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30 Oct 2017

The Dell Latitude Rugged Race 3 Preview

After an amazing stopover in Cape Town, South Africa, the Clipper Race crew are now preparing to leave on Tuesday 31 October for Race 3, to Fremantle, Australia, which will be officially known as the Dell Latitude Rugged Race. Starting at latitude 40°S, the Southern Ocean leg of the Clipper Race pits the crews against the Roaring Forties - 35 knot…

29 Oct 2017

CREW VISIT SOUTH AFRICAN UNICEF PROJECT

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

28 Oct 2017

PSP Logistics Arrives into Cape Town

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

26 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 22: Wind Woes for PSP Logistics

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

22 Oct 2017

A Prize Giving With A Difference

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms Prize Giving Treasure Hunt had the Race Crew and 150 Race Crew Supporters buzzing with excitement as they revelled in the hunt, riddles and games, all laid on by Stormhoek Wines. Exploring the V&A Waterfront, the Clipper Race Teams were set clues and challenges to frequent venues in the local area. Along…

20 Oct 2017

South African Premier Soccer League Team Visits Clipper Race

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

20 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 16: And Then There Were Two

With ten Clipper Race teams now arrived into Cape Town, South Africa, all eyes are now on Unicef and PSP Logistics , as they work to complete Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to The Cape of Storms. Unicef is currently 365 nautical miles from the finish line in Cape Town, but will face some tricky conditions in the…

19 Oct 2017

​Nasdaq Claims Eighth Place

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

18 Oct 2017

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

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

18 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 14: Photo Finish on the Cards

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

17 Oct 2017

RACE 2 DAY 13: LIGHT AIRS HINDER FLEET

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

16 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 12: Positions and Points Up for Grabs

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

15 Oct 2017

​Race 2 Day 11: Battle at the Top

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

8 Oct 2017

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

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

6 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 2: Early Frontrunners Emerge

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

5 Oct 2017

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

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

4 Oct 2017

Race 2 Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway

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

3 Oct 2017

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

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

7 Apr 2017

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

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

1 Nov 2015

Alumni crew show their support in Cape Town

As we celebrate the tenth edition race and its departure from Cape Town yesterday for the start of Race 3: The Wardan Whip to Albany, Western Australia, the spirit of…

31 Oct 2015

​WINDY START FOR ‘WARDAN WHIP’ ACROSS SOUTHERN OCEAN

The twelve-strong Clipper Race fleet has begun the third stage of its 14-race global series in an energetic start from Cape Town in the 4845 nautical mile Southern Ocean crossing…

30 Oct 2015

SAPINDA RAINBOW CREW AND NEW BURSARY

As Sewisa ‘Lawrence’ Magane, a 23-year-old South African from Groberlsdal, Limpopo, prepares to participate in the next leg of the race across the Southern Ocean, Sapinda Rainbow reserve Sakhile Khulekani…

30 Oct 2015

​THE CLIPPER RACE MEANS BUSINESS… AND SO MUCH MORE!

It’s been a busy week around our stay in Cape Town with a high level of engagement and activation by our Race Partners. The latest initiative was a range of presentations,…

29 Oct 2015

Hive of activity in Cape Town Race Village

The Race Village in Cape Town is a hive of activity as visitors to the V&A Waterfront Marina discover what life is like as an ocean racer ahead of the…

28 Oct 2015

VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR VISITS DA NANG - VIET NAM

Da Nang – Viet Nam received a visit from the Ambassador of Vietnam to South Africa, during the stopover in Cape Town before the fleet leaves to race…

27 Oct 2015

​Get on board our open boats in Cape Town today

The Clipper Race fleet has arrived at the V&A Waterfront Marina in Cape Town in all its splendour having completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms from Rio…

27 Oct 2015

Tune in to the world’s biggest ‘house’ party tonight in Cape Town

Tonight, join the Sapinda Rainbow Foundation for it's massive party in Cape Town featuring award-winning beats by South African sensation and ‘Breakthrough DJ of 2015’ Black Coffee. Everyone’s invited, wherever…

26 Oct 2015

Qingdao and LMAX Exchange cross the finish line into Cape Town

Qingdao has completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and crossed the finish line at 1131 UTC (1331 local time) with an elapsed time of 366…

26 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 19: Qingdao overtakes LMAX Exchange in final approach to Cape Town

The race to Cape Town is not over yet. After chasing its nearest competitor since Rio, Qingdao has overtaken LMAX Exchange, finding stronger winds and a…

25 Oct 2015

ETAs to Cape Town, South Africa

The Clipper 2015-16 Race fleet is now berthed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. Click here for further information about Cape Town and the events…

24 Oct 2015

Unicef crosses finish line in Cape Town

Unicef has completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and crossed the finish line at 0813 UTC (1013 local time). The other teams stood on the bow of their…

24 Oct 2015

​CLIPPERTELEMED+ SKIPPER CHANGE

Clipper Race veteran Skipper Matt Mitchell, 28, is to join ClipperTelemed+ in Cape Town, to lead the team for the remainder of the Clipper 2015-16 Race following the resignation of…

