logistics final team to arrive into Sydney

PSP Logistics has arrived into Sydney after completing Race 4, the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup. PSP Logistics finished in twelfth place and arrived into Sydney at 4pm local time.

14 Dec 2015

Da Nang Viet Nam Skipper Wendy Tuck leads another night of Sydney arrivals

Australian Skipper Wendy Tuck has arrived home into Sydney, with a fleet of five supporter yachts accompanying her team Da Nang Viet Nam through Sydney Harbour and into…

14 Dec 2015

Race 4 Day 13: Final positions confirmed for Race 4: The Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup

Due to the continuing light airs affecting ClipperTelemed+, PSP Logistics and most recently Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Da Nang - Viet Nam , the…

14 Dec 2015

ETAs to Sydney, Australia

Having also come to a virtual standstill in extremely light airs, Da Nang–Viet Nam has accepted ninth place and will now also motor to make best speed to Sydney. The Race…

13 Dec 2015

New day of Sydney arrivals for remaining teams

Strong headwinds followed by the wind dropping off in the harbour, has pushed back arrival times for the remaining five teams into Sydney. IchorCoal, which was due in just ahead of…

13 Dec 2015

Race 4 Day 12: Sydney plays hard to get for remaining five teams

In a final, cruel test to what has already been a punishing slog, the five teams still striving to reach Sydney are once again fighting headwinds and fickle airs in…

12 Dec 2015

Busy day of Sydney arrivals

The podium may be complete but four other Clipper Race teams have celebrated completing the very same achievement after arriving into Sydney today too. Five teams remain at sea, with…

12 Dec 2015

Podium Complete

Garmin has crossed the Race 4 finish line into Sydney in third place, finishing at 0339 local time 13 December, 1639 UTC 12 December to complete the podium. GREAT Britain had…

12 Dec 2015

Finish in sight as “toughest race so far” draws to conclusion

Following LMAX Exchange clinching the Race 4: Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup title at 0801 UTC (1901 local) today , the finish line is truly now in sight as…

12 Dec 2015

LMAX Exchange crosses finish line, winning Race 4 into Sydney

LMAX Exchange has crossed the finish line in Sydney Harbour, taking line honours in Race 4 after racing 2,088 nautical miles from Albany through the Southern Ocean on…

11 Dec 2015

​Race 4 Day 10: No margin for error as teams approach finish line

The heat is on as the Clipper Race fleet closes in on Sydney and the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup lives up to its name with the smallest of margins allowing…

11 Dec 2015

Information for the Sydney stopover

Ahead of the Sydney stopover, here are some details for Race Crew and friends and family. Marina information The boats will berth at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the home of…

10 Dec 2015

Race 4 Day 9: Stealth Mode adds to Scoring Gate excitement

At 0007 UTC, the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup leader LMAX Exchange passed through the Scoring Gate and, pending verification by the Race Office, will collect three points for…

9 Dec 2015

​Race 4 Day 8: Tight at the top for front teams

It’s tight at the top of the Clipper Race fleet as the leading boats have rounded Great Mewstone, south of Tasmania, and entered the Tasman Sea in a quest to…

9 Dec 2015

LATEST: DERRY~LONDONDERRY~ DOIRE DIVERTS TO HOBART

LATEST: 1045 UTC Thursday 10 December Mike Gaskin has been been released from hospital and told to rest for a couple of days. His ribs have been strapped and he has…

9 Dec 2015

Local resident to race home on Da Nang-Viet Nam team

When the fleet visits Da Nang in February 2016, Nguyen Tran Minh An from Cẩm Lệ District, will make a proud return home as the city’s first ever…

8 Dec 2015

Race 4 day 7: Shifting wind patterns shake up fleet

The Clipper Race fleet has Tasmania in its sights, as a shift in wind patterns has allowed the majority of teams to head due east, south of the island, where…

8 Dec 2015

Unicef in Papua New Guinea: Malnutrition Prevention

As the fleet heads back into the Roaring Forties, this time venturing further south than on any other race, Unicef is working in many countries in the region to help…

7 Dec 2015

Race 4 Day 6: Closely fought inter-fleet battles excite teams

After six days of battling strong headwinds, the wind has finally backed and the Clipper Race fleet has swapped tacking for sail changes in a bid to make the most…

