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17 Jun 2024

Kickstart of DC’s Fleet Week as Clipper Race arrives in city

After a short, sharp and punchy 1,560nm race up from Panama, the eagerly anticipated Washington, DC stopover has finally begun. Race 12 arrivals day started with the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge opening for the Clipper Race fleet to parade through, on its way to The Wharf. The honour of leading the fleet into its home port went of course to…

17 Jun 2024

Sunny side up for Washington, DC’s homecoming

“Today we made history” were the words that greeted the Washington, DC team as it arrived at a sun-soaked The Wharf early this morning (17 June). As first light broke,…

16 Jun 2024

Battle to the end for second place Zhuhai and third place UNICEF on Race 12

Securing its eighth podium place of the Clipper 2023-24 Race, it was Zhuhai who scooped up second on Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup. The team can now boast that…

15 Jun 2024

View from the top! Qingdao secures first place in Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup

After seven days, and over 1,500nm of racing, Qingdao has crossed the Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup Finish Line in first place, taking home its second winners title in…

14 Jun 2024

Get ready to #RaceLikeALegend in this year’s Knox-Johnston Cup

The highly anticipated Knox-Johnston Cup , hosted by Clipper Events, is returning to the Solent on 28-29 September 2024 and team registration is now open! Image: Race on board Clipper 68s and 70s Named in honour of our founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, our flagship race aims to reignite the joy of big boat racing through an exhilarating weekend of racing,…

14 Jun 2024

Washington, DC ETAs

The latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival at The Wharf in Washington, DC are in. (Correct as of 0600 LT/1000 UTC on 13 June 2024) Please note that these are…

11 Jun 2024

The Scoring Gate results are in for Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup

For Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup, a short and punchy race from Panama to Washington, DC, the Scoring Gate was positioned about half-way into the 1,500nm course, approx. 40nm due east of the Rhumb Line track and situated just above the Tropic of Cancer at 24° North and 072° West. At approx. 28nm wide, as usual the Scoring Gate…

7 Jun 2024

Capital start for Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup

Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup got underway today, 7 June, at 1700 UTC. Commencing offshore by means of a Le Mans Start, the starting procedure was managed by nominated…

7 Jun 2024

Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup Preview

Transiting the Panama Canal has brought the Clipper Race fleet back to the Atlantic Ocean, a momentous occasion for all on board and for the circumnavigation. The last time the…

6 Jun 2024

The Sailing Professionals on Race 12: A race of two halves

Whilst in Panama for the canal transit the Clipper Race’s professional sailing staff, made up of Race Skippers and AQPs, looked ahead to Race 12: Come Sea DC Cup and…

5 Jun 2024

​Clipper Race fleet transits Panama Canal

The Panama Canal, a bucket list tick for many sailors, is one of the most famous waterways in the world. For the intrepid Clipper Race crew sailing on Leg 7…

1 Jun 2024

Day 3 Panama Arrivals

Washington, DC and Bekezela motored into a sunny Flamenco Island Marina on Saturday afternoon and completed the arrival of the fleet in Panama following Race 11. Due to the nature…

31 May 2024

A winner’s welcome! 

The Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA winners, the Qingdao team, arrived in Panama full of smiles with another victory under its belt and ready to rest, relax and enjoy the…

31 May 2024

Arrivals into Panama: Day one

After 27 days at sea, the Clipper Race fleet began to arrive in Flamenco Marina, Panama, during the afternoon of 30 May after the conclusion of Race 11: #SailConnected with…

31 May 2024

Panama ETAs

The latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival at the Flamenco Marina in Panama are in. (Correct as of 0800 LT / 1300 UTC on 31 May 2024) Please note that…

26 May 2024

Race 11 Review - Tactical, testing, untamed first stage of Leg 7

Popular for so many reasons, but also often underestimated, Leg 7, one of the longest of the circumnavigation, is made up of two races. The first is down the West…

24 May 2024

OCEAN SPRINT RESULTS FOR RACE 11 REVEALED

Ocean Sprint results are traditionally announced at Prizegiving, with teams eagerly awaiting the results which are kept secret by the Race Office until the event. However, Prizegiving for Races 11…

23 May 2024

Fickle winds make for Race 11 finish theatrics

Bekezela accepts eleventh place on Race 11 Once tenth placed boat Washington, DC had crossed the Finish Line for Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA, Bekezela declared it would accept eleventh…

23 May 2024

Podium complete for Race 11 after a nail-biting finish

Finishing just over three hours behind Race 11 winner Qingdao , it’s another strong finish and podium in the bag for the Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam team. The Vietnamese…

22 May 2024

Another podium for Qingdao - winner of Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA

After 19 days of racing and 2,800nm, today at 16:06:24 UTC, Qingdao crossed the finish line to win Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA by the narrowest of margins. After a…

22 May 2024

Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA - Day 18 Update

With the announcement that Mandatory Finishing Gate 2 will be where this race from Seattle to Panama will come to a close, it’s not just the air temperature that will…

22 May 2024

Father and son go head to head in Leg 7

As Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA nears its conclusion, it seems like the perfect time to introduce Niel and Ben Holt, a father-and-son duo from Maulden, Bedfordshire, who are going…

22 May 2024

​The battle is on: Race 11 to finish at Mandatory Finish Gate 2

After almost 4,000nm of racing, the decision has been made by the Clipper Race Committee that Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA, will end at Mandatory Finish Gate 2. With the…

17 May 2024

Penalty Points announced for Leg 6  

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the list of penalty points that will be deducted from certain teams following the assessment of damages and repairs needed for Leg 6 (Zhuhai to…

10 May 2024

​Meet the Crew: Laura Mark Jensen

Laura Mark Jenson signed up to Legs 5 and 6 of the Clipper 2023-24 Race and sailed from the Whitsundays, Australia to Seattle, China, on board Perseverance. The 36-year-old from…

9 May 2024

Meet the Clipper 2023-24 Race Crew: Guido Rispoli

Name: Guido Rispoli Age: 70 Occupation: Retired Financial advisor Legs: 7 and 8 Nationality: Italian Lives: Turin Whilst the Clipper 2023-24 Race has been underway since last July, for the…

8 May 2024

​The Scoring Gate results - Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA.

The Scoring Gate results are in for Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA. For this race from Seattle to Panama, the Scoring Gate was positioned about 600nm into the course, approx.…

7 May 2024

​A Le Mans Start, orcas and a touch of the green monster: Race 11 gets underway

After bidding farewell to Seattle, USA, on Friday May, the eleven-strong fleet made its way to the start line for Race 11: #StayConnected with SENA. The 4,000nm race down the…

4 May 2024

Update regarding Qingdao

A crew member on board CV27 Qingdao requires medical assessment on shore after becoming unwell during the fleet’s motor to the Race 11 Start Line. At approximately 0600 UTC on…

4 May 2024

See ya Seattle, next stop Panama

Seattle bids farewell to the Clipper Race fleet as it departs for the start of Race 11: #StayConnected with SENA. With 4,200nm of racing ahead down the west coast of…

3 May 2024

​The Sailing Professionals on Race 11: Tricky, frustrating, hot

“It’s a gloriously sunny day here in Seattle and we are about to set off on probably my favourite and the most interesting race of the Clipper Race. It is…

3 May 2024

​Race 11 Conditions

Race 11: #SailConnected with SENA is one of two races that forms the seventh leg of the global route, and will see the eleven-strong fleet race over 4,000 nautical miles…

28 Apr 2024

Leaderboard shake up at Race 10 Prizegiving in Seattle

Celebrations continued yesterday in Seattle as Race Crew and supporters came together to recognise the achievements of all who sailed the North Pacific Ocean in Race 10: Ultimate Test of…

28 Apr 2024

Ocean Sprint results for Race 10: The Ultimate Test of Perseverance

The Ocean Sprint results for Race 10: The Ultimate Test of Perseverance were revealed at the prizegiving in Seattle. The Ocean Sprint for Race 10 was between 146°W and 136°W…

25 Apr 2024

​Seattle by night: Back-to-back arrivals into Bell Harbour Marina

Whilst the sun had set, the vibrant city lights came to life as Seattle's skyline was the backdrop for most of the fleet arrivals. After finishing Race 10 in such…

25 Apr 2024

​Photo finish for Clipper Race fleet after 5,500nm race across Pacific

After a night of intense racing, it all boiled down to just 42 minutes of action for the bulk of the fleet still fighting it out for the Race 10:…

25 Apr 2024

Zhuhai secures third in race to Seattle

After 27 days at sea, there was only 5 minutes between Zhuhai and its closest competitors at the finish of Race 10: Ultimate test of Perserverance. With most of the…

24 Apr 2024

​Qingdao sails into Seattle in second place

It’s another podium finish for Qingdao, after a race from the team’s home port across the North Pacific to Seattle. The team arrived at the cities emerald shores this morning…

24 Apr 2024

Professional sailing staff update

Due to an ongoing medical condition, Josh Stickland will not be returning as Skipper of Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam . Current Skipper, Bob Beggs will continue leading the team…

23 Apr 2024

Sunny Seattle welcomes Race 10 winners

Arriving early this morning into a bluebird Bell Harbor Marina was the Race 10: Ultimate Test of Perseverance winners, Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam . Image: Ha Long Bay, Viet…

23 Apr 2024

Qingdao scoops second place in Race 10

Crossing the Finish Line at 19:26:11 UTC, Qingdao has proudly claimed another podium finish, bringing its total up to three top-3 spots so far. The team will no doubt be…

23 Apr 2024

Seattle ETAs

The latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival in Seattle are in. These are correct as of 23 April at 1300 UTC, 2000 UTC. Unfortunately, only Race Officials will be allowed…

22 Apr 2024

​Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam bags North Pacific victory

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam has claimed its fourth win on the Clipper 2023-24 Race, proudly sailing across the Finish Line in first place after the longest and toughest race…

22 Apr 2024

55-year Anniversary of Sir Robin’s circumnavigation

On this day 55 years ago, legendary sailor and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and became the the first person…

21 Apr 2024

Race 10 Day 25 Update

It’s all cloak and daggers as we start the beginning of the end of Race 10: The Ultimate test of Perseverance. On Sunday at 10:00 UTC, which is the middle…

18 Apr 2024

​Next stop Seattle: Americans sail home across mighty North Pacific Ocean

25 Americans are battling the elements in the North Pacific Ocean as they sail over 5,500nm from Qingdao, China to Seattle, USA on the Clipper 2023-24 Round the World Yacht…

18 Apr 2024

​Meet the Crew: Steve Depew

Steve Depew, a 63 year-old Engineer from Burien, Washington, is taking part in Legs 6 and 7, sailing the North Pacific and around North America on board Zhuhai . Whilst…

15 Apr 2024

​Déjà vu: Clipper Race fleet crosses the International Date Line

If you could live one day again, what day would it be? It’s a question most people will only ever fantasise about, however this weekend Clipper Race crew reached a…

15 Apr 2024

Clipper Race Alumni sets out on solo row round Britain

“Be stronger than the reason to go home”. Inspirational words from Clipper Race Alumni Craig Forsyth who is embarking on his latest challenge, to become the first person to row…

13 Apr 2024

Day 17 Race Update

Does Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam have Race 10 all wrapped up? With a commanding lead of close to 300 miles you’d think, barring any mishaps, the Vietnamese boat will…

12 Apr 2024

Meet the Crew: Han van Roosmalen

“It’s an exceptional way to reach a destination.” Han van Roosmalen, a 62 year old Software Architect from the Netherlands, has fulfilled a 25 year aspiration to sail into Ha…

11 Apr 2024

Scoring Gate results - Race 10: The Ultimate Test of Perseverance

The Scoring Gate results for Race 10: The Ultimate Test of Perseverance are in. Situated approximately one-third of the way across the vast North Pacific Ocean, the Scoring Gate was…

10 Apr 2024

​Penalty points for Leg 5 issued

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 for Leg 5 –…

28 Mar 2024

​Le Mans start kicks off Race 10: The Ultimate Test of Perseverance

The race that will see the eleven-strong Clipper Race fleet cross the North Pacific Ocean has officially begun. Due to very light winds and low visibility, the Le Mans start…

27 Mar 2024

Next stop North Pacific- Clipper Race fleet departs Qingdao bound for world’s biggest ocean

The Qingdao stopover is not only iconic in that it has a long-standing history with the Clipper Race and is famed for giving the fleet the biggest reception, it’s also…

26 Mar 2024

Skipper thoughts ahead of Race 10:  The Ultimate Test of Perseverance

As the teams make the final preparations for the toughest race of the circumnavigation, we caught up with the Skippers and First Mates ahead of Race 10: The Ultimate Test…

25 Mar 2024

​Show-stopping Qingdao Prizegiving ceremony

Following a memorable arrival ceremony to welcome each of the eleven Clipper Race teams to Qingdao, the prestigious celebrations continued with the Race 9: Sailing City – Qingdao Cup Prizegiving…

24 Mar 2024

The fleet is complete in Qingdao!

After a demanding ten-day race through the bustling shipping channels and fishing fleets of the China Sea, and covering over 1,350 nautical miles, all eleven teams have triumphantly reached Qingdao,…

22 Mar 2024

​Podium place for Qingdao on team’s homecoming race

Sailing into its home port for the first time since 2018, the Qingdao team proudly arrived in the city with a Race 9 podium place making for an extra special…

22 Mar 2024

First win for Our Isles and Oceans on race into Qingdao

The Our Isles and Oceans team has achieved its best result of the circumnavigation, proudly sailing into Qingdao in first place after a gruelling race from Zhuhai. The team, led…

21 Mar 2024

Qingdao ETAs

Please see below the latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival in Qingdao (correct as of 0100UTC on 21/03/24) Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather…

20 Mar 2024

Meet the Clipper Race Officials: Sean Liu

With the Clipper Race fleet docking in two stops in China, Zhuhai and Qingdao, what better time to introduce Clipper Race’s Liaison in China, Sean Liu. Sean has been a…

12 Mar 2024

Goodbye Zhuhai!

As the fleet departs Zhuhai, the lively departure ceremony saw the marina walls lined with hundreds of spectators, including Jiuzhou Zhuhai officials, Race Crew supporters and newly recruited Clipper Race…

11 Mar 2024

​Race Conditions and Skipper thoughts- Race 9: Sailing City – Qingdao Cup

The Zhuhai stopover has drawn to a close, with teams spending time exploring the city and surrounds, and preparing for some tough races ahead. With final briefings now complete, the…

9 Mar 2024

Zhuhai Prizegiving

The Zhuhai Prizegiving was long awaited and did not disappoint. A packed banquet hall of Race Crew, supporters, Race Officials and dignitaries from the Zhuhai Organising Committee celebrated the achievements…

8 Mar 2024

Welcome to China- Zhuhai receives heroes homecoming! 

Race 8: Sprint to the City of a Hundred Islands saw the Zhuhai team proudly sail into its home port for the first ever time on the Clipper Race. The…

7 Mar 2024

IWD2024: Celebrating women in sailing

When Race Crew step on board to join their team they soon discover gender does not matter. Not one bit. All crew have to undergo and pass the four levels…

7 Mar 2024

Sailing staff update

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam S kipper, Josh Stickland, will be taking a break on Leg 6 for personal reasons. Bob Beggs will lead the team from Zhuhai to Qingdao…

6 Mar 2024

​Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam winners of Race 8: Sprint to the City of a Hundred Islands

It’s third times a charm for Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam as it is named winner of Race 8: Sprint to the City of a Hundred Islands and marking its…

5 Mar 2024

​Clipper 2023-24 Race circumnavigation reaches halfway mark

Having faced some of Mother Nature’s most testing weather conditions, in some of the most remote areas of the planet, the Clipper Race has passed the halfway point of the…

5 Mar 2024

Race 8 course shortening

The Clipper Race Committee has been closely monitoring the fleet’s progress and the weather forecast and has taken the decision to shorten Race 8. This is due to a large…

4 Mar 2024

Zhuhai ETAs

Please see below the latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival in Zhuhai (correct as of 05/03/24 0200UTC) Please note there is a depth restriction on the 6 mile approach channel.…

2 Mar 2024

​Le Mans Start for Race 8: Sprint to the City of a Hundred Islands

After a fantastic stopover in Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam it was time to for Race Crew to hit the high seas once again as Race 8: Sprint to the…

2 Mar 2024

So long, Ha Long Bay

After an unforgettable two weeks in the beautiful Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, the Clipper Race fleet has embarked on its next race, setting sail towards Zhuhai, China in a…

2 Mar 2024

​Prep day thoughts from the Skippers ahead of Race 8: Sprint to the City of a Hundred Islands

Race 8: Sprint to the City of a Hundred Islands marks the second and final race on Leg 5: The Asia-Pacific Challenge. With prep day complete, Race Crew have enjoyed…

1 Mar 2024

​Prestigious Prizegiving in Ha Long Bay

Red carpet, glittering chandeliers, a banquet of local delicacy… it must be the Race 7: Endless Discovery in Ha Long Bay Prizegiving! An event fit for the stars; the prestigious…

27 Feb 2024

Clipper Race deploys drifter buoys in world’s oceans for key meteorological research

The fourth stage of the Clipper 2023-24 Race, the Australian Coast-to-Coast Leg, supported scientific research through the deployment of drifter buoys from its ocean racing yachts. This built on a…

27 Feb 2024

​Embracing Ha Long Bay: Race Crew experience best of Quang Ninh Province

As part of the Clipper Race’s stopover in Ha Long Bay, the Quang Ninh Online News offered Race Crew the chance to visit the pride of Ha Long Bay’s tourist…

