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19 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 30: Wind Holes Unsettle the Fleet

Sanya Serenity Coast has extended its lead in the closing stages of the race to Punta del Este, with the majority of the fleet caught out by wind holes. PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain have moved up to second and third respectively, having taken an easterly route, and are hoping to avoid the wind…

19 Sep 2017

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

Punta del Este, Uruguay, is counting down to the arrival of the Clipper Race fleet, almost as much as the crew are looking forward to reaching land following this longest…

18 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 29: Mixed Results From Stealth Mode Tactics

As several teams have re-emerged from Stealth Mode, the leader board is looking a little clearer and Sanya Serenity Coast remains in the lead. More than half the…

17 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 28: Stealth Mode shakes up the fleet

Three of the twelve teams, Visit Seattle , Unicef and GREAT Britain , are in Stealth Mode hiding their positions from the rest of the fleet.…

16 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 27: Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Results Are In …

After nearly four weeks at sea and a variety of leaders, Visit Seattle tops the leader board going into the final stretch to Punta del Este. But, with less than 40nM separating it from second placed Sanya Serenity Coast and a similar distance between third placed Unicef and fourth placed HotelPlanner.com , the…

15 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 26: Waiting on A Wind Angle

Visit Seattle continues to lead the Clipper Race, maintaining clear water in front of Sanya Serenity Coast , in second, and Unicef in third. Now,…

14 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 25: 4000nM sailed and the Fleet is Back Match Racing

After thousands of nautical miles sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, Visit Seattle , Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef again hold first, second, and third position on the leader board. For some, the finish is almost in sight, and for others, the hope is that a change in wind direction will bring new tactical decisions to…

14 Sep 2017

Nominations Open For Race 1 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

The Stormhoek Social Spirit Award is back for a second consecutive Clipper Race edition and nominations are now open for Race 1! The Clipper Race is as much about team…

13 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 24: Testing upwind conditions continue during Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

Cementing a fifth day at the top of the leader board Visit Seattle has extended its lead over Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in…

12 Sep 2017

Punta del Este Awaits

A fantastic Uruguayan welcome awaits the Clipper Race when teams arrive in the South American Host Port, Punta del Este , for the first ever time. During the peak…

20 Aug 2017

​Clipper 2017-18 Race Leg 1 Preview: Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este, Uruguay

The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race promises a shore side spectacle when the fleet crosses the start line in front of the large crowds that are expected to…

12 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 23: Female skippers lead fleet into Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

The two female skippers continue to dominate the leader board with the teams led by Nikki Henderson and Wendy Tuck in the top two positions as they begin the first…

11 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 22: Life on a lean as King Neptune visits the fleet

Today marks a third day at the top of the leader board for Visit Seattle , which is followed closely by Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in second and third place…

10 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 21: Fleet Enters the Southern Hemisphere

Visit Seattle remains on top of the leader board for a second consecutive day, leading the Clipper Race fleet over the Equator and into the Southern Hemisphere for…

9 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 20: Change at the Top

For the first time in 13 days, there has been a change at the top of the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1 Leader Board. Visit Seattle has moved…

8 Sep 2017

Race 1, Day 19: Sanya Serenity Coast Goes Stealth

All twelve Clipper Race teams are now in the Doldrums Corridor, but in the latest surprise of the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1, Sanya Serenity Coast has elected…

6 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 17: Doldrums Tactics Play Out

Most of the Clipper Race teams are now within the Doldrums Corridor which is making for some interesting tactical decisions. Qingdao still leads the fleet with Sanya Serenity Coast …

5 Sep 2017

​Daily Update Race 1 Day 16: Into The Doldrums

A milestone was reached overnight when leading team, Qingdao, entered the Doldrums Corridor. Skipper Chris Kobusch formally notified the Clipper Race Office that Qingdao would motor-sail…

4 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 15: The Approaching Doldrums

The Doldrums Corridor is fast approaching and with current weather predictions favouring teams towards the back of the fleet, it will be tactically fascinating to watch over the coming days. While…

3 Sep 2017

RACE 1 DAY 14: Chasing pack close in on leader, Qingdao

It’s getting tight at the top as the Clipper Race leader, Qingdao , is being caught up by its nearest rivals after going through the Scoring Gate yesterday and entering lighter…

2 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 13: FIRST TEAMS CROSS SCORING GATE

Qingdao guaranteed itself the first points of the Clipper 2017-18 Race after being the first team to cross the Scoring Gate this morning. GREAT Britain and…

1 Sep 2017

Race 1 Day 12: CLIPPER RACE FLEET PREPARE FOR THE TROPICS

Qingdao continues to lead the fleet today, followed by GREAT Britain in second and Sanya Serenity Coast in third as the teams push towards…

31 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 11: Teams Eye Scoring Gate Points

The battle for positions continues with Qingdao holding onto its narrow lead. GREAT Britain is hot on its stern however, with Sanya Serenity Coast …

