Tag Archives : Yorkshire


Clipper Race – Race 11 Day 3

Tactics heat up for tightly packed Clipper Race fleet As the ten international teams competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race battle with the steady Caribbean trade winds on their way through the Windward Passage, focus turns to the vital Scoring Gate points. The fleet remains closely matched, Gold Coast Australia is […]


Clipper Race – Race 11 Day 2

Strong Caribbean winds test Clipper Race fleet The crew members of the world’s longest yacht race are finding their sea legs again, as competition heats up in day two of Race 11 to New York. “It is fast, exhilarating wet and slightly wild,” sums up Gold Coast Australia skipper Richard Hewson. It’s been busy for […]


Gold Coast Australia wins Race 10 in Clipper

RACE 10: OAKLAND TO PANAMA DAY 18 * Gold Coast Australia wins Race 10 * Battle for podium place continues * Derry-Londonderry secures fifth place by four minutes With this morning’s confirmation of Gold Coast Australia’s eighth victory during the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, the battle for the final podium positions for […]


Clipper Race 10 Day 17

CLIPPER 11-12 RACE 10: OAKLAND TO PANAMA DAY 17   * Fickle winds challenges teams in sprint to finish line * Welcome to Yorkshire looks to spring tactical surprise * Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Qingdao continue their battle for eighth   With yesterday’s introduction of the Clipper Race Committee’s shortened course for Race 10, the […]


Clipper Race 10 Day 14

CLIPPER 11-12 RACE 10: OAKLAND TO PANAMA DAY 14   *             Geraldton Western Australia sets new time to beat in Ocean Sprint *             Gold Coast Australia takes the lead in three way dog fight between front running teams *             Race heats up as fleet withstand rising temperatures on board   In the last 24 hours […]


Clipper Race 10 Day 11

CLIPPER 11-12   RACE 10: OAKLAND TO PANAMA   DAY 11   *             Fleet becalmed in approach to Ocean Sprint Gate *             Welcome to Yorkshire  reflect on St. Georges Day *             Abundance of wildlife greet teams in placid ocean   The gap that separates the ten internationally sponsored yachts competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round […]


Clipper Race 9 Day 20

CLIPPER 11-12 RACE 9: QINGDAO TO OAKLAND, SAN FRANCISCO BAY DAY 20   * Welcome to Yorkshire races close to northern course limit * Approaching weather system brings first major changes to sail plans in four days * Teams employ varying strategies to re-energise for remaining 2,000 miles   All ten of the 68-foot yachts […]


Clipper Race 9 Day 7

CLIPPER 11-12 RACE 9: QINGDAO TO OAKLAND, SAN FRANCISCO BAY DAY 7   * De Lage Landen focuses on catching up with fleet after medevac * Teams make use of break in weather systems to prepare for next one * Geraldton Western Australia and New York’s crews fight off stomach bug   De Lage Landen’s […]


Clipper Race 8 Day 12

CLIPPER 11-12 RACE 8: SINGAPORE TO QINGDAO, CHINA DAY 12 *             ‘Stop-start’ race as fleet contend with light airs *             Welcome to Yorkshire consider tactics *             First outside gybe manoeuvre for Singapore   The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet continues in stalemate against the light airs on their route through the South China […]