23 Feb 2024

Teams receive a heroes welcome in Ha Long Bay

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Ha Long Bay's majestic landscapes, Quang Ninh People’s Committee and Quang Ninh Tourism Department hosted a special Welcome Ceremony for the Clipper Race Crew.…

22 Feb 2024

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam team secures fifth place in homecoming

The majestic islands of Ha Long Bay welcomed home its namesake yacht as it sailed into the port in fifth place during the latest leg of the Clipper Round the…

19 Feb 2024

Arrivals continue into ​Ha Long Bay

The rest of the fleet have arrived in Ha Long Bay, following a gruelling 4,000nm race from Airlie Beach in Australia. PERSEVERANCE - 4th PLACE Next to cross the Finish…

18 Feb 2024

UNICEF places third in Race 7

Day 1 of the fleet’s arrival into Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam continued with UNICEF taking third place and securing its second podium finish of the circumnavigation. The big blue…

18 Feb 2024

Zhuhai keeps aiming high as it scoops second place spot on Race 7

A late trick of tactics saw Zhuhai sail into second place after an early morning pip past UNICEF and jostle with Race 7 winners Qingdao . The team crossed the…

18 Feb 2024

Qingdao takes first victory of Clipper 2023-24 Race

After a nail-biting end to a race where it really was anyone’s for the taking right up to the Finish Line, it is Qingdao that has taken the top spot…

18 Feb 2024

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam ETAs

Please see below the latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival in Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam (correct as of 18/02/24 1100UTC). Please note that these are best estimates based on…

13 Feb 2024

Dare To Lead update

Update 0100UTC 14/02/24 Dare To Lead successfully berthed in San Vicente at 2247UTC 13 February / 0647LT 14 February. Race Crew Antoine Arveiller has been taken to a local medical…

7 Feb 2024

Fond farewell to Southern Hemisphere as fleet crosses the equator

A momentous occasion in any sailors’ career, the Clipper Race fleet has officially crossed the equator, for the second and final time of the circumnavigation, crossing from the Southern Hemisphere…

5 Feb 2024

​UNICEF and Perseverance win bonus points in Race 7 Scoring Gate

The Scoring Gate results for Race 7: Endless Discovery in Ha Long Bay are in, with only two yachts taking the gamble and pocketing some bonus points. The first team…

1 Feb 2024

Doldrums Corridor update- PSP Logistics awarded redress for assistance

UPDATE 7 FEBRUARY 2024 PSP Logistics awarded redress for assistance The Clipper Race Committee has agreed upon an award of redress for PSP Logistics after rendering assistance for two unrelated…

29 Jan 2024

​Race 7: Endless Discovery in Ha Long Bay, sets sail with a thrilling Le Mans Start

Leg 5 of the Clipper 2023-24 Race got underway at midnight UTC on 28 January by way of a Le Mans Start to kick off Race 7. A Le Mans…

28 Jan 2024

Race 7: Endless Discovery in Ha Long Bay – Race Conditions

The Clipper Race fleet prepared to embark on Leg 5, the Asia Pacific Leg. This leg is renowned as the most fast paced of the entire circumnavigation, promising a rollercoaster…

27 Jan 2024

​Skipper and AQP thoughts ahead of Race 7 to Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

Race 7 is the first instalment of Leg 5:Asia Pacific Challenge which sees the eleven Clipper Race teams embark on a4,515-nautical-mile marathon to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. This race will…

26 Jan 2024

Yacht Club Punta del Este Plays Joker in Race 7: Endless Discovery in Ha Long Bay

In a bold move that could potentially change the trajectory of their Clipper Race adventure, Yacht Club Punta del Este has decided to play its Joker in Race 7. This…

26 Jan 2024

Goodbye Coral Sea Marina its been a blast

It’s goodbye Coral Sea Marina and back to the Coral Sea proper as the Clipper Race fleet bids farewell to a picture-perfect stopover in Airlie Beach and heads for Race…

22 Jan 2024

​Clipper Race crew cruise out to Great Barrier Reef

Clipper Race crew got to switch racing for cruising, with the opportunity to soak up the best of the Whitsundays on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef as part…

22 Jan 2024

Race 7 departure update

The Clipper Race is currently monitoring an imminent tropical low-pressure system which is likely to develop into a cyclone. The timing of this depression will impact the departure for Race…

17 Jan 2024

​Meet the Perseverance Ambassadors!

Meet Natalie, Sonja, Tom, Marleen and Annick, the first five Perseverance Ambassadors who will be joining Ineke, Joss and the team from Leg 5 onwards as they take on a…

17 Jan 2024

​Put another Prizegiving on the barbie!

With the whole fleet of Clipper Race yachts alongside in the Coral Sea Marina, and the tropical lushness of the Whitsundays in the background, it was time to celebrate Race…

17 Jan 2024

Celebrating Resilience and Strength in the Clipper Race with Sta-Lok Terminals

Race 5, aptly named the Sta-Lok Endurance Test, saw the Clipper Race teams encounter formidable conditions and unpredictable weather patterns. This epic journey traversed the Southern Indian Ocean, dipped into…

16 Jan 2024

Bekezela Accepts 11th Position for Race 6

Bekezela has contacted the Clipper Race Office to request eleventh place in Race 6, Newcastle to Airlie Beach. This was a team decision and will help Bekezela maximise its time…

16 Jan 2024

Clipper Race teams arrive in Airlie Beach

It’s been a busy night and morning of arrivals in Airlie Beach as Clipper Race teams continued to arrive thick and fast. Following the podium places, it was Qingdao that…

15 Jan 2024

​First podiums for Washington DC and Our Isles and Oceans

It was beaming smiles on arrival for second-placed Washington DC and third-placed Our Isles and Oceans teams as they each got their first taste of a podium finish. The two…

15 Jan 2024

​A sprint to success: Zhuhai bags top spot in Race 6

Zhuhai has won Race 6 from Newcastle to Airlie Beach, adding not just a fourth consecutive podium place to its run, but the first win for the team on the…

15 Jan 2024

Airlie Beach ETAs

Please see below the latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival in Airlie Beach following Race 6. Please note these are subject to change. Keep up with the latest on the…

14 Jan 2024

Race 6: Time Penalty for PSP Logistics

PSP Logistics will receive a 2-hour time penalty for the Race Start infringement in Newcastle on 10 January 2024. CV29 PSP Logistics was On Course Side (OCS) from the 1-minute…

10 Jan 2024

Race 6 Conditions – Newcastle to Airlie Beach

Race 6, from Newcastle to Airlie Beach, started today, with the fire of a cannon off the city’s Fort Scratchley. The 950nm sprint is one of the shortest stages in…

10 Jan 2024

​Thank you, Newcastle!

And just like that, after an incredible week at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, the lines have slipped, the team songs have been sung and the Clipper Race fleet is on…

10 Jan 2024

​The sprint is on: Clipper Race fleet heads for Airlie Beach in short, tactical offshore race

A cannon blast on Fort Scratchley, Newcastle, marked the start of the sixth stage of the Clipper 2023-24 Race. With an OCS (on course side) from PSP Logistics , it…

9 Jan 2024

​Skipper and AQP thoughts ahead of Race 6 to Airlie Beach

It’s prep day at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, and the mood across the Clipper Race crew has definitely turned to less about the beach and more about the race ahead.…

5 Jan 2024

Another Prizegiving down-under: Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance Test results celebrated at NCYC

As the sun set on Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) celebrations for the Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance Test Prizegiving begins! With the last of the fleet arriving in the early…

4 Jan 2024

Newcastle Arrivals - 4 January

The next and final batch of arrivals into Newcastle saw warm welcomes all around for the crew as they completed Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance Test- a race that has been…

3 Jan 2024

Newcastle Arrivals – 3 January

With the sun shining onto a glistening harbour at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC), it’s another day of Clipper Race arrivals here in Australia. With Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam…

3 Jan 2024

Fleet ETAS: Newcastle

Please see below the latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival in Newcastle following Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance Test. Please note these are subject to change. Keep up with the latest…

2 Jan 2024

Dare To Lead scoops second place, adding third podium to its results haul

Arriving in Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club on a breezy Tuesday afternoon, Dare To Lead has taken second place on Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance Test. The team crossed the Finish Line…

1 Jan 2024

​A double down under: Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam takes top spot

Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance Test has proved to be just that, as the fleet faced a cocktail of challenging conditions as the teams made their 2,500nm voyage from Fremantle, Western…

25 Dec 2023

​Feeling festive in the Roaring Forties- a Christmas to remember

This year, 200+ Clipper Race crew will be swapping a Christmas dinner and gathering with family for Christmas Day on board a 70-foot yacht, as they race 2,500 nautical miles…

19 Dec 2023

Don’t forget us Santa! Next stop Newcastle for Clipper Race as teams depart to spend Christmas at sea

It’s onwards to Newcastle, NSW as the Clipper Race fleet today (December 19) embarked on the first race of Leg 4: the Australian Coast-to-Coast Leg. As family, friends and loved…

19 Dec 2023

​Skipper thoughts ahead of Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance Test  

The eleven Clipper Race teams are now underway. Following a final briefing, tinsel stowed away and final goodbyes on the pontoon in Fremantle, it’s time for Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance…

18 Dec 2023

Clipper Race teams get ready for Race 5: Sta-Lok Endurance Test

Following a scorching stopover in Fremantle, Skippers, AQPs and Clipper Race crew are making the final preparations ahead of the fourth leg of the circumnavigation. Leg 4 kicks off with…

18 Dec 2023

Qingdao professional sailing staff update

We are pleased to announce Philip Quinn as the new Skipper of Qingdao . Philip will be joining the Clipper Race from Airlie Beach back to Portsmouth (Legs 5-8). As…

17 Dec 2023

​Time penalty applied to Qingdao for Race 4

During the final stages of Race 4, Qingdao inadvertently broke the 3nm Exclusion Zone from land (clearly laid out in the Course Instructions) when passing to the north of Rottnest…

15 Dec 2023

An epic prizegiving down under

A balmy Perth summers evening was the perfect backdrop to celebrate the achievements of Leg 3 Race Crew and the epic crossing of the Roaring Forties at the Race 4:…

13 Dec 2023

​Clipper Race teams arrive in Fremantle

It’s another day of arrivals in Fremantle, Australia, as the remaining eight Clipper Race teams have given it their all as they complete Race 4: Marlow Roaring Forties Challenge. After…

13 Dec 2023

Fleet ETAs: Fremantle

Please see below the latest ETAs for the fleet's arrival in Fremantle following Race 4: Marlow Roaring Forties Challenge. Please note these are subject to change. Keep up with the…

11 Dec 2023

Another podium for Dare To Lead

Crossing the Finish Line at 13:32:52UTC on 10 December, Dare To Lead claimed its second consecutive podium of the Clipper 2023-24 Race, placing third on the Race 4: Marlow Roaring…

10 Dec 2023

Podium for Zhuhai as it sails into Fremantle in second place

It’s day one of arrivals, and second to arrive in Fremantle was Zhuhai , securing its second consecutive podium position of the Clipper 2023-24 Race. The team topped its current…

10 Dec 2023

First win for Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

After an arduous 22 days at sea, Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam arrived first into Fremantle, taking the win on Race 4: Marlow Roaring Forties Challenge. Image: Ha Long Bay,…

6 Dec 2023

Clipper Race heading to Fremantle, WA

The Clipper Round the World Yacht race and its intrepid crew members are set to arrive in Fremantle from 9 December following an epic race from Cape Town, South Africa,…

6 Dec 2023

​Penalty points issued for Legs 1 and 2

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the list of penalty points that will be deducted from the teams. This is following the assessment of damages and repairs needed since leaving…

29 Nov 2023

Race 4 Day 11: Scoring Gate Results are in!

It's Day 11 of Race 4: Marlow Roaring Forties Challenge, and the Scoring Gate Results are in! Could it be said that Dare To Lead stealthed to perfection? Skipper Ryan…

23 Nov 2023

Happy Thanksgiving from the Roaring Forties!

Despite racing through one of the most remote oceans on the planet, intrepid, non-professional sailors, including 32 Americans, still enjoyed their turkey (or ham) and sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. The…

18 Nov 2023

Next stop Australia: Clipper Race teams embark on huge race across the Roaring Forties

The Clipper 2023-24 Race has passed its quarter-way mark as teams embarked today (18 November) on the 4,750nm Roaring Forties stage of the race from Cape Town, South Africa to…

18 Nov 2023

Race 4: Marlow Roaring Forties Challenge - thoughts from the fleet

The eleven Clipper Race Skippers have had their final briefing ahead of Race 4: Marlow Roaring Forties Challenge from Cape Town, South Africa to Fremantle, Australia. Following a busy week…

15 Nov 2023

Update on Clipper 2023-24 Race professional sailing team

Update on Qingdao Race Skipper Skipper Greg Hunt is unable to rejoin his Qingdao team on the Clipper 2023-24 Race due to an ongoing medical condition. Unfortunately, the condition is…

15 Nov 2023

​Dare To Lead announces Ambassadors to join Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

At a launch event hosted during the Clipper Race stopover in Cape Town, four young Africans were announced as the latest Ambassadors to take part in Dare To Lead’s social…

13 Nov 2023

SKIRR Adventures 2024 expedition now on sale

SKIRR Adventures will once again be offering those in search of a proper adventure the chance to sail on a 4,470 nautical mile long high latitude expedition next summer, departing…

13 Nov 2023

The final showdown: Race 3 Prizegiving

Overlooking Table Bay, Race Crew gathered to celebrate the achievements of Race 3 and the South Atlantic Ocean crossing. Set within the V&A Waterfront, Sevruga Restaurant hosted the Prizegiving for…

13 Nov 2023

Race 3: TIMEZERO South Atlantic Showdown Ocean Sprint – Top points for Perseverance! 

The Ocean Sprint results for Race 3: The TIMEZERO South Atlantic Showdown were revealed at the prizegiving in Cape Town on Saturday night. For Race 3, the Ocean Sprint was…

10 Nov 2023

More Clipper Race teams arrive in Cape Town

It was a wonderfully warm welcome to the big blue boat UNICEF as it sailed into port at Cape Town on day two of arrivals. The team took seventh place…

10 Nov 2023

Yacht Club Punta del Este, Bekezela and Qingdao arrive in Cape Town after South Atlantic race

It’s Day 2 of arrivals and after over 3,500 miles of ocean racing, the remaining Clipper Race teams are arriving in Cape Town to warm hospitality, cold beverages and some…

10 Nov 2023

Cape Town, South Africa, ETAs

Please note that these are the best estimates based on the latest weather and average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions will cause these times to change. For…

9 Nov 2023

Zhuhai sails into Cape Town in third place

Sailing into into the Mother City in third place was Zhuhai , gaining the team its first podium result of the Clipper 2023-24 Race. The team, representing the Chinese city…

9 Nov 2023

Perseverance scoops another podium spot

It’s Day 1 of the fleet’s arrival into Cape Town. After Dare To Lead took the victory, closely behind the team was Perseverance finishing in second place, securing yet another…

9 Nov 2023

Dare To WIN!

After a gruelling 3,500nm crossing of the South Atlantic from Punta del Este, Uruguay, Dare To Lead has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa as the winner of Race 3:…

7 Nov 2023

Qingdao Skipper update

Due to an ongoing medical condition, Greg Hunt is not currently able to return to be the Skipper of Qingdao . Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez will be taking over as the…

3 Nov 2023

The Clipper Race is returning to Cape Town, bringing home two South African Skippers and multiple South African crew

Image: The epic Table Mountain that overlooks Cape Town After the action-packed stopover in Punta del Este, Uruguay, the fleet is now closing in on Cape Town, taking on the…

3 Nov 2023

Gyeongnam Province, Tongyeong City, and Gyeongnam Sailing Federation plan to become a Host Port and Team Partner in Clipper 2025-26 Race

Today, at the Yinsunsin Cup International Yacht Race in Korea, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was formally signed between Clipper Ventures and Gyeongnam Province, Tong-yeong City, and Gyeongnam Sailing Federation.…

3 Nov 2023

CV21 and CV31 boat-to-boat transfer

UPDATE: 3 November 1300 UTC The Clipper Race Committee has approved a request for redress from CV21, Our Isles and Oceans after the team was instructed to go to the…

30 Oct 2023

Race 3 Day 9: Scoring Gate results are in

It's Day 9 of Race 3: TIMEZERO South Atlantic Showdown and the Scoring Gate results are in. The closely fought battle for the Scoring Gate between Perseverance and Dare To…

26 Oct 2023

Race 3 update: Stop go, stop go

Stop go, stop go. That's been the theme of this race to Cape Town so far, but could that be about to change? On day five of Race 3: TIMEZERO…

25 Oct 2023

Weather update: A challenging 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet

The South Atlantic is living up to its expectations of unpredictable weather. Over the first few days of Race 3: TIMEZERO South Atlantic Showdown the fleet has had to manage…

25 Oct 2023

Punta del Este beach clean // Eco Kermesse in aid of UNICEF

Beach cleans are always an important event in the Clipper Race stopover calendar, and the recent beach clean in Punta del Este saw a large number of Race Crew join…

24 Oct 2023

Making old sails ‘Oarsome’ again

Sailing into the Clipper 2023-24 Race merchandise collection are the incredibly unique tote bag, wash bag and laptop sleeves which are being sold in aid of UNICEF and making use…

22 Oct 2023

An electric send off from Punta del Este

It’s been an emotional day in Punta del Este, Uruguay, as eleven teams docked out to embark on Leg 2, and third race of the circumnavigation, heading to Cape Town,…

21 Oct 2023

Looking ahead to Race 3: TIMEZERO South Atlantic Showdown

Following an incredible stopover in Punta del Este, filled with true Uruguayan hospitality, celebration and a jam-packed programme of activities, all focus is now on the third race of the…

18 Oct 2023

Qingdao Update

Qingdao Race Skipper, Greg Hunt, is unable to sail on Leg 2, Race 3, from Punta del Este to Cape Town, due to a muscular lower back condition. Deputy Race…

17 Oct 2023

A true fiesta for Punta del Este prizegiving

A Punta del Este prizegiving extravaganza celebrated Race 2: Hundred Years Cup. The highly anticipated event brought together Clipper Race crew, supporters, Yacht Club Punta del Este members and Clipper…

17 Oct 2023

Ocean Sprint results are IN! 

