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21 Jul 2017

Ocean Racing Veteran Takes Over Helm of Unicef for Clipper 2017-18 Race

Ocean racing veteran Bob Beggs is returning to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, to lead the Unicef team for the 2017-18 edition, taking over the role from the team’s current Skipper, Tristan Brooks. Clipper Race Director Mark Light explained the move, saying: “The role of Clipper Race Skipper is one of the toughest that exists in…

21 Jul 2017

LIVERPOOL ANNOUNCES CLIPPER RACE TEAM ENTRY

We are pleased to reveal that Liverpool 2018, Liverpool City Council’s newest international destination campaign, will be a team entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, which…

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…

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 festivities and timings for the highly anticipated Clipper 2017-18 Race Start, taking place on 20 August, in Liverpool. Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston says “For the majority…

28 Jun 2017

SANYA, CHINA, TO GROW INTERNATIONAL SAILING PRESENCE THROUGH CLIPPER RACE PARTNERSHIP

Delegates from the tropical destination of Sanya, the Clipper Race’s newest Chinese Host Port and Team Partner, have visited leading sailing organisations in the UK in a bid to develop…

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 of the biennial event. More than 450 members of crew, representing an incredible 32 nationalities, flocked to the Portsmouth Guildhall to find out their teams and skipper for the Clipper…

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…

14 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Rachel Penny

NAME: Rachel Penny AGE: 45 NATIONALITY: UK OCCUPATION: Administrator LEGS: All Australian Leg 4 and The Asia-Pacific Leg 5 TEAM: Visit Seattle To take on the challenge of the Clipper Race is a big…

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…

6 Jun 2017

​All Wrapped Up: Sanya Serenity Coast Branded

Sanya’s debut Clipper Race team yacht entry, Sanya Serenity Coast , has returned to the water following a complete refit to ensure she’s race-ready for the start of the 2017-18 edition…

5 Jun 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Shannon Dean

NAME: Shannon Dean AGE: 53 NATIONALITY: American OCCUPATION: Nurse LEGS: full circumnavigation TEAM: Visit Seattle A brief moments break during a busy night shift led to Shannon Dean, a 53 year old nurse from Seattle, deciding…

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…

26 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Kathy Sheehan and Tony Barlow

NAME: Kathy Sheehan AGE: 46 NATIONALITY: Irish OCCUPATION: Doctor LEGS: The Atlantic Homecoming Leg 8 TEAM: Team Conall NAME: Tony Barlow AGE: 55 NATIONALITY: Irish OCCUPATION: Occupational Therapist LEGS: The Atlantic Homecoming Leg TEAM: Team Conall Kathy and Tony are…

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…

19 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Tessa Hicks

NAME: Tessa Hicks AGE: 59 OCCUPATION: Doctor NATIONALITY: British LEGS: Full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Andy There’s just one more sleep until Crew Allocation, and it will be a nervous one for almost 700 Clipper Race crew…

16 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Emily Woodason

NAME : Emily Woodason AGE : 31 OCCUPATION : Landscape Architect NATIONALITY : British LEGS : One to Four: The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg, The South Atlantic Challenge Leg, The Southern Ocean Leg and the All Australian Leg.…

9 May 2017

Qingdao Skipper Revealed

With less than four months to go before race start, it’s time for the first team Skipper to be revealed. And first off the block is German yachtsman Chris Kobusch,…

8 May 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Pip O’Sullivan

NAME: Pip O’Sullivan AGE: 28 OCCUPATION: Advertising NATIONALITY: British LEGS: full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Andy After spending eight years living in London, firstly to study a Classics degree at Kings College and afterwards to pursue…

28 Apr 2017

​US Premier Regional Sports TV Network Airs Clipper Race Series

US sports TV network, ROOT SPORTS™ is to air our award winning sports adventure series, Race of Their Lives 2, which goes behind the scenes of the Clipper 2015-16 Race,…

14 Apr 2017

​Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Shona Davies

NAME: Shona Davies AGE: 39 OCCUPATION: Medical website manager HOMETOWN: Cape Town, South Africa (now lives in London Colney, Hertfordshire, UK). LEGS: The Southern Ocean Leg 3, The All Australia Leg 4, and The…

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…

13 Mar 2017

Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew: Seumas Kellock

NAME: Seumas Kellock AGE: 24 OCCUPATION: Activity holiday seasonaire, parcel sorter, waiter and bar staff. NATIONALITY: UK LEGS: Round the World TEAM: Unicef Seumas Kellock, a Scottish 24-year-old living in Carlisle, Cumbria, has his mother…

