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Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
Bonus Points Bets Pay Off For New York Bound Clipper Race Fleet
#ClipperRace - After a week of racing around the clock in Race 11: Nasdaq Race, the Clipper Race fleet has been keeping everyone guessing as to their Scoring Gate tactics. The Scoring Gate allows the first three teams that reach…
Latest race positions as of 12pm Irish time on Thursday 7 June
#ClipperRace - Wednesday’s game of snakes and ladders continues to disrupt the Race 11 leaderboard, but Day 4 (Thursday 7 June) has seen the majority of the Clipper Race fleet converge for the first time since Monday’s start. For the…
Upwind Caribbean Challenge For Clipper Race Fleet After Panama Canal Crossing
#ClipperRace - Life at an angle continues on Tuesday 5 June — Day 2 of Race 11: Nasdaq Race from Panama to New York — with the Clipper Race teams calculating their best approach to the first mandatory gate between…
Dare to Lead slipped over the revised finish line while in Stealth Mode, hidden from the rest of the fleet
#ClipperRace - One of the closest races so far in the 2017-18 Clipper Race ended in a surprise win for Dare To Lead, after the team pulled off an eleventh-hour victory in Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge from Seattle,…
The fleet positions as of 1pm UTC on Sunday 13 May
#ClipperRace - After days of speculation and carefully monitoring the looming wind hole off the coast of Mexico last week, it seems the Clipper Race fleet was let off lightly by the wind gods, with many teams experiencing a shorter…
Sanya Ambassador crew Cindy and Daniel at work on board Sanya Serenity Coast
#ClipperRace - The forecasted light wind has arrived and is slowing the progress of the Clipper Race fleet as it races past San Francisco on Friday 4 May, Day 4 of the 4,100-nautical-mile Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge from…
View from on board Visit Seattle during the Le Mans start
#ClipperRace - There’s been an early win for the Clipper Race teams that opted to stay inshore after the Le Mans start to the 4,100-nautical-mile Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge from Seattle to Panama. After choosing to head south…
Matthias Eigenmann from Dare To Lead on Day 1 of the Garmin American Challenge
#ClipperRace - Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge from Seattle to Panama is officially underway after the Clipper Race fleet had a successful Le Mans start off the northwest coast of the USA yesterday, Monday 30 April.  A split emerged…
Conall Morrison Talks Shop In Seattle Before Clipper Race Fleet Returns To Pacific
#ClipperRace - Forty thousand miles over 11 months is no sweat for Conall Morrison, the Irish skipper of HotelPlanner.com, who spoke to Seattle TV news this week ahead of the Clipper Race’s next leg. Talking with Q13 Fox’s Ellen Tailor…
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returning to Falmouth on Suhaili on this day in 1969
Sunday 22 April marks 49 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returned to Falmouth after spending 10-and-a-half months racing solo, non-stop around the world on is yacht Suhaili to win the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Sir Robin, who went on…
Conall Morrison from Derry-Londonderry
HotelPlanner.com Skipper Conall Morrison from Derry-Londonderry has edged out fellow Clipper Round the World Yacht Race competitor PSP Logistics for fourth place in the 5,600 nautical marathon across the North Pacific Ocean. Some 28 days after setting off from Qingdao…
Marek Omilian and Shannon Dean at the helm of Visit Seattle
#ClipperRace - The leading Clipper Race teams have entered into what could be their final full day of the epic 5,600-nautical-mile marathon across the North Pacific Ocean to Seattle.  But with a wind hole between them and the Finish Line,…
Graham Hill on HotelPlanner.com, skippered by NI sailor Conall Morrison
#ClipperRace - On Day 23 (Monday 16 April) of Race 9: Race to the Emerald City, the leading Clipper Race teams have rounded the final waypoint of the 5,600 nautical mile marathon across the North Pacific Ocean, and are now…
Clipper Race Crews Praised After Weathering Pacific Storm
#ClipperRace - The Clipper Race fleet emerged yesterday (Friday 13 April) from some of the toughest conditions faced in the 2017-18 edition of the race to date.  As the teams continue racing across the North Pacific Ocean to Seattle, all…
Rough going for Visit Seattle on Day 19 across the Pacific
#ClipperRace - The forecast big weather arrived right on schedule with the Clipper Race fleet hit by powerful winds and waves on Day 19 of Race 9: The Race to the Emerald City (Wednesday 11 April). While the south-easterly low-pressure…
Sanya Serenity Coast takes a pounding in the North Pacific
#ClipperRace - For most competitors in the Clipper Race fleet, it’s the relative calm before the storm, with teams bracing themselves for a period of textbook North Pacific Ocean weather on day 15 of the 5,600 nautical mile race to…

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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