The Race 2: Hundred Years Cup Ocean Sprint results were revealed at Prizegiving in Punta del Este last night, after a highly anticipated wait from Clipper Race crew. The first…

14 Oct 2023

Final teams arrive in Punta del Este

After a tricky run into Punta del Este, with the second half of the fleet getting stuck in a troublesome wind hole just off the coast of Uruguay, the final…

13 Oct 2023

Race 2: Hundred Years Cup - welcoming Zhuhai and Our Isles and Oceans

Two further teams have arrived into Punta del Este after a 28-day ocean crossing, the first on the Circumnavigation. Under a moonlit sky, with the harbour water bright with bioluminescence,…

13 Oct 2023

Race 2: Hundred Years Cup – PSP Logistics and Dare To Lead arrive into port

There was plenty of sunshine and smiles in Punta del Este as two more teams arrived into port on Thursday. Following the arrivals of the winning team Yacht Club Punta…

13 Oct 2023

​UNICEF set the bar high as first team to achieve £30,000 charity fundraising target

The first team of the Clipper 2023-24 Race to achieve its fundraising target of £30,000 for UNICEF UK is non-other than the UNICEF team. UNICEF UK, the Clipper Race Charity…

13 Oct 2023

Punta del Este, Uruguay ETAs

Please note that these are the best estimates based on the latest weather and average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions will cause these times to change. For…

12 Oct 2023

Perseverance scoops second place on Race 2: Hundred Years Cup

After an epic battle to the finish line, Perseverance has taken second place on the Race 2: Hundred Years Cup – making it the team’s second podium appearance on the…

12 Oct 2023

Yacht Club Punta del Este wins race into home port

Yacht Club Punta del Este has been crowned the winning team of Race 2: Hundred Years Cup. The Uruguayan team entry representing the Yacht Club Punta del Este triumphantly sailed…

10 Oct 2023

Race Office insight on Race 2 Day 26

As the fleet makes its final run towards Punta Del Este, the excitement continues and the racing becomes even more riveting! The Yacht Club Punta del Este team is pushing…

10 Oct 2023

Race reflections: Helming at night

Race 2: Hundred Years Cup has provided some of the best downwind spinnaker runs that Race Crew can experience. Having the yacht surfing down cresting waves and hearing the wake…

9 Oct 2023

Weather update: the fleet face the Sudestada

It’s been quite the 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet as a climatic weather front known as a Sudestada has washed over it, causing heavy rain, strong wind shifts…

8 Oct 2023

Meet the Crew: Maya Vohrah

Meet the Crew: Maya Vohrah Nationality: British Hometown: Coventry Age: 27 Occupation: Primary school teacher Meet Maya, a primary school teacher from Coventry who is set to embark on the…

7 Oct 2023

Boat-to-Boat transfer

This evening, at approximately 19:30 UTC, UNICEF and Qingdao conducted a boat-to-boat transfer of medical supplies that are required on board UNICEF .  Every yacht in the fleet carries an…

6 Oct 2023

CLIPPER RACE OFFICE INSIGHT – RACE 2: HUNDRED YEARS CUP – DAY 22

“One thing is for sure… the racing is not done yet, and there may be many more twists and turns to come in Race 2: Hundred Years Cup.” In the…

5 Oct 2023

CLIPPER RACE OFFICE INSIGHT – RACE 2: HUNDRED YEARS CUP – DAY 20

With the teams now over halfway on their passage towards Punta Del Este, Deputy Race Director, Dale Smyth gives an update on what's to be expected over the next few…

4 Oct 2023

CLIPPER RACE PARTNER SPINLOCK ON BEING A CERTIFIED B CORP

For over 40 years, Spinlock, the Life Jacket Supplier of the Clipper 2023-24 Race has been designing and manufacturing personal protective gear for the marine sector and is known for…

2 Oct 2023

A warm welcome to the Southern Hemisphere Shellbacks! 

A momentous occasion in any sailors’ career, the Clipper Race fleet has officially crossed the equator. The equator is a 24,901-mile-long line that is equidistant from the North and South…

29 Sep 2023

Clipper Race Office Insight – Race 2: Hundred Years Cup – day 15

Deputy Race Director, Dale Smyth, gives us his insight into the conditions ahead for the fleet as the teams head towards the Equator: As the fleet exits the huge hurdle…

26 Sep 2023

Down in the doldrums…

Teams are now starting to hit the doldrums (official name is the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone or ITCZ) – a low pressure trough where there is minimal wind due to…

26 Sep 2023

Puerto Sherry proves to be the perfect stopover

As the fleet settles into Race 2: Hundred Years Cup, the Puerto Sherry stopover will no doubt seem a distant memory to many as daily life on board resumes. However,…

24 Sep 2023

CV22 diversion

13:00 UTC 24 September 2023 update At approximately 1200 UTC (1100 Local Time), the Bekezela yacht arrived alongside at Mindelo Marina in the Cape Verde islands. The local marina team…

23 Sep 2023

CV28 UNICEF Update

UPDATE: 1850 UTC At 18:00 UTC, the UNICEF yacht berthed at Mindelo Marina in the Cape Verde islands. The local marina team will assist with immigration clearance for crew member…

22 Sep 2023

Race 2: Hundred Years Cup Scoring Gate results are in!

The Scoring Gate results are in for Race 2: Hundred Years Cup, and in a close battle the points were all to play for right up until the very end.…

20 Sep 2023

​Race 2: Hundred Years Cup - Day 6 report

From the start, Race 2: Hundred Years Cup was set to be a highly competitive race. Now six days into the almost month-long battle and first ocean crossing of the…

15 Sep 2023

Race 2: Hundred Years Cup is ON

Race 2: Hundred Years Cup is on. Image: Race Start in Puerto Sherry After some rest and recuperation in Puerto Sherry, it was time for the fleet to embark on…

15 Sep 2023

Skipper and AQP thoughts ahead of Race 2: Hundred Years Cup

After a tough Race 1 and some well-earned rest in Puerto Sherry, Race 2: Hundred Years Cup is now underway. A 5,300nm battle across the Atlantic ocean to Punta del…

15 Sep 2023

​Race 2: Hundred Years Cup- what lies ahead on the first ocean crossing

After a sun (and sherry) soaked stopover in Puerto Sherry, it’s time for the focus to turn to the first ocean crossing of the Clipper 2023-24 Race. Race 2: Hundred…

12 Sep 2023

Perseverance crowned Race 1 winners at Puerto Sherry Prizegiving Ceremony

The first Prizegiving ceremony of the 2023-24 edition took place at the Puerto Sherry Marina, with a stunning Spanish sunset and plenty of the local aperitifs to celebrate the achievements…

12 Sep 2023

​Puerto Sherry Arrivals- Day 2

Day 2 of arrivals into Puerto Sherry was a busy one, with the remaining teams arriving into port to a big welcome and sunny skies, ready to relax after a…

11 Sep 2023

Day 1 arrivals- Puerto Sherry

This evening saw the first flurry of teams to arrive into Puerto Sherry following Race 1 from Portsmouth, UK. Perseverance , the winning team of Race 1, was first to…

11 Sep 2023

Winning Race 1 team arrives in Puerto Sherry

Race 1 of the circumnavigation is complete, and first to arrive in port was Race 1’s winning team Perseverance . The team was welcomed in by supporters who had flown…

11 Sep 2023

Puerto Sherry ETAs

Latest ETAs into Puerto Sherry: Please note that these are the best estimates based on the latest weather and average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions will cause…

9 Sep 2023

Perseverance pays off!

Race 1 has finished with the first podium positions taken in the Clipper 2023-24 Race. After the epic Race Start from Portsmouth, UK on 3 September and the fleet bound…

9 Sep 2023

Race 1 Update: Shortened course

The Clipper Race Office has been monitoring the fleet's progress and weather forecast and potential arrival times into Puerto Sherry. Unfortunately, the fleet has been hampered due to adverse headwinds…

6 Sep 2023

Race 1 Scoring Gate results

The Scoring Gate results are in for Race 1 – Portsmouth to Puerto Sherry. A unique feature of the Clipper Race, Scoring Gates are virtual marks where the first yacht…

6 Sep 2023

Race 1 update –6 September

Race Viewer addiction is real. The Clipper Race Office team has been glued to the tracker and has shared insight into what has happened over the past 48 hours of…

6 Sep 2023

​Marlow Ropes announce new Brand Ambassador for the Clipper 2023-24 Race

Marlow Ropes have announced Dr Dianne McGrath as their new Clipper Race Brand Ambassador onboard the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. This will be the third race edition which…

3 Sep 2023

The Clipper 2023-24 Race has begun!

Following final goodbyes on the pontoon and a spectacular Parade of Sail, the eleven-strong fleet mustered at the start line ready for the cannon blast to start the Clipper 2023-24…

3 Sep 2023

Race Start Day: Welcoming the Clipper Race Teams

An amazing, colourful and very loud Race Start day down at Gunwharf Quays. Clipper Race Teams were paraded to the mainstage to the sounds of Batala Portsmouth, before they joined…

2 Sep 2023

RACE START AT GUNWHARF QUAYS DAY 4: WRAP ON THE DAY’S ACTION

Another sunshine filled day down at Gunwharf Quays as the fourth day of the Clipper Race Start celebrations draws to a close. Image: Race Supporters at Gunwharf Quays It was…

1 Sep 2023

Race Start at Gunwharf Quays Day 3: wrap on the day’s action

The sun returned for day three of the Clipper Race Start celebrations – and it was a day filled with plenty more excitement, World Street Food, and on the water…

1 Sep 2023

CLIPPER 2023-24 RACE START: DAY 2 (31 August)  ACTION ROUND UP

It may have been a rainy day, but that didn’t stop Clipper Race supporters heading out to soak up the atmosphere on day two of Race Start festivities! There were…

31 Aug 2023

Welcoming communications specialist Sena as Fleet Partner for the Clipper 2023-24 Race

A welcome to Clipper Race Fleet Partner Sena as it makes its debut on the 2023-24 edition.  Communications specialist Sena will be providing Bluetooth headsets for each Clipper 70, supporting…

30 Aug 2023

​Clipper 2023-24 Race Start: Day 1 action

It’s Day 1 of the Race Start celebrations in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth and the Race Village is officially open! Image: Clipper Race fleet berthed in Gunwharf Quays ahead of the…

22 Aug 2023

Dare To Lead returns as a Team Partner for third consecutive edition

Team Partner Dare To Lead returns to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Formed over ten years ago, and partnering with the Clipper Race since its 2013-14 edition, Dare…

21 Aug 2023

​Washington, DC confirmed as Clipper Race Team Partner and Host Port – marking the event’s first ever visit to the city  

Washington, DC confirmed as Clipper Race Team Partner and Host Port – marking the event’s first ever visit to the city   Washington, DC debuts on the Clipper Round the World…

18 Aug 2023

A spotlight on Australia: Airlie Beach, Whitsundays returns as a Host Port on the 2023-24 global race route  

Making its fourth appearance on the global race route, the tropical paradise of Airlie Beach in The Whitsundays will once again welcome the eleven-strong fleet of Clipper Race yachts in…

18 Aug 2023

​A spotlight on Australia: Welcoming Newcastle, New South Wales, to the Clipper Race circuit

A spotlight on Australia: Welcoming Newcastle, New South Wales, to the Clipper Race circuit Making its debut on the Clipper 2023-24 Race, Newcastle, New South Wales will welcome the intrepid…

17 Aug 2023

A spotlight on Australia: Fremantle to be first stop in trio of Australian Host Port stopovers

A spotlight on Australia: Fremantle to be first stop in trio of Australian Host Port stopovers The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will be sailing into the Fremantle Sailing…

16 Aug 2023

Yacht Club Punta del Este team announced, with Uruguayan Skipper at helm

Following a second-place finish in the Clipper 2019-20 Race, the Yacht Club Punta del Este (YCPE) team is back for another circumnavigation. The Yacht Club Punta del Este team will…

15 Aug 2023

Clipper Race to visit trio of Australian Host Ports on upcoming edition

The Clipper 2023-24 Race will be visiting three Australian ports during its global race route, with the addition of newcomer Newcastle, New South Wales: a vibrant city on the East…

10 Aug 2023

PSP Logistics makes its return to the Clipper 2023-24 Race as a Team Partner

PSP Logistics makes its return to the Clipper 2023-24 Race as a Team Partner The Global freight forwarder and international boat transportation company, PSP Logistics returns as Team Partner in…

8 Aug 2023

Bekezela Community Foundation debuts as Team Partner for 2023-24 Race

South African Charitable Organisation, Bekezela Community Foundation debuts as a Team Partner for the Clipper 2023-24 Race, with David Hartshorn as its appointed Race Skipper. Maisie Bristow will be joining…

3 Aug 2023

Meet the Clipper Race Crew: Alfie Butler

Climbing aboard Zhuhai to take on Leg 1 of the race this September, Race Crew Alfie Butler said he can’t wait to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Alfie, 22,…

1 Aug 2023

Clipper Race fleet to sail into Cape Town for eleventh time

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will be visiting the iconic V&A Waterfront in the city of Cape Town for the eleventh time as part of their global race…

26 Jul 2023

Clipper Race confirms Puerto Sherry as stopover on its global route – its first ever visit to Spain

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will be visiting Puerto Sherry in the Bay of Cádiz. It will be the first stop on its circumnavigation and also the first…

23 Jun 2023

Punta del Este to host its third Clipper Race stopover

The Clipper Race fleet will be sailing into Punta del Este this October, as the finishing port for the first leg of the global yacht race. The fleet is expected…

19 Jun 2023

Portsmouth to host Race Start and Finish of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The Clipper Race has revealed Portsmouth will be the location for the Race Start and Finish of its 2023-24 edition. Five days of festivities, beginning 30 August 2023, are planned…

15 Jun 2023

UNICEF Team and Skipper announced for the Clipper 2023-24 Race

The Clipper Race and the Official Charity Partner UNICEF UK, have announced that UNICEF will be a Team Partner for the Clipper 2023-24 Race, with Dan Bodey as Race Skipper…

9 Jun 2023

The countdown to the adventure is on: Level 4 training in full swing

The build up to the Clipper 2023-24 Race is well underway with the first of five Level 4 courses ticked off. This past week saw over 100 Race Crew sail…

2 Jun 2023

In photos: First Level 4 Training underway

Yesterday, over 100 Race Crew set sail for the first time with their Skipper, First Mate and fellow teammates on the first of five Level 4 Training Courses. Level 4…

20 May 2023

Crew Allocation!

Over 450 adventurers, from 48 nations, filled the Portsmouth Guildhall for their Race Crew Allocation, one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events in the Clipper Race calendar. Image:…

19 May 2023

Both Zhuhai and Qingdao announce Ambassadors

Returning Clipper Race Host Port and Team Partners, Qingdao and Zhuhai , have revealed the Ambassador Crew selected to represent their two Chinese cities as they sail around the world.…

18 May 2023

Four Team Partners announced for Race Skippers

The first four Clipper Race Skippers have been allocated their respective teams for the upcoming 2023-24 edition. Assigning a Race Skipper to a team is a detailed process that requires…

16 May 2023

ATPI Sports Events returns as the Official Travel Supplier of the Clipper 2023-24 Race.

