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21 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 17: Less than 100nm left for Unicef

Unicef is aiming to make today its final at sea of the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Reporting earlier this morning, Skipper Bob Beggs, whose team will finish in eleventh place, says: “The AIS has spotted the first ship for over two weeks, a sure sign that we are approaching landfall. So far the wind is holding up…

19 Oct 2017

​HOTELPLANNER.COM COMES OUT ON TOP IN GREAT BRITAIN DRAG RACE

It was a close fight right up until the final stretch for ninth placed HotelPlanner.com and tenth placed GREAT Britain, who spent much of Race 2:…

19 Oct 2017

Visit Seattle pips Liverpool 2018 to fourth place

After some fast and furious sailing across the South Atlantic Ocean, Visit Seattle managed to edge out Liverpool 2018 to claim fourth place in the closing…

18 Oct 2017

GREENINGS CLAIMS NARROW LINE HONOURS INTO CAPE TOWN FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE CLIPPER RACE VICTORY

The Greenings team claimed victory this evening in a thrilling finale to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, which saw the top two teams finish approximately…

17 Oct 2017

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES INTO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

The leading teams of the Clipper Race fleet have made good progress in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and are currently predicted to arrive slightly ahead of the scheduled arrival window. The yachts will arrive at Quay 6, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Due to local immigration process, only Race Officials and accredited journalists and officials will…

14 Oct 2017

​RACE 2 DAY 10: THE ELLIOT BROWN OCEAN SPRINT COMMENCES

After another exhilarating day of surfing down South Atlantic waves for the Clipper Race fleet, focus on board has very much turned to the Race 2 Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Just…

12 Oct 2017

Nominations open for Race 2 Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

As the teams battle it out in the South Atlantic Ocean, it is time for everyone on dry land to start nominating for the Stormhoek Social Spirit Award in this second race of the 40,000 nautical mile adventure. The front runners have already crossed the halfway mark of the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and the first boats are…

12 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 8: FAST AND FURIOUS SAILING FOR CLIPPER RACE FLEET

Many of the teams in the Clipper Race fleet have been setting their own boat speed records during some fast and furious sailing on Day 8 of the Stormhoek Race…

11 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 7: PSP LOGISTICS BACK AT SEA AS LEADERS APPROACH HALFWAY POINT

PSP Logistics slipped lines from Piriapolis (Uruguay) yesterday evening to bring the Clipper Race fleet back to its full complement as the leaders approach the halfway point to Cape…

10 Oct 2017

RACE 2 DAY 6: QINGDAO SECURES TOP SCORING GATE POINTS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE RACE

All eyes have been firmly fixed on the Race Viewer during the sixth day of racing as the twelve Clipper Race teams battled it out to reach the Scoring Gate. Following…

7 Oct 2017

Race 2 Day 3: CLOSE-FOUGHT BATTLE CONTINUES

PSP Logistics safely arrived into Piriapolis, Uruguay, yesterday afternoon (local time), to repair rudder damage , as the rest of the fleet continued in a closely-fought contest towards Cape Town. With…

4 Oct 2017

Race 2 Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway

Spectators and media flocked to the water for the start of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race’s second stage, to Cape Town, South Africa, following the event’s first…

4 Oct 2017

Skippers share their thoughts ahead of Leg 2: The South Atlantic Challenge

The twelve Clipper Race Skippers have been checking the latest weather reports and are ready to go for Leg 2: The South Atlantic Challenge after experiencing a fantastic time in…

3 Oct 2017

​Clipper 2017-18 Race Preview: Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms

Following a fantastic first stopover in Punta del Este, Uruguay, crew are preparing to depart the first-time Host Port on Wednesday 04 October for Race 2, to Cape Town, South…

9 Nov 2015

Penalty Points announced for Race 2

The Clipper Race Committee has released details of the penalty points allocated to the teams following the race from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. Penalty points are awarded because…

28 Oct 2015

VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR VISITS DA NANG - VIET NAM