7 Dec 2015

Penalty Points Announced for Leg 3

The Clipper Race Committee has released details of the penalty points allocated to the teams following the race from Cape Town to Albany. Penalty points are awarded because of damage sustained…

6 Dec 2015

​Race 4 Day 5: Teams jostle for position in challenging conditions

The constant headwinds and necessary tacking when battling against them may have slowed the fleet’s progress to Sydney, but in the last 24 hours the front runners have hit their…

5 Dec 2015

​Nominate your team for Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

The Australian Coast to Coast Leg is underway and what an exciting contest the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup is turning out to be. Shaping up to be the most close-matched…

5 Dec 2015

Race 4 Day 4: LMAX Exchange sets Ocean Sprint time to beat

LMAX Exchange is reaping the rewards of its decision to enter Stealth Mode for 24 hours, as it has so far recorded the fastest Ocean Sprint time of…

4 Dec 2015

Competition: Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup

Throughout Race 4: The Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup, Daily Update readers have the chance to win the limited edition Clipper Race watch. All you have to do is…

4 Dec 2015

Race 4 Day 3: Headwinds make progress uncomfortable in Ocean Sprint

The steady, downwind race is over and teams now find themselves living at an uncomfortable degree angle, beating into variable headwinds as they battle the frustrating conditions to select the…

3 Dec 2015

Race 4 Day 2: All to race for as teams head into Ocean Sprint

Visit Seattle , in a southerly position, has taken the lead for the first time in its overall race campaign this morning*, and is now 4.3 nautical miles ahead of yesterday’s…

2 Dec 2015

Race 4 Day 1: Clipper Race off to exciting, close start as Sydney beckons

After an enjoyable battery charge in Amazing Albany, the Clipper Race fleet is tightly packed and heading south east in search of Sydney, with sunshine and light winds easing them…

1 Dec 2015

Meet the Crew: David Pollock

This time last year David Pollock was unemployed, had struggled to hold down a job and wasn’t sure where life would take him but one thing is certain, he did…

1 Dec 2015

Race 4, The Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup starts from Albany, Western Australia

The Clipper Race fleet has started Race 4, the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup to Sydney, after departing Official Host Port, City of Albany, Western Australia. The Australia Leg comprises three…

30 Nov 2015

Meet the Crew: Abi Oyepitan

Abiodun Adesola "Abi" Oyepitan, 34, is the second of four British Olympic and Paralympic athletes who will take on the Clipper Race challenge. Taking over from rower Bill Lucas, sprinter Abi…

29 Nov 2015

​TEMPORARY SKIPPER REPLACEMENT FOR UNICEF

Unicef team Skipper Jim Prendergast is to be replaced temporarily during the Australia Leg while he is treated for kidney stones which developed during the last race across the Southern…

29 Nov 2015

Coffee keeps Da Nang-Viet Nam going round the world

The Consul General of Viet Nam to Western Australia has visited the Da Nang – Viet Nam team in Albany bearing gifts of renewed coffee supplies that have…

29 Nov 2015

Boat tour for Albany Brownies

Derry~Londonderry~Doire round the world crew member Ruth Charles, a Brownie leader back home in London, has given a boat tour to the Albany Brownies in Australia. Ruth is meeting…

28 Nov 2015

ClipperTelemed+ arrives into Albany

ClipperTelemed+ has arrived into Albany this afternoon, docking at 5pm local time/0900 UTC after finishing Race 3 in twelfth place. After taking a tactical gamble to go furthest north in search…

28 Nov 2015

Surfing, rowing and rugby for crew on Albany stopover

Crew have been enjoying surfing, rowing and touch rugby in Albany, Western Australia during the stopover. On Wednesday, crew members played touch rugby against the Amazing Albany team at the Albany…

28 Nov 2015

Meet the Crew - Marta Michalska

Polish crew member Marta, now living in London, is due to begin the race of her life when Leg 4 starts from Albany, Western Australia on Tuesday 1 December. Find out…

28 Nov 2015

Open boats and full programme of events in Albany this weekend

A busy programme of events for the public and crew is happening this weekend in Albany, Western Australia. Today (Saturday) and tomorrow there are opportunities to see on board the Clipper…