ATPI Sports Events is returning as the Official Travel Supplier of the upcoming edition of the Clipper Race. This will be the world-leading corporate travel company's second edition of partnership…

16 May 2023

Qingdao signs two-race partnership with the Clipper Race, marking historic 20-year relationship

Following Qingdao’s victory in the 2019-20 edition, the Chinese Sailing City is set to return as a Host Port and Team Partner for the next two editions of the Clipper…

3 May 2023

Kirsten Neuschäfer wins Golden Globe Race

When Kirsten Neuschäfer crossed the Golden Globe Race finish line she became the first woman to win the event, or any solo, non-stop, round the world yacht race for that…

26 Apr 2023

Clipper Race confirms AQP lineup

Eleven exceptional professional sailors have been announced for the highly regarded AQP role and are set to assist the Clipper 2023-24 Race Skippers in leading over 700 Race Crew around…

13 Apr 2023

Sta-Lok to rig the eleven-strong Clipper Race fleet for third consecutive edition

Sta-Lok Terminals Ltd. is returning as the Official Standing Rigging Supplier for the upcoming edition of the Clipper Race. This will be the Essex-based company’s third edition of partnership with…

31 Mar 2023

Grahame Robb Associates delivers successful programme for newly appointed Clipper Race Skippers

Grahame Robb Associates (GRA), the Official Learning and Development Supplier for the Clipper 2023-24 Race, recently delivered a bespoke leadership training programme for the eleven Race Skippers. Based at Grahame…

21 Mar 2023

Hamble School of Yachting announce David Robson as Principal and Chief Instructor

Hamble School of Yachting has announced David Robson as its Principal and Chief Instructor, with David starting with the South Coast RYA sailing school last week. David had an accomplished…

15 Mar 2023

Introducing the Clipper 2023-24 Race Skippers

The full line up of Clipper Race Skippers for the upcoming 2023-24 edition has been revealed. Following an exceptionally rigorous selection process, the eleven skippers are set to lead teams…

27 Feb 2023

​Spotlight: Leg 2 - The South Atlantic Challenge

Race length : Approx 4,000nm Air temperature : 10-30 c One individual race Days racing: 15-23 days (port dependent) Where? South America to South Africa The South Atlantic Challenge, otherwise…

23 Feb 2023

TIMEZERO returns to provide cutting-edge navigation software for the Clipper Race

TIMEZERO has renewed its partnership with the Clipper Race, returning for a fourth consecutive edition as the Official Navigation Software Supplier for the global yacht race. Image: TIMEZERO software can…

10 Feb 2023

Watch: #MyStory

Experiencing the exhilaration of ocean racing and accessing parts of the world few people have the opportunity to see, the Clipper Race offers life-changing opportunities for its courageous crew. Multinational…

3 Feb 2023

Spotlight: Leg 5 - The Asia-Pacific Challenge

Total distance raced: approximately 6,000nm, over a number of individual races Days racing: 30-40 days Where: Australia to Asia When: January- March 2024 An equator crossing, intense weather patterns, a…

27 Jan 2023

Voyage to the Arctic Circle in 2023 with SKIRR Adventures

Following an incredible inaugural expedition last year, booking is now live for the 2023 SKIRR Adventures High Latitudes voyage. Designed for the curious, the restless and those adventurous by nature,…

23 Jan 2023

​Clipper Race fleet moves to sustainable running rigging as it extends partnership with Marlow Ropes

Marlow Ropes will be supplying innovative, sustainably made and recyclable running rigging for the eleven-strong fleet in the upcoming Clipper 2023-24 Race. Made with 73% recycled or sustainably manufactured raw…

12 Jan 2023

​Seven wonders of the ocean racing world-  Race Crew reflections on weeks spent in the wilderness

It’s hard to put into words the incredible moments that intrepid Clipper Race Crew experience when at sea. Skies painted with brightly lit stars, the sheer power of towering waves,…

23 Dec 2022

Meet the Clipper 2023-24 Race Crew: Gabriele Vogel

Nationality : German Hometown : Munich, Germany Occupation : Architect Age : 61 Legs : 2 and 7 Gabriele Vogel, an architect from Munich, Germany, is looking to build on…

29 Nov 2022

Meet the Clipper 2023-24 Race Crew: Anton and Pavel- two good friends taking on the North Atlantic

Meet the Clipper 2023-24 Race Crew Names: Anton Baturin and Pavel Nesvedov Ages: 43 Occupations: Lawyer and Auditor Hometown: Luxembourg Leg: 8 Two Luxembourgers who have sailed together for years…

24 Nov 2022

Get on board for an iconic Rolex Fastnet Race with Clipper Events in 2023

Clipper Events has opened up individual crew places to complete an exhilarating campaign in the 50th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race , on board a Clipper 68 racing yacht.…

21 Nov 2022

​#ChangingTack: From making music to making waves in the sailing industry: Jilly St John’s journey to Clipper Race Crew Recruitment Coordinator

#ChangingTack is a series on how ocean sailing and time spent at sea in the most raw and wild environments changes us, and can inspire a life or career change.…

16 Nov 2022

​Meet the Clipper 2023-24 Race Crew: Chee Wah Lum

Nationality: Malaysian Hometown: Selangor, Malaysia Occupation: Recently retired- Banking Age: 56 Chee Wah Lum is setting his sights on joining a small cohort of Malaysian nationals who have circumnavigated the…

9 Nov 2022

Meet the Clipper 2023-24 Race Crew: Liz Galloway

Name: Liz Galloway From: Salt Lake City, Utah, now living in Seattle, USA and Baja, Sur, Mexico Nationality: USA Leg: Leg 5 Clipper 2023-24 Race Occupation: PR and Marketing professional…

3 Nov 2022

#ChangingTack: From Fitness Coach to First Mate on the world’s toughest ocean adventure

#ChangingTack is a series on how ocean sailing and time spent at sea in the rawest and wildest environments changes us, and can inspire a life or career change. In…

24 Oct 2022

#ChangingTack: Dex’s pathway from musician to First Mate at Clipper Ventures

#ChangingTack is a series on how ocean sailing and time spent at sea in the rawest and wildest environments changes us, and can inspire a life or career change. When…

5 Oct 2022

​Where are they now? Catch up with Callum Leach, Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew

Seven years ago, following some difficult twists and turns, Callum Leach was a teenager living in a hostel faced with unemployment. Fast forward a few years and, at age 21,…

21 Sep 2022

CLIPPER EVENTS: KNOX-JOHNSTON CUP RESULTS

The inaugural Clipper Events Knox-Johnston Cup took place at the weekend with some incredible conditions and an atmosphere to match. The flagship event saw fifteen yachts race around the Isle…

8 Sep 2022

HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

Sir Robin, William and the staff of Clipper Ventures express their deepest sympathy at the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth. As Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II served her country…

5 Sep 2022

Q&A: Former Clipper Race Skipper takes on Golden Globe Race

Former Clipper Race Skipper Guy Waites is taking on one of the most remarkable sailing challenges on the planet - the Golden Globe Race. It’s a challenge that is close…

5 Sep 2022

Skipper Reflections: The Clipper 2019-20 Race

A month has already gone by since the epic finale of the Clipper 2019-20 Race in London’s Royal Docks. Having safely returned the fleet of Clipper 70 racing yachts to…

26 Aug 2022

Behind the scenes: Clipper 70 fleet refit

After completing the twelfth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the eleven-strong fleet of Clipper 70 racing yachts are finally back at HQ in Portsmouth Harbour, UK…

10 Aug 2022

​Sailing City Qingdao celebrates the 14th Qingdao International Sailing Week

For Clipper Race Partner Qingdao, the jubilant celebrations following its team winning the Clipper 2019-20 Race continue with the 14th Qingdao International Sailing Week 2022 Qingdao International Marine Festival. The…

8 Aug 2022

​Inspirational women return after completing global yacht race

A summer of success for women in sport continues with 65 non-professional female sailors returning to London last weekend after enduring everything Mother Nature served up during the Clipper 2019-20…

30 Jul 2022

​Clipper 2019-20 Race Finish in London’s Royal Docks

After racing over 40,000 nautical miles around the world, the Clipper Race fleet and some 180 intrepid Race Crew have arrived back in London, UK, completing the epic circumnavigation. After…

29 Jul 2022

And the Clipper 2019-20 Race Winner is…..

After over 40,000nm sailed, six ocean crossings and eight legs completed, the Clipper Race has announced its champion! And the Clipper 2019-20 Race Winner is Qingdao ! Qingdao , skippered…

29 Jul 2022

​It’s a wrap on Race 15

The final race of the Clipper 2019-20 Race is complete. Due to the slow progress of the fleet after it faced adverse race conditions, the Race 15 Course was shortened…

28 Jul 2022

RACE 15 COURSE TO BE SHORTENED - RACE TO END AT MIDNIGHT UTC 29 JULY

The Clipper Race Committee has announced that the Race 15 course will be shortened and that racing will end at 0000 UTC on 29 July (0100 BST). This is due…

28 Jul 2022

Imagine your Korea accepts eleventh place in Race15

Due to the time needed to get to Race Finish in London on 30 July, Imagine your Korea has been offered and has accepted eleventh position in Race 15 and…

25 Jul 2022

Huge finale to be held at London’s Royal Docks to celebrate Clipper Race Finish

A huge celebration is in store for Race Finish at London’s historic Royal Docks on Saturday 30 July in honour of the teams competing in the Clipper 2019-20 Race. The…

25 Jul 2022

​A LegenDerry departure day

After an incredible two weeks in the walled city, on Sunday afternoon the Clipper Race yachts slipped their lines and departed Derry~Londonderry for the finale of the 2019-20 edition -…

24 Jul 2022

Final race of 2019-20 edition underway

The rain gave way to blue skies and a good breeze for the start of Race 15 - the final race in the Clipper Race circumnavigation, taking the teams from…

24 Jul 2022

Race 15 conditions: The final sprint to London

The Clipper Race fleet officially started their final Race 15 from Greencastle at 1800 LT on Sunday 24 July 2022, following a rainy but wonderful departure from Foyle Marina. Race…

24 Jul 2022

​The final sprint: Skipper thoughts ahead of Race 15 to London

The Clipper 2019-20 Race is so close to its finale, with just one more race to go in its circumnavigation of the globe. This morning the yachts departed Foyle Marina,…

23 Jul 2022

Clipper Race fleet lights up the Foyle Maritime Festival

On Friday evening as the sun went down, the Foyle Maritime Festival ‘What Lies Beneath’ showcase got underway, providing a spectacle of light. Image: Dare To Lead Image: Unicef Image:…

21 Jul 2022

Clipper Race reveals new South African Race Partner for future editions which will focus on empowering rural communities

The Clipper Race has announced that the Bekezela Community Foundation (BCF) has become the newest Host Port and Team Partner to its 2023-24 and 2025-26 editions. This new partnership means…

19 Jul 2022

​Reflecting on a decade in partnership with Derry~Londonderry

With the final ocean crossing of the Clipper 2019-20 Race now complete, its courageous teams are now enjoying the legendary stopover in Host Port Derry~Londonderry and the Foyle Maritime Festival…

13 Jul 2022

Clipper Race fleet receives a warm welcome in Derry~Londonderry

Foyle Marina, Derry~Londonderry is welcoming the Clipper Race fleet with open arms, after Race 14: LegenDerry finale, a fast race of over 3000nm from New York to Derry~Londonderry concluded with…

12 Jul 2022

​GoToBermuda take victory in epic North Atlantic race

Following a super fast race across the North Atlantic with some stellar conditions, GoToBermuda has won Race 14: LegenDerry finale, crossing the Finish Line at 18:50:25 UTC. The team, led…

12 Jul 2022

Derry~Londonderry ETAs

Please see below the latest Derry~Londonderry ETAs.Please note that these are the best estimates based on the latest weather and average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions will…

11 Jul 2022

​Major milestone in global yacht race reached

Non-professional Circumnavigators sailing in The Clipper Race have crossed every line of longitude on the planet With under 1500 nautical miles remaining of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race,…

8 Jul 2022

Clipper 2019-20 Race Penalty Points- update

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the penalty points that will be deducted from specific teams following the assessment of damages and repairs needed since the Clipper 2019-20 Race Restart…

7 Jul 2022

Course extension announced for Race 14

The Clipper Race Committee has announced there will be a course extension in Race 14. Due to the fast progress the fleet has been making since its departure from New…

7 Jul 2022

A LegenDerry race to the Scoring Gate results in victory for GoToBermuda

The Race 14: LegenDerry Finale Scoring Gate results are in. As the temperature drops for the fleet sailing across the North Atlantic in the penultimate race of the global circuit,…

3 Jul 2022

​A Bermudaful stopover to remember

Whilst the Clipper Race fleet is back in race mode, Clipper Race Crew, Skippers and Officials are remembering the stunning debut week-long stopover in Bermuda. The first-time Host Port truly…

1 Jul 2022

SKIRR Adventures commences debut Arctic sailing expedition

SKIRR Adventures ’ debut expedition, a unique 4,802 nautical mile long high latitude expedition to some of the most remarkable and remote places on the planet, has departed from Gosport,…

1 Jul 2022

Race Conditions - Race 14: LegenDerry Finale

After its Le Mans Start, Race 14: LegenDerry Finale is on! This North Atlantic stage is the last ocean crossing of the Clipper Race circumnavigation and is expected to take…

30 Jun 2022

​Le Mans Start - Race 14: LegenDerry Finale

The Le Mans Start for Race 14: LegenDerry Finale began this morning at 0800LT. The line up was organised by Dan Jones, Skipper of WTC Logistics who set the sail…

29 Jun 2022

North Atlantic crossing - Skipper and AQP thoughts ahead of Race 14

This morning, the eleven-strong fleet of Clipper 70s slipped lines from Liberty Landing Marina bound for Derry~Londonderry. The yachts motored past the iconic skyline of downtown Manhattan and then filed…

25 Jun 2022

​Sun-drenched Race 13 Prizegiving

The Race 13 Prizegiving ceremony took place on the sun-soaked waterside terrace of Surf City, Jersey City, looking out over the marina and Manhattan skyline. Race 13 was a short,…

25 Jun 2022

Clipper Race arrives in the Big Apple

Following a challenging 700nm sprint from Bermuda to New York, all of the Clipper Race teams have safely docked in Liberty Landing Marina, New Jersey. All of the Clipper Race…

23 Jun 2022

Sprint from Bermuda - Qingdao take the Race 13 win

The 700nm mile Race 13 from Bermuda to New York had an upwind start. This four to five day race then quickly became a tactical battle to navigate the light…

23 Jun 2022

New York ETAs

Below are the estimated Line Finish times and arrival times to Liberty Landing Marina. Please be advised the arrival timings reflect the tidal restrictions on the Hudson River. The fleet…

20 Jun 2022

​Final leg of the Clipper 2019-20 Race off to a start

Leg 8: The Atlantic Homecoming leg, which is the final stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Race, began at 1800 Local Time (2100 UTC) by way of a Le Mans Start.…

19 Jun 2022

Fitting finale for Bermudaful stopover

The Bermuda stopover came to a close today, following a week of sunshine and island life for Clipper Race Crew. From the moment the crew stepped onto land at Royal…

19 Jun 2022

​Skipper thoughts ahead of Race 13

Earlier today, the yachts slipped lines from the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club ready for the start of Race 13 from Bermuda to New York. We caught up with the Skippers…

19 Jun 2022

​Race 13 Conditions - A tactical sprint from Bermuda to New York

Kicking off the start of the final leg of the Clipper 2019-20 Race is Race 13, a short sprint from the island paradise of Bermuda to New York, where crew…

18 Jun 2022

Sir Robin’s knots launch new Dare To Lead bursary fundraiser in Bermuda

Long-time Clipper Race supporter, and former crew member, Dirk van Daele, has launched the next phase of his Dare To Lead partnership at a special event in Bermuda. It includes…

15 Jun 2022

​An island-style prizegiving in Bermuda

The Bermuda Tourism Authority hosted the much-anticipated Leg 7 Clipper Race Prizegiving Ceremony at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. It was a dual event with Leg 8 joining crew also…

14 Jun 2022

Clipper Race: Team Update

From Race 13 onwards there will be a few movements of AQPs between teams. Angela Brandsma will move from Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam to Dare To Lead Al Jay…

13 Jun 2022

​Sun-soaked Bermudaful Team Arrivals

It was an action-packed day full of sun, smiles and Rum Swizzles as teams arrived into the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club after Race 12: Go To Bermuda. First to dock…

13 Jun 2022

Race 12 Finish: update

Dare To Lead crossed the finish line at 20:59:14 UTC, finishing in 8 th place, receiving four points for Race 12. Earlier today, Dare To Lead stopped racing and accepted…

13 Jun 2022

​GoToBermuda Scoops Second Place in Race to Home Port

There were celebrations all-round as home team GoToBermuda scooped second place racing into its home port today. Aptly named Race 12: GoToBermuda, the race started with an offshore Le Mans…

12 Jun 2022

Close-matched race sees Visit Sanya, China take victory in Race 12: Go To Bermuda

After a short but intense race, the Race 12 results are starting to roll in, with Visit Sanya, China crossing the Finish Line in first, claiming the victory into Bermuda.…

12 Jun 2022

Bermuda ETAs

Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions will cause these times to change. Keep…

10 Jun 2022

A close race for points sees Scoring Gate victory for WTC Logistics

Whilst battling frustrating wind conditions during tactical Race 12: Go To Bermuda, there has been another, intense competition for Scoring Gate points. Scoring Gates are virtual gates where the first…

8 Jun 2022

Six weeks to go: the Derry~Londonderry countdown is on!

It’s just six weeks to go until the Clipper Race fleet returns to Derry~Londonderry for one of the most anticipated stopovers of the race. A firm favourite for the Clipper…

8 Jun 2022

​Race 12 so far: Stealth Mode and shifting winds

Following a smooth Le Mans start, the fleet is making decent progress, despite the ever-changing winds, through the Caribbean Sea during the first stage of Race 12: Go To Bermuda.…

8 Jun 2022

​Sailing programme provides a post-pandemic boost to young people

A sailing programme which has given 39 young people from many different walks of life, who have suffered as a result of the global pandemic, development opportunities through life-changing experiences…

4 Jun 2022

What to expect on ​Race 12: Go To Bermuda

The aptly named Race 12: Go To Bermuda, is a 1410nm slalom with multiple exciting elements packed into a relatively short race. This second stage of Leg 7 will see…

4 Jun 2022

​Le Mans Start - Race 12: Go To Bermuda is on!

