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Cork Departs for South Africa
From one mountain to another... Cork, Ireland and the nine other yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race have started the next leg of the epic 35,000-mile global challenge, leaving behind the iconic Rio backdrop of…
Heading for Rio: Cork keeping up the pace
Ireland's first-ever entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Cork, seems to be holding her own – and staying motivated – even though she's slipped to fifth. However, the leading pack is all contending with light fluky winds…
Cork needed fair clip for Rio
The Clipper round the world yacht Race Team has arrived in the Brazilian port and is making preparations for the yachts' arrival at the prestigious Iate Clube do Rio. According to Race Director Joff Bailey, who has been studying the…
Interesting nights for Cork in Clipper
Squalls and varied conditions are keeping things interesting for the crew (26 men and 17 women) of Cork during this stage (Race 2, day 23) of the Clipper round the world yacht  Race, while current race leaders Team Finland, along…
Cork Clipper crosses the Equator first
Cork, Ireland crossed the Equator at 0316 UT today and offered their gifts to Neptune but will hold off on the ceremony until later today when the watch system brings the entire crew together for an hour. Our onboard video…
Cork now 5th and out of Doldrums
href="http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/cork/index.php/CrewDiaries" target="_self">Cork's diarist Nick Headly wrote two days ago that they have to keep remembering how the winter is setting in at home while they're stifled in the humidity. With the exception of California, the whole fleet is currently positioned…
Cork not steathly for Clipper Doldrums
Now the leading boats are on the verge of dipping into the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone), more commonly known as the Doldrums, a couple of the teams have decided to go use their Stealth Mode option to try to…
Cork now second in Clipper Race
While Cork and Cape Breton Island have both chosen to sail through the Cape Verde islands – a decision that has proved costly as they've not only lost some wind but are on a more easterly track, they're second at…
Cork Chases Leaders
On Day 12 of the Clipper Round the World race Cork, Ireland, is in second place, chasing down the leaders, Team Finland. Skipper, Richie Fearon, says, “We've had a good night sailing and finally getting the double figure speeds we…
Cork keeping fifth place in Clipper
Retaining their fifth place, Cork are doing their utmost to stay in the top five, and it's working, it seems. Although skipper, Richie Fearon, says "We have just got some wind after a frustrating couple of nights and day of…
Clipper Cork entry lying fifth on day 10
Unpredictable winds and light airs continue to hamper the teams this morning (Thursday 1st October 2009) as the fleet struggles to clear the Canary Islands. Cork skipper Richie Fearon and his crew are fighting hard and spirts are high, according…
Cork Clipper Sets out for Rio
Today Tuesday 22 September, the Clipper Round the World Race started from La Rochelle for the second leg of the race to Rio de Janeiro where they should arrive around 18 October depending on conditions they encounter as they cross…
Cork Second But Protest Looms
Ireland's entry in the Clipper Round the World Race has finished second after the first leg of the race to La Rochelle but a protest against them and the first place boat from Finland looms. The Finnish skipper, Eero Lehtinen,…
O'Leary Third in First Race of New York Cup
Cork's Anthony O'Leary lies third after race one of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and Dublin's Michael Cotter is in seventh after a blustery open to the event yesterday. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) won today’s opening…
Cork Sets Sail Round The World
Today Sunday 13 September the 10 yachts in the Clipper Round the World Race departed from Hull and Humber with the Cork Clipper in the lead. The race started at 1400 off Hull with Cork second on the start line…
Clipper entrant raising funds for Irish Guide Dogs
Jacqui Browne, who joins the crew of Irish entry 'Cork' for five of the ten month Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, is doing so to raise money for the Assistance Dogs Programme for families of children with autism. The…

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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