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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 is all about timing. That’s certainly the case for 37-year-old Annie Neeson who arrived in time for crew changeover in Qingdao this week ahead of sailing all the way back…

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…

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…

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

18 Jan 2018

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

Name: Mia Showell-Woodsmith Age: 33 Occupation: Lawyer Nationality: Australian Legs: All-Australian Leg 4 and Asia Pacific Leg 5 Team: Garmin Spending Christmas and New Year racing around Australia’s coastline wouldn’t be everyone’s idea of a de-stress, but it was exactly what the doctor ordered for Clipper 2017-18 Race crew member Mia Showell-Woodsmith. “The Clipper Race was something that I’ve always kind of had at the…

24 Dec 2017

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

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

20 Dec 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew: Paul Bidwell

NAME: Paul Bidwell AGE: 59 NATIONALITY: British LEGS: Circumnavigator TEAM: Unicef For Paul Bidwell, circumnavigator on Unicef , racing has always been a passion and sailing around the world has always been a dream. After selling his joinery company in May this year the opportunity to take part in the Clipper Race finally arrived and he has not looked back. “This is fantastic because it’s…

4 Dec 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Guylaine Chapdelaine

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

9 Nov 2017

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

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

29 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Sophia Müller

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

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

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew - Nicola Harford

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

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…

2 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Sarah Addison

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

1 Oct 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Julio Matthieu

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

29 Sep 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Nathan Harrow

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

4 Aug 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Crew: Justin Heiner

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

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…

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…

10 Apr 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Mick Pattni

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

29 Mar 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Stian Tønnesen

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

26 Mar 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

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

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…

21 Feb 2017

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Greg Schey

NAME: Greg Schey AGE: 27 OCCUPATION: Doctor NATIONALITY: UK LEGS: Round the World TEAM: Qingdao “I’ve always wanted to sail around the world. Since I was knee high to a grasshopper, one thing that I’ve always…

22 Feb 2016

Crew Catchup: Phil Orford - Life of the CEO turned ‘belated gap yearer’

Phil Orford is a round the world crew member on board GREAT Britain . Before starting the Clipper Race, he was the leader of the Forum of Private Business…

19 Jan 2016

​Meet the Crew: Ann Adams

When the Clipper Race fleet sailed along the River Thames and past her pub in Canvey Island, Ann Adams couldn’t bring herself to watch because she knew the lure of…

31 Oct 2015

Meet the Crew: Memnia Theodorou

Memnia Theodorou is the first Cypriot to do the race. She was only due to compete in the Atlantic Trade Winds Race to Brazil, but once she got to Rio…

30 Oct 2015

Meet the Crew: Chris Ingram

Cornish crew member Chris Ingram is set to race across the Southern Ocean when Race 3 starts from Cape Town on Saturday. Find out more about why he is taking on…

29 Oct 2015

​Meet the Crew: Gabrielle Barthelemy

French crew member Gabrielle Barthelemy had no sailing experience and had never stepped on a yacht before, but couldn’t get the thought of racing across oceans out of her head…

30 Sep 2015

Meet Ocean Racer Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson grew up by the sea in Northern Ireland and now works as a solicitor in London. It was during a visit from her mum that she came across…

24 Aug 2015

Meet the Crew: Ken Brown

Ken Brown grew up in Fyvie near Aberdeen and after a lifetime dedicated to his family and engineering career, he has decided that it is time to do something for…

21 Aug 2015

Meet the Crew: Anu Aggarwal

Anu Aggarwal is of our many crew who had never sailed before signing up to join the Clipper Race. Now the 37-year-old Business Analyst has completed all of her training,…

7 Aug 2015

​Meet the Crew – Gavin Reid

Every Clipper Race crew member signs up knowing they are about to embark on the challenge of a lifetime but for Mission Performance circumnavigator Gavin Reid there is…

30 Jul 2015

Meet the Crew: Michael Berry

French Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Doctor Michael Berry works in a hospital in London. He had no prior sailing experience before signing up to compete in this year’s Clipper Race.…

24 Jul 2015

Meet the Crew - Sunil Prabhakar

Sunil Prabhakar from Chennai (formerly known as Madras), India, will be our first ever Indian round the world crew member when he completes the race next year on board GREAT…

20 Jul 2015

​Meet the Crew: Linda and Sophie Crocker

Meet the Crew: Linda and Sophie Crocker Mother and daughter duo Linda and Sophie Crocker will be racing against each other on Qingdao and Ichor Coal during the South Atlantic Leg…

15 Jul 2015

Meet the crew - Boris Dosseh

Frenchman Boris admits he is a competitive person and hopes to win the race on board Team Olivier. Having never sailed before signing up for the race, Boris has now completed…

10 Jul 2015

From Recovery to Racing: Meet Ana Downer-Duprey

“It’s my life so it doesn’t seem that interesting to me. When I found out that I was accepted on the race and my injuries would not stand…

8 Jul 2015

Meet the crew - Moussa Tawil

Moussa Tawil will be our first ever Lebanese round the world crew member by the time he completes his circumnavigation on board Team Max. Currently based in Doha, Moussa has…

26 Jun 2015

​Meet the Crew: Emma Dixey

Emma Dixey is a General Practitioner from Newport, Isle of Wight who recently completed her Level 3 training week. She’s been telling us about why she cannot wait to sail…