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The Greenings crew will have new roles in the Clipper Race come the start of the next leg - while their former boat remains beached by environmental protections
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#ClipperRace - The Greenings team’s grounded Clipper Race yacht has still not been salvaged due to red tape around its sensitive location, as South Africa’s Times Live reports. The vessel ran aground off the Cape Peninsula on Tuesday 31 October…
Visit Seattle missed out on yesterday’s Scoring Gate points bonus but has crept up to third place since this morning
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#ClipperRace - Following the gruelling upwind slog which has dominated much of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race, a wind shift overnight has meant that downwind sailing conditions have kicked in for some of the most southerly teams in…
It’s rough out there for the Clipper Race fleet eight days deep into the third leg from Cape Town to Fremantle
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#ClipperRace - Life continues at a lean for many teams during the eighth day of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race as the Clipper Race fleet slogs it out in tough upwind conditions. With around 3,400 nautical miles to…
HotelPlanner.com sailing in Table Bay, South Africa
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#ClipperRace - HotelPlanner.com has departed Port Elizabeth in South Africa this morning (Sunday 5 November) after the successful medevac of crew member Greg Adams, who suffered a suspected broken arm. The 59-year-old took a fall below deck on Friday (3…
Greetings pictured partially submerged yesterday on the shoal where it ran aground on Tuesday night
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - The Clipper Race office has confirmed that the Greenings yacht that ran aground off South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on Tuesday night (31 October) is partially underwater and will take no further part in the 2017-18 race. As previously…
Greenings pictured aground west of the Cape Peninsula earlier today
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#ClipperRace - Greenings’ stand-in skipper Andy Woodruf and crew were reportedly doing well after some rest in Cape Town hours after they ran aground on the western side of the Cape Peninsula last night (Tuesday 31 October). No injuries were…
The crew of HotelPlanner.com celebrate their ninth-place finish at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
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#ClipperRace - It was a close fight right up until the final stretch for ninth-placed HotelPlanner.com and 10th-placed GREAT Britain, who spent much of the Clipper Race's Leg 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms in a drag…
Rough and ready in the middle of the South Atlantic on deck with Garmin
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#ClipperRace - The first boats in the Clipper Race fleet are expected to arrive ahead of schedule in Cape Town this coming Wednesday (18 October). After some fast and furious sailing across the South Atlantic — with Greenings notching a…
PSP Logistics is returning to port for emergency rudder repairs
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#ClipperRace - PSP Logistics is returning to Punta del Este today (Thursday 5 October) after a collision with a whale in the first 24 hours of the Clipper Race’s second leg caused damage to the starboard rudder. All crew on…
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
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#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
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#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
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#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.…

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