The next stage of the Clipper Race got underway at midday local time (1700 UTC) today, after an offshore Le Mans Start. The second part of Leg 7: The USA…

2 Jun 2022

A bucket list tick for any sailor: transiting the Panama Canal

For the crew competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the transit through the Panama Canal is a sure highlight on the circumnavigation. Over the past few days…

2 Jun 2022

Qingdao arrive in Panama and will join fleet for Race 12 Start

In the early hours of Wednesday 1 June, Qingdao arrived at Flamenco Island Marina with a backdrop of a beautiful sunrise. Crew on board the Clipper Race yachts en route…

1 Jun 2022

Seattle and Imagine your Korea arrive at Flamenco Island Marina, Panama

On Monday, two more Clipper Race yachts arrived in Panama after Race 11: Seattle Pacific Challenge. Seattle and Imagine your Korea motored into Flamenco Island Marina in the afternoon of…

31 May 2022

Panama Canal transit and Race 12 start - what’s coming up

The first group of Clipper Race yachts has begun the transit through the Panama Canal, a true feat of engineering, a bucket list tick for any sailor and a highlight…

30 May 2022

Panama ETAs

Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal conditions will cause these times to change. Keep…

29 May 2022

Zhuhai and Dare To Lead arrive in Panama

Sunday saw more of the Clipper Race fleet arriving into Flamenco Island Marina, to join their competitors for a short rest, relaxation and preparation, before transiting the Panama Canal in…

28 May 2022

Clipper Race fleet arrives in Panama

The Clipper Race fleet has started to arrive at Flamenco Island Marina, Panama after racing just over 4,000nm in Race 11: Seattle Pacific Challenge. Since departing Seattle, the teams have…

26 May 2022

​Race 11: Seattle Pacific Challenge results are in

Race 11 has been an exceptionally close contest, with a nail biting wait over the past few days for the final results. This elapsed time race saw the fleet frontrunners…

26 May 2022

Wildlife Watch on Race 11

The Clipper Race offers so many unforgettable moments for its Race Crew. Topping the wishlist for many who embark on the journey of a lifetime is the opportunity to see…

23 May 2022

Former AQP duo team up for double handed race

Former Clipper 2019-20 Race Additional Qualified Persons (AQPs), Hugo Picard (AKA the Sailing Frenchman ) and Ryan Barkey were competing on Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam and Punta del Este…

23 May 2022

Race 11 Finish

The Clipper Race Committee has announced that Race 11: Seattle Pacific Challenge will end at Finish Gate 3. The race results will be based on the crossing times of this…

19 May 2022

Introducing: The Knox-Johnston Cup

Clipper Events, sister company to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has revealed plans for its inaugural Knox-Johnston Cup, a new addition to its racing schedule, taking place on 17-18…

19 May 2022

​Race 11 Day 20: The heat continues in more ways than one!

For the Clipper Race fleet, Race 11 conditions have been hot, sticky and the winds fickle. However, the last 24 hours saw the competition heat up and get a notch…

18 May 2022

Scoring Gate Results for Race 11: Seattle Pacific Challenge

The Scoring Gate results are in for Race 11: Seattle Pacific Challenge. For this race, the Scoring Gate was positioned approximately 50nm east of the most direct track (rhumb line).…

17 May 2022

Medical diversion on Qingdao

Latest update as of 02:00 17 May 2022 Diane Morrison has been safely and successfully transferred to the naval vessel. Qingdao will return to the position it started its engine…

14 May 2022

Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint results for Race 11: Seattle Pacific Challenge

Qingdao has completed the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint section so the final results can now be revealed. The sprint was between 30°N and 27°N and the distance on the…

9 May 2022

Qingdao set to join Race 11

On 10 May, Qingdao will depart Schoonmaker Point Marina in Sausalito, bound for Mandatory Start Gate 1 in Race 11. Due to the team’s delay in finishing its North Pacific…

7 May 2022

Qingdao finishes mighty North Pacific Ocean crossing

After crossing the mighty North Pacific Ocean, Qingdao has completed Race 10: Sailing City Qingdao Cup and arrived at Schoonmaker Point Marina in the San Francisco Bay Area. The team,…

6 May 2022

New AQP for Qingdao

Bruce Anderson will be stepping down from his role of AQP on board Qingdao for personal reasons. It has been announced that the new AQP of Qingdao will be Maisie…

4 May 2022

Qingdao ETA

Qingdao is making good progress towards San Francisco. The teams arrival into Schoonmaker Point Marina is as follows: 06/05/2022 1500 to 1800 Local Time / 06-07/05/2022 2200 to 0100 UTC

3 May 2022

​Race 10 Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint victory for Qingdao

Now that Qingdao has completed the Ocean Sprint section of Race 10: Sailing City - Qingdao cup, the final results are in. Qingdao put in an impressive time to take…

3 May 2022

​Race 11 now underway after Le Mans start

The Le Mans Start of Race 11: Seattle Pacific Challenge began at 12:00 local time on 2 May, 30 nautical miles southwest of Tatoosh Island. The Lead Skipper was David…

28 Apr 2022

​Finish line feelings: Race Crew reflect on their North Pacific achievement

After a mammoth journey across the North Pacific spending 36 days at sea, the longest race in Clipper Race history, crew arrived in Bell Harbor Marina, Seattle on Sunday. The…

28 Apr 2022

Cleaning up in Seattle

Fundamental to the race and integral to the crew, the Clipper Race aims to create a greater link between communities and the ocean, and with partnerships at the forefront, the…

28 Apr 2022

A Warm Welcome for the Leg 7 Race Crew

As celebrations continue for the Leg 6 crew who arrived in Seattle after 36 days at sea, enduring the testing conditions of The North Pacific, the Leg 7 crew have…

28 Apr 2022

Sailing the North Pacific - a Poem by Pip Cledwyn

While on the 'race of their lives' the crew paint a picture of life on board for their very important supporters and fans of the race through diaries, photos, videos…

27 Apr 2022

​Capturing life crossing The North Pacific: The Hyatt Photo Competition

Hyatt and The Clipper Race have worked together to offer a photo competition for crew to enter for a chance to win a Hyatt hotel stay - the ultimate in…

25 Apr 2022

Double celebrations at the Leg 6 Prizegiving Ceremony

Clipper Race Crew, Skippers, AQPs, Race Office and Race Crew Supporters came together for a double celebration; the highly-anticipated Prizegiving Ceremony to honour the achievements made during both Race 9…

24 Apr 2022

Clipper Race Director Mark Light reflects on Leg 6

What an incredible race from Subic Bay, Philippines, across the North Pacific to Seattle, USA! After departing Subic Bay on 20 March, the Clipper Race fleet spent four days working…

23 Apr 2022

​Close finale sees WTC Logistics take victory in race across the mighty North Pacific

After over a month at sea, and an exceptionally close finish, WTC Logistics has claimed the win in Race 10: Sailing City - Qingdao Cup, crossing the finish line at…

23 Apr 2022

Teams battle it out on final push to Seattle in Race 10: Sailing City - Qingdao Cup

Ten* of the Clipper Race teams are racing on the final stretch of Race 10: Sailing City Qingdao Cup into Seattle, after a long and enduring voyage across the North…

23 Apr 2022

Seattle ETAs

Updated: 1600 UTC / 0900 LT - 22/04/2022 Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average speeds of the fleet. Weather and tidal…

19 Apr 2022

Time Penalty for Zhuhai and Dare To Lead on Race 10

The Clipper Race Committee has announced that Dare To Lead and Zhuhai have each been given a six-hour time penalty as a result of breaching part of the Clipper Race…

15 Apr 2022

The Qingdao team is set to leave Japan tomorrow

The Qingdao team is ready to leave Japan and will depart tomorrow (16 April) at 0900 local time (0000 UTC). Once the team has departed, Qingdao will motorsail out approximately…

13 Apr 2022

Crossing the International Date Line- which day would you relive twice?

The Clipper Race fleet has started to cross the International Date Line, a big race milestone in Race 10: Sailing City - Qingdao Cup. On 12 April, Punta del Este…

13 Apr 2022

Qingdao Update

Update 1100 13 April Following the completion of the repairs, the delay to Qingdao departing from Japan was due to the approaching typhoon and it was a decision taken after…

11 Apr 2022

​Crossing the International Date Line

In the coming days, the Clipper Race fleet is set to tick off the next big Race 10 milestone - crossing the International Date Line. Whilst it has no technical…

11 Apr 2022

Breeze on! Unicef battles the North Pacific Ocean

The weekend was wet and wild for many of our teams as they sailed into the North Pacific proper. Now the weather has calmed (hello wind holes), we’ve been receiving…

7 Apr 2022

Scoring Gate scramble with victory for Unicef on Race 10 - Sailing City · Qingdao Cup

It has been a thrilling few days for the fleet, and for those glued to the Race Viewer , as three teams hustled for the first Scoring Gate since Race…

5 Apr 2022

Into the wilderness: teams enter the North Pacific Ocean

Having cemented its reputation for being ‘the big one’ since its introduction to the Clipper Race in 2005, Leg 6, the Mighty North Pacific Leg, is an epic 6,100 nautical…

2 Apr 2022

Medical evacuation required on Imagine your Korea

2 April - 0730 UTC At 0440 UTC, approximately 90nm off the coast of Japanese island Hachijōjima, Nick Whittle was safely transferred from CV20 Imagine your Korea to a Japanese…

29 Mar 2022

The Mighty North Pacific - reflections from the Clipper Race on an incredible ocean crossing

The North Pacific, the world’s largest and most remote ocean, is home to some of the most challenging conditions sailors can face. Clipper Race Crew making this crossing can expect…

24 Mar 2022

Clipper Race officially underway after a spectacular Le Mans start

After a two year wait, the Clipper 2019-20 Race officially restarted at 1200 Local Time (0400 UTC). Race 10, the Sailing City - Qingdao Cup, got underway today by way…

21 Mar 2022

Racing for Chrissie: Susan takes on the mighty North Pacific in memory of former Clipper Race Crew member

Susan Went, a Management Consultant from Surrey, has embarked on the challenge of racing the North Pacific Ocean in memory of her good friend and former Clipper Race Crew member…

20 Mar 2022

​Looking ahead to Race 10: Sailing City Qingdao Cup

The Clipper 2019-20 Race restarted from the Philippines today with the eleven yachts, crewed by non-professional sailors, departing for the North Pacific crossing to Seattle. Race 10 is the first…

20 Mar 2022

​A fond farewell to the Philippines as the Clipper Race restarts

The Clipper 2019-20 Race is back underway as the fleet departed from Subic Bay in the Philippines. Some 150 Race Crew arrived onto the pontoons at Subic Bay Yacht Club…

19 Mar 2022

Skipper thoughts ahead of ‘the big one’

After a two year wait, the Clipper 2019-20 Race is restarting tomorrow, Sunday 20 March 2022. As energy builds on the ground in Subic Bay, we caught up with each…

19 Mar 2022

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on what lies ahead on the Mighty Pacific Leg

The atmosphere on the pontoons at the Subic Bay Yacht Club as the crews, and their eleven Clipper yachts, prepare to set sail more than 6,000 nautical miles across the…

19 Mar 2022

Coppercoat withstands the test of time

The Clipper Race is one of the toughest endurance tests on the planet for both crew and the eleven-strong fleet of Clipper 70 racing yachts, as they cover some 40,000…

14 Mar 2022

Clipper Race fleet returns to Subic Bay after a successful Training Week

On Sunday 13 March, the Clipper Race fleet returned to Subic Bay Yacht Club following sail and safety training. All eleven race teams departed a week ago, and following Parade…

13 Mar 2022

Training Week: Le Mans start practice

On the penultimate day of Training Week, the eleven strong fleet and its crew practiced a Le Mans start. This type of race start is used when the yachts are…

13 Mar 2022

​Skipper Blogs, Training Week

Skipper Blogs 13 March 2022 Rob Graham Imagine your Korea Imagine your Korea is heading back home to Subic Bay Yacht Club after a very productive training week. Old and…

8 Mar 2022

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

Over the past eleven editions of the Clipper Race, thousands of women from all over the world have been introduced to sailing and trained to be ocean racers. The 2019-20…

7 Mar 2022

In photos: Refresher Training gets underway in Subic Bay, Philippines

Monday 7 March 2022 After a busy few weeks of preparation, maintenance and Race Crew arrivals here in Subic Bay, all team yachts are getting ready to hoist their sails…

7 Mar 2022

The sails are up! Skippers and First Mates take to the water in preparation for crew training

The sails are up! Skippers and First Matestake to the water in preparation for crew training Ahead of Refresher/Level 4 training with Race Crew, starting today, the Clipper Race Skippers…

4 Mar 2022

Interview with Qingdao Skipper, Chris Brooks

We caught up with Qingdao Skipper, Chris Brooks, here in Subic Bay. Listen to him telling us about the race so far, incredible weather conditions and wildlife experienced whilst on…

2 Mar 2022

Sea trials successful in Subic Bay with fleet signed off and ready to sail

The final stages of the Clipper Race fleet recommissioning saw each of the eleven identical Clipper 70 race yachts take to water in Subic Bay, Philippines, for the first time…

27 Feb 2022

Crew arrive in Subic Bay ready for Race Restart

Almost 90 new and returning crew members from 21 countries across the globe stepped on board their team yachts today for the first time in two years, greeted by their…

17 Feb 2022

Clipper Race Set to Restart After Two Year Wait Caused by Pandemic

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is set to resume its 2019-20 edition after an almost two year delay caused by the pandemic. The sailing event, which trains people…

14 Feb 2022

In photos: Race Restart preparations in Subic Bay

After a lengthy pause due to the global pandemic, Clipper Race officials, skippers, additional qualified persons (AQPs) and crew members are gearing up to resume racing from Subic Bay in…

7 Feb 2022

Introducing Nicky Miller, the New Race Crew Supporters Coordinator

The support of family and friends is priceless for our Race Crew as they spend up to a year away from home racing around the world through some of the…

21 Dec 2021

​ MEET THE CLIPPER 2019-20 RACE AQPS CONFIRMED FOR RACE RESTART

The Clipper Race has confirmed its lineup of AQPs (Additional Qualified Persons), also known as ‘First Mates’, who will support the Race Skippers in leading the eleven teams competing in…

13 Dec 2021

Skippers confirmed for Clipper 2019-20 Race Restart

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

12 Nov 2021

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

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

18 Oct 2021

The Ocean is our Race Track

16 Oct 2021

Celebrating 25 Years of the Clipper Race

Today, 16 October, marks 25 years since eight 60 foot yachts and 182 Race Crew left Plymouth to embark on the very first Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. With…

16 Oct 2021

CLIPPER RACE: A 25 YEAR HISTORY

Clipper '96 On Wednesday 16 October 1996, the matched fleet of eight 60 foot yachts left Plymouth taking a westwards route around the globe. Stopping at fourteen ports, the inaugural…

24 Sep 2021

Clipper Race First Mate Takes on Mini Transat

Whilst the Clipper Race is renowned for training people with no previous sailing experience to become ocean racers, the event also provides challenges and new skills to more experienced sailors;…

21 Sep 2021

‘Life changing’ sailing adventure restores confidence of young people after lockdown

An organisation providing funded sailing training programmes off the West Coast of Scotland has been described as a ‘life changing experience’ by participants. The Our Isles and Oceans project launched…

30 Jul 2021

Our Isles and Oceans sets sail to help young people recover from the effects of pandemic

A new scheme for young people affected by the pandemic begins in Oban, Scotland today and the first participants include a cabaret singer, intensive care doctor and a student. The…

11 Jun 2021

New Team Partner for Clipper 2023-24 Race initiates funded programme for young people affected by lockdown

Our Isles and Oceans, a new campaign, which will offer inspiring opportunities for young people, is today announced as a Team Partner for the Clipper 2023-24 Round the World Yacht…

27 May 2021

​Reach for the Sky: Climbing the rig of a Clipper 70

One of the tasks on board that may polarise Clipper Race Crew, is the need to ascend the lofty heights of the mast. Some thrill seekers on board will jump…

1 May 2021

Meet the Crew: Carola Göhlich

A Clipper Race poster on the London Underground was the inspiration for Carola Göhlich, who hails from Switzerland, to sign up for Leg 1: The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg. When…

16 Apr 2021

Clipper Race Crew remember their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Clipper Race Crew are adventure seekers to their very core. Sailing across some of the world's toughest oceans takes preparation, courage and determination. Often this drive to challenge themselves started…

16 Apr 2021

Clipper 2019-20 Race to restart in February 2022

We have made the difficult decision to postpone the restart of the Clipper 2019-20 Race. When we issued the proposed schedule back in October 2020, we believed, to the best…

16 Mar 2021

One Year On - Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race marked the start of Leg 6 in the Clipper 2019-20 Race. With many new faces joining the eleven race teams, the 750nm triangular sprint…

11 Mar 2021

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

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

9 Mar 2021

When the fog rolls in

For those lucky enough to know, sailing offshore can be challenging yet beautiful. The freedom that sailing affords takes you to different places, both geographically and mentally. There are many…

8 Mar 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 - #Choosetochallenge

Over the last 25 years and twelve editions of the Clipper Race, thousands of everyday people, from all walks of life, have become ocean racers. Pushing themselves outside of the…

3 Mar 2021

Meet the Clipper Race Crew - Denis Nikolaytsev

Despite having no previous sailing experience, Denis Nikolaytsev, 35, signed up to cross the Atlantic Ocean during the Clipper 2019-20 Race. Denis from Moscow, Russia, who works in reinsurance, was…

25 Feb 2021

Clipper Race raises £1million for UNICEF

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

14 Feb 2021

One Year On: The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race

The first stage of the Asia-Pacific Challenge during the Clipper 2019-20 Race saw the fleet depart the Whitsundays and head back across the equator, leaving the Southern Hemisphere behind for…

10 Feb 2021

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

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

29 Jan 2021

Knox-Johnston’s Vendée View

With the Vendée Globe 2020-21 underway, Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is sharing his views on each day's racing and what lies ahead for the solo sailors…

22 Jan 2021

​One Year On: The Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival

A year ago, the Clipper Race fleet was welcomed by the azure warm waters and white sandy shores of the Whitsundays after spending 19 tough days at sea racing around…

6 Jan 2021

Crew Perspective: “It is supposed to make me uncomfortable!”

