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22 Sep 2017

QINGDAO AND DARE TO LEAD FOURTH AND FIFTH ACROSS RACE 1 FINISH LINE

Qingdao , the Clipper Race’s longest standing Team Partner, and debut, Dare To Lead, were fourth and fifth to cross the Race 1 finish, as this busy first night of team arrivals continues. It’s fair to say this was a race of snakes and ladders for Qingdao . Taking the lead from early in the race, it maintained the…

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…

31 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 11: Teams Eye Scoring Gate Points

The battle for positions continues with Qingdao holding onto its narrow lead. GREAT Britain is hot on its stern however, with Sanya Serenity Coast …

19 Aug 2017

Chinese Connections

The strong relationship and connection between the Clipper Race and China will strengthen even further when the eleventh edition begins in Liverpool on Sunday 20 August. The Clipper 2017-18 Race will…

30 Jul 2017

Vicky Song Wishes Ambassadors Well

The Clipper 2017-18 Race will be a historic one, as it includes two Chinese stopovers for the first time. And no one is more excited about that than Vicky Song. Vicky became the first Chinese woman to circumnavigate the world under sail when she took part in the Clipper 2013-14 Race as a Qingdao Ambassador for China’s City of Sailing. Since…

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,…

7 Mar 2017

LATEST INSIGHTS INTO PARTNERS’ WINNING WAYS

The Clipper Race is without equal, a fierce blend of intense competition and stirring human endeavour, but the results don’t stop with its crew: this unique global event provides an inspiring stage which translates into a powerful business opportunity for official partners and suppliers who share similar ambition to push boundaries and go beyond expectation. Clipper Race CEO and…

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…

25 Nov 2016

Qingdao Ambassador Selection Underway

Qingdao’s search for Chinese crew members to participate in the Clipper 2017-18 Race is officially underway, with selection trials set to take place in January 2017. The call for applicants…

2 Nov 2016

QINGDAO EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP TO 2020

China’s ‘Sailing City’ Qingdao has today confirmed it will continue as a Host Port and Team Partner with a Qingdao yacht entry to the end of 2020 to…

21 Apr 2016

Power Supply

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

26 Mar 2016

“You must face challenges for you to grow”

“I think this experience will have a big impact on me and my community when I get back home. I think it will show that you can achieve and stand…

24 Mar 2016

Meet the Crew – Kristof Bostoen

A lover of sailing long distances, crew member Kristof Bostoen is returning to the high seas once more with his team to experience the world’s largest and deepest ocean. Ever since…

23 Mar 2016

Aspiring young sailors take on challenging North Pacific

“I am really hoping to learn as much as I can about ocean racing and see if I could get into it as a professional career,” says Heather Thomas, 19,…

22 Mar 2016

Sailing to Seattle: Meet Yuko Kikuchi

Seattle resident Yuko Kikuchi says she cannot wait to see the familiar sight of downtown coming into Bell Harbor as she sets off on the Seattle Pacific Challenge race from…

20 Mar 2016

Crew departs Qingdao for notorious Seattle Pacific Challenge race

The Clipper Race crew, or ‘courageous ocean warriors’ as they are known here in China, have departed the Sailing City of Qingdao to begin their longest, most remote leg of…

18 Mar 2016

Clipper Race teams up with British Embassy on gender equality in China

The Clipper Race teamed up with the British Embassy Beijing today to host a special panel discussion in Qingdao about gender equality, in support of the UK’s month long International…

17 Mar 2016

Unicef highlights challenge for Children and Environment

The Clipper Race and our Official Charity Unicef joined forces in Qingdao to highlight a subject China is putting more and more emphasis on; that is the role children have…

16 Mar 2016

Chinese community embraces crew

Having been entertained by youngsters yesterday during a school visit, today it was the turn of the ‘young at heart’ to share elements of Chinese culture with the Clipper Race…

16 Mar 2016

Meet the Crew: Cheryl Campbell

Today, crew members taking part in the race across the mighty Pacific to Seattle, USA will join their teams to prepare for one of the toughest races of the series. Working…

15 Mar 2016

Crew gets lessons in Chinese culture

Kung Fu fighting, Chinese calligraphy and origami messages in a bottle were order of the day for the Clipper Race crew and Skippers who were invited to a local primary…

15 Mar 2016

“​I have learnt things about myself along the journey, and I’ve been shocked.” Crew catch up with Andrew Jagoe-Salter

They say you can't teach a dog new tricks, yet self confessed 'old sea dog' Andrew who has decades of sailing experience is still learning new skills as he makes…

14 Mar 2016

The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup Prize-Giving

The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup officially drew to a close with an extravagant prize-giving ceremony hosted by the Qingdao Organizing Committee. Over three hundred crew, supporters and officials gathered at…

