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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…
HotelPlanner.com skipper Conall Morrison at the Qingdao Welcome Ceremony
#ClipperRace - Yesterday was a day to remember at Wanda Marina and Yacht Club in Qingdao as the full Clipper Race fleet berthed at the brand-new facility, following the arrival of last-placed HotelPlanner.com just before 11pm Irish time/UTC. Crew member…
Visit Seattle Pips PSP Logistics To The Post In Dramatic Qingdao Finale
#ClipperRace - Visit Seattle has pulled off a sensational victory after a dramatic twist in the tale of Race 8, swooping past PSP Logistics to steal victory in the final few miles of the race to Qingdao, China. PSP Logistics,…
Nasdaq sailing north past Taiwan on Day 7 of Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup
#ClipperRace - As the Clipper Race fleet pushes north up the eastern Taiwanese coast, a real contrast in wind and conditions have been reported over the last 24 hours, resulting in a vast range of fortunes and emotions for the…
On deck with the crew of Visit Seattle
#ClipperRace - After a tough and wet couple of days for the Clipper Race fleet, the sun came out on Day 6 of Race 8 (Saturday 10 March), bringing plenty of positive attitudes as the teams make better progress up…
Conall Morrison is three days into the current all-Chinese leg of the 2017-18 Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - It’s been a busy 24 hours in the Clipper Race onboard HotelPlanner.com, according to Derry-Londonderry skipper Conall Morrison. “As the wind has freshened significantly we are now on Yankee 3, staysail and reefs in and out of the…
PSP Logistics got snagged in a fishing net overnight — a reminder to the rest of the fleet to stay alert in busy waters
#ClipperRace - Skippers in the Clipper Race were reporting relief this morning (Tuesday 6 March) as winds and boat speeds picked up — though with the high level of fishing fleets around, teams are also on high alert in this opening…
HotelPlanner.com, Skippered by Irish Yachtsman Conall Morrison, who was recently named the Irish Sailor for December by Afloat.ie, got off to a solid start to the 1,700 nautical mile race to Qingdao.
The final section of the Asia-Pacific Leg 5, officially known as Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup, has got underway following the inaugural Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Stopover in Sanya, China. Sanya, which made its debut on…
PSP Logistics was the winning vessel in Sanya
#ClipperRace - The full Clipper Race fleet is now berthed at Sanya Serenity Coast Marina following an exciting finish to Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya, in China. All 11 teams came into port within 21 hours,…
Roseann McGlinchey was a total novice before setting out on the Clipper Race around the world
Before setting sail from Liverpool on August 20, 2017, Clipper 2017-18 Race round the world crew member Roseann McGlinchey’s total sailing experience only consisted of three levels of Clipper Race training. Seven months and over 20,000 nautical miles later, it’s…
Concentrating hard on board Sanya Serenity Coast
#ClipperRace - For the sixth day in a row, Qingdao maintains its lead over the rest of its competitors at the front of the Clipper Race fleet, as the leading pack turns to the west for the final 700 nautical…
The fleet positions as of noon Irish time/UTC on Wednesday 14 February
#ClipperRace - The two Chinese teams in the 2017-18 Clipper Race continue to lead the race to their home country on Day 15 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya. Shifting winds have meant that many in…
Santa Serenity Coast’s crew caught in a squall
#ClipperRace - Relief is the overriding emotion among the Clipper Race fleet on Day 12 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race as the trade winds which continue to boost progress at the front have now also kicked in…

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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