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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…
Derry~Londonderry~Doire leaving Foyleside last month on the penultimate leg of the race
#ClipperRace - First across the line in London wasn't quite enough for Derry~Londonderry~Doire to clinch the Clipper Round the World Race title from their rivals on LMAX Exchange. The Oliver Cardin-skippered boat was confirmed on Friday night (29 July) as…
Over 145,000 people are estimated to have enjoyed the packed programme of nautical themed activities
The River Foyle was a blaze of colour yesterday as hundreds lined the quayside to bid farewell to the Clipper Race teams as they slipped lines and set sail for the penultimate stage of their global adventure. It was an…
The Clipper Round the World fleet at the Foyle Marina in Derry
The waterfront of Derry city has been in festive mode in recent days with the full presence of the Clipper Round the World fleet, in which the home entry Derry/Londonderry/Doire is in the frame for a podium position when the…
A local Derry-Londonderry Clipper Yacht Race crew are going for glory in race across the Atlantic ocean
The crew of Derry–Londonderry–Doire are hoping for a rare home port win as they depart New York for Derry-Londonderry in the Atlantic Homecoming Leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Led by Scottish Skipper Daniel Smith, the Northern…

About the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is undoubtedly one of the greatest ocean adventures on the planet, also regarded as one of its toughest endurance challenges. Taking almost a year to complete, it consists of eleven teams competing against each other on the world’s largest matched fleet of 70-foot ocean racing yachts.

The Clipper Race was established in 1996 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in 1968-69. His aim was to allow anyone, regardless of previous sailing experience, the chance to embrace the thrill of ocean racing; it is the only event of its kind for amateur sailors. Around 40 per cent of crew are novices and have never sailed before starting a comprehensive training programme ahead of their adventure.

This unique challenge brings together everyone from chief executives to train drivers, nurses and firefighters, farmers, airline pilots and students, from age 18 upwards, to take on Mother Nature’s toughest and most remote conditions. There is no upper age limit, the oldest competitor to date is 76.

Now in its twelfth edition, the Clipper 2019-20 Race started from London, UK, on 02 September 2019.

 

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