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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 Liverpool (UK) to Punta del Este (Uruguay) in the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg. Penalty points are awarded because of damage sustained during racing and are designed to encourage crew to look…

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…

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…

22 Sep 2017

​PSP LOGISTICS AND GREAT BRITAIN CROSS RACE 1 FINISH LINE

Following Sanya Serenity Coast ’s spectacular line honours finish on Thursday afternoon, PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain, have now both joined Wendy and her crew in port, in Punta…

21 Sep 2017

Sanya Serenity Coast Takes Line Honours in Race 1 to Uruguay

Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours today into Punta del Este, Uruguay, in the longest ever individual race of the Clipper Race’s eleven edition history. The team crossed the finish line at 13:46:46 local Uruguayan time (16:46:46 UTC), 6,400 nM and 32 days after setting off from Liverpool, UK, on 20 August. Arriving to hundreds of people waiting to…

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…

17 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 28: Stealth Mode shakes up the fleet

Three of the twelve teams, Visit Seattle , Unicef and GREAT Britain , are in Stealth Mode hiding their positions from the rest of the fleet. With this, the leader board currently has a very different feel, with Sanya Serenity Coast, Qingdao and PSP Logistics in the top three spots. Visit Seattle’s position…

16 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 27: Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Results Are In …

After nearly four weeks at sea and a variety of leaders, Visit Seattle tops the leader board going into the final stretch to Punta del Este. But, with…

15 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 26: Waiting on A Wind Angle

Visit Seattle continues to lead the Clipper Race, maintaining clear water in front of Sanya Serenity Coast , in second, and Unicef in third. Now,…

14 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 25: 4000nM sailed and the Fleet is Back Match Racing

After thousands of nautical miles sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, Visit Seattle , Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef again hold first, second, and third position…

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…

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…

13 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 24: Testing upwind conditions continue during Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

Cementing a fifth day at the top of the leader board Visit Seattle has extended its lead over Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in…

12 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 23: Female skippers lead fleet into Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

The two female skippers continue to dominate the leader board with the teams led by Nikki Henderson and Wendy Tuck in the top two positions as they begin the first…

11 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 22: Life on a lean as King Neptune visits the fleet

Today marks a third day at the top of the leader board for Visit Seattle , which is followed closely by Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in second and third place…

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

29 Aug 2017

Race 1, Day 9: Champagne conditions create exciting helming coaching for crew

Following an impressive climb up the leaderboard, Qingdao, is still holding pole position, with GREAT Britain in second place and Sanya Serenity Coast third , as champagne sailing conditions with around…

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…

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.…

20 Oct 2015

Race 1 Penalty Points Awarded

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

2 Oct 2015

​Results for Race 1: The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg

After adjusting redress for shortening the course and calculating the positions of the boats still racing at 2300 Local Time on Wednesday 30 September, the Race Office has confirmed the…

2 Oct 2015

​IchorCoal arrives to emotional welcome from Clipper Race crew and supporters

At 1245 UTC (0845 local), the final team to arrive in Rio de Janeiro, IchorCoal was welcomed in with applause as waiting crew from all teams and many supporters came…

2 Oct 2015

Unicef arrives in Rio

It’s official, after 32 days at sea, all the Clipper 2015-16 Race teams have made it to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Unicef berthed in Marina da Gloria at…

1 Oct 2015

​Race 1 Day 31 Atlantic Trade Winds Leg draws to a close

Race 1 has drawn to a close, with the final seven teams battling for final positions and leaderboard points in the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg off the Brazilian coast. After the…

1 Oct 2015

Busiest day of team arrivals into Rio

Out of the remaining teams still competing in Race 1, ClipperTelemed+ was the first of the seven yachts to arrive at Marina Da Gloria in the early hours…

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…

30 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 30 Final hours to Race Finish

As we have witnessed in Race 1, after racing more than 5000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean, and at times travelling at speeds of 20 plus knots, the conditions…

29 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 29 Fleet wary of Cabo Frio concertina

Despite there being seven boats still racing, it has been an anxious 24 hours for Clipper Race followers with up to four teams opting to activate Stealth Mode over the…

28 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 28 Stealth Mode employed in bid for sixth place

After 5600 nautical miles of racing, four teams made it to the Marina da Gloria yesterday within 14 hours of each other. Winners LMAX Exchange had to wait…

27 Sep 2015

FIFTH PLACE GARMIN ARRIVES INTO BRAZIL TO COMPLETE LEAD PACK FINISHES

Skipper Ashley Skett and his Garmin team crossed the finish line at 1850 UTC (1550 local) today to claim the fifth spot in Race 1 to Rio and its first…

27 Sep 2015

​GREAT BRITAIN PIPS DERRY~LONDONDERRY~ DOIRE TO THIRD PLACE IN GRUELLING DUEL

After a nail biting fight to the finish, GREAT Britain crossed the finish line in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro at 1400 UTC (1100 local) just 0.8 nautical…

27 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 27 Sprint Finish for Final Podium Position

At 0433 UTC (0133 local time) Qingdao crossed the finish line at Rio de Janeiro after 27 days of racing across the Atlantic Ocean, claiming second place behind…

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…

26 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 26 AS LMAX EXCHANGE WINS RACE TO RIO, OCEAN SPRINT BATTLE HEATS UP

First to cross the finish line in the Atlantic Trade Winds Race to Rio was LMAX Exchange at 1718 UTC yesterday, having led the Clipper Race fleet for…

25 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 25: Fast sailing to Race and Sprint Finish Lines

As of 1000 UTC, Race 1 leader LMAX Exchange is only 36 nautical miles from the finish line. Sailing at an average of 7.5 knots speed over ground…

24 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 24: GARMIN GOES UNDER THE RADAR IN RIO APPROACH

The fleet has cleared the Doldrums Corridor and is charging down the eastern coast of South America at a speed of 9 to12 knots. Visit Seattle became the sixth team to…

6 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 6: A difficult and emotional 24 hours across the fleet

It’s been a difficult and emotional 24 hours across the fleet. The team of IchorCoal is now safely ashore in Porto, northern Portugal, where they were met by…

4 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 4: LMAX Exchange widens lead as fleet heads south through Cape Finisterre’s acceleration zone

Some variable winds yesterday have built this morning and 20 knots, gusting to 35 knots of wind, is ensuring the fleet continues to make good racing progress. The teams are…

3 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 3: ​Wind fills in as fleet escapes Ushant and makes good speed towards Cape Finisterre

After an agonising day of drifting back further than they went forward at one stage, the latter half of the fleet; namely Unicef , Da Nang-Viet Nam,…

2 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 2: Light winds off Ushant grip half the fleet after fast start

The race to get to the Bay of Biscay and out into the Atlantic was on last night as teams chased each other with good boat speed. However overnight light…

1 Sep 2015

Race 1 Day 1: Thrilling Racing as Fleet Lead Changes Constantly

Day 1 proved to be a totally thrilling first day of close-hauled racing with a jostling of positions and leads as the fleet raced along the south east coast of…