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Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
Battle For Positions Continues As Clipper Race Fleet Crosses Leg 1 Finish Line
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#ClipperRace - Several teams continue to jostle for position in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race after Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours yesterday afternoon (Thursday 21 September), closely followed by PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain who arrived second…
The latest Clipper Race fleet positions as of 4pm Irish time
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#ClipperRace - HotelPlanner.com re-emerged from stealth mode into sixth position — and a wind hole — as the Clipper Race fleet approaches the finish of the first leg in Uruguay. “We have the slightest puff of wind from the north…
Qingdao maintain their lead, with GREAT Britain closing the gap some 33nm behind
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - The battle for positions in the Clipper Round The World Race is heating up as the fleet barrels down on the first scoring gate of the 2017-18 race. As of this morning (Thursday 31 August), Qingdao had a…
Greenings is expected in Porto tomorrow after yesterday’s medevac of skipper David Hartshorn with a serious hand injury
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - A Clipper Race yacht is diverting to Portugal after the team’s skipper suffered a serious injury to his left hand that required emergency medical attention. Greetings skipper David Hartshorn got his left thumb caught in a spinnaker sheet…
Conall Morrison’s HotelPlanner.com in Liverpool this past Sunday at the start of the first leg of the Clipper Race, the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Four days after departing from Liverpool’s Albert Dock, the Clipper Race’s sole Irish-skippered yacht is jockeying for position at the back of the pack as the fleet crosses the Bay of Biscay – a body of water with…
oat Liverpool 2018 departs the Race Start for the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Clipper Race
The 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race started on the Irish Sea this afternoon. The race is the only event which trains non-professional sailors to complete a circumnavigation, and is one of the toughest endurance challenges on…
The Clipper Race fleet lined up at Liverpool’s Albert Dock
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Anticipation is building in Liverpool’s Albert Dock with just two days before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000-nautical-mile race around the globe.…
Clipper Race and Volvo Ocean Race Fleets Take Over Portsmouth Harbour
Clipper Race
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race, found themselves as neighbours for the first time this week berthed in Gosport, UK at exciting milestones in their event countdowns. The Clipper Race, the only event on…
The 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will set sail from Albert Dock, Liverpool
Clipper Race
The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with the start and finish of this unique global challenge moving from the capital back to the River Mersey on the tenth anniversary of its last partnership with the region.…
The publication of the MAIB report has been welcomed by Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Clipper Race
The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today published its final report into two fatal accidents in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first in the event’s 20 year history. The MAIB report…
Derry during a previous Clipper race stopover
Clipper Race
Conall Morrison, 35, from Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has been named as one of the twelve professional Skippers who will lead a team in the next edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It adds yet another Irish dimenson…
The race will visit the Northern Irish city for the fourth consecutive time, in July 2018
Clipper Race
Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, will again feature as a Host Port in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. The decision that the race will visit the Northern Irish city for the fourth consecutive time, in July 2018, was confirmed…
The Clipper Race has been instrumental in highlighting the waterfront as a major asset in Derry
Clipper Race
An independent report commissioned by the Clipper Race with a Northern Irish research company into the economic and social impact of last July’s stopover and Foyle Maritime Festival on Derry-Londonderry has revealed the biggest impact of its six-year partnership. The…
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…

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