Race Crew: Queenie Wang Team: Seattle Leg 4: The Australian Coast-To-Coast Day 13: 03/01/20 As someone who had never sailed before the four weeks training, I cannot believe that I…

4 Jan 2021

Navigating the nerve centre of a Clipper 70

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

24 Dec 2020

Christmas At Sea

Over the past twelve editions, Clipper Race Crew have experienced Christmas whilst circumnavigating the world and some have even spent it racing across oceans. Far from home, with crew mates…

23 Dec 2020

​One Year On: An early Christmas in Fremantle

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

11 Dec 2020

Four time Clipper Race crew member embarks on next adventure

Adventurer doesn’t seem to be enough to describe 50-year-old Clipper Race Alumni Craig Forsyth. Craig, a bricklayer and former professional Rugby League player from York, UK holds the title for…

9 Dec 2020

Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride

With the Vendée Globe fleet battling the Southern Ocean we thought we'd share more of what was captured as the Clipper Race faced its mighty force last year. This footage…

7 Dec 2020

One Year On: Top Three Teams arrive into Fremantle after challenging race across Southern Ocean

The 4,750 nautical mile Southern Ocean stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Race is a true test of physical and mental fortitude. Marking the quarter-way point of the circumnavigation, the race…

4 Dec 2020

Race Crew Reflections: Helming in the Southern Ocean

Clipper Race Crew are encouraged to blog about their on the race experiences so followers back at home can live vicariously through their adventures. One such blog was sent back…

3 Dec 2020

Skipper Snapshot: Cape Town to Fremantle

On day 12 of the race from Cape Town to Fremantle, Skipper Josh Stickland, on board Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam reported on the team's racing action. Skipper Blog: Josh…

23 Nov 2020

Crew Perspective: She’s arrived, reflections on Southern Ocean

Blog: She's Arrived Race Crew: Callum Brown Team: GoToBermuda Leg: The Southern Ocean Leg, from Cape Town to Fremantle Date: November 2019 So she was treating us kindly, trying to…

18 Nov 2020

One year on: Cape Town Stopover Captures Race Crew Hearts

After a gruelling South Atlantic crossing, seeing Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain on the horizon was a welcome sight for the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew. At the end of Leg…

13 Nov 2020

Crew Perspective - Battling the Waves On Race to Cape Town

For New Zealander Susie Blair, a round-the-world crew member on WTC Logistics , her race down to Cape Town saw big sea states and high wind speeds. During the Spinlock…

10 Nov 2020

‘International Sailor of the Decade’ shortlist announced

The shortlist for the YJA and MS Amlin ‘International Sailor of the Decade’ has been announced, with the line up including Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The award recognises the achievements of…

9 Nov 2020

Leg 2 - The South Atlantic Challenge

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

7 Nov 2020

Sir Robin Rooting for Alex Thomson

With the Vendée Globe 2020-21 set to begin, Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, sends a message of good luck to the Clipper 1998 Race winning Skipper Alex…

4 Nov 2020

RELENTLESS AMBITION - ALEX THOMSON

It’s been over 20 years since British sailor Alex Thomson became the youngest Skipper to win the Clipper Race when, aged just 25, he led the Ariel team to victory…

28 Oct 2020

Vote for the Clipper Race: two ocean crossing videos up for prestigious award

The public vote, in the Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century Awards 2000-2020, is now open with two videos shot on the Clipper Race up for the prestigious award. ‘…

28 Oct 2020

​Weather at Sea - New Book from Clipper Race Meteorologist Simon Rowell

Utilising his years of experience as a skipper, instructor, meteorologist and forecaster, Simon Rowell has written a guide to ‘Weather at Sea’. His debut book explains the basic principles that…

27 Oct 2020

Meet the Crew: Lee Callaghan

A consultant within the renewable energy sector, wind power has always been central to Lee Callaghan’s career. But taking part in the Clipper Race, Lee, who hails from Scotland, experienced…

23 Oct 2020

My heart now belongs to Punta - Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez

Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez, Skipper of Punta del Este , pens an open letter sharing his personal highlights from Punta del Este stopover Experiencing the arrival at Punta del Este was…

23 Oct 2020

One Year On: Punta del Este Stopover Showcased Uruguayan Culture

Yacht Club Punta del Este hosted a stopover to remember. From the moment the Clipper Race Crew landed ashore, crowds of local supporters turned out to welcome them and celebrate…

21 Oct 2020

Clipper 2019-20 Race Update

Update from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston The Clipper Race Organising Team has been busy behind the scenes looking at the future options available to us, for the rescheduled Clipper 2019-20 Race.…

20 Oct 2020

Awe-inspiring video nominated for multiple awards

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

19 Oct 2020

Race 2: Action | Sailing across the Atlantic

14 Oct 2020

One Year On: Memories of Punta del Este arriving into home port

This time last year, despite the cold evening and late hour, hundreds of local spectators, supporters and Yacht Club Punta Del Este representatives, lined the marina to welcome the Punta…

12 Oct 2020

One Year On: Qingdao Skipper reflects on team’s first win of Clipper 2019-20 Race

A year ago, the Clipper Race fleet had started to arrive into Punta del Este. After 26 days of racing around the clock and covering over 5,000 nautical miles, Qingdao…

9 Oct 2020

METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENON

A year ago this week, after a hard fought and challenging 5,200 nautical miles across the Atlantic, the Clipper Race fleet faced one more hurdle in the last 48 hours…

6 Oct 2020

​Spotlight on Sta-Lok: Standing Rigging

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

29 Sep 2020

The Dreaded Doldrums

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

26 Sep 2020

Meet the Crew: Ian Wang

“This is probably the most extreme thing I will ever do in my entire life!” Says Ian Wang a 43-year-old, Software architect, from Cardiff, who traded computers for sailing spending…

25 Sep 2020

Clipper Race Director and Race Alumni take on 280 mile charity bike ride

Clipper Race Director, Mark Light, is no stranger to endurance challenges. From skippering the Derry~Londonderry team round the world in the Clipper 2011-12 Race to now managing and organising the…

24 Sep 2020

Quick fire questions with Skipper Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez

24 Sep 2020

​Increase in demand for on the water activities

2020 has been a year that no-one expected. With the global spread of Covid-19 restricting all regular activities and people being encouraged to stay home, or close to home, daily…

21 Sep 2020

​GREAT Britain team entry named as one of the GREAT Campaign’s most iconic moments during birthday celebrations

Having developed a strong pedigree over the past twenty-four years as a powerful and effective platform for the international promotion of tourism and trade, the GREAT Britain campaign has selected…

17 Sep 2020

Bio Dyneema® next move in Marlow Ropes sustainability drive

Marlow Ropes, Official Cordage Supplier to the Clipper 2019-20 Race, continues its drive towards greener practices with its latest change to using Bio Dyneema® in all of its products. Having…

12 Sep 2020

Meet the Crew: Dario Schwendener

For 27-year-old Dario Schwendener, circumnavigating was the ultimate sabbatical. With the Clipper Race providing a chance to travel the world, compete in a sport he loves as well as hands…

9 Sep 2020

​One Year On: Portimão debut a success - First Clipper 2019-20 Race Stopover

Portimão was a stopover of firsts for the crew during the 2019-20 edition; first finish line, first Host Port, first arrival, first prize giving and first time the Clipper Race…

5 Sep 2020

Children’s charity using radios to dial up connectivity in lockdown

International Day of Charity, is marked each year on 5 September and is an event established by the United Nations to help mobilise people and to promote volunteer and philanthropic…

5 Sep 2020

Meet the Crew: Ben Deifel

By chance Ben Deifel, a 32-year-old COO from Munich, Germany, happened across a feature about the Clipper Race in a travel magazine he picked up from an airport in Oman.…

1 Sep 2020

Meet the Clipper Race Crew - George and John Dawson

1 Sep 2020

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

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

28 Aug 2020

Meet the Crew: Kiki Kettunen

Finnish born Kiki Kettunen first heard about the Clipper Race 12 years ago but it took life and work to align and the sight of a billboard ad on the…

21 Aug 2020

Why I signed up to the Clipper Race

Find out why these crew members signed up for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Afshin Ahmadian, Business Analyst, Iran, RTW, Visit Sanya, China "Adventure has led us humans…

8 Aug 2020

​On the waterfront: Royal Albert Dock

The Royal Albert Dock in East London would have been awash with team colours this weekend. Crowds of supporters, Race Crew and fans lining its marina, eagerly awaiting the return…

8 Aug 2020

Race Finish Reflections

Race Finish, the day that can seem an age away, after an exhausting watch in the Southern Ocean, or seem to be zooming up far too quickly when there’s just…

6 Aug 2020

A return to sailing: China gets back on the water

Sporting events around the world have been affected by the global outbreak of Covid-19. Sailing has not been immune to the impact from the pandemic with both major international events…

1 Aug 2020

Toasting Garzón on Albariño Day

One of the most frequently asked questions of Clipper Race Crew is, what are you dreaming of enjoying when you get to shore? And up there with a beer (and…

30 Jul 2020

Reflections on the Derry-Londonderry Stopover and Foyle Maritime Festival

One of the last stops before Race Finish, Host Port Derry~Londonderry has built a solid reputation for putting on a party to remember. The Clipper Race has a strong legacy…

28 Jul 2020

Breaking Records and Barriers

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

27 Jul 2020

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston learns to fly on Britannia

I am not sure whether my burning face is due to the sun, the wind, or the high pressure blasts of water over the gunwale as the foil went down…

24 Jul 2020

​Meet the Crew: Abdelhamid Abouyoussef

“I found the answer to a long unanswered question.” Said Abdelhamid Abouyoussef about taking part in the Clipper Race. Like many who apply Abdelhamid, a Managing Director, from Egypt, has…

22 Jul 2020

Reflections on the final ocean crossing

The final leg of the Clipper Race comes with tremendous highs but also lows as it means the global journey is coming to an end. At a time when the…

20 Jul 2020

Zhuhai Ambassador Crew reflections one year on from completing training

A year on from completing their Clipper Race training programme, the Zhuhai Ambassador Crew members share their memories, photos and videos. They reflect on what they have already achieved and…

16 Jul 2020

Meet Qingdao Ambassador Zhang Shan

The legacy of the Qingdao Ambassador programme continues to inspire new sailors into the sport. Having never sailed before, Zhang Shan, a ESL Teacher from Qingdao, China is testament to…

14 Jul 2020

Beyond the Race - Where are they now?

What happens to the Clipper Race crew when their adventure comes to an end? Well, for many, what they experienced at sea will change their life on land forever. Here…

9 Jul 2020

Double Act: Family Connections

The Clipper Race forges incredible bonds between complete strangers from all different walks of life and from all around the world. But sometimes the bond is already there before the…

7 Jul 2020

Shirley Robertson’s Sailing Podcast: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Part 2

7 Jul 2020

Shirley Robertson’s Sailing Podcast: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Part 1

3 Jul 2020

​Wish We Were There: One Year Till Clipper Race Visits Bermuda

This week should have seen the fleet arriving into Bermuda, the Clipper Race’s first visit to this vibrant island destination. With the race now rescheduled to visit in summer 2021,…

2 Jul 2020

Marina de Portimão recognised for two decades of environmental protection

As the first stopover in the Clipper 2019-20 Race, Marina de Portimão was a welcome respite, with its sparkling, clean waters and care and attention made to its natural surroundings.…

26 Jun 2020

Meet the Crew: Terri Fisher

Terri lives in the Northern Irish city of Derry-Londonderry and is affectionately known to her teammates as ‘Terri From Derry’. Her road to joining the Clipper Race was a short…

26 Jun 2020

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam Crew member visits natural wonder her team represents

One Race Crew member got a sneak preview of what future Host Port Partner Ha Long Bay, Vietnam has in store for when the Clipper Race visits the city in…

19 Jun 2020

Anything but plain sailing through the Caribbean

The race from Panama through the Caribbean Sea is a far stretch from a holiday on the relaxed paced, tropical islands the Clipper Race teams will traverse. A definite gear…

15 Jun 2020

Harnessing the wind

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

10 Jun 2020

A message from Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez in Subic Bay

Punta del Este Skipper, Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez continues to do a fantastic job of looking after the fleet in Subic Bay, Philippines. He has been maintaining the yachts and keeping…

9 Jun 2020

Unicef Fundraising nears £1million

Unicef UK has been the Charity Partner of the Clipper Race since the 2015-16 edition. Through the amazing fundraising of Race Crew, Race Crew Supporters, Partners and Clipper Race HQ…

4 Jun 2020

Tropical Squall - pot of trouble or welcome relief?

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

2 Jun 2020

​What I want to be when I grow up: Reflections on a circumnavigation

“It doesn't feel like two years ago! The race was such an affecting experience that it still feels quite fresh.” Bill Lyons circumnavigated the world in the Clipper 2017-18 Race,…

28 May 2020

Experience an engineering marvel: The Panama Canal

For everyone taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the passage through the Panama Canal is a bucket list highlight. “To be travelling through such an iconic…

22 May 2020

​Test your mixology skills for Bermuda Day

Marking the start of summer, Bermuda Day will be observed on 29 May 2020. Held annually, this Bermudian national holiday is a fun-filled celebration of its culture, marking over 400…

21 May 2020

Reflections on calm days at sea

The best insights into life on board can be found in the musing of the Clipper Race crew who are encouraged to blog about their experiences at sea. From poems…

14 May 2020

New Beginnings: Reflections on Crew Allocation

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

12 May 2020

Life looking after the fleet in The Philippines

Punta del Este Skipper, Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez, and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam First Mate, Hugo Picard, have been looking after the Clipper Race fleet at Subic Bay Yacht Club…

5 May 2020

The Big One: Reflections on the North Pacific Ocean

During this time of isolation, many alumni Race Crew have been reflecting back on their incredible experiences of their month long crossing of the mighty North Pacific Ocean. Memories span…

28 Apr 2020

A Life-changing Story: New video showcasing the story of Qingdao Ambassador Zheng Yi

The Clipper Race has long been a fixture in Zheng Yi’s life. Zheng Yi, otherwise known as Frankie, just turned 24 years old and is from Qingdao, China. This Chinese…

22 Apr 2020

Earth Day 2020: A spotlight on sustainable practices of Clipper Race Partners

In celebration of Earth Day 2020, we are shining a spotlight on Clipper Race Partners who remain committed to implementing sustainable practices throughout their businesses. Fundamental to the race and…

22 Apr 2020

Earth Day 2020: A look at how Clipper Race Crew engage in global scientific research

Climate action is the theme for today’s Earth Day 2020. The environmental movement is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and this encourages the public to “seize all the tools…

16 Apr 2020

Insights from Sir Robin, a person who chose extreme isolation

Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, shares his insights on how to make the most of being in isolation: “Isolation can be incredibly frustrating. But it does not…

9 Apr 2020

Let adventure be your backdrop

There isn’t much about the extreme challenge of the Clipper Race that can be considered ‘wallpaper’. Stepping outside of comfort zones, facing Mother Nature and all that she throws at…

7 Apr 2020

Unicef: A Time To Stand Together

During this truly unprecedented and difficult time, Clipper Race Charity Partner, Unicef UK and its entire global family, offer all of their support to Clipper Race Crew, Supporters and Partners.…

19 Mar 2020

THE WTC LOGISTICS TRI-RACE OCEAN SPRINT RESULTS REVEALED

The Clipper 2019-20 Race is currently on hold for now, however, we have a battle for points to celebrate. In the highly tactical few days of Race 9: The WTC…

18 Mar 2020

​Update from Clipper Race Organising Committee

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

17 Mar 2020

Clipper 2019-20 Race Postponed

From the Clipper Race Organising Committee: With the ongoing global outbreak of Covid-19 and the enormous impact it has created on world travel, the Clipper 2019-20 Race has been postponed…

16 Mar 2020

Clipper Race Update

16 MARCH 2020 12:15UTC From Clipper Race Organising Committee: The Philippines Government has announced an enhanced community quarantine which has been put in place for the island of Luzon, where…

15 Mar 2020

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race concludes

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

15 Mar 2020

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam tops Race 9 podium

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

15 Mar 2020

Race 10 Update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak worldwide, there have been some significant restrictions made in Subic Bay, Philippines where Race 9 finishes. Therefore, the Clipper Race Organising Committee is aiming to…

14 Mar 2020

Race 9 Day 4: The end is in sight

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

13 Mar 2020

Race 9 Day 3: Getting the Drift

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

13 Mar 2020

Subic Bay ETAs

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

12 Mar 2020

Clipper Race Update

Message from Clipper Race Organising Committee: In light of the new US travel restrictions from the Schengen area within Europe, we are monitoring any potential implications for Race Crew on…

12 Mar 2020

Race 9, Day 2: Feel the Heel

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

11 Mar 2020

​Race 9 Day 1: And they’re off!