28 Nov 2015

ETAs to Albany, Australia

LMAX Exchange crossed the Wardan Whip finish line in Albany, Australia at 2143 UTC (0543 local time). Derry~Londonderry~Doire secured second place after crossing the finish line at 0932 UTC…

27 Nov 2015

​Derry~Londonderry~ Doire moves to top of Race Standings

Following a very successful race for Derry~Londonderry~Doire in the Wardan Whip from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Australia, Skipper Daniel Smith and his crew have moved to…

27 Nov 2015

UNICEF COMPLETES SOUTHERN OCEAN CHALLENGE

The Unicef team crossed the finish line in Albany at 0411 UTC (1211 local time) Friday 27 November in eleventh place in Race 3, the Wardan Whip: a 4850 nautical…

27 Nov 2015

Meet the Crew - Paul Wrightson

Today, Leg 3 crew members hand over the baton to the Leg 4 crew joining their teams to take part in the All-Australian Leg which includes the race from Albany…

26 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 26: Finish line beckons for final two teams

The Wardan Whip produced the tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far, when after twenty-five days and 4,850 nautical miles of racing Mission Performance and

26 Nov 2015

Pennants awarded at Race 3 prizegiving in Albany

The Race 3 Wardan Whip prizes have been awarded to the top three winning teams at a prizegiving event in Albany. An Aboriginal elder opened the ceremony at the White Star…

26 Nov 2015

Albany sailor Nicola Edwards finishes Race 3 on PSP Logistics

Albany local Nicola Edwards has finished Race 3 on board PSP Logistics, crossing the finish line in tenth place at 2356 UTC Wednesday November 25 (0756 local time Thursday 26th…

25 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 25: Battle continues for final positions in the Wardan Whip

The fight for sixth place could go down to a photo finish for IchorCoal and Mission Performance , with just 0.35 nautical miles separating the pair at…

25 Nov 2015

Clipper Race fleet arriving in Australia ahead of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

With the arrival of the Clipper Race fleet into Australia after a stormy Southern Ocean crossing, thoughts are turning to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts one month…

24 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 24: Fight for final points

Breeze has picked up for the teams still racing and just 30 nautical miles now separate the front three yachts as they look to finish as strongly as possible and…

24 Nov 2015

Olympic rower Bill Lucas completes the Southern Ocean leg 3

Former Olympic rower Bill Lucas has completed the Southern Ocean leg 3, finishing fifth into Albany Australia, with his team GREAT Britain this morning. Bill, 28, finished fifth in the…

24 Nov 2015

GREAT Britain finishes Race 3 in fifth place

GREAT Britain is now in Albany, Western Australia, after crossing the Wardan Whip finish line at 0136 UTC (0936 local time) today, Tuesday. The team finished just behind Garmin after…

24 Nov 2015

Garmin finishes Race 3, the Wardan Whip, in fourth place

Garmin has finished Race 3, the Wardan Whip, in fourth place. The team crossed the finish line in front of Albany Waterfront Marina at 0814 local time/0014UTC. The team managed to hold…

23 Nov 2015

Qingdao finishes in third, claims second podium of series

The Qingdao team has crossed the Race 3 finish line into Albany, Western Australia, claiming third position, its second podium place out of three races. The team crossed the…

23 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Update: ClipperTelemed+ accepts twelfth place in Wardan Whip

After taking a tactical gamble to go furthest north in search of a better path to Albany, ClipperTelemed+ has found itself stuck in the centre of a high pressure weather…

23 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 23: Plenty left to play for as stakes heat up for remaining teams

With podium places secured for LMAX Exchange and Derry~Londonderry~Doire (crossed finish line at 0932 UTC/ 1732 local) with Qingdao estimated to cross finish in approximately two hours, the…

23 Nov 2015

​Derry~Londonderry~ Doire clinches second place into Albany

Derry~Londonderry ~Doire has clinched second place into Albany, Western Australia, at the end of Race 3 across the Southern Ocean from Cape Town, South Africa, in the Wardan…

23 Nov 2015

​LMAX EXCHANGE VICTORIOUS ON RACE 3, THE WARDAN WHIP

LMAX Exchange has claimed victory on Race 3, the Wardan Whip, crossing the finish line first in Albany, Western Australia at 2143 UTC November 22, (0543 local time,…

