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Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
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
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#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
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#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…
Derry-Londonderry takes on Coast to Coast Challenge via Panama Canal
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#CLIPPERRACE – The crew of Derry-Londonderry, one of ten teams competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, sailed under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge today at the beginning of their final 10,000 miles of the world's longest…
Girls Aloud Singer Sets Sail for Derry
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#CLIPPERRACE – Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle visited Clipper Round the World Yacht Race during its stopover in Oakland, San Francisco Bay this week. The singer's home town Derry-Londonderry's yacht entry are using the stopover to promote business and tourism…
Matt Departs for San Francisco Clipper Challenge
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After securing a fourth place win during the most challenging leg so far as part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, local bursary representative Matthew Plummer is preparing to join up with members of the Derry~Londonderry yacht this…
Derry-Londonderry Take Fourth in Toughest Leg of Clipper Race
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After a gruelling 6,000 miles at sea crossing the world's largest ocean, Derry-Londonderry has crossed the finish line under the Golden Gate Bridge having conquered the toughest leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Only two hours separated them…
NI Clipper Yacht Endures Night of Drama
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#CLIPPER – The extreme wind speeds, which were predicted to return and once again test the skills and endurance of the crew taking part in Clipper 11-12 Race, made a grand entrance yesterday with a variety of welcomes. "I don't…
Derry Londonderry Crew Say Farewell to Qingdao
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#CLIPPER – The crew of the Irish yacht Derry-Londonderry are in Qingdao China and they are pictured above ahead of the Clipper round the World race start leg 9 start to Oakland, San Francisco Bay. Following an unforgettable stopover in…

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