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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 the front, it’s going to be a nail-biting end to Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, with all teams currently predicted to finish within 24 hours of each other! With…

21 Feb 2018

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO SANYA, CHINA

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

20 Feb 2018

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

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

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…

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 begins the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint on Day 16 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya in China. Leading the fleet for the third consecutive day, Qingdao…

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 Paradis 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 that many in the Clipper Race fleet have had to take down spinnakers, but the teams are continuing to maintain excellent speeds towards the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Qingdao maintains is…

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…

8 Feb 2018

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

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

7 Feb 2018

RACE 6 PENALTY POINTS

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

7 Feb 2018

Race 7 Day 8: Equator Crossings And Scoring Gate Decisions

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

26 Jan 2018

DARE TO LEAD EXPANDS AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

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

26 Jan 2018

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…

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…

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…

14 Jan 2018

A FIREFIGHTER’S COUNTDOWN TO SEATTLE

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

13 Jan 2018

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

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

12 Jan 2018

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Extends Fundraising Partnership with Unicef

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

12 Jan 2018

RACE 6 DAY 7: OCEAN SPRINT TURNS INTO MARATHON

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

11 Jan 2018

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

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

9 Jan 2018

UPDATE ON SAFETY TETHERS FROM MAIB

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

9 Jan 2018

Race 6 Day 4: Mixed Conditions Split The Fleet

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

8 Jan 2018

Update on Penalty Points

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

8 Jan 2018

​Race 6 Day 3: Scoring Gate Results are in

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

7 Jan 2018

Nominations Open For Race 6 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

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

7 Jan 2018

​Race 6 Day 2: Race to the Scoring Gate

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

6 Jan 2018

RACE 6 DAY 1: Tough Upwind Conditions Test The Fleet

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

5 Jan 2018

​Fleet Splits Tactics in Race to The Wondrous Whitsundays

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

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:…

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…

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…

22 Dec 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Tony Maggs

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

21 Dec 2017

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…

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…

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…

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

DARE TO LEAD COMPLETES FIRST DAY OF SYDNEY ARRIVALS

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

15 Dec 2017

Overall Leaders Qingdao Take Final Place on Podium

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

15 Dec 2017

THRILLING FINALE AS AUSTRALIAN SKIPPER CLAIMS HOME TOWN WIN

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

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…

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…

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…

4 Dec 2017

RACE 4 DAY 2: EASTWARDS TOWARDS THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT

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

3 Dec 2017

RACE 4 DAY 1: SANYA SERENITY COAST TAKES EARLY ADVANTAGE

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

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…

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…

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…

25 Nov 2017

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

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

24 Nov 2017

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

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

24 Nov 2017

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

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

22 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 22: ELLIOT BROWN OCEAN SPRINT RESULTS ANNOUNCED

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

21 Nov 2017

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

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

16 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 16: TEAMS AWAIT A WIND SHIFT

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

16 Nov 2017

​Clipper Race Reveals £7.5 Million Boost to Liverpool Economy

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

15 Nov 2017

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

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

15 Nov 2017

Nominations Open for Race 3 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

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

15 Nov 2017

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

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

15 Nov 2017

Greenings Team and Yacht Update

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

14 Nov 2017

UNICEF AWARDED REDRESS FOR RACE 3: DELL LATITUDE RUGGED RACE

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

14 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 14: Spinnakers Emerge as Westerlies Fill in

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

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…

8 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 8: FLEET CONTINUES TO BATTLE UPWIND

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

7 Nov 2017

Race 3 Day 7: BACK TO LIFE AT A HEEL

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

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…

4 Nov 2017

​RACE 3 DAY 4: CALM AFTER THE STORM

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

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

GREENINGS PARTIALLY UNDER WATER AFTER RUNNING AGROUND

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

31 Oct 2017

Dell Latitude Rugged Race 3 gets underway

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

31 Oct 2017

​SKIPPERS THOUGHTS AHEAD OF DELL LATITUDE RUGGED RACE 3

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

29 Oct 2017

CREW VISIT SOUTH AFRICAN UNICEF PROJECT

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

28 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 24: Land In Sight

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

27 Oct 2017

​Race 2 Day 23: The Final Stretch

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

27 Oct 2017

​MEET THE CLIPPER 2017-18 CREW: JAN BANFIELD

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

25 Oct 2017

RACE 1 PENALTY POINTS

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

25 Oct 2017

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

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

24 Oct 2017

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

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

23 Oct 2017

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

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

22 Oct 2017

UNICEF ARRIVES INTO CAPE TOWN AFTER CHALLENGING RACE

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

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…

19 Oct 2017

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

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

19 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 15: Battle for Final Positions

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

19 Oct 2017

Visit Seattle pips Liverpool 2018 to fourth place

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

18 Oct 2017

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

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

17 Oct 2017

RACE 2 DAY 13: LIGHT AIRS HINDER FLEET

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

17 Oct 2017

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

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

14 Oct 2017

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

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

13 Oct 2017

RACE 2 DAY 9: SHAKING OUT THE REEFS

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

12 Oct 2017

Nominations open for Race 2 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

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

12 Oct 2017

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

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

11 Oct 2017

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

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

9 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 5: High-Pressure System Frustrates Fleet

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

7 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 3: CLOSE-FOUGHT BATTLE CONTINUES

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

6 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 2: Early Frontrunners Emerge

