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Clipper Race London Start Announced
#clipperrace – At 60 days before the start of the tenth edition of the biennial classic Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, details have been revealed of the spectacular departure planned from St Katharine Docks in front of Tower Bridge,…
Clipper Race Places for Derry Community Workers
#clipperrace – Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have gifted Derry City and Strabane District Council with a unique opportunity for two community workers or volunteers to win a place on board the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht for the…
'LegenDerry Maritime Festival' Takes Top Tourism Honour
#clipperrace – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has helped one of its Host Ports and Team Sponsors to scoop a prestigious travel industry award for an outstanding contribution to tourism by creating a highly successful week-long festival which…
Derry-Londonderry-Doire Yacht, Skipper Named For Clipper 2015-16 Race
#Clipper - Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Elisha McCallion joined Clipper Round the World Yacht Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston earlier today (Friday 1 May) for the naming ceremony of the Derry-Londonderry-Doire yacht entry in…
Clipper World Yacht Race & Beijing Television Announce Chinese TV package
#clippperrace – UK based Clipper Ventures, organisers of the 40,000 mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has signed its first comprehensive Chinese broadcast deal today with Beijing Television. Beijing Television (BTV) will follow the Chinese team in the 2015-16,…
World's Largest Fleet of Matched Ocean Racers to Debut in Round the Island Race
#rtir – Three months from now, the world's largest fleet of matched ocean racers will make its debut on the start line of the 84th JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race (RTI) against 1,600 competitors. It will be…
Clipper Race Developing New Automatic AIS Beacon
#clipper – One year after an MOB in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, during the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, in which a crew member was successfully rescued after 100 minutes in the water, organisers have revealed…
No Irish Skipper But Diverse Clipper Round The World Race Skippers Line Out
#clipperskipper – There will be no Irish skipper in the next Clipper Round the World Yacht Race but the world's longest global race has revealed its most diverse ever line-up of professional skippers who will lead their amateur crews in the tenth…
Derry City Council Announces Clipper Race Training Bursarys
#clipper – An amazing opportunity to train alongside the crews taking part in the ultimate global endurance test – the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015/16 – is up for grabs through a special bursary scheme opening this week.…
Clipper Race Seeking Irish Crew Coming to a Yacht Club Near You!
#clipper –The Clipper Race Team is visiting locations across Ireland, to meet potential future race crew looking to get on board the Derry~Londonderry~Doire team for the 2015-16 series and help make its third race campaign the most successful to date.…
Irish Sailor Wins Cruising Club of America (CCA) Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship
#clipperrace – The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has confirmed that its 2014 Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship will be awarded to Sean McCarter, skipper of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race Northern Irish entry Derry-Londonderry-Doire. The…
Harassment Case Against Clipper Race Boss Dismissed
#ClipperRace - The harassment case against Clipper Round The World Race organiser Sir Robin Knox-Johnson has been dismissed by an employment tribunal. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the offshore sailing legend was sued along with fellow organisers by lawyer-turned-sailor Ruth…
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston On The Solo Transatlantic Race Line
#routedurhum – Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, is carrying out final preparations on his yacht Grey power ahead of his return to competitive solo racing in Sunday's Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race start. The oldest competitor…
Clipper Round The World Race Claim Audience Exceeds 3 Billion Worldwide
#clipper – Record numbers of people have followed the exploits of the latest Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with a cumulative audience of more than 3.3 billion people in over 200 countries seeing news coverage in the press, radio,…
Knox Johnston Leads The Way for 'Barts Bash' On The Solent
#bartsbash – A sailing legend and alumni of round the world ocean racers took to the Solent at the weekend as one of the largest entries in the global record-breaking attempt Bart's Bash, to raise funds for the Andrew Simpson…
British Sailing Legends Launch Clipper Youth Prize At Southampton Boat Show
#ClipperRace - Clipper Round The World Race organiser Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and America's Cup hero Sir Ben Ainslie teamed up today at the PSP Southampton Boat Show to announce a new youth prize for the next edition of the world's…

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