22 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 22: LMAX Exchange on course to win Wardan Whip today

After 22 days of racing, LMAX Exchange is within 55 nautical miles of the Wardan Whip finish line and, with approximately 120 nautical miles separating it from second…

22 Nov 2015

Albany stopover photo competition

The Clipper Race fleet is approaching Albany, Western Australia, on its way from South Africa, and we want to see your best images of the yachts arriving in to Albany…

21 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 21: Varying team tactics make for exciting closing stages

While the front of the fleet is hoping to have cleared the last of the very light winds, the boats further back are averaging 10 to 12 knots as they…

20 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 20: Final approach gets complicated as leaders enter Stealth Mode

Competition is hotting up as the teams make their way out of the Southern Ocean chill and get ever closer to the warmth of Western Australia. Front three teams,

19 Nov 2015

Race 3 day 19: Light winds frustrate front runners in approach to Albany

In complete contrast to the conditions the western half of the fleet faced 48 hours ago, the boats further east are now toying with tactics as pockets of light winds…

18 Nov 2015

Unicef team exceeds fundraising target for Official Race Charity

Congratulations to the Unicef team, which has exceeded its fundraising target of £20,000 for the race’s official charity, and namesake, Unicef. The Unicef yacht entry was donated by the…

18 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 18: Teams brace against Southern Ocean Storm as Changeable Conditions set in

After a highly anticipated build up, the western half of the Clipper Race fleet braced against a ferocious Southern Ocean storm in the last 24 hours and has come out…

18 Nov 2015

TV Model Amy Willerton to take on Clipper Race challenge

Miss Universe Great Britain winner and former I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Amy Willerton will take on her toughest challenge yet when she joins the

17 Nov 2015

Come and visit us Up North!

As the fleet races across the Southern Ocean towards the west of Australia, our intrepid Recruitment Team here at Clipper Race HQ is travelling to the north of England in…

17 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 17: Stormforce winds catch up with western teams

Teams in the west are experiencing the toughest conditions today as a stormforce front, expected to gust up to 70 to 80 knots, catches up behind them. Teams in the…

16 Nov 2015

​Nominations open for Wardan Whip Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

As the leading teams close in on the final 1000 nautical miles to Albany, Stormhoek Wines has opened its Social Spirit Award nomination window for Race 3. The Wardan Whip from…

16 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 16: Ocean Sprints commence and teams prepare for strong front

The sun is shining and life at sea has been brighter and steadier, however a powerful incoming front, likely the strongest experienced so far in this race with gusts forecast…

15 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 15: Winds ease to give teams a temporary breather

Steady surfs and large swells eased over the past 24 hours and light, fluffy winds overnight and this morning are now providing a temporary time out from the strenuous Southern…

15 Nov 2015

​RACE VIEWER UPDATE

There has been a technical glitch with the Race Viewer overnight and not all the positions have updated correctly, most notably GREAT Britain and Mission Performance . All teams are safe…

14 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 14: High speeds and big surf keep Clipper Race steaming through Southern Ocean

Despite some predicted short-term respite, strong winds, big waves and squalls, which were most extreme in the south east, have meant yesterday was anything but restful for some teams in…

13 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 13: Fast moving front results in busy deck workout for fleet

A fast moving weather front brought wind from all angles and strengths with 60 knot gusts resulting in a busy day of sail manoeuvres as teams were forced to go…

12 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 12: Front moves over fleet bringing more exhilarating conditions

The fleet has had another day of exciting downwind sailing, with a front also starting to move over it providing more exhilarating conditions. The prelude to the front will see gusting…

11 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 11: Mixed wind fortune as sleigh ride continues for lead half of fleet

Lighter winds slowed progress for some yesterday, but depending on their position in the spread out fleet, winds have now built again and the blustery sleigh ride is back on…

10 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 10: Race leaders claim Scoring Gate rewards

In the Wardan Whip’s first bonus opportunity, LMAX Exchange secured the maximum three points for being first across the Scoring Gate at 1625 UTC yesterday. Derry~Londonderry~Doire…

9 Nov 2015

Penalty Points announced for Race 2

The Clipper Race Committee has released details of the penalty points allocated to the teams following the race from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. Penalty points are awarded because…

9 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 9: Excitement for teams as Southern Ocean sleigh ride finally delivers

