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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…
The fleet positions as of 10am Irish time on Wednesday 4 April
#ClipperRace - After a long wait, the stronger winds and big surfs for which the Pacific Ocean is renowned have finally arrived for the Clipper Race fleet on Day 12 of Race 9: Race to the Emerald City. The 11…
This morning’s race positions, showing the weather system approaching from Japan
#ClipperRace - A mixed bag of weather conditions has kept each of the 11 teams in the Clipper Race busy through the night — and any big tactical moves at bay, as a ridge of high pressure brought any attempts…
A view of HotelPlanner.com from on board Sanya Serenity Coast
#ClipperRace - Day 4 of Race 9 (Tuesday 27 March) has been a case of ‘Groundhog Day’ as the light winds that had been a feature of the previous 24 hours continue to frustrate the Clipper Race teams.  Despite not…
Conall Morrison’s HotelPlanner.com crosses paths with Dare to Lead in the dense fog
#ClipperRace - Things are starting to look up for the Clipper Race fleet on Day 2 of Race 9: The Race to the Emerald City today, Sunday 25 March.  Glorious sunshine has emerged after a challenging 24 hours for the…

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