Da Nang – Viet Nam received a visit from the Ambassador of Vietnam to South Africa, during the stopover in Cape Town before the fleet leaves to race…

27 Oct 2015

​Get on board our open boats in Cape Town today

The Clipper Race fleet has arrived at the V&A Waterfront Marina in Cape Town in all its splendour having completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms from Rio…

26 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 19: Qingdao overtakes LMAX Exchange in final approach to Cape Town

The race to Cape Town is not over yet. After chasing its nearest competitor since Rio, Qingdao has overtaken LMAX Exchange, finding stronger winds and a…

25 Oct 2015

​Prizes Awarded for Stormhoek Race to Cape of Storms

As the sun began to set behind Table Mountain, teams gathered to award top honours for the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms to GREAT Britain , with…

25 Oct 2015

Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms Prize-giving Tonight

It’s almost time to get the party started as we count down the hours to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms Prize-giving and Crew Party. The excitement kicks off…

25 Oct 2015

​Race 2 day 18: Time expires for LMAX Exchange or Qingdao to claim a podium

The time has passed for either LMAX Exchange or Qingdao to claim a podium position in Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms.…

24 Oct 2015

Unicef crosses finish line in Cape Town

Unicef has completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and crossed the finish line at 0813 UTC (1013 local time). The other teams stood on the bow of their…

24 Oct 2015

​CLIPPERTELEMED+ SKIPPER CHANGE

Clipper Race veteran Skipper Matt Mitchell, 28, is to join ClipperTelemed+ in Cape Town, to lead the team for the remainder of the Clipper 2015-16 Race following the resignation of…

23 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 16: Wind shifts keep remaining teams focused on finish

The four teams still racing are managing the wind shifts on the final push into Cape Town. Southerly boat Qingdao, which struggled with changeable winds yesterday, is now making 8.7 knots,…

22 Oct 2015

IchorCoal celebrates finish into ‘home port’

South African sponsored IchorCoal is celebrating its arrival into ‘home port’ Cape Town at 0917 UTC (1117 local time), with an elapsed time of 351 hours 17 minutes.…

22 Oct 2015

​Race 2, Day 15: South Atlantic High the final obstacle for remaining teams

The South Atlantic High is the last remaining major obstacle for the boats still at sea, with progress slow in the final approaches to the finish line off Cape Town,…

21 Oct 2015

​Race 2, Day 14: Dramatic denouement in store as teams fight to finish

Race 2, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, is headed for a dramatic denouement, with Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Garmin, GREAT Britain and Mission Performance all fighting…

20 Oct 2015

Race 2, Day 13: Stealth Mode suspense for Race fans

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is set for an exciting finish, with frustrating winds and the wide use of Stealth Mode amongst the fleet leaving race fans…

17 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 10: Front teams start Ocean Sprint test

Five teams are currently pushing hard across the Ocean Sprint after enjoying more challenging conditions in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Race leader Garmin, GREAT Britain (second), Mission…

16 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 9: Speed records broken as teams tested by front

It has been a day of fast spinnaker sailing as the front passed over the fleet, with multiple teams breaking speed and distance records, including another new reported top speed…

15 Oct 2015

​Nominations Open for Stormhoek Social Spirit Award

As the teams battle it out in the South Atlantic Ocean, it is time for everyone on dry land to start nominating for the Stormhoek Social Spirit Award in this…

15 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 8: Windy conditions provide exhilarating racing

The anticipated weather front will move over the fleet imminently, with the majority of teams already in winds of 30 to 40 knots, and still anticipating 50 knot gusts. Progress has…

14 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 7: Gruelling conditions with 50 knot gusts predicted today

The majority of the fleet is making good progress in some fairly gruelling conditions, with strong winds and gusts around 50 knots predicted for the eastern group over the next…

13 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 6: Three teams cross the Scoring Gate

Three teams have crossed the Scoring Gate, following the fleet’s dilemma of whether to risk heading further south in pursuit of the bonus points. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crossed first at 0438UTC today,…

12 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 5: Strong winