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Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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…
Another Irish Sailor Makes Bid for Clipper Race
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#Clipper - A Fastnet Race veteran hopes to secure enough votes from the public to earn a place in a leg of the next Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Patrick Madden is applying for the Asia Pacific Challenge, the…
Garda Preps for Clipper Race Challenge
Clipper Race
#Clipper - A serving member of An Garda Síochána has launched his bid to compete in the next edition of the Clipper Round-The-World Yacht Race. Conor O'Byrne, who describes himself as "a keen sailor" with a "burning desire of sailing…
Clipper Festival Ends with a Splash in Derry
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#ClipperAfter nine days of activities, exhibitions and concerts the Clipper Festival draws to a close today but not before an array of water based displays and boat tours and visits. Today the River Foyle will be at its busiest yet…
Clipper Yacht Race Says Farewell to the Foyle
Clipper Race
#clipper – The river will be the arena this weekend for a maritime spectacle never before seen in the city, as the flotilla of Clipper Round the Yacht vessels say their final farewell to the River Foyle and the host…
Hundreds See Australian Clipper Yacht Win Atlantic Race into Derry
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#clipper – Crossing the finish line off Greencastle on the north Irish coast at 0237 GMT this morning, Gold Coast Australia secured its eleventh win in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race after a 2,350 mile tough upwind…

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