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

4 Oct 2017

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

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

3 Oct 2017

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

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

2 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Sarah Addison

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

1 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Julio Matthieu

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

26 Sep 2017

​Race 1 Prize Giving: GREAT Britain tops Standings

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

26 Sep 2017

​Race 1: Close Finish For Clipper Race Opening Stage

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

25 Sep 2017

​Nasdaq Completes Leg 1 Team Arrivals

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

23 Sep 2017

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

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

22 Sep 2017

​ARRIVALS CONTINUE INTO PUNTA DEL ESTE

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

22 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 33: Battle for Positions Continue

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

19 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 30: Wind Holes Unsettle the Fleet

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

14 Sep 2017

Nominations Open For Race 1 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

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

20 Aug 2017

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

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

22 Feb 2018

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

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

18 Nov 2017

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

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

23 Sep 2017

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

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

21 Sep 2017

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

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

12 Sep 2017

Punta del Este Awaits

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

6 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 17: Doldrums Tactics Play Out

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

5 Sep 2017

Nasdaq diverts to Cape Verde Islands

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

3 Sep 2017

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

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

2 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 13: FIRST TEAMS CROSS SCORING GATE

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

1 Sep 2017

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

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

30 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 10: CLIPPER RACE LEADERS FEELING THE HEAT

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

28 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 8: Qingdao Storms Into the Lead

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

27 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 7: Westerly Tactics Start To Pay Off

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

26 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 6: First Tough Test for Fleet

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

24 Aug 2017

Race 1, Day 4: The Pre-Doldrum Doldrums

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

23 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 3: Tackling the Bay of Biscay

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

22 Aug 2017

RACE 1 DAY 2: Strong Tides Divide Fleet

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

19 Aug 2017

British Olympians Swap Sports for New Challenge at Sea

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

17 Aug 2017

​Three sleeps to go!

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

16 Aug 2017

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

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

7 Aug 2017

Nasdaq Sets Sail with Clipper Race

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

4 Aug 2017

Clipper Race HQ Welcomes Volvo Ocean Race Fleet

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

1 Aug 2017

​Excitement Builds with Race Prep Week Underway

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

1 Aug 2017

DALE SMYTH TO SKIPPER UNIQUE NEW DARE TO LEAD TEAM

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

26 Jul 2017

CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE CREW FUNDRAISING STORY: David Smith

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

24 Jul 2017

CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE CREW FUNDRAISING STORY: Mike Sweet

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

21 Jul 2017

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

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

21 Jul 2017

LIVERPOOL ANNOUNCES CLIPPER RACE TEAM ENTRY

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

20 Jul 2017

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

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

3 Jul 2017

Female Skippers Come out on Top in First Major Test

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

3 Jul 2017

​Countdown to Liverpool: Race Start Timings Revealed!

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

28 Jun 2017

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

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

23 Jun 2017

Round Three with Dan Hardy

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

18 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Crew: David Wilson

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

16 Jun 2017

Round Two with Dan Hardy

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

14 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Rachel Penny

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

9 Jun 2017

Dan Hardy’s Plan for Clipper Race Success

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

6 Jun 2017

​All Wrapped Up: Sanya Serenity Coast Branded

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

5 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Shannon Dean

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

1 Jun 2017

First Stop: Punta del Este

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

26 May 2017

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

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

25 May 2017

The Clipper Race Returns to Fremantle

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

22 May 2017

Calling All Junior Crew Supporters!

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

20 May 2017

The World Comes to Portsmouth for Crew Allocation

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

19 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Tessa Hicks

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

16 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Emily Woodason

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

9 May 2017

Qingdao Skipper Revealed

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

8 May 2017

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

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

28 Apr 2017

​US Premier Regional Sports TV Network Airs Clipper Race Series

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

14 Apr 2017

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

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

24 Mar 2017

Leadership Weekend: Skippers’ Climb to Success

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

13 Mar 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Seumas Kellock

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

10 Mar 2017

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Jane and Graham Coutts

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

8 Mar 2017

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold For Change

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

1 Mar 2017

Chris Drummond’s Race Against Time

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

14 Feb 2017

For the Love of Sailing

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

6 Feb 2017

Happy Waitangi Day!

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

3 Feb 2017

Wendy Tuck Re-joins Clipper Race Australia

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

30 Jan 2017

Congratulations Daniel!

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

25 Jan 2017

Happy ‘Straya Day!

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

20 Jan 2017

Former Clipper Race Skipper Equals British Record in Vendee Globe

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

19 Jan 2017

Qingdao Ambassadors Selected After Trial in China

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

18 Jan 2017

Former Clipper Race Skipper Chasing Vendee Globe Glory

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

16 Jan 2017

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Samantha Harper

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

15 Jan 2017

Excitement builds at Crew Brief Day

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

11 Jan 2017

Race Receives Royal Stamp of Approval at London Boat Show

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

10 Jan 2017

Clipper Race Crewman Clinches Top Award

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

6 Jan 2017

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

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

5 Jan 2017

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

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

4 Jan 2017

Marine Travel Extends Partnership with World’s Largest Ocean Race

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

22 Nov 2016

Could this be you?

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

9 Mar 2016

Qingdao Celebrates 12 Years of Achievement and Legacy

The city of Qingdao is ready to receive the Clipper Race fleet for the sixth consecutive edition and remains just as excited as it was in 2006, officials revealed at…