23 Oct 2015

Visit Seattle arrives in Cape Town, South Africa

Visit Seattle has crossed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms finish line to make it nine Clipper Race yachts now berthed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town,…

22 Oct 2015

IchorCoal celebrates finish into ‘home port’

South African sponsored IchorCoal is celebrating its arrival into ‘home port’ Cape Town at 0917 UTC (1117 local time), with an elapsed time of 351 hours 17 minutes.…

22 Oct 2015

​Race 2, Day 15: South Atlantic High the final obstacle for remaining teams

The South Atlantic High is the last remaining major obstacle for the boats still at sea, with progress slow in the final approaches to the finish line off Cape Town,…

22 Oct 2015

Busy day of arrivals as teams land in Cape Town

After the first four arrivals overnight day break has revealed Table Mountain in all its majesty. Four more teams are expected today as they battle to cross the finish line…

21 Oct 2015

​Race 2, Day 14: Dramatic denouement in store as teams fight to finish

Race 2, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, is headed for a dramatic denouement, with Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Garmin, GREAT Britain and Mission Performance all fighting…

18 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 11: Derry~Londonderry~Doire sets time to beat in Ocean Sprint

Four teams have completed the Ocean Sprint section of the course and are counting down the miles until the finish in Cape Town. All teams pushed hard with good average speeds…

17 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 10: Front teams start Ocean Sprint test

Five teams are currently pushing hard across the Ocean Sprint after enjoying more challenging conditions in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Race leader Garmin, GREAT Britain (second), Mission…

15 Oct 2015

​Nominations Open for Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

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

10 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 3 Teams Toy with Scoring Gate Tactics

As the crew gradually settles into the life of ocean racing again, attention has now turned to the tactical decision of whether or not to go for the Scoring Gate…

9 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 2: Crews acclimatise to tough conditions

As the crews continue to acclimatise to the tumultuous conditions in the South Atlantic Ocean, the strong winds are helping the fleet make steady progress towards Cape Town, with leader…

8 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 1: ‘A baptism of fire’ with fleet in strong winds and big waves

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway with the fleet mostly in a tightly-bunched pack after 140 nautical miles and 14 hours of racing. Derry~Londonderry~Doire was first across…

8 Oct 2015

Countdown to Cape Town

The countdown has already started to a host of exciting events in South Africa now that Race 2 is underway: the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms from Rio…

7 Oct 2015

Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway

Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway off the Brazilian coast today on its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. …

7 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Colleen Carstens

South African crew member Colleen Carstens had no previous sailing experience before signing up to take part in Leg 2 and race into her home country this year. Colleen was inspired…

6 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Felipe Urrutia

For the first time in the race’s history, two Colombians will take part in the tenth edition race this year. Business owner Felipe Urrutia from Bogota is one of them…

5 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Stefan Ammann

Stafan Ammann is preparing to take on the might of the Southern Ocean, a dream he has been waiting five years to live. Stefan was due to take part in…

4 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Catherine Anderson

As the crew arrive into Rio to start the next race of the series, this time could not have come quicker for one race crew member. Catherine Anderson has had the…

3 Oct 2015

Time for the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway on Wednesday 7 October. Compared to Race 1 it will seem like a straight sprint across the South Atlantic Ocean…

3 Oct 2015

Meet the Race 2 crew: Clement Lee

Today, Race 1 crew members hand over the baton to Race 2 crew joining their teams to take part in the South Atlantic Challenge to Cape Town, South Africa. Joining his…

5 Mar 2015

Start dates revealed for Legs 1 - 4

As we edge ever closer to the start of the Clipper 2015-16 Race, we can now reveal the start dates and projected crew changeover days in the host ports, from…

10 Jan 2015

Stormhoek Wines named Official Wine Partner of the Clipper 2015-16 Race

Stormhoek Wines named Official Wine Partner of the Clipper 2015-16 Race South African wine brand Stormhoek, based in the famous Western Cape wine region, has been announced as the Official Wine…

26 Nov 2014

Throwback Thursday: Nail biting finale for race into Albany

After 5,000 miles of racing, less than four minutes separated the final four teams at the finish line of Race 4 to Albany Waterfront Marina in Western Australia, in this…

20 Nov 2014

Throwback Thursday: PSP Logistics sets new race record

“It was the best experience of the whole race,” explains 23 year-old Tristan Grigalis from Leicester, UK, who circumnavigated on board PSP Logistics in the last edition of the race.…

13 Nov 2014

Throwback Thursday: Fleet experiences 100 mph winds during race to Albany

“I remember saying to myself when Leg 3 was over that I was so glad I’d experienced the Southern Ocean, but that I would never do it again! Well...never say…

6 Nov 2014

Throwback Thursday: Fleet in for a ride as storm hits

“To me it’s all a blur, no matter how many times I watch the footage back, it doesn't seem to sink in what happened.” Says Michelle Porter, who circumnavigated on…

30 Oct 2014

Throwback Thursday: Fleet start race across Southern Ocean

“The race start in Cape Town and what came after are memories that will never fade away in my life,” says Andrea Sangiorgi, a 46 year-old Italian Solicitor based in…