10 Mar 2017

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Jane and Graham Coutts

NAME: Jane Coutts AGE: 65 OCCUPATION: Retired NATIONALITY: Australia LEGS: The Asia Pacific Leg 5 TEAM: Team Gaëten NAME: Graham Coutts AGE: 62 OCCUPATION: Development Consultant NATIONALITY: Australia LEGS: The Asia Pacific Leg 5, The Mighty Pacific Leg 6 and…

8 Mar 2017

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold For Change

International Women’s Day is the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to action for increasing gender equality. Over…

1 Mar 2017

Chris Drummond’s Race Against Time

There are many inspirational people who take part in the Clipper Race, and one of them is 2015-16 crew member Chris Drummond. Chris, 63, from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, has made…

14 Feb 2017

For the Love of Sailing

They say never go back to your ex, but for a certain section of the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew, they just can’t stay away. There will be few familiar faces returning…

6 Feb 2017

Happy Waitangi Day!

Kia ora and happy Waitangi Day! The Clipper Race has always been warmly embraced by New Zealanders, and after seeing race after race, how well our many Kiwi crew handle one…

3 Feb 2017

Wendy Tuck Re-joins Clipper Race Australia

We are very pleased to welcome back former skipper Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck to the Clipper Race family, after being appointed to the role of Chief Instructor and Principal of our…

30 Jan 2017

Congratulations Daniel!

The boating community from around Scotland gathered on Saturday evening at the Glasgow Science Centre as RYA Scotland recognised the achievements and outstanding commitment of Scotland’s volunteers, coaches, instructors, officials,…

25 Jan 2017

Happy ‘Straya Day!

The Clipper 2017-18 Race will be the seventh edition featuring Australia, with the race previously visiting eight different ports around the country. And it’s no wonder why we keep coming…

20 Jan 2017

Former Clipper Race Skipper Equals British Record in Vendee Globe

The youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, has finished in second place after a thrilling fight to the finish to the Vendee Globe. Alex crossed the finish line…

19 Jan 2017

Qingdao Ambassadors Selected After Trial in China

Following a tough selection trial, we are proud to welcome the crew members who will represent Qingdao, China’s ‘Sailing City’, in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Qingdao has a rich history in…

18 Jan 2017

Former Clipper Race Skipper Chasing Vendee Globe Glory

After more than 70 days, the Vendee Globe is set for an epic finish, with the youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, closing in on the lead…

16 Jan 2017

Meet the 2017-18 Crew: Samantha Harper

NAME: Samantha Harper AGE: 36 OCCUPATION: Doctor NATIONALITY: Canada LEGS: full circumnavigation TEAM: Team Rick There are many reasons why people want to do the Clipper Race, with adventure high on the list. And Samantha Harper,…

15 Jan 2017

Excitement builds at Crew Brief Day

There was plenty of excitement as hundreds of Clipper 2017-18 Race crew members came together for the first time at the Crew Briefing. More than 200 crew, along with…

11 Jan 2017

Race Receives Royal Stamp of Approval at London Boat Show

It’s a day to remember for our adventurous crew as the Princess Royal joined visitors and exhibitors alike at the London Boat Show, ExCeL today. Her Royal Highness met with Clipper…

10 Jan 2017

Clipper Race Crewman Clinches Top Award

An extraordinary act of bravery and seamanship has resulted in Clipper 2015-16 Race crew member Gavin Reid being named as the boats.com 2016 YJA Yachtsman of the Year. The 28-year-old amateur…

6 Jan 2017

Marlow Ropes Ties Up Deal For a Sixteenth Year With The Clipper Race

There will be no need to show Marlow the ropes for the Clipper 2017-18 Race, as the UK based global manufacturer is signing on for the eighth time as our…

5 Jan 2017

Hyde Sails to Power Clipper 2017-18 Round The World Yacht Race

One of the world’s largest volume sail producers, Hyde Sails, will once again be powering the Clipper Race fleet, after signing on as the Official Sail Partner for the 2017-18…

4 Jan 2017

Marine Travel Extends Partnership with World’s Largest Ocean Race

Moving some 700 crew members, from more than 40 countries, to six different continents across eleven months, in timing with the race schedule, is a task that requires expert handling.…

22 Nov 2016

Could this be you?

The Clipper Race is a diverse family of adventurers that’s for sure, and no two races are ever the same as our crew, made up of people from all walks…

9 Mar 2016

Qingdao Celebrates 12 Years of Achievement and Legacy

The city of Qingdao is ready to receive the Clipper Race fleet for the sixth consecutive edition and remains just as excited as it was in 2006, officials revealed at…

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