The wind has finally backed around and is allowing the Clipper Race fleet to get its first real taste of the Southern Ocean sleigh ride that teams have been craving…

9 Nov 2015

CLIPPER RACE STARS IN NEW UK GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN

Clipper Ventures Chief Executive William Ward features in one of twelve separate films, produced in partnership with Ridley Scott Associates, showcasing real, live export opportunities that are waiting for UK…

8 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 8: Front brings 50-knot gusts and short, sharp seas

An anticipated frontal system has brought strong gusting winds and building sea states, making for bouncy, wet living conditions yet a positive 12-hour run progress of more than 110 nautical…

7 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 7: Purring Roaring Forties starts to waken as winds pick up

The ‘big purring cat’ of the Roaring Forties is starting to waken gently. Barometers are rising and increasingly wet, windy cold conditions have teams believing they really are now in…

6 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 6: Progress slows as Roaring Forties purrs

Passing the 40S line which marks the official start of the Southern Ocean’s ‘Roaring Forties’ brings expectations of big surfs and accelerated boat speeds, however that is not always the…

6 Nov 2015

Unicef in Australasia: Malaria prevention

As the fleet takes on the Roaring Forties of the Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride towards Australia, Unicef is working in many countries across this region to keep children safe. One of…

5 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 5: Life at an upwind angle as teams knock off miles to Albany

The Clipper Race fleet is living life at an angle as teams continue to push upwind, still seeking out the more favourable westerlies that the Southern Ocean is so famous…

4 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 4: Teams seek Southern Ocean reward

After a slow start, teams are relieved to be making better direction south towards the notoriously strong currents of the Southern Ocean and the Roaring Forties as they bid to…

3 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 3: Fickle winds, squalls and Agulhas current make progress difficult

The fleet has been struggling to make decent progress in the light conditions, with fickle winds, squalls and the Agulhas current making sail selection a tricky process. Over the next 24…

2 Nov 2015

Race 3 Day 2: Storm passes, wind and sea state reduces

The worst of the storm is over with wind and sea state reducing overnight, and the teams are making some progress east at the start of the Wardan Whip race. The…

2 Nov 2015

Throwback: One year on since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s victorious Route du Rhum campaign

One year ago today, Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 76, started Transatlantic solo race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, leaving St Malo, France. The British adventurer…

1 Nov 2015

​Race 3 Day 1: Strong winds and big waves provide testing conditions

The start of the Wardan Whip, from Cape Town, South Africa, to Albany, Western Australia, saw strong south easterly winds of 20 knots and gusts of 35 knots on the…

1 Nov 2015

Alumni crew show their support in Cape Town

As we celebrate the tenth edition race and its departure from Cape Town yesterday for the start of Race 3: The Wardan Whip to Albany, Western Australia, the spirit of…

31 Oct 2015

​WINDY START FOR ‘WARDAN WHIP’ ACROSS SOUTHERN OCEAN

The twelve-strong Clipper Race fleet has begun the third stage of its 14-race global series in an energetic start from Cape Town in the 4845 nautical mile Southern Ocean crossing…

31 Oct 2015

​It’s here: Race 3 start day!

It’s here: Race 3 start day! Crew are already down at the V&A Waterfront this morning to make final preparations and clear immigration before their scheduled departure jus after mid-day local…

31 Oct 2015

Meet the Crew: Memnia Theodorou

Memnia Theodorou is the first Cypriot to do the race. She was only due to compete in the Atlantic Trade Winds Race to Brazil, but once she got to Rio…

30 Oct 2015

SAPINDA RAINBOW CREW AND NEW BURSARY

As Sewisa ‘Lawrence’ Magane, a 23-year-old South African from Groberlsdal, Limpopo, prepares to participate in the next leg of the race across the Southern Ocean, Sapinda Rainbow reserve Sakhile Khulekani…

30 Oct 2015

​THE CLIPPER RACE MEANS BUSINESS… AND SO MUCH MORE!

