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Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
Clipper Race visit – This is the third time the race has visited Derry-Londonderry
Today marks 50 days until the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrives in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, to conclude a 3-race, 6-year, relationship which has seen its transformation as the UK’s first City of Culture to being positioned alongside…
Northern Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire won its third consecutive race, finishing the Seattle Pacific Challenge and a hat trick
The podium is complete after the Clipper Race fleet's tough North Pacific Ocean crossing from Qingdao, China to Seattle, USA. Northern Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire won its third consecutive race, finishing the Seattle Pacific Challenge and a hat trick at 0915…
Buried at Sea – Sarah Young
The British sailor who died after being swept into the Pacific Ocean while competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been buried at sea, organisers say. Sarah Young, 40, was washed overboard while taking part in the…
Sarah Young – washed overboard in the Clipper Race
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Councillor Elisha McCallion has expressed her shock and sadness at the tragic death of Sarah Young, a crew member on the IchorCoat Boat CV21, who died while participating in the Clipper…
We are deeply saddened to report the death of crew member Sarah Young (40), a company owner from London. Sarah was one of the crew aboard the IchorCoal boat (CV21). Next of kin have been informed and all our thoughts…
To apply to be a Clipper Skipper you'll need to hold an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean certificate [commercially endorsed] and have at least 30,000 miles offshore experience on big boats, but also the skills needed go well beyond the professional requisites or normal job requirements.
The world's longest ocean race is seeking 12 extraordinary Skippers to lead its crews around the globe in the next edition of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Are you good enough to take on the job? Founded…
The NI yacht, Derry–Londonderry–Doire, has recorded an impressive back to back, clean sweep win
Derry~Londonderry~Doire has recorded an impressive back to back, clean sweep win in the Clipper 2015-16 Race after taking line honours in The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup following twelve days of racing from Vietnam to China. Once again, as with…
Clipper Race yachtswoman Trudi Bubb was injured when yacht Unicef 'fell of a wave'
A yacht carrying a British sailor competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is diverting into Shanghai to transfer a crew member who has a suspected fractured arm, sustained during a violent storm. Trudi Bubb, 50, from Crawley,…
The Clipper teams battled to reduce sail plans when the storm hit
It has been a tumultuous night, with the Clipper Race fleet experiencing a violent storm which delivered some of the worst conditions of the entire circumnavigation. Gusting winds of 70 to 80 knots tested the teams’ will, with extended periods…
The Sayo yacht, where the sole occupant was unfortunately found dead, in a state of advanced decomposition.
Following recent media reports about the finding of deceased German sailor Manfred Fritz Bajorat in the Philippines last week, and subsequent misleading speculation regarding the involvement of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race team LMAX Exchange in this discovery, we…
Following a challenging 27 day race of endurance from Airlie Beach, Australia, in which crew faced a vast range of weather conditions, Clipper race entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived victorious to a massive crowd of waiting spectators and media in Da Nang,…
Following a challenging 28 day Clipper race in which crew faced a whole range of conditions, Irish boat Derry~Londonderry~Doire has won the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, taking its first race victory of the series. The team also…
Two American yachtsmen who have been rescued nine times in seven months have been described as a "catastrophe waiting to happen" and urged to "leave UK waters". In this video (above) Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston tells the two yachtsmen…
Local Clipper Race bursary winner Conor Shortland from Derry’s Bogside is busy packing his bags ahead of his departure to Brisbane in Australia this week to join the crew of the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht for Leg 5 of the Clipper 2015-16…
Bloomberg Television has acquired the rights to sports news and long-form programming of the world’s longest ocean race. Season two of the highly acclaimed series ‘Race of Their Lives’ airs from this weekend and comprises seven one-hour shows with an…
Derry–Londonderry–Doire is diverting to Hobart in Tasmania for a medevac of an injured crewman as a precautionary measure. Skipper Daniel Smith contacted the Race Office at 1030 AEDT today (2330 UTC Tuesday 8 December) to report that round-the-world crew member…

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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