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Qingdao maintain their lead, with GREAT Britain closing the gap some 33nm behind
#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
#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
#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.
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
#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.…
Clipper Race and Volvo Ocean Race Fleets Take Over Portsmouth Harbour
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race, found themselves as neighbours for the first time this week berthed in Gosport, UK at exciting milestones in their event countdowns. The Clipper Race, the only event on…
The 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will set sail from Albert Dock, Liverpool
The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with the start and finish of this unique global challenge moving from the capital back to the River Mersey on the tenth anniversary of its last partnership with the region.…
The publication of the MAIB report has been welcomed by Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today published its final report into two fatal accidents in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first in the event’s 20 year history. The MAIB report…
Derry during a previous Clipper race stopover
Conall Morrison, 35, from Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has been named as one of the twelve professional Skippers who will lead a team in the next edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It adds yet another Irish dimenson…
The race will visit the Northern Irish city for the fourth consecutive time, in July 2018
Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, will again feature as a Host Port in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. The decision that the race will visit the Northern Irish city for the fourth consecutive time, in July 2018, was confirmed…
The Clipper Race has been instrumental in highlighting the waterfront as a major asset in Derry
An independent report commissioned by the Clipper Race with a Northern Irish research company into the economic and social impact of last July’s stopover and Foyle Maritime Festival on Derry-Londonderry has revealed the biggest impact of its six-year partnership. The…
Gavin Reid, 28, is YJA Yachtsman of the Year
Gavin Reid, 28, an amateur sailor who was born profoundly deaf, has beaten “his heroes”, Giles Scott, the Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, and Brian Thompson, Round the Island Race Record Holder, to be honoured as the boats.com 2016 YJA Yachtsman…
Dan Smith skippered Northern Ireland's entry to second place in the latest Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Derry~Londonderry~Doire skipper Dan Smith has been appointed deputy race director of the Clipper Round the World Race. Smith, who led the Northern Irish entry to second place in the 10th edition of the race this past summer, takes…
Mark Light was deputy race director from 2012 after skippering Derry~Londonderry~Doire around the world
#ClipperRace - Former Derry~Londonderry~Doire skipper Mark Light has been appointed as the new race director of the Clipper Round the World Race. Light, who replaces Justin Taylor in the role after almost a decade, was previously deputy race director since…
A Clipper race leg start in Vietnam
British sailing legends are lining up to offer their congratulations to yachting legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his team at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race who are celebrating 20 years this weekend since the first race set sail…
A shot from the dramatic rescue from the Pacific as caught on video from the deck of Derry~Londonderry~Doire
#ClipperRace - Howth Yacht Club will welcome Conor O'Byrne for a special talk on his experiences in the Clipper Round the World Race on Wednesday 28 September. In particular, the watchleader on the Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire will discuss his key…

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