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Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
Derry–Londonderry–Doire Arrives in Qingdao
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#clipper – Derry~Londondery~Doire arrived in Qingdao, China, this morning (local time) to a hero's welcome following one of the most challenging legs of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. "It is amazing to finally arrive…
Knox–Johnston Fixes Bottlescrews & Clipper Race Restarts in Hong Kong
Clipper Race
#bottlescrew – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Chairman and Founder of the Clipper Race, has repaired the forestay bottlescrews of nine of the 12-strong Clipper 70 fleet with the rest being completed over the next day. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said inevitably there…
Derry–Londonderry–Doire Claims Second Podium in a Row in Clipper Race
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#clipper – Derry~Londonderry~Doire has won its second podium position in a row, coming in second in Race 7 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from Hobart to Brisbane to complete the Australian leg.  With some very tough racing…
Crew Members Airlifted Off Clipper Yacht
Clipper Race
#clipperroundtheworldrace – Two crew members on Mission Performance who were transferred to hospital in Hobart last night following an accident below decks have left hospital following medical assessment.  Katherine Camilleri (50) from Sydney, Australia, suffered bruised ribs and got back…
Sydney Next Stop for Clipper Yacht Derry–Londonderry
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#clipper – The northern Irish entry competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race has started the 2150 mile fifth stage to Sydney from Albany, Western Australia. Race 5 is the fleet's second dip into the Southern Ocean…
Storm Batters Clipper Race Fleet - Injured Crew Evacuated
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#clipperroundtheworldrace – A violent storm has been battering the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet today as it heads through the Indian Ocean from South Africa into the notorious 'Roaring Forties' in the Southern Ocean. Winds in excess of…
Derry~Londonderry Seventh in Clipper Race to Cape Town
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#clipperroundtheworldrace – After two weeks of close racing Derry~Londonderry~Doire crossed the finish line into Cape Town at 18:00:00 UTC Saturday evening (26 October) claiming seventh place in Race 3 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Sean McCarter,…
Northern Ireland Clipper Yacht Heads for South Africa in Fine Style
Clipper Race
#clipper – The Northern Irish entry, Derry~Londondonderry~Doire got off to a flying start today crossing the line in second place as the twelve yachts competing in the world's longest ocean race started Race 3 off the Brazilian coast, in a…
Clipper Yacht Derry-Londonderry Fifth into Rio
Clipper Race
#clipperrace – After a week of close racing Derry~Londonderry~Doire crossed the finish line into Rio de Janeiro at 22:26 UTC last night claiming fifth place in Race 2 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Jamaica Get All…
Irish Yacht Derry–Londonderry Extends Lead in Clipper Race
Clipper Race
#Clipper Race: Derry-Londonderry-Doire crossed the line at 11.17 UTC winning a valuable 3 points as the entry continues to extend its lead in the race. Henri Lloyd crossed the line in second place at 1203 UTC with Mission performance chasing…
Clipper Race Visits Derry-Londonderry in Search of Next generation of Sailors
Clipper Race
#clipperroundthewsorldrace – With the Northern Irish entry, Derry~Londonderry~Doire currently top of the leader board in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the search for the next generation of novice sailors brave enough to take on the challenge of…
Derry–Londonderry Leads the Clipper Fleet Across the Atlantic
Clipper Race
#clipperroundtheworldrace – Derry Lononderry skippered by Sean McCarter is leading the Clipper Round the World Race in the first major Ocean crossing of the 2013/14 race. Although not considered a compulsory gate for the race, the first three yachts through…
Derry's Sean McCarter Ready for First Big Ocean Crossing in Clipper Race to Rio
Clipper Race
#clipper – The twelve yachts competing in the world's longest ocean race have started their 5,000 mile Atlantic Ocean crossing to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, off the French Brittany coast today. Henri Lloyd under skipper Eric Holden crossed the line…
Ireland Features on Clipper Round the World Race Course as Fleet Depart
Clipper Race
#clipperroundtheworldrace – London waved off the crews of the world's longest ocean race as they started their 40,000 mile adventure from Tower Bridge. Crowds estimated in excess of 120,000 lined the banks of the Thames to cheer on the colourful…
Local Man to Skipper Derry-Londonderry Yacht as Clipper Race Returns to Ireland
Clipper Race
#clipper – The UK City of Culture 2013, Derry~Londonderry, has today announced the city's participation in two further editions of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, in 2013-14 and 2015-16. This will include a City Yacht in the race…
Irishman Among 'Dynamic Dozen' Skippers For Clipper Race
Clipper Race
#Clipper - Irishman Sean McCarter is among the 'dynamic dozen' skippers selected to lead their amateur crews in the ninth edition of the Clipper Round the World Race. The 31-year-old is looking forward to a home crowd welcome when the…

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