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Dare To Lead soaks in the sunrise in the Southern Ocean
#ClipperRace - The competition for the lead is heating up ahead of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint, with only six nautical miles separating the top five teams on Day 4 of Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test (Wednesday 6…
Sanya Serenity Coast makes a break for the lead at the race start in Fremantle yesterday, Saturday 2 December
#ClipperRace - After a short but welcome stopover in Fremantle, the Clipper Race fleet has enjoyed its initial 24 hours at sea in Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test. The fleet continued to be closely bunched as it rounded…
Removal of the Greenings Clipper Yacht – the photo shows the operation to cut up the forward section of the hull
It’s been less than one month since the Clipper Race Yacht Greenings ran aground on the opening day of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race. Whilst the rest of the fleet has now completed the race into Fremantle, Western…
The crew line up in Fremantle after more than 4,000 nautical miles at sea
#ClipperRace - completed the Clipper Race arrivals for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race to Fremantle, Australia on Sunday (26 November). Skipper Conall Morrison, from Derry/Londonderry, says: “This race was full of good times and bad times, but…
Rose Todd on deck for fifth-placed Qingdao, in line for double points in Fremantle with its Joker Card
#ClipperRace - After 25 days and almost 4,800 nautical miles of racing across the Southern Ocean, the finish positions for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race from Cape Town to Fremantle will come down to the final few nail-biting…
The Clipper Race fleet positions as of Wednesday morning 22 November
#ClipperRace - In the past 24 hours, was the final boat to cross the finish line of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint and, after all boat times were calculated, was declared the winner taking three points after racing the…
Sombre Mood Across Fleet As Clipper Race Continues Towards Australia
#ClipperRace - Thoughts of love and support for the family, friends and crew-mates of Simon Speirs remain at the forefront of the minds of the skippers and Clipper Race crew across the fleet today (Monday 20 November) as GREAT Britain…
Simon Spiers – given a sea burial today
Racing has taken a back seat over the past 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet following the tragedy on board CV30 (GREAT Britain) yesterday. Speaking on the loss of round the world crew member Simon Speirs, Sanya Serenity Coast…
Clipper Race Fatality in the Southern Ocean
Clipper Round the World Race organisers are reporting the fatality of Simon Speirs, a crew member on board CV30, (GREAT Britain). Simon, 60, from Bristol, UK, was on the foredeck assisting with a headsail change from Yankee 3 when he…
At the helm of Joker Card players Qingdao, currently neck-and-neck with Dare To Lead in the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint
#ClipperRace - Christmas has come early for the Clipper Race fleet, which is finally enjoying the downwind sailing conditions that teams have been hoping for – with the first half of the fleet already in the thick of Race 3’s…
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
#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
#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
#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… sailing in Table Bay, South Africa
#ClipperRace - 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
#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
#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…

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