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Full House In Derry-Londonderry As Liverpool 2018 Completes Clipper Race Arrivals
#ClipperRace - The full Clipper Race fleet has arrived in Derry-Londonderry, with the crews now ready to enjoy an action-packed fortnight and the award-winning Foyle Maritime Festival. After what has been a thrilling race full of tactical, close racing, incredible…
Derry-Londonderry born Clipper Race Skipper Conall Morrison and Round the World Crew Member Roseann McGlinchey have returned home on Hotelplanner.com
After almost eleven months and 40,000 nautical miles, Derry-Londonderry born Clipper Race Skipper Conall Morrison and Round the World Crew Member Roseann McGlinchey have returned home. Although there is still one more race to go in the Clipper Round the…
HotelPlanner.com has a largely Irish crew for this penultimate state of the 2017-18 Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - With 13 nautical miles to go as of 9am this morning (Tuesday 10 July), Conall Morrison’s HotelPlanner.com leads the five Clipper Race boats still battling to the finish of Race 12: The LegenDerry Race. Yesterday’s arrivals were completed…
The race tracker positions as of 9am on Monday 9 July
#ClipperRace - While the battle for the Race 12 podium was settled earlier this morning by victorious Visit Seattle, second-placed Unicef and Garmin in third, the pressure remains on for the rest of the Clipper Race fleet as teams push…
Visit Seattle crossed the finish line in an area north east of the entrance to Lough Foyle at 00:21:57 UTC on Monday 9 July
Nikki Henderson, 24, from Surrey, UK, has led her Visit Seattle team to an impressive victory in Race 12 to Derry-Londonderry, the penultimate race of the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Visit Seattle crossed the…
Sanya Serenity Coast’s crew hard at work on deck on Day 12 of Race 12: The LegenDerry Race
#ClipperRace - With just 100 nautical miles remaining for the Clipper Race leaders, Race 12: The LegenDerry Race is playing out for the podium and certainly living up to its name as a tense battle, which could finish today. Visit…
Sweating up a sail on board Sanya Serenity Coast
#ClipperRace - The first few Clipper Race teams have commenced the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint as of this morning (Friday 6 July) but with two boats in Stealth Mode and some tricky weather conditions, it’s an edge-of-the-seat kind of sprint…
Scoring Gate Gamble For Clipper Race Fleet
#ClipperRace - It may be the 4th of July but it’s not so much independence day for the Clipper Race fleet, as they are still racing in two fairly tight packs. Five teams went for the Scoring Gate but with…
Dare to Lead is racing in second place a week into Race 12: The LegenDerry Race
#ClipperRace - A split is starting to divide the fleet as if Tuesday 3 July as the Clipper Race teams make their Scoring Gate decisions. But with only 21 nautical miles (nm) separating first and fifth, it’s still anyone’s race.…
Clipper Race Fleet Rides The Gulf Stream Rollercoaster
#ClipperRace - It’s been a bumpy time for many of the Clipper Race teams as they braced themselves for a second day on the ‘rollercoaster’ Gulf Stream. The competition remains tight on Saturday 30 June, day four of Race 12:…
Current Race 12 leaders Garmin at full sail in the North Atlantic
#ClipperRace - There’s been plenty of movement on the leaderboard, but none of the Clipper Race teams have broken away amid the tight racing conditions on Day 2 of Race 12 from New York to Derry-Londonderry, Thursday 28 June. The…
The race to Ireland began in perfect champagne sailing conditions under bright blue skies off the coast of Long Island, New York, USA
The Clipper Race fleet has captured a spectacular vision of the pod of whales that joined the teams for the Le Mans style start of the penultimate race of the 40,000 nautical mile, eleven-month circumnavigation - a two-week race across…
The Clipper Race fleet departing New York on Monday
#ClipperRace - After bidding farewell to the Big Apple in style yesterday (Monday 25 June), the Clipper Race fleet has regrouped off Long Island ahead of today’s Le Mans start of Race 12: The LegenDerry Race from New York to…
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to Set Sail for Ireland
After more than ten months and over 35,000 nautical miles, the final of eight legs of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race is set to begin with a race across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Derry-Londonderry. The eleven…
The HotelPlanner.com team celebrates finishing Race 11 to New York
#ClipperRace - The Clipper Race team of HotelPlanner.com led by Conall Morrison were in excellent spirits as they entered Liberty Landing Marina after taking seventh place in Race 11: Nasdaq Race from Panama to New York. Greeted dockside by supporters…
Earlier today on board Sanya Serenity Coast, currently some 54 nautical miles from the finish in second place
#ClipperRace - The leading pack in the Clipper Race fleet has entered what should be the final 24 hours of Race 11: Nasdaq Race from Panama to New York today (Wednesday 13 June). But finishing positions are still very much…

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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