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

10 Mar 2020

Skipper Thoughts on Le Mans Race Start

WTC Logistics Skipper, Rich Gould led the Le Mans start for Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race. Here are his thoughts. We are off! After a bit of delayed start,…

10 Mar 2020

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race gets Underway

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

9 Mar 2020

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

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

8 Mar 2020

Melanie and Jasmine Morris: A formidable female team

The Clipper 2019-20 Race has seen the strongest level of applications from female crew to date. In celebration of this, and to mark International Women’s Day, we’re revisiting the story…

6 Mar 2020

Leg 6 Update

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was scheduled to return to Qingdao for an eighth consecutive stopover, during Leg 6 of the 2019-20 edition. Since the outbreak of coronavirus…

6 Mar 2020

QINGDAO STOPOVER UPDATE

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was scheduled to return to Qingdao for an eighth consecutive stopover, during Leg 6 of the 2019-20 edition. Since the outbreak of coronavirus…

6 Mar 2020

Award Winning Crew Diary: Hotting Up by Danny Lee, Unicef

Crew blog submitted by Danny Lee, Unicef Race Crew The Leg 5 Media Prize was awarded to Danny after he summed up in his blog what it was like to…

5 Mar 2020

Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race Concludes

Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race has reached its conclusion and the four remaining teams GoToBermuda, Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, Seattle and WTC Logistics have arrived in the…

5 Mar 2020

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

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

4 Mar 2020

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

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

4 Mar 2020

​First Teams Complete Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race

Qingdao retains its place at the top of the overall leaderboard with its fourth win of the Clipper 2019-20 Race so far. The team will also collect an impressive six…

4 Mar 2020

Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race Results

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

3 Mar 2020

World Wildlife Day

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

3 Mar 2020

Race 7 Day 9: Sailing towards glory

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

3 Mar 2020

Race 7 - Course Amendment

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

2 Mar 2020

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

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

1 Mar 2020

Race 7 Day 7: A Fleet Reshuffle?

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

29 Feb 2020

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

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

28 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 5: Headsails, tactics and hard work

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

27 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 4: Back in action

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

26 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 3: Upwind but still upbeat

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

25 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 2: In the Lee of the Land

“The last few days have been some of the closest and most interesting fleet racing since leaving London.” Says Unicef Skipper Ian Wiggin. The second day of Race 7: The…

24 Feb 2020

Race 7 Day 1: Varied Start to Race 7

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

23 Feb 2020

Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race Commences

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

22 Feb 2020

Race 7 Preview: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race

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

21 Feb 2020

Lakewood Hills and the Bank of China revealed as new Team Supporters for Zhuhai

The Clipper Race is delighted that Zhuhai has announced Lakewood Hills and the Bank of China as new Team Supporters for Zhuhai’s team entry in the Clipper 2019-20 Race. The…

19 Feb 2020

Dare To Lead Update

Experienced First Mate, Al Jay, will take over as the Clipper Race AQP of Dare To Lead , supporting the team from Leg 6 and for the remainder of the…

17 Feb 2020

​First Prizegiving Ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Challenge

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

16 Feb 2020

Clipper Race Update

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

15 Feb 2020

Arrivals into Subic Bay Complete

Unicef complete arrivals into Subic Bay after a tough, hot race After a patience-testing race, the finale of the Clipper 70s’ arrival into Subic Bay has taken place in the…

14 Feb 2020

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

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

14 Feb 2020

WTC Logistics scoops top spot and first podium of the Clipper 2019-20 Race

WTC Logistics has won its first podium after finishing Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise in dramatic fashion. Skippered by Rich Gould, alongside first mate Dan Jones, the crew of…

12 Feb 2020

Race 6: Seize the day

The path to success is never smooth. The eventual champion of Race 6 will need to navigate through the difficult, fickle weather conditions and seize any advantage thrown at them…

11 Feb 2020

Race 6: It’s not over until it’s over

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

10 Feb 2020

​Race 6: Decisions, Decisions

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

10 Feb 2020

Update regarding coronavirus outbreak in China

This section will be updated when further information is available 10/02/20 - 16:00 Members of the Clipper Race team are on route to meet the fleet ahead of its arrival…

9 Feb 2020

Race 6: Let the games begin

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

8 Feb 2020

Race 6: Groundhog Day

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

7 Feb 2020

Race 6: Trading Places

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

5 Feb 2020

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race AQPs: Ryan Barkey

Name: Ryan Barkey Age: 27 Occupation: AQP/First Mate on Punta del Este . Nationality: Canadian Hometown: Airlie Beach The Clipper Race certainly isn’t Ryan Barkey’s first rodeo when it comes…

5 Feb 2020

Race 6: Winds of Change

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

4 Feb 2020

​Race 6: Hunting for Trade Winds

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

3 Feb 2020

00º 00’ 0000”: Crossing The Line

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

2 Feb 2020

Race 6: King Neptune and Scoring Gate Success

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

1 Feb 2020

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

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

31 Jan 2020

Race 6: Rinse and Repeat

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

30 Jan 2020

​Busiest boot to date for Clipper Ventures in Düsseldorf

Whilst the action continued in The Whitsundays, in Europe the Clipper Race team headed to boot Düsseldorf last week to meet with those attending the world’s biggest boat show and…

30 Jan 2020

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

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

29 Jan 2020

​Race 6: Getting up to Speed

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

29 Jan 2020

​Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew: Candela Guo

Name: Candela Guo Age: 24 Occupation: Graduate Student Hometown: Irvine, Orange County, USA Leg: Full circumnavigation Team: GoToBermuda “It is like nothing I’ve experienced in my life - you really…

28 Jan 2020

Race 6: Dodge-Squall

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

25 Jan 2020

​New Year Celebrated On The Way to First Chinese Stopover

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

24 Jan 2020

Race 6: Storm Clouds, Squalls and Sunshine

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

23 Jan 2020

Race 6: Wind Lottery

It has been a slow and tricky beginning to Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise following the Le Mans start yesterday. A familiar sight at the top of the leaderboard…

23 Jan 2020

​Clipper Race Talks Ocean Health at Boot Düsseldorf

The Clipper 2019-20 Race has brought its important and innovative research collaborations to the forefront at boot Düsseldorf, the world’s biggest boat show. The Clipper Race has been deploying a…

23 Jan 2020

​Meet the Youngest Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew: Ellen O’Brien

Name: Ellen O’Brien Age: 18 Occupation: A Level Student Hometown: Tunbridge Wells, UK Leg: 4: The Australian Coast-to-Coast Leg Team: GoToBermuda For some teenagers, the perfect school Christmas holiday might…

22 Jan 2020

Race 6: Le Mans Race Start and Finding the Wind

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

21 Jan 2020

Race 6 Update

21 January 1030 UTC Due to lack of wind, the fleet has continued to motor-sail before they start Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race, with a Le Mans Race…

20 Jan 2020

​Meet the Crew: Trevor Orman

Team: Imagine your Korea Leg: 4 Hometown: Barton-le-clay, Bedfordshire Nationality: British Businessman Trevor Orman swapped the boardroom for life on board as a break between jobs. On why he took…

20 Jan 2020

Race 6: Sanya Tropical Paradise Race Preview

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

20 Jan 2020

Zhuhai Update

UPDATE Monday 20 January 2020 It has been confirmed that Wendy Tuck will be skippering the Zhuhai team for all three races of Leg 5 and the first race of…

19 Jan 2020

Watch Now: The Unstoppable Journey

Exactly a year ago, Ina Baum, a 52 year old business consultant from Köln, Germany, visited boot Dusseldorf, the world's biggest boat show. After discovering the Clipper Race at the…

17 Jan 2020

​Meet the Crew: Joanna Mann

Team: Punta del Este Leg: 4 Hometown: Cheltenham Nationality: British Occupation: Lighting Designer “In our normal lives you get quite comfortable and this will be a real experience of being…

16 Jan 2020

Meet the Crew: Rajani Karaturi

Name: Rajani Karaturi Age: 52 Occupation: Software engineer Nationality: Indian (currently living in New Jersey, USA) Leg: 4 Team: Punta del Este New Jersey resident Rajani Karuturi has fulfilled her…

16 Jan 2020

Wondrous Whitsundays

Clipper Race stopovers are an important time for yacht maintenance, race briefings, training and partner activations to take place but also for Race Crew to explore the incredible destinations on…

14 Jan 2020

Meet the Crew: Mark Pollard

Name: Mark Pollard Age: 30 Occupation: Engineer Nationality: Australian Leg: 1 and 3 Team: Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam An innate sense of adventure and discovery was always present for…

13 Jan 2020

​Clipper Race heads to boot Düsseldorf

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

13 Jan 2020

​Unicef secures third place in gripping finale as Race 5 positions confirmed

After a gripping race and intense two day wait for both those which had arrived and the crew on board, Unicef crossed the finish line of Race 5 on 12/01/20…

13 Jan 2020

Visit Sanya, China completes arrivals

Visit Sanya, China was welcomed into the Whitsundays with a beautiful sunrise. When lack of wind hampered progress to the point where it would significantly affect the team's arrival time…

12 Jan 2020

​Whitsundays Welcome and Race 5 Prizegiving

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

12 Jan 2020

The Whitsundays ETAs

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

11 Jan 2020

Arrivals continue into the Whitsundays

Dare To Lead - 12 January 03:26:13 UTC Dare To Lead was the seventh team to cross the Race 5 finish line at 03:26:13 UTC on 12 January. After a…

11 Jan 2020

Zhuhai Arrives into the Whitsundays, the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

Zhuhai crossed the finish line at 10:54:19UTC on 12 January 2020 and became the eighth team to join the fleet in the Coral Sea Marina Resort, Airlie Beach. It was…

10 Jan 2020

​Imagine your Korea complete Race 5 aiming for best result to date

Crossing the finish line of Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, at 15:14:19 UTC the Imagine your Korea team is aiming for its best finish to…

10 Jan 2020

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam secures line honours in race to the Whitsundays

After 19 tough days at sea racing around the coast of Australia, the Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam team, skippered by Josh Stickland, has secured line honours in the fifth…

10 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 19: Reflections and Results

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

10 Jan 2020

Update on Visit Sanya, China

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

9 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 18: Poker Faces on for Final Stretch

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

8 Jan 2020

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on ‘What Makes Us Human’

Today, BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show hosted Sir Robin Knox-Johnston for the series named 'What Makes us Human'. Sir Robin delivered his thoughts on the essence of human existence,…

8 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 17: Just Keep Racing

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

7 Jan 2020

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

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

6 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 15: Decisions, decisions

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

5 Jan 2020

​Race 5 Day 14: The Race Against Nature

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

4 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 13: Life at an angle

Life at an angle has resumed across the fleet as the teams beat up the coast of Australia towards the Whitsundays . With all teams having less than 1500nm to…

3 Jan 2020

​Race 5 Day 12: Snakes and Ladders

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

2 Jan 2020

Fond memories of a Festive Fremantle

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

2 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 11:New Year, New…?

GoToBermuda, Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam and Zhuhai continue the tussle for the lead in Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The light winds off the…

1 Jan 2020

Race 5 Day 10: Fleet Rings in a new decade

It’s been an edgy 24 hours for current race leaders Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam and GoToBermuda . Stuck in light winds, the two teams have been hoping the New…

31 Dec 2019

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

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

30 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 8: Bracing for change

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

29 Dec 2019

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

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

28 Dec 2019

​Race 5 Day 6: A Close Race East

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

27 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 5: Back to business

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

26 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 4: Boxing Day Sails

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

25 Dec 2019

Race 5: Day 3: Merry Christmas!

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

24 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 2: Together for Christmas

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

24 Dec 2019

Festive Fremantle Race Start for Remaining Three Teams

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

23 Dec 2019

Race 5 Day 1: ​A Baptism of Fire

The fourth of eight stages that forms the global Clipper Race route got underway from Fremantle, Western Australia, yesterday. Bound for Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays on the east coast,…

22 Dec 2019

The Australian Coast-to-Coast Leg Begins

The fourth stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race, the 3,400 nautical mile long Australian Coast-to-Coast Leg, has got underway from Fremantle today (Sunday 22 December). The…

21 Dec 2019

Prizegiving: Part Two

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

21 Dec 2019

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

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

20 Dec 2019

Chinese Consulate Visits Clipper Race Fleet in Fremantle

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

20 Dec 2019

​Final three start their arrival into Fremantle

Unicef completes the fleet into Fremantle Unicef has arrived into Fremantle this evening, crossing the finish line at 12:24:46UTC. This race has been a rollercoaster ride which took just 30…

20 Dec 2019

Fremantle ETAs

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

18 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 31: Planning ahead

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

17 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 30: Southern (Ocean) Hospitality

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

17 Dec 2019

Winner of Roaring Forties Match Race Announced

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

16 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 29: Reflecting On The Race

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

15 Dec 2019

​Race 4 Day 28: 1000 nautical miles to Fremantle

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

14 Dec 2019

​Golden Hour Honours

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

14 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 27: Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint concludes

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

14 Dec 2019

Leg 2 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 Leg 2.…

14 Dec 2019

Clipper Race Update

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

13 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 26: High Winds and High Spirits

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

13 Dec 2019

Update on Unicef

Due to light winds, flogging sails and the need to arrive into Fremantle in good time, Unicef has now accepted ninth place and switched on its engine. Unicef will most…

12 Dec 2019

​Olympian Mary King swaps saddles for sails

“There was a joke on the boat about me wearing my pearls, but you have to keep up standards!” said British Champion and Olympian-turned-Ocean-Racer Mary King. Mary, 58, who has…

12 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 25: One last match race

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

12 Dec 2019

ARRIVALS CONTINUE INTO FREMANTLE

Update: 11 December 22:30 UTC Seattle completed Race 4, arriving into Fremantle on Wednesday 11 December, after 24 days at sea, crossing the finish line at 06:26:50UTC in eighth place.…

12 Dec 2019

​Meet the Crew: Kate Holling

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew Name: Kate Holling Occupation: Head of Procurement Hometown: Perth Leg: 3 Team: Imagine your Korea Adventure-seeker Kate, from Perth in Australia, had always imagined…

11 Dec 2019

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

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

10 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 23: Great minds think alike

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

10 Dec 2019

WTC Logistics Update

Highly experienced sailor Rich Gould will take over as Clipper Race Skipper of WTC Logistics , to lead the team from Leg 4 and the remainder of Clipper 2019-20 Race…

9 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 22: Race within a Race

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

8 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 21: The Race to Fremantle continues

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

8 Dec 2019

Nail-biting finale sees Qingdao clinch narrow victory in fourth race

After a three-week game of cat and mouse across the Southern Ocean, between the two leading Clipper Race teams, it was Qingdao which clinched a narrow victory. The team, flying…

7 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 20: The Sleighs fly towards Fremantle

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

6 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 19: Whether the weather will decide?

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

4 Dec 2019

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

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

4 Dec 2019

​Royal Albert Dock confirmed as Race Finish for Unforgettable Finale

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

3 Dec 2019

Clipper Ventures paves the way for sailing in Qinhuangdao

Clipper Ventures, the parent company of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Hamble School of Yachting, Clipper China and Clipper Events, has welcomed a delegation from Qinhuangdao, China, the main…

3 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 16: Eyes on the rear view mirror

The competition among the fleet is heating up as it’s not just the front runners who are jostling on the race track. Over the last 24 hours, Zhuhai has been…

2 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 15: In Pictures

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

1 Dec 2019

Race 4 Day 14: A New Leader

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

30 Nov 2019

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

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

29 Nov 2019

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATED IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

“I’d really enjoy the warmth of a crackling wood fire right now,” Seattle-born crew member Mitchell Sundt exclaimed as he wrote his daily blog, thousands of miles from home. Mitchell…

29 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 12: 50 Shades of Grey

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

28 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 11: Happy Thanksgiving

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

28 Nov 2019

Update on Punta del Este and Visit Sanya, China

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

27 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 10: Squalls, sails and hail

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

26 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 9: What’s the Score?