It’s been a busy week around our stay in Cape Town with a high level of engagement and activation by our Race Partners. The latest initiative was a range of presentations,…

30 Oct 2015

Meet the Crew: Chris Ingram

Cornish crew member Chris Ingram is set to race across the Southern Ocean when Race 3 starts from Cape Town on Saturday. Find out more about why he is taking on…

29 Oct 2015

Hive of activity in Cape Town Race Village

The Race Village in Cape Town is a hive of activity as visitors to the V&A Waterfront Marina discover what life is like as an ocean racer ahead of the…

29 Oct 2015

​Race 3, The Wardan Whip, starts on Saturday

Race 3 - Cape Town, South Africa, to Albany, Western Australia - will be called the Wardan Whip. Wardan means ‘ocean’ in Noongar, a dialect spoken by the Noongar people, traditional…

29 Oct 2015

Unicef fundraising exceeds £100,000 mark

Just two months into our eleven month global endurance we are very proud to announce we have already raised an incredible £100,000 for Official Race Charity Unicef, the world’s leading…

29 Oct 2015

​Meet the Crew: Gabrielle Barthelemy

French crew member Gabrielle Barthelemy had no sailing experience and had never stepped on a yacht before, but couldn’t get the thought of racing across oceans out of her head…

28 Oct 2015

VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR VISITS DA NANG - VIET NAM

Da Nang – Viet Nam received a visit from the Ambassador of Vietnam to South Africa, during the stopover in Cape Town before the fleet leaves to race…

28 Oct 2015

Meet the Crew: Christina Cunningham

Ahead of the start of the Southern Ocean Leg 3, we meet crew member Christina Cunningham, who has known about the Clipper Race since before the inaugural event after seeing…

27 Oct 2015

​Get on board our open boats in Cape Town today

The Clipper Race fleet has arrived at the V&A Waterfront Marina in Cape Town in all its splendour having completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms from Rio…

27 Oct 2015

NEW SKIPPER FOR QINGDAO

Highly accomplished ocean racing skipper and instructor Bob Beggs is to take the helm aboard Qingdao in Cape Town for the remainder of its global Clipper 2015-16 Race campaign. The…

27 Oct 2015

Tune in to the world’s biggest ‘house’ party tonight in Cape Town

Tonight, join the Sapinda Rainbow Foundation for it's massive party in Cape Town featuring award-winning beats by South African sensation and ‘Breakthrough DJ of 2015’ Black Coffee. Everyone’s invited, wherever…

26 Oct 2015

Meet the Crew: Olympian Bill Lucas

Today, Tuesday 27 October, marks Crew Changeover day for the Southern Ocean Leg to Albany, Western Australia. This is the day that the new joining crew officially join their teams…

26 Oct 2015

Qingdao and LMAX Exchange cross the finish line into Cape Town

Qingdao has completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and crossed the finish line at 1131 UTC (1331 local time) with an elapsed time of 366…

26 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 19: Qingdao overtakes LMAX Exchange in final approach to Cape Town

The race to Cape Town is not over yet. After chasing its nearest competitor since Rio, Qingdao has overtaken LMAX Exchange, finding stronger winds and a…

25 Oct 2015

​Prizes Awarded for Stormhoek Race to Cape of Storms

As the sun began to set behind Table Mountain, teams gathered to award top honours for the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms to GREAT Britain , with…

25 Oct 2015

Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms Prize-giving Tonight

It’s almost time to get the party started as we count down the hours to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms Prize-giving and Crew Party. The excitement kicks off…

25 Oct 2015

​Race 2 day 18: Time expires for LMAX Exchange or Qingdao to claim a podium

The time has passed for either LMAX Exchange or Qingdao to claim a podium position in Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms.…

25 Oct 2015

ETAs to Cape Town, South Africa

The Clipper 2015-16 Race fleet is now berthed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. Click here for further information about Cape Town and the events…

24 Oct 2015

​ Race 2 Day 17 Final 500 miles for LMAX Exchange and Qingdao

LMAX Exchange and Qingdao are sailing close hauled in the final 500 nautical miles to Cape Town, making good speed of 10.8 and 9.1 knots respectively…

24 Oct 2015

Unicef crosses finish line in Cape Town

Unicef has completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and crossed the finish line at 0813 UTC (1013 local time). The other teams stood on the bow of their…

24 Oct 2015

​CLIPPERTELEMED+ SKIPPER CHANGE

Clipper Race veteran Skipper Matt Mitchell, 28, is to join ClipperTelemed+ in Cape Town, to lead the team for the remainder of the Clipper 2015-16 Race following the resignation of…

