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Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started off the Brazilian coast yesterday for its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. Teams departed…
Clipper Race Yacht CV24 (LMAX Exchange) has run aground 42nm from Rio de Janeiro. There are no injuries and the local coast guard has been informed. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is with the Race Office team on site with CV24 which ran…
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion has extended her congratulations to the Skipper and crew of the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht on securing fourth place on Leg 1 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.The Derry…
Close competitive racing in the first leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from London to Rio has been overshadowed this week by the death of a crew member in what appears to be a tragic accident. Andy…
Tragic Death Aboard Clipper Race Yacht
#ClipperRace - A British crewman on a yacht competing in the Clipper Round The World Race has died after an onboard accident days into the first leg. Andrew Ashman (49) from Orpington in Kent was knocked unconscious by the mainsheet…
Thrilling Start To Clipper Race, Derry In Early Lead
Day 1 proved to be a totally thrilling first day of close-hauled racing with a jostling of positions and leads as the fleet raced along the south east coast of England, making for addictive Race Viewer action from the off.…
Derry–Londonderry–Doire Sets Sail In Tenth Clipper Round The World Yacht Race
#clipperroundtheworldrace – Hundreds of amateur sailors from around the world passed under Tower Bridge yesterday at the start of a 40,000 nautical mile global race, between six continents, which will take almost a year to complete in the longest and…
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.…

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