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HotelPlanner.com sailing in Table Bay, South Africa
#ClipperRace - HotelPlanner.com has departed Port Elizabeth in South Africa this morning (Sunday 5 November) after the successful medevac of crew member Greg Adams, who suffered a suspected broken arm. The 59-year-old took a fall below deck on Friday (3…
Greetings pictured partially submerged yesterday on the shoal where it ran aground on Tuesday night
#ClipperRace - The Clipper Race office has confirmed that the Greenings yacht that ran aground off South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on Tuesday night (31 October) is partially underwater and will take no further part in the 2017-18 race. As previously…
Greenings pictured aground west of the Cape Peninsula earlier today
#ClipperRace - Greenings’ stand-in skipper Andy Woodruf and crew were reportedly doing well after some rest in Cape Town hours after they ran aground on the western side of the Cape Peninsula last night (Tuesday 31 October). No injuries were…
The crew of HotelPlanner.com celebrate their ninth-place finish at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
#ClipperRace - It was a close fight right up until the final stretch for ninth-placed HotelPlanner.com and 10th-placed GREAT Britain, who spent much of the Clipper Race's Leg 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms in a drag…
Rough and ready in the middle of the South Atlantic on deck with Garmin
#ClipperRace - The first boats in the Clipper Race fleet are expected to arrive ahead of schedule in Cape Town this coming Wednesday (18 October). After some fast and furious sailing across the South Atlantic — with Greenings notching a…
PSP Logistics is returning to port for emergency rudder repairs
#ClipperRace - PSP Logistics is returning to Punta del Este today (Thursday 5 October) after a collision with a whale in the first 24 hours of the Clipper Race’s second leg caused damage to the starboard rudder. All crew on…
Battle For Positions Continues As Clipper Race Fleet Crosses Leg 1 Finish Line
#ClipperRace - Several teams continue to jostle for position in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race after Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours yesterday afternoon (Thursday 21 September), closely followed by PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain who arrived second…
The latest Clipper Race fleet positions as of 4pm Irish time
#ClipperRace - HotelPlanner.com re-emerged from stealth mode into sixth position — and a wind hole — as the Clipper Race fleet approaches the finish of the first leg in Uruguay. “We have the slightest puff of wind from the north…
Qingdao maintain their lead, with GREAT Britain closing the gap some 33nm behind
#ClipperRace - The battle for positions in the Clipper Round The World Race is heating up as the fleet barrels down on the first scoring gate of the 2017-18 race. As of this morning (Thursday 31 August), Qingdao had a…
Greenings is expected in Porto tomorrow after yesterday’s medevac of skipper David Hartshorn with a serious hand injury
#ClipperRace - A Clipper Race yacht is diverting to Portugal after the team’s skipper suffered a serious injury to his left hand that required emergency medical attention. Greetings skipper David Hartshorn got his left thumb caught in a spinnaker sheet…
Conall Morrison’s HotelPlanner.com in Liverpool this past Sunday at the start of the first leg of the Clipper Race, the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg
#ClipperRace - Four days after departing from Liverpool’s Albert Dock, the Clipper Race’s sole Irish-skippered yacht is jockeying for position at the back of the pack as the fleet crosses the Bay of Biscay – a body of water with…
oat Liverpool 2018 departs the Race Start for the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Albert Dock, Liverpool.
The 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race started on the Irish Sea this afternoon. The race is the only event which trains non-professional sailors to complete a circumnavigation, and is one of the toughest endurance challenges on…
The Clipper Race fleet lined up at Liverpool’s Albert Dock
#ClipperRace - Anticipation is building in Liverpool’s Albert Dock with just two days before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000-nautical-mile race around the globe.…
Clipper Race and Volvo Ocean Race Fleets Take Over Portsmouth Harbour
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race, found themselves as neighbours for the first time this week berthed in Gosport, UK at exciting milestones in their event countdowns. The Clipper Race, the only event on…
The 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will set sail from Albert Dock, Liverpool
The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with the start and finish of this unique global challenge moving from the capital back to the River Mersey on the tenth anniversary of its last partnership with the region.…
The publication of the MAIB report has been welcomed by Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today published its final report into two fatal accidents in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first in the event’s 20 year history. The MAIB report…

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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