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Clipper Fleet Halted for Rigging Repairs

Clipper Fleet Halted for Rigging Repairs Posted on February 27, 2014 by andrew Owing to the failure of three of the forestay bottlescrews in the fleet of 12 Clipper 70s in the current Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet has been instructed to stop racing as a precaution and make its way to […]


Clipper Round the World Race

The ability of some of the best large modern yachts to withstand extremes of weather was demonstrated by the 12 identical 70ft yachts on leg four of the 2013/14 Clipper Round the World Race. Having left London, UK in late September, the amateur-crewed boats arrived in Cape Town a little over a month later. The […]


Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to compete in the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to compete in the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Clipper 68 The legendary British yachtsman who became the first person to circumnavigate the world solo, non-stop, and founder and chairman of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (74), will crew in this year’s Rolex Sydney […]


Clipper round the world update

CLIPPER RACE –  Twelve yachts competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race headed out of Table Bay today to start a 4,700 mile Southern Ocean sleigh ride to Albany, Western Australia. GREAT Britain crossed the line first ahead of Qingdao, closely followed by Henri Lloyd, in 15 knots of wind, with Table Mountain providing a spectacular back […]


Clipper Round the World-Race 3

CLIPPER RACE – With nine yachts now safely berthed in Cape Town, just three boats remain at sea pushing as hard as they can to complete Race 3. Earlier in the race, Qingdao and Jamaica Get All Right headed further north than the rest of the fleet to go for the valuable extra Scoring Gate points on offer. Tactically, […]


SECOND STAGE OF CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE

SECOND STAGE OF CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE OFF TO FLYING START             YNR Team On September 18, 2013 http://www.yachtingnewsreport.com Leg 1, Race 2, from Brest, France to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The 12 yachts competing in the world’s longest ocean race have started their 5,000 mile Atlantic Ocean crossing to Rio de Janeiro, […]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Sailors have set off on Clipper Round the World Yacht Race The boats passed the Thames Barrier on the way to Tower Bridge Hundreds of sailors have left London on the 40,000 mile (64,374km) Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Twelve teams, largely made up of novices, will race between six continents during the Clipper […]


London will start and finish Clipper Round the World

London is to host the start and finish of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, leaving the capital on 1 September 2013 and not returning until July 2014 after racing 40,000 miles visiting 14 ports on six continents in the world’s longest ocean race. The announcement was made at St […]


Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race

The Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race starts on Sunday 1 September Less than 100-days to countdown until the start of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Approximately 2,350 hours are left until the ninth edition of the world’s longest yacht race gets under way. The location of the start port will be […]


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Clipper Ventures has appointed a new Race Director

Clipper Ventures has appointed a new Race Director to supervise the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Justin Taylor, 41 is a previous skipper and served as Deputy Race Director during the Clipper 11-12 Race. “I have a real passion for ocean yacht racing and I’m delighted to be taking up the role of […]