23 Oct 2015

Visit Seattle arrives in Cape Town, South Africa

Visit Seattle has crossed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms finish line to make it nine Clipper Race yachts now berthed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town,…

23 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 16: Wind shifts keep remaining teams focused on finish

The four teams still racing are managing the wind shifts on the final push into Cape Town. Southerly boat Qingdao, which struggled with changeable winds yesterday, is now making 8.7 knots,…

22 Oct 2015

IchorCoal celebrates finish into ‘home port’

South African sponsored IchorCoal is celebrating its arrival into ‘home port’ Cape Town at 0917 UTC (1117 local time), with an elapsed time of 351 hours 17 minutes.…

22 Oct 2015

​Race 2, Day 15: South Atlantic High the final obstacle for remaining teams

The South Atlantic High is the last remaining major obstacle for the boats still at sea, with progress slow in the final approaches to the finish line off Cape Town,…

22 Oct 2015

Busy day of arrivals as teams land in Cape Town

After the first four arrivals overnight day break has revealed Table Mountain in all its majesty. Four more teams are expected today as they battle to cross the finish line…

21 Oct 2015

GREAT BRITAIN TAKES LINE HONOURS INTO CAPE TOWN

GREAT Britain crossed the finish line in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms to take Line Honours at 20.30 (22.30 local time) after crossing the 3,400 nautical miles…

21 Oct 2015

​Race 2, Day 14: Dramatic denouement in store as teams fight to finish

Race 2, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, is headed for a dramatic denouement, with Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Garmin, GREAT Britain and Mission Performance all fighting…

20 Oct 2015

Race 2, Day 13: Stealth Mode suspense for Race fans

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is set for an exciting finish, with frustrating winds and the wide use of Stealth Mode amongst the fleet leaving race fans…

20 Oct 2015

Race 1 Penalty Points Awarded

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

19 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 12: High pressure system off Africa the next challenge

The high pressure system ahead of the fleet off South Africa is causing a tactical headache for the Skippers as they analyse the navigation and weather options for the approach…

19 Oct 2015

Clipper Race fleet and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston officially entered in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015

The Clipper Race fleet is officially entered in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) which starts on December 26. The fleet will bring colour to the Australian offshore classic…

18 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 11: Derry~Londonderry~Doire sets time to beat in Ocean Sprint

Four teams have completed the Ocean Sprint section of the course and are counting down the miles until the finish in Cape Town. All teams pushed hard with good average speeds…

17 Oct 2015

ClipperTelemed+ resumes racing

ClipperTelemed+ suspended racing this morning (UTC) and engaged the motor while recovering crew member Alex Laline, who is uninjured, after losing grip of the mast while attempting to fix a…

17 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 10: Front teams start Ocean Sprint test

Five teams are currently pushing hard across the Ocean Sprint after enjoying more challenging conditions in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Race leader Garmin, GREAT Britain (second), Mission…

16 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 9: Speed records broken as teams tested by front

It has been a day of fast spinnaker sailing as the front passed over the fleet, with multiple teams breaking speed and distance records, including another new reported top speed…

15 Oct 2015

​Nominations Open for 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…

15 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 8: Windy conditions provide exhilarating racing

The anticipated weather front will move over the fleet imminently, with the majority of teams already in winds of 30 to 40 knots, and still anticipating 50 knot gusts. Progress has…

15 Oct 2015

Unicef in South Africa: HIV prevention

Leg 2: The South Atlantic Challenge takes the race teams from South America towards the distant shores of Africa, ending with a warm welcome in Cape Town, South Africa. Unicef is…

14 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 7: Gruelling conditions with 50 knot gusts predicted today

The majority of the fleet is making good progress in some fairly gruelling conditions, with strong winds and gusts around 50 knots predicted for the eastern group over the next…

13 Oct 2015

​CLIPPER RACE SCOOPS GOLD WEB AWARD

The Clipper Race has scooped Gold in a major industry award honouring online excellence at the 5 th Annual Lovie Awards, regarded as the most prestigious pan-European awards of its type. Clipperroundtheworld.com…

13 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 6: Three teams cross the Scoring Gate