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

26 Nov 2019

Unicef heading to Durban for Medevac

Update 17:15 26/11/2019 Unicef crew member, Andrew Toms, continues to be in a stable condition. The Unicef team is currently entering Durban harbour with an NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute)…

25 Nov 2019

​Race 4 Day 8: Bonus Points

Leading the charge to Fremantle, for a fourth consecutive day, Qingdao held off Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam to cross the Scoring Gate first and stake a claim on the…

24 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 7: Sunshine and Anticipation

One week into the Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride and the racing fleet has experienced a slight lull as a high pressure system moves over the fleet. It is bringing…

23 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 6: Joining the ‘Roaring’ Forties Club

On the sixth day of Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, the racing teams are all within 280 nautical miles of each other as they power up towards…

22 Nov 2019

​Race 4 Day 5: Teams feel the effects as they approach the Roaring Forties

On the fifth day of Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, Qingdao has taken over the role of frontrunner from Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam , as the…

21 Nov 2019

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

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

20 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 3: Conditions Liven up as the Race Remains Tight

On the third day of Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, the upwind slam has subsided for most of the Clipper Race Crews, but whilst the fleet is…

20 Nov 2019

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

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

19 Nov 2019

​Ocean health school trip aims to engage and empower local school children

Children from Prestwich Street Primary, a school in the heart of Cape Town, were recently invited to participate in a morning of fun, learning and exploration at the Two Oceans…

19 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 2: Early Pressure for Leading Team

“All lined up like little tin soldiers” is how the fleet has been described. Check out the Race Viewer and you’ll see that a neat formation on Clipper 70s in…

18 Nov 2019

Race 4 Day 1: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride gets Underway

Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, a 4,750 nautical mile ocean crossing from Cape Town, South Africa to Fremantle, Australia is underway. Yesterday the fleet left the V&A…

17 Nov 2019

​CLIPPER RACE EMBARKS ON SOUTHERN OCEAN LEG

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

16 Nov 2019

Penalty Points for Leg 1

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 Atlantic Trade…

16 Nov 2019

Race 4: Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride

Basking in the shadow of Table Mountain, the Clipper Race fleet makes its final preparations ahead of Race 4; a 4,750 nautical mile ocean crossing from Cape Town, South Africa…

15 Nov 2019

​CELEBRATING DARE TO LEAD HERITAGE

It has been a day of emotional reunions and introductions in Cape Town today as former young black South African Clipper Race crew came together to celebrate their ‘Dare To…

12 Nov 2019

​And then there were eleven - Zhuhai arrives into Cape Town

And then there were eleven. Zhuhai is the final team to arrive into Cape Town, meaning the fleet is now complete at the V&A Waterfront. Huge applause broke out as…

12 Nov 2019

Imagine your Korea Update

Experienced sailor Rob Graham will take over as Clipper Race Skipper of Imagine your Korea , leading the team from Fremantle, Australia and for the remainder of the circumnavigation. This…

11 Nov 2019

Race 3 Prizegiving

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

11 Nov 2019

Crowds line waterfront to cheer in Dare To Lead

Dare To Lead crossed the finish line of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown at 16:59:07 UTC on Monday 11 November following what has been a tough leg for…

11 Nov 2019

Cape Town ETAs

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

10 Nov 2019

​Time penalty for CV25

The Clipper Race Committee is announcing that CV25, Punta del Este , has been given a six-hour time penalty as a result of breaching part of the Clipper Race Course…

9 Nov 2019

Arrivals continue into Cape Town

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

8 Nov 2019

Punta del Este Scoops Second Place into Cape Town as Unicef Takes Third

Punta del Este secured second place in the nail biting closing stages of Race 3 as the team held off Unicef and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam in the tussle…

8 Nov 2019

Race 3 Day 16: Wind hole to slow finish?

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

8 Nov 2019

Qingdao Wins Standoff in South Atlantic Showdown

The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown delivered what it promised as a close fought standoff between the eleven identical Clipper Race teams played out along the entire 3,555 mile racecourse before…

7 Nov 2019

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

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

7 Nov 2019

Update on Zhuhai team

07 November at 15:25 As Zhuhai is currently in a band of lighter winds, the decision has been taken for the team to stop racing and motor-sail towards Cape Town.…

6 Nov 2019

Race 3 Day 14: Hide and Seek in the South Atlantic

The fourteenth day of racing to Cape Town on Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown is providing great sailing conditions with Qingdao currently leading, followed by Punta del Este…

5 Nov 2019

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

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

4 Nov 2019

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

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

3 Nov 2019

​Race 3 Day 11: Hang onto your Hat

On Day 11 of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, Mother Nature is treating the fleet to a multitude of challenging weather conditions as the teams battle their way…

2 Nov 2019

​Race 3 Day 10: Highlights in pictures

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

1 Nov 2019

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

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

31 Oct 2019

Race 3 Day 8: South Atlantic Low

On Day 8 of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown the fleet is in the throws of a South Atlantic low as it races towards Cape Town. Seumas Kellock,…

30 Oct 2019

Vote for Clipper Race!

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

30 Oct 2019

​Race 3 Day 7: Scoring Gate Results Confirmed

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

29 Oct 2019

​Race 3 Day 6: Charge for the Scoring Gate

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

28 Oct 2019

Race 3 Day 5: The calm before the storm

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

27 Oct 2019

Race 3 Day 4: North South Divide

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

26 Oct 2019

​Race 3 Day 3: Snakes and ladders

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

25 Oct 2019

Race 3 Day 2: Surf’s up

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

24 Oct 2019

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

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

23 Oct 2019

The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown Has Begun

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

23 Oct 2019

Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown

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

22 Oct 2019

Skipper thoughts ahead of Race 3

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

21 Oct 2019

​Local School Children Give Clipper Race Crew the VIP Treatment

On a sunny morning in Punta del Este, Uruguay, three of the Qingdao team arrived at a local school to meet with some children. Little did they know the effort…

21 Oct 2019

Meteorological phenomenon and lightning storm captured as Clipper 2019-20 Race approached Punta del Este, Uruguay

After a hard fought and challenging 5,200 nautical miles across the Atlantic, the Clipper Race fleet faced one more hurdle in the last 48 hours as they started to get…

19 Oct 2019

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

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

16 Oct 2019

​Yacht Club Punta del Este puts on Prizegiving Extravaganza

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

15 Oct 2019

​Seattle Update

Experienced sailor David Hartshorn will take over as Clipper Race Skipper of Seattle , to lead the team for the remainder of its circumnavigation. This follows the departure of Skipper…

14 Oct 2019

​The fleet completes Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup

All eleven yachts have now completed the 5,195 nautical mile race from Portimão, Portugal to Punta del Este, Uruguay, which will be home to the yachts and the crew for…

14 Oct 2019

​Local Heroes: Punta del Este welcomed into its home port

Despite the cold evening and late hour, hundreds of local spectators, supporters and Yacht Club Punta Del Este representatives, lined the marina to welcome the Punta del Este team into…

13 Oct 2019

Podium Finish for Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

Vietnamese team Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam , led by Josh Stickland, has secured its first podium win taking third place in Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup; the second of…

13 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 28: Thunderstorms and Lightning

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

13 Oct 2019

Punta del Este ETAs

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

12 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 27: Windholes Create Leaderboard Upheaval

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

11 Oct 2019

Chinese teams take line honours into Punta del Este

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

11 Oct 2019

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

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

10 Oct 2019

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

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

9 Oct 2019

A guided tour of a Clipper 70 with Unicef Skipper Ian Wiggin

Ever wondered what the Clipper Race yachts were actually like? Thanks to Unicef Skipper Ian Wiggin, here's your chance to tour a Clipper 70 without even having to leave the…

9 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 24: Final Push Begins

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

8 Oct 2019

Race 2 Day 23: Qingdao takes the lead

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

7 Oct 2019

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

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

6 Oct 2019

​Race 2 Day 21: Wind Gusts and Windholes

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

5 Oct 2019

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

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

4 Oct 2019

Clipper Race Crew Face Court of King Neptune

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

4 Oct 2019

​Meet the Crew: Gerry Glover

Name: Gerry Glover Age: 52 Occupation: Self-employed Nationality: New Zealand Team: GoToBermuda Legs: Leg 1: The Atlantic Trade Winds, and Leg 2: The South Atlantic Challenge Gerry, 52 from Hamilton…

4 Oct 2019

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

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

3 Oct 2019

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

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

2 Oct 2019

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

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

1 Oct 2019

Race 2 Day 16: Offerings to King Neptune

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

30 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 15: Sailing into the Southern Hemisphere

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

29 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 14: Racing Resumes

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

28 Sep 2019

​Race 2 Day 13: Doldrums Downtime

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

27 Sep 2019

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

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

26 Sep 2019

​Race 2 Day 11: Life in the Doldrums

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

25 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 10: Tropical Storm Gives Way to Doldrums

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

25 Sep 2019

The Doldrums Corridor Explained

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

24 Sep 2019

​Race 2 Day 9: Strange Start To Doldrums

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

24 Sep 2019

Meet the Crew: Richard Burchell, Clipper ‘96 Crew Back Racing on Clipper 2019-20 Race

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew Name: Richard Burchell Occupation: Chiropodist Hometown: Caterham, Surrey Leg: Circumnavigation Team: Imagine you Korea Twenty-three years after Richard Burchell, 62, took part in Clipper…

23 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 8: Charging toward the Cape Verde Islands

After the success of crossing the Scoring Gate yesterday first, Visit Sanya, China is currently leading the fleet in Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup. It remains tight at the top…

22 Sep 2019

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

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

21 Sep 2019

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

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

20 Sep 2019

Portimão Labelled a Huge Success

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

20 Sep 2019

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

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

19 Sep 2019

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

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

18 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 3: The Trade Winds Arrive

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

17 Sep 2019

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

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

16 Sep 2019

Race 2 Day 1: A Slow Wind Start Tests Fleet

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

15 Sep 2019

Bold and Fast Start by Punta del Este in Race 2

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

15 Sep 2019

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

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

14 Sep 2019

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

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

14 Sep 2019

Uruguayan Ambassador visits Punta del Este Team in Portimão

There may be 5,185 nautical miles between Clipper Race Host Ports Portimão and Punta del Este, but the two cities have been brought closer than ever after the Uruguayan Ambassador…

12 Sep 2019

Clipper Race Teams Impress During Portimão Rally

With Portimão putting on yet another perfect day, it was time for some of the teams to test out the excellent sailing conditions the Algarve is known for. A mixture…

12 Sep 2019

​Crew Explore the Sights and Tastes of the Beautiful Algarve

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

11 Sep 2019

Meet the Crew: Ina Baum

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew Name: Ina Baum Age: 53 Occupation: Business Consultant Hometown: Koln Leg: Circumnavigation Team: Zhuhai It’s been over six months since we first met Ina…

10 Sep 2019

Punta del Este Crowned Winners of First Race at Sunset Prizegiving

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

9 Sep 2019

Fleet arrives into Marina de Portimão after tough first race

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

9 Sep 2019

Punta del Este Wins Race to Portimão

Punta del Este will be racing to its home port on a huge high after claiming a win in the opening race to Portimão in Portugal. Despite being as low…

8 Sep 2019

Race Director on Race 1

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

8 Sep 2019

Race 1 Day 6: Ocean Sprint results are in!

On the sixth day of racing the big winds and surfing conditions continued into the first Ocean Sprint of the 2019-20 edition. Skippers reported boat speed records being broken with…

7 Sep 2019

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

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

6 Sep 2019

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

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

5 Sep 2019

RACE 1 DAY 3: The Fleet Waves Goodbye to UK Waters for 11 Months and Enters Calmer Conditions

The third day of racing has brought new sailing conditions, the wind has backed and the teams have left the challenging upwind conditions behind them for now. Spinnaker sailing once…

4 Sep 2019

Race 1 Day 2: The Upwind Battle Continues

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

3 Sep 2019

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

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

1 Sep 2019

The Clipper 2019-20 Race fleet departs London

1 Sep 2019

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

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

1 Sep 2019

Race 1: London to Portimão

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

31 Aug 2019

Skipper Thoughts ahead of Race 1

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

31 Aug 2019

Seattle, Visit Sanya and Punta del Este celebrate and reveal team supporters

The Seattle team entry in the Clipper 2019-20 Race has been christened by Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at the official naming ceremony at St. Katharine Docks,…

31 Aug 2019

Qingdao and Zhuhai Complete Naming Ceremonies

It's now time to race, with the final two Naming Ceremonies held on Qingdao and Zhuhai on the eve of Race Start. The Qingdao Naming Ceremony at London's St. Katharine…

31 Aug 2019

RIDE THE WIND BOOK LAUNCH

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

29 Aug 2019

Imagine your Korea, Unicef and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam Enjoy the Limelight

A high point for the teams as they get ready for the adventure of a lifetime is the time which is dedicated to them; their official naming ceremonies. The audience…

29 Aug 2019

The Clipper Race and Marlow Ropes Partnership Strives for a Greener Future

The sixteenth year of partnership between the Clipper Race and Marlow Ropes will be marked with a shift towards a greener future. The world's first mooring line to be made…

28 Aug 2019

GoToBermuda, WTC Logistics and Dare To Lead Ready To Race

As the clock continues to countdown to the start of the Clipper 2019-20 Race on 1 September, the action at the Fan Zone at London's St Katharine Docks is in…

23 Aug 2019

Clipper Race Prep Day at St Katharine Docks

23 Aug 2019

Get Ready For Some Gripping Viewing

Forget binge-watching the latest Netflix series. The Clipper Race Viewer is back and set to take over your lives, bringing all of the drama and making for some very gripping…

22 Aug 2019

Hundreds of Clipper Race Crew Arrive in London

22 Aug 2019

Crew Member turns 18!

Name: Sophie Cross Age: 18 - just! Nationality: British Team: Zhuhai Thursday 22 August is a big day for Sophie Cross. Not only will she be arriving with her Zhuhai…

20 Aug 2019

​Departure Day - fleet leaves Clipper Race HQ for London

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

16 Aug 2019

​Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew: Christian Andrew

Name: Christian Andrew Age: 49 Occupation: Police Officer Hometown: Hertfordshire Legs: 5 and 6 Team: Unicef Race Crew member, Christian Andrew is swapping detecting crimes for detecting weather patterns as…

15 Aug 2019

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew: Sarah Worby

Name: Sarah Worby Age: 26 Occupation: Travel Consultant Hometown: Epping Green, Essex Leg: 8 Team: UNICEF Stepping into her Father’s footsteps, who raced in the previous two editions of the…

14 Aug 2019

Prep Week in Full Swing

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

14 Aug 2019

A Passion For Oceans: new book launched by Vicky Song

This week sees the launch of a book by a former Clipper Race Crew member, telling the story of how the global event gave them the thirst for adventure and…

8 Aug 2019

IMAGINE YOUR KOREA ANNOUNCED AS THE FINAL TEAM ENTRY FOR THE CLIPPER 2019-20 RACE

Imagine your Korea has been revealed as the newest team entry for the Clipper 2019-20 Race and will be led by skipper Mike Surridge. The partnership is supported by the…

5 Aug 2019

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, announced as new team entry in Clipper 2019-20 Race

Following a high profile signing ceremony this morning, it has been revealed that the Quang Ninh Province, in northeast Vietnam, has signed a two edition deal with the Clipper Race.…

31 Jul 2019

Garmin Returns As Official Supplier

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

28 Jul 2019

​Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Crew: Stuart Mace and Marie O’Riley

Name: Marie O’Riley Age: 54 Hometown: Leamington Spa, UK Nationality: British Occupation: Sales and Marketing Consultant Team: Dare To Lead Legs: Leg 8, the Atlantic Homecoming Leg Name: Stuart Mace…

24 Jul 2019

​DARE TO LEAD RETURNS TO INSPIRE NEW WAVE OF ADVENTURERS

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is pleased to announce Dare To Lead will be returning as a Team Partner in the 2019-20 edition of the race. It has…

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…

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 2019. During…

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 Race,…

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…

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…

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 been a Team Partner in the Clipper Race. And…

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…

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…

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 first…

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 day record circumnavigation…

20 Apr 2019

Watch Now: Sanya’s Debut Documentary

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

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…

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 crucial behind-the-scenes role as Global Medical Support Partner to the Clipper…

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 the Sunday…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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’…

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, making…

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…

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.…

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 what will be a big 2019 for Sir Robin. 50…

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…

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…

1 Mar 2019

​Sanya Opens Applications for Ambassador Programme

The tropical paradise of Sanya, China, has today opened applications for its Clipper Race Ambassador Programme . The programme, which is available to residents of Sanya, gives locals the chance…

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…

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…

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 was…

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.…

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…

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 Yachting .…

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…

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 Wendy…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. Image:…

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…

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, which…

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, Skipper of…

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, who…

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 was…

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 race’s history,…

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 place overall…

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. Making a…

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. The bright pink Liverpool…

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.…

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.…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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 Race 12…

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 Unicef…

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 overall Leaderboard…

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…

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…

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.…

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 now…

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 Nasdaq’s Stock…

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…

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…

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 Coast-to-Coast Leg 7, the…

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 the night. The close…

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 York. The…

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.…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 the last…

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…

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 the…

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 of…

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 approaching…

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 gods,…

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 leaders…

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 Challenge…

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…

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 an…

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 he…

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, with…

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 Sprint divided teams,…

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 Race…

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. After a…

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 Derbyshire,…

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 California…

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 American…

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…

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 American…

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 time…

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 scientific…

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…

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…

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 in brilliant…

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…

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 by…

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.…

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 of securing top bonus…

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…

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 the next challenge;…

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 big…

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 ties…

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…

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 Clipper…

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 of Qingdao,…

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 few miles…

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…

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 the…

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 part from Nasdaq to…

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 headwinds…

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 the…

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 the…

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…

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 people…

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.…

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…

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…

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 cross the…

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…

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 estimates…

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 pack turns…

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: The…

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 it…

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,…

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 towards Liverpool 2018 in…

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 and repairs…

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 Sanya,…

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…

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 nautical mile…

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 it…

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 was announced…

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 PSP…

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 of Clipper Race training.…

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 Race 6.…

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 helps to…

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 maiden…

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…

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,…

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 by Lance Shepherd, from…

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…

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 up a…

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 Course Instructions…

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 Race…

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…

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 for…

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 up the…

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 top followed…

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…

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 DOWN UNDER…

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 70 Class,…

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 competitor shortly…

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…

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 other ten…

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 PSP…

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…

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 part…

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…

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…

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 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman…

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 2018, affectionately…

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…

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 (18:12:27 local…

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,…

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 finish…

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 Seattle , both…

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 challenging winds,teams are set…

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 Test. With…

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…

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…

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…

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 the pack…

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…

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 start for…

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…

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 of the…

30 Nov 2017

​WESTERN AUSTRALIA EMBRACES THE CLIPPER RACE

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

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 has now…

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,…

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 crossed…

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 the…

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 into Fremantle,…

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…

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 crew joining the…

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.…

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,…

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 Race across…

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, was declared…

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 CV30…

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…

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…

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…

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 Cape…

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…

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 no further part in the…

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 is who…

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…

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 32 nautical…

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.…

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 team was met…

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…

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…

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 are wanting to resume…

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 the…