30 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 10: CLIPPER RACE LEADERS FEELING THE HEAT

The Clipper Race fleet continued to make good progress under spinnaker in the Trade Winds but the race leaders further south are starting to feel the heat, quite literally. Qingdao and…

29 Aug 2017

Race 1, Day 9: Champagne conditions create exciting helming coaching for crew

Following an impressive climb up the leaderboard, Qingdao, is still holding pole position, with GREAT Britain in second place and Sanya Serenity Coast third , as champagne sailing conditions with around…

28 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 8: Qingdao Storms Into the Lead

There has been a major change to the Clipper Race leaderboard in the last 24 hours as Qingdao has stormed through to take pole position after wind shifts…

27 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 7: Westerly Tactics Start To Pay Off

It has been yet another testing 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet with a mixed bag of conditions leading to further shake ups on the leader board. For the cluster…

26 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 6: First Tough Test for Fleet

There have been leader board changes overnight with shifting winds and variable conditions resulting in teams experiencing some of the most demanding on board conditions of the race so far.…

25 Aug 2017

Race 1, Day 5: Tactics Time

Unicef remains in the lead for the fourth consecutive day of this opening race but the next 24 to 48 hours could be telling, with distinctly different strategies…

24 Aug 2017

Race 1, Day 4: The Pre-Doldrum Doldrums

Light winds continue to challenge during the fourth day of racing, which have caused the fleet to condense by 20 nautical miles in the last 24 hours in the Bay…

23 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 3: Tackling the Bay of Biscay

As the fleet makes steady progress south past the UK and towards Northern France, Skippers and crew are focusing on the next challenge; the Bay of Biscay, notorious for violent…

22 Aug 2017

RACE 1 DAY 2: Strong Tides Divide Fleet

Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore to seek faster routes. Dale Smyth, Skipper of third placed team Dare…

21 Aug 2017

Race 1 Day 1: Settling In

Following an adrenaline filled start to the Clipper 2017-18 Race, with big crowds and international media turning out to see the twelve teams and 247 crew members on their way…

20 Aug 2017

Largest ever Clipper Race gets underway

The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race, got underway on the River Mersey, Liverpool, today, in front of thousands of spectators, and was nothing short of spectacular. The day started…

13 Aug 2017

​Clipper Race Fleet Approaching Liverpool

Anticipation is growing in Liverpool, ahead of the arrival of the Clipper Race fleet on Monday. Tomorrow, the twelve matched Clipper 70 foot ocean racing yachts will return to Liverpool for…

9 Aug 2017

Destination: Liverpool

After months of planning, training and preparation, the Clipper Race fleet is on its way to Liverpool. All twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts slipped lines this morning, and won’t return to…

1 Aug 2017

​Excitement Builds with Race Prep Week Underway

One of the most exciting weeks in the build up to the race at Clipper Race HQ, Race Prep Week, is well underway at Gosport Marina. Race Prep Week is when…

28 Jul 2017

PSP Logistics Skipper Revealed

We are excited to reveal that Roy Taylor, 47, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will lead the PSP Logistics team entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, which sets sail…

23 Jul 2017

Hyde Sails Delivery Day

The twelve Clipper Race 70-foot yachts are a step closer to being ready for their 40,000 nautical mile adventure across the world’s oceans following the delivery of new sails today.

20 Jul 2017

One month to go until the start of Clipper 2017-18 Race

There is now just one month to go until the Clipper 2017-18 Race sets off from the Albert Dock in Liverpool. We caught up with some of the 111 Clipper Race…

19 Jul 2017

Looking ahead to the Unicef Clipper Race Fundraising Week (24 - 30 July 2017)

With a fantastic £60,000 already raised by our international crew for race charity Unicef as they prepare to race across the world’s oceans, the fundraising race to reach the £400,000…

17 Jul 2017

Clipper Race Hosts Royal Navy

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and members of the Clipper Race Team have been busy from preparing for Race Start in Liverpool but took time out to touch base with Portsmouth neighbours…

13 Jul 2017

​Tough Technology for Toughest Ocean Challenge

The Clipper Race is one of the toughest ocean challenges on the planet, which makes it a perfect fit for world leading technology brand Dell, which has come on board…

3 Jul 2017

Female Skippers Come out on Top in First Major Test

Our two female Clipper Race Skippers, Wendy Tuck and Nikki Henderson , have made a huge statement less than two months out from Race Start in Liverpool. Wendy,…

3 Jul 2017

​Countdown to Liverpool: Race Start Timings Revealed!

