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David Hartshorn replaces Andy Burns who has made the difficult personal decision to step down Australia
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British sailor David Hartshorn, 53, from Chepstow, is to take over as Great Britain Skipper for the remainder of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, replacing Andy Burns who has made the difficult personal decision to step down here in Airlie Beach,…
Time Penalty For Conall Morrison’s Clipper Race Boat After Race 6 Exclusion Zone Breach
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Conall Morrison’s HotelPlanner.com has retrospectively been given a six-hour time penalty for breaching the two-nautical-mile exclusion zone as stated in the Clipper Race course instructions for Race 6. At 11.30am Irish time/UTC on Tuesday 16 January, HotelPlanner.com breached…
Visit Seattle crosses the finish line
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - After one of the most challenging races so far in the 2017-18 Clipper Race, Visit Seattle held off a strong challenge from three other teams to chalk up a thrilling maiden victory in Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays…
Liverpool 2018 taken by Ming on board Sanya Serenity Coast yesterday
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Dramatic weather systems that have dominated much of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race continue to make conditions challenging for the Clipper Race fleet during the 10th day of racing. While the fleet is enjoying some long-awaited downwind…
Racing on board Dare to Lead earlier today
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - The Clipper Race teams have been continuing their upwind slog as they tack up the Queensland coast, and positive thinking finally looks set to pay off as the latest weather forecast predicts a front will shortly pass over…
Sunset seen from the deck of GREAT Britain off the east coast of Australia
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - On Day 7 of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race, the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint has turned into a marathon. Wind holes have halted the progress of the Clipper Race fleet as it battles against the strong East…
Simon Speirs was given a sea burial after the tragedy in the Southern Ocean last November
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#ClipperRace - The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued a Safety Bulletin on the “use of safety harness tethers on sailing yachts” following the tragic fatality of GREAT Britain crew member Simon Speirs on Leg 3 of the…
Clipper Fleet Puts Scoring Gate Behind Them On Race Up NSW Coast
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#ClipperRace - A gripping race to the Scoring Gate unfolded during the third day of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race, which ultimately saw Sanya Serenity Coast come out on top, followed closely by Visit Seattle in second and Qingdao,…
The Clipper Race fleet battles for position leaving Hobart on Friday morning
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Some divisive early navigational choices and tight racing means the leaderboard made for gripping viewing in the first hours of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race. PSP Logistics and Garmin both gybed towards Tasmania to stay closer to…
Conall Morrison, the Skipper of HotelPlanner.com, was given a standing ovation when he was given the Rani Trophy, which was judged by the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Committee, and awarded by the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM.
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Professional sailor Conall Morrison, from Derry-Londonderry, was given a standing ovation at the official Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) Prize Giving in Australia yesterday evening after not only skippering his HotelPlanner.com team to its first race victory, in the…
The exemplary rescue by Lough Swilly-trained skipper Conall Morrison (35) in the Clipper 70 Class in the early stages of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race has been rewarded with a full two hour redress by the International Jury
Sailor of the Month
The exemplary rescue by Lough Swilly-trained skipper Conall Morrison (35) in the Clipper 70 Class in the early stages of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race has been rewarded with a full two hour redress by the International Jury for the time…
Irish-Skippered Yacht Wins Sydney Hobart Clipper Class After Redress
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - After being last into Sydney in the fourth leg of the Clipper Race, HotelPlanner.com has been declared the winner of this week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Clipper 70 Class after being granted a 120 minute redress for…
It’s a photo finish! Race director Mark Light was unable to determine a winner between GREAT Britain and Nasdaq, so they finished joint eighth
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - HotelPlanner.com crossed the finish line in Sydney Harbour on Saturday 16 December at 20:24:50 local time (09:24:50 UTC/Irish time) to officially bring Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test — and the first stage of the Clipper Race’s…
Santa Serenity Coast crosses the finish line in Sydney to complete Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Sanya Serenity Coast skipper Wendy Tuck has geared up for her 11th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by winning the fourth leg of the 2017-18 Clipper Race late on Thursday 14 December Irish time. It was a photo…
The view from on board Sanya Serenity Coast, currently jockeying for the lead in the Tasman Sea with new frontrunners Qingdao
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - It’s been another busy day on Tuesday (12 December) for the Clipper Race fleet as teams zigzag north to the Sydney finish line trying to avoid the wind holes, with some teams far more fortunate in the game…
The fleet positions on the approach to Tasmania as of earlier this morning
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - As the close racing continues in the Southern Ocean, the Clipper Race leaderboard positions continue to change, with Qingdao retaking the lead on day seven of the The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test. With only 22 nautical miles separating…
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