Three teams have crossed the Scoring Gate, following the fleet’s dilemma of whether to risk heading further south in pursuit of the bonus points. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crossed first at 0438UTC today,…

12 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 5: Strong winds forecasted for eastern teams

Some of the fleet have been experiencing a period of light winds, but strong conditions associated with the front appearing are due to fill in over the next 24 hours…

11 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 4: Complicated weather patterns ahead as teams decide on tactics

The weather is set to be complicated over the next few days, creating the first major transition area of the race, and some tactical dilemmas for the teams. The eastern group…

11 Oct 2015

LMAX EXCHANGE AND QINGDAO BACK RACING

UPDATE 0900UTC SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER 2015 LMAX Exchange and Qingdao have started Race 2 in a Le Mans start off the Brazilian coast at 0510 UTC today…

10 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 3 Teams Toy with Scoring Gate Tactics

As the crew gradually settles into the life of ocean racing again, attention has now turned to the tactical decision of whether or not to go for the Scoring Gate…

9 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 2: Crews acclimatise to tough conditions

As the crews continue to acclimatise to the tumultuous conditions in the South Atlantic Ocean, the strong winds are helping the fleet make steady progress towards Cape Town, with leader…

8 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 1: ‘A baptism of fire’ with fleet in strong winds and big waves

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway with the fleet mostly in a tightly-bunched pack after 140 nautical miles and 14 hours of racing. Derry~Londonderry~Doire was first across…

8 Oct 2015

Countdown to Cape Town

The countdown has already started to a host of exciting events in South Africa now that Race 2 is underway: the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms from Rio…

7 Oct 2015

PSP Logistics - Back at sea after successful repairs

UPDATE - 0530 UTC /0230 LOCAL TIME THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER CV22 PSP Logistics has returned to sea to resume racing following replacement of a failed shackle on the running backstay. While…

7 Oct 2015

Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway

Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway off the Brazilian coast today on its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. …

7 Oct 2015

​Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms Start today

At 1600UTC (1300 local time) the Clipper Race fleet slipped lines and departed Rio de Janeiro in preparation for the start of the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. The…

7 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Colleen Carstens

South African crew member Colleen Carstens had no previous sailing experience before signing up to take part in Leg 2 and race into her home country this year. Colleen was inspired…

6 Oct 2015

Fightback with UFC World Number One

GREAT Britain crew member Dan Hardy was welcomed back into his mixed martial arts (MMA) ‘comfort zone’ with open arms in Brazil this week by Jose Aldo, the…

6 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Felipe Urrutia

For the first time in the race’s history, two Colombians will take part in the tenth edition race this year. Business owner Felipe Urrutia from Bogota is one of them…

6 Oct 2015

TV SERIES ON DVD – THE BOX SET

Just in time for Christmas! Get your orders in early via bookharbour.com for the specially priced box set of the two Clipper 2013-14 Race official TV series. In addition to ‘Clipper…

5 Oct 2015

9 – 11 October: Visit us at the Scotland Boat Show

With more than 100 intrepid adventurers signed up for the 2017-18 edition of the race preparing to take on the experience of a lifetime, we are on the search for…

5 Oct 2015

Unicef continues as Official Race Charity for 2017-18

We are pleased to announce that we are extending our partnership with the Official Race Charity, Unicef, to include the 2017-18 edition of the race. This will be the second consecutive…

5 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Stefan Ammann

Stafan Ammann is preparing to take on the might of the Southern Ocean, a dream he has been waiting five years to live. Stefan was due to take part in…

4 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Catherine Anderson

As the crew arrive into Rio to start the next race of the series, this time could not have come quicker for one race crew member. Catherine Anderson has had the…

3 Oct 2015

DELAYED START FOR LMAX EXCHANGE AND QINGDAO

The Race office has announced that repairs to LMAX Exchange and Qingdao will mean a delay in them starting the race to Cape Town, the Stormhoek Race to the Cape…

3 Oct 2015

Time for the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway on Wednesday 7 October. Compared to Race 1 it will seem like a straight sprint across the South Atlantic Ocean…

3 Oct 2015

​‘Lovie’ Your Website

We’re proud to reveal that the Clipper Race website has been shortlisted for a major global award in the category of ‘Best Sports Website’. Clipperroundtheworld.com has been nominated in the ‘Lovie…