13 Mar 2016

Arrivals complete with ClipperTelemed+ and Unicef alongside in Qingdao

All twelve teams are now alongside in Qingdao following the arrival of eleventh placed ClipperTelemed+ and twelfth placed Unicef after a gruelling race from Da Nang, Vietnam to…

13 Mar 2016

‘Best experience of my life’: Paralympic Champion Charlotte Evans

British Paralympic champion ski guide Charlotte Evans has finished one of the ‘toughest’ and ‘best experiences of her life’, after competing with the GREAT Britain team in the…

12 Mar 2016

Heroes’ Welcome for Home Team Qingdao

Though every Clipper Race team receives a big welcome into China, the crowds are inevitably always largest for the arrival of the hometown team, with this year in Qingdao being…

12 Mar 2016

PSP Logistics celebrates best finish of series as Qingdao arrivals continue

On the second day of arrivals into China’s Sailing City, PSP Logistics was the first to arrive in and join and receive its famously warm welcome from the hospitable Host…

12 Mar 2016

Fleet ETAs into Qingdao, China

China’s Sailing City, Qingdao, is looking forward to hosting the Clipper Race fleet for the sixth consecutive time. Due to Chinese immigration policy and an extravagant arrival ceremony which…

11 Mar 2016

Red Hot Reception for Teams in Qingdao

China’s Sailing City put on a stunning display for the arrivals of the first four teams into Qingdao, with delegates from the city joining them on stage and over one…

10 Mar 2016

Derry~Londonderry~ Doire wins The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup

Derry~Londonderry~Doir e has recorded an impressive back to back, clean sweep win in the Clipper 2015-16 Race after taking line honours in The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup following twelve days…

10 Mar 2016

China Calls for Qingdao Skipper

Every race edition, sailing into Qingdao has proven a memorable experience for the Clipper Race fleet. Each team takes to the stage for an individual Welcome Ceremony and are treated…

9 Mar 2016

Qingdao Celebrates 12 Years of Achievement and Legacy

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

8 Mar 2016

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

With more than a third of Clipper Race crew being women from all walks of life, ages and nationalities, it seems fitting to pay tribute to our female crew members…

27 Feb 2016

Race 8: The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup

After an unforgettable stopover in Da Nang, the Clipper Race crew is turning its attention to Qingdao, China where an exciting and eventful visit awaits at the end of Race…

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…

16 Jan 2016

​Competitive streak runs through Asian Pacific Challenge Ambassadors

There are six new crew members from different ends of the earth boarding five Clipper Race boats to represent their individual Team Sponsor for the Asian Pacific Challenge, and there…

27 Oct 2015

NEW SKIPPER FOR QINGDAO

Highly accomplished ocean racing skipper and instructor Bob Beggs is to take the helm aboard Qingdao in Cape Town for the remainder of its global Clipper 2015-16 Race campaign. The…

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…

3 Oct 2015

DELAYED START FOR LMAX EXCHANGE AND QINGDAO

The Race office has announced that repairs to LMAX Exchange and Qingdao will mean a delay in them starting the race to Cape Town, the Stormhoek Race to the Cape…

27 Sep 2015

Qingdao secures second podium place into Rio

The Chinese entry Qingdao crossed the finish line in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro at 0433 UTC (0133 local) to secure second place and the team’s first eleven…

29 Aug 2015

QINGDAO IS LAST YACHT OFFICIALLY NAMED BEFORE RACE START

At the official naming of Qingdao , the crew were given a taste of the welcome that lies ahead for them when they arrive into the Chinese city next spring, thanks…

15 May 2015

​Largest ever group of Chinese crew in UK for training

The largest ever contingent of Chinese crew to represent China’s sailing city of Qingdao in a single edition of the race are currently in the UK to complete all four…

20 Apr 2015

​Chinese TV Partnership Announced in Beijing

We have signed an agreement in China today at the Beijing International Film Festival to enter a partnership with Beijing Television (BTV) to assist them in the production of news,…

17 Feb 2015

​Dutch student revealed as winner of international Leg 6 competition

20 year old Dutch student Kiki Bakker has been named as the winner of an international competition to win a berth on Leg 6, in the next edition of the…

19 Jan 2015

Chinese 2015-16 Qingdao Ambassador crew members announced

Following a week of intense testing, a team of crew members who will represent Qingdao, China's ‘Sailing City,’ around the world during the Clipper 2015-16 Race have been confirmed. The 2015-16…

12 Nov 2014

Vicky Song celebrated at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit

Qingdao crew member Vicky Song, who famously became the first Chinese woman to circumnavigate the globe, gave an inspiring address to influential woman from across Asia yesterday when she made…

11 Nov 2014

Qingdao starts search for 2015-16 race ambassadors

In preparation for its sixth consecutive Clipper Race campaign, Qingdao Sailing Association has commenced a nationwide search to find the next Qingdao Ambassador crew who will represent China around the…

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…