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NI Clipper Yacht Endures Night of Drama
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#CLIPPER – The extreme wind speeds, which were predicted to return and once again test the skills and endurance of the crew taking part in Clipper 11-12 Race, made a grand entrance yesterday with a variety of welcomes. "I don't…
Derry Londonderry Crew Say Farewell to Qingdao
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#CLIPPER – The crew of the Irish yacht Derry-Londonderry are in Qingdao China and they are pictured above ahead of the Clipper round the World race start leg 9 start to Oakland, San Francisco Bay. Following an unforgettable stopover in…
'LegenDerry' Welcome for Irish Yacht in China
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#CLIPPER – Derry-Londonderry, the Northern Irish entry in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, has arrived in Qingdao, China, today to a hero's welcome completing one of the toughest legs of the world's longest ocean race. The multi-coloured…
Injured Crew Evacuated from Yacht in Clipper Round the World Race
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#CLIPPER– Gold Coast Australia, one of the ten 68-foot yachts competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, has diverted to Taiwan to evacuate a crew member who broke his leg in the gruelling conditions the amateur teams…
Drummers Beat a Tattoo as Derry/Londonderry Sails for China
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#CLIPPER – After a week-long stopover in spectacular Singapore, the ten yachts taking part in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race set sail this morning from the exclusive Marina at Keppel Bay, where they have been based since…
Clipper Founder Knox Johnston Honoured
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#CLIPPER – The founder and chairman of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, has been awarded with an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Hull. The award was made in recognition of his work with the…
Ecstatic Derry-Londonderry Crew Arrive in Port
Clipper Race
#CLIPPER–The ecstatic Derry-Londonderry crew have sailed into in Batam, Indonesia, after securing second place in Race 7 in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. It is the team's first podium finish of their campaign. The crew arrived in…
First Podium Finish for 'LegenDerry' Irish Crew
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#CLIPPER – An ecstatic Derry-Londonderry crew has secured their first podium position of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. The team, nicknamed the 'LegenDerrys' finished in second place while Gold Coast Australia has claimed victory in Race 7…
Derry-Londonderry Continues to Lead Clipper Race
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  #CLIPPER - Derry-Londonderry continues to make steady progress towards Singapore on their southerly route as they maintain their lead over the last 24 hours. In a cruel twist of fate Gold Coast Australia's surge of success on their northerly…
Clipper Secures Chinese Entry Until 2016 in Major Sponsorship Deal
Clipper Race
#CLIPPER – Clipper Ventures Plc announced at the London Boat Show today that it has signed a major sponsorship deal with Qingdao, host of the sailing events of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, to continue its participation in the Clipper…
Maori Farewell as Derry-Londonderry Sails from New Zealand
Clipper Race
#CLIPPER–There was a traditional Maori kapa haka farewell in Tauranga Bridge Marina and a blast of the horn as a passenger liner at Tauranga's cruise terminal saluted Derry-Londonderry and the other nine teams sailing out into the lively waters of…
Third Generation Clipper Race Fleet Takes Shape
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#CLIPPER–The first of a new twelve-strong fleet of Clipper 70s has been released from its mould as the construction of an expanded fleet for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race progresses on schedule ahead of its completion next year.…
Derry-Londonderry Makes Strong Clipper Start
Clipper Race
#CLIPPER – Derry-Londonderry's crew have put the disappointment of their last race behind them and made a strong start as they and the other nine teams in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race set off from Geraldton, Western…
Derry-Londonderry Arrives in Western Australia
Clipper Race
#CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD – Derry-Londonderry has arrived in Geraldton Western Australia at the end of the 4,800-mile Race 4 from Cape Town. The team finished in ninth place, just one-tenth of a mile ahead of Celtic rivals, Edinburgh Inspiring…
Strong Start for Derry-Londonderry in Clipper Race
Clipper Race
After a week enjoying all Cape Town has to offer, Derry-Londonderry and the other nine teams taking part in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race have set off on Race 4 of the 15-race series. At 40,000 miles,…
Derry-Londonderry Racing to Australia
Clipper Race
Irish entry Derry Londonderry under skipper Mark Light took part in a Parade of Sail in Cape Town, South Africa, beneath Table Mountain, at thestart of Race 4 to Geraldton, Western Australia, in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht…

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