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Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
Conall Morrison, the Skipper of HotelPlanner.com, was given a standing ovation when he was given the Rani Trophy, which was judged by the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Committee, and awarded by the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM.
Professional sailor Conall Morrison, from Derry-Londonderry, was given a standing ovation at the official Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) Prize Giving in Australia yesterday evening after not only skippering his HotelPlanner.com team to its first race victory, in the…
Irish-Skippered Yacht Wins Sydney Hobart Clipper Class After Redress
#ClipperRace - After being last into Sydney in the fourth leg of the Clipper Race, HotelPlanner.com has been declared the winner of this week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Clipper 70 Class after being granted a 120 minute redress for…
It’s a photo finish! Race director Mark Light was unable to determine a winner between GREAT Britain and Nasdaq, so they finished joint eighth
#ClipperRace - HotelPlanner.com crossed the finish line in Sydney Harbour on Saturday 16 December at 20:24:50 local time (09:24:50 UTC/Irish time) to officially bring Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test — and the first stage of the Clipper Race’s…
Santa Serenity Coast crosses the finish line in Sydney to complete Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test
#ClipperRace - Sanya Serenity Coast skipper Wendy Tuck has geared up for her 11th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by winning the fourth leg of the 2017-18 Clipper Race late on Thursday 14 December Irish time. It was a photo…
The view from on board Sanya Serenity Coast, currently jockeying for the lead in the Tasman Sea with new frontrunners Qingdao
#ClipperRace - It’s been another busy day on Tuesday (12 December) for the Clipper Race fleet as teams zigzag north to the Sydney finish line trying to avoid the wind holes, with some teams far more fortunate in the game…
The fleet positions on the approach to Tasmania as of earlier this morning
#ClipperRace - As the close racing continues in the Southern Ocean, the Clipper Race leaderboard positions continue to change, with Qingdao retaking the lead on day seven of the The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test. With only 22 nautical miles separating…
Dare To Lead soaks in the sunrise in the Southern Ocean
#ClipperRace - The competition for the lead is heating up ahead of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint, with only six nautical miles separating the top five teams on Day 4 of Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test (Wednesday 6…
Sanya Serenity Coast makes a break for the lead at the race start in Fremantle yesterday, Saturday 2 December
#ClipperRace - After a short but welcome stopover in Fremantle, the Clipper Race fleet has enjoyed its initial 24 hours at sea in Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test. The fleet continued to be closely bunched as it rounded…
Removal of the Greenings Clipper Yacht – the photo shows the operation to cut up the forward section of the hull
It’s been less than one month since the Clipper Race Yacht Greenings ran aground on the opening day of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race. Whilst the rest of the fleet has now completed the race into Fremantle, Western…
The HotelPlanner.com crew line up in Fremantle after more than 4,000 nautical miles at sea
#ClipperRace - HotelPlanner.com completed the Clipper Race arrivals for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race to Fremantle, Australia on Sunday (26 November). Skipper Conall Morrison, from Derry/Londonderry, says: “This race was full of good times and bad times, but…
Rose Todd on deck for fifth-placed Qingdao, in line for double points in Fremantle with its Joker Card
#ClipperRace - After 25 days and almost 4,800 nautical miles of racing across the Southern Ocean, the finish positions for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race from Cape Town to Fremantle will come down to the final few nail-biting…
The Clipper Race fleet positions as of Wednesday morning 22 November
#ClipperRace - In the past 24 hours, HotelPlanner.com was the final boat to cross the finish line of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint and, after all boat times were calculated, was declared the winner taking three points after racing the…
Sombre Mood Across Fleet As Clipper Race Continues Towards Australia
#ClipperRace - Thoughts of love and support for the family, friends and crew-mates of Simon Speirs remain at the forefront of the minds of the skippers and Clipper Race crew across the fleet today (Monday 20 November) as GREAT Britain…
Simon Spiers – given a sea burial today
Racing has taken a back seat over the past 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet following the tragedy on board CV30 (GREAT Britain) yesterday. Speaking on the loss of round the world crew member Simon Speirs, Sanya Serenity Coast…
Clipper Race Fatality in the Southern Ocean
Clipper Round the World Race organisers are reporting the fatality of Simon Speirs, a crew member on board CV30, (GREAT Britain). Simon, 60, from Bristol, UK, was on the foredeck assisting with a headsail change from Yankee 3 when he…
At the helm of Joker Card players Qingdao, currently neck-and-neck with Dare To Lead in the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint
#ClipperRace - Christmas has come early for the Clipper Race fleet, which is finally enjoying the downwind sailing conditions that teams have been hoping for – with the first half of the fleet already in the thick of Race 3’s…

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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