With just under 50 days remaining until the start of one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, we are pleased to reveal further details for the week of…

30 Jun 2017

Fourth and Final Round With Dan Hardy

Congratulations on making it through to week four and Dan Hardy has made sure we will finish with a bang! The former UFC athlete took part in the opening leg of…

28 Jun 2017

CHARTCO BACK ON BOARD AS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race welcomes ChartCo, a leading global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, back as Official Supplier for its fifth consecutive edition. The Clipper…

28 Jun 2017

HotelPlanner.com Announced as Team Partner

We are excited to reveal HotelPlanner.com, a leading online group hotel bookers, will make its debut as a Team Partner in the upcoming Clipper 2017-18 Race. The HotelPlanner.com yacht will be…

28 Jun 2017

Whitsundays Completes All-Australian Leg

The Clipper Race visits some of the most extraordinary and beautiful places on the planet, so it’s no surprise that the 2017-18 edition will be returning to the Whitsundays. A real…

23 Jun 2017

Round Three with Dan Hardy

After hitting the half-way mark last week , it’s time to get stuck into Former Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete and Clipper 2015-16 Race crew member Dan Hardy’s third exercise…

18 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Crew: David Wilson

NAME: David Wilson AGE: 56 NATIONALITY USA OCCUPATION: Retired Air Traffic Controller TEAM: Team Roy LEGS: full circumnavigation The Clipper Race is an adventure of a lifetime but it does come at a cost –…

16 Jun 2017

Round Two with Dan Hardy

Alright crew it’s time for Episode 2! Just like with the first episode , Former Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete and Clipper 2015-16 Race crew member Dan Hardy has designed…

9 Jun 2017

Dan Hardy’s Plan for Clipper Race Success

Being physically fit is all in a day’s work for former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Dan Hardy, but he had to adapt his training for a very different challenge…

1 Jun 2017

First Stop: Punta del Este

Today we are pleased to formally announce that the city of Punta del Este in Uruguay will debut as the South American Host Port during the Clipper 2017-18 Race. After setting…

25 May 2017

The Clipper Race Returns to Fremantle

We are excited to announce the Western Australian city of Fremantle will return as a stopover port for the Clipper 2017-18 Race. The fleet is set to arrive in the Western…

22 May 2017

Calling All Junior Crew Supporters!

They may be small but there’s no doubt that the Junior Crew Supporters will play a big role in the upcoming Clipper 2017-18 Race. “This is…

20 May 2017

The World Comes to Portsmouth for Crew Allocation

The Clipper Race is truly a global event and that was only reinforced by the turnout on Crew Allocation Day. It was the biggest Crew Allocation attendance in the 21-year history…

17 May 2017

TIMEZERO BY MAXSEA EXTENDS NAVIGATION PARTNERSHIP WITH CLIPPER RACE

Returning for its second race partnership, under the technical alliance of MaxSea and Nobeltec, TIMEZERO by MaxSea, has been named as the Official Navigation Software Supplier for the Clipper 2017-18…

26 Apr 2017

Liverpool confirmed for Clipper 2017-18 Race Start and Finish

It is time for the announcement that everyone has been waiting for. The historic maritime city of Liverpool is officially confirmed today as the Start and Finish partner of the…

29 Mar 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Stian Tønnesen

NAME: Stian Tønnesen AGE: 30 OCCUPATION: Grocery Store Manager NATIONALITY: Norway LEGS: full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Roy Stian Tønnesen’s dream of sailing around the world began when he was just twelve years old.…

24 Mar 2017

Leadership Weekend: Skippers’ Climb to Success

Hiking through the hills in South Wales might not appear to be the most obvious training ground for a Clipper Race Skipper, but has again proved to be the perfect…

22 Mar 2017

Clipper 2015-16 Race Winner Wishes New Skippers Well

As our new Skippers begin their preparations for the Clipper 2017-18 Race, Olivier Cardin, winner of the last edition, offers his advice and recalls how it felt to be in…

17 Mar 2017

Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Roy Taylor

When it comes to offering original words of wisdom for the Clipper Race crew ahead of their ocean odyssey, Roy Taylor might just take first prize for his favourite saying: “You…

16 Mar 2017

MEET THE DYNAMIC DOZEN: CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE SKIPPERS ANNOUNCED

With less than six months to go before the Clipper 2017-18 Race start, we are excited to introduce the ‘dynamic dozen’ who will guide the teams during the world’s largest…

14 Mar 2017

Second wave of experienced Crew Begin Clipper Race Coxswain Certificate Course

Following our first group of graduates successfully completing the Clipper Race Coxwain’s Certificate (CRCC) and enjoying a 100 per cent pass rate earlier this month, this week we welcome the…

24 Feb 2017

Clipper Race Coxswain Training Commences

We often tell the stories of the 40 per cent of crew who take on the Clipper Race with no previous sailing experience, but there are also many talented and…

4 Oct 2016

Skipper Trials underway for 2017-18

“A potential Race Skipper who doesn’t feel nervous stepping on board a Clipper 70 for their trial doesn’t know what they’re in for!” The words of one of the twelve successful…

28 Sep 2016

Clipper 70 fleet makeover begins

After clocking up an average of 41,000 miles each during their tenth edition race circumnavigation, the Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper…