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Derry sailor Sean McCarter competing onboard Maverick yesterday
RORC
Sean McCarter, the Derry Clipper World race sailor who is part of the Infniti 46 Maverick crew has retired from the RORC Caribbean 600 following an injury to a crewman this morning.  A statement from the boat an hour ago said: "Maverick diverted to Nevis…
Vendee Globe debutante Enda O'Coineen created a great Irish following in the solo Round the world race. The Irish entry was dismasted off New Zealand
Offshore
Ireland's contribution to world offshore sailing has been great, but, is in need of constant support and ambition writes Northern Ireland Offshore sailor Andrew 'Hammy' Baker. Here the solo sailor oultines the sailors and the events in the 2017 Irish…
Gavin Reid, 28, is YJA Yachtsman of the Year
Clipper Race
Gavin Reid, 28, an amateur sailor who was born profoundly deaf, has beaten “his heroes”, Giles Scott, the Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, and Brian Thompson, Round the Island Race Record Holder, to be honoured as the boats.com 2016 YJA Yachtsman…
Dan Smith skippered Northern Ireland's entry to second place in the latest Clipper Race
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Derry~Londonderry~Doire skipper Dan Smith has been appointed deputy race director of the Clipper Round the World Race. Smith, who led the Northern Irish entry to second place in the 10th edition of the race this past summer, takes…
Mark Light was deputy race director from 2012 after skippering Derry~Londonderry~Doire around the world
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Former Derry~Londonderry~Doire skipper Mark Light has been appointed as the new race director of the Clipper Round the World Race. Light, who replaces Justin Taylor in the role after almost a decade, was previously deputy race director since…
A Clipper race leg start in Vietnam
Clipper Race
British sailing legends are lining up to offer their congratulations to yachting legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his team at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race who are celebrating 20 years this weekend since the first race set sail…
A shot from the dramatic rescue from the Pacific as caught on video from the deck of Derry~Londonderry~Doire
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Howth Yacht Club will welcome Conor O'Byrne for a special talk on his experiences in the Clipper Round the World Race on Wednesday 28 September. In particular, the watchleader on the Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire will discuss his key…
Derry~Londonderry~Doire leaving Foyleside last month on the penultimate leg of the race
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - First across the line in London wasn't quite enough for Derry~Londonderry~Doire to clinch the Clipper Round the World Race title from their rivals on LMAX Exchange. The Oliver Cardin-skippered boat was confirmed on Friday night (29 July) as…
Over 145,000 people are estimated to have enjoyed the packed programme of nautical themed activities
Clipper Race
The River Foyle was a blaze of colour yesterday as hundreds lined the quayside to bid farewell to the Clipper Race teams as they slipped lines and set sail for the penultimate stage of their global adventure. It was an…
The Clipper Round the World fleet at the Foyle Marina in Derry
Clipper Race
The waterfront of Derry city has been in festive mode in recent days with the full presence of the Clipper Round the World fleet, in which the home entry Derry/Londonderry/Doire is in the frame for a podium position when the…
A local Derry-Londonderry Clipper Yacht Race crew are going for glory in race across the Atlantic ocean
Clipper Race
The crew of Derry–Londonderry–Doire are hoping for a rare home port win as they depart New York for Derry-Londonderry in the Atlantic Homecoming Leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Led by Scottish Skipper Daniel Smith, the Northern…
ClipperTelemed+ leads Garmin by a slim 5NM margin
Clipper Race
The closing stages of The LMAX Exchange – RACE of THE AMERICAS is turning into an incredibly tough finale. In contrast to the strong winds of Tropical Storm Colin, light, variable conditions are requiring constant sail changes and with the…
Clipper Race visit – This is the third time the race has visited Derry-Londonderry
Clipper Race
Today marks 50 days until the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrives in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, to conclude a 3-race, 6-year, relationship which has seen its transformation as the UK’s first City of Culture to being positioned alongside…
Northern Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire won its third consecutive race, finishing the Seattle Pacific Challenge and a hat trick
Clipper Race
The podium is complete after the Clipper Race fleet's tough North Pacific Ocean crossing from Qingdao, China to Seattle, USA. Northern Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire won its third consecutive race, finishing the Seattle Pacific Challenge and a hat trick at 0915…
Buried at Sea – Sarah Young
Clipper Race
The British sailor who died after being swept into the Pacific Ocean while competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been buried at sea, organisers say. Sarah Young, 40, was washed overboard while taking part in the…
Sarah Young – washed overboard in the Clipper Race
Clipper Race
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Councillor Elisha McCallion has expressed her shock and sadness at the tragic death of Sarah Young, a crew member on the IchorCoat Boat CV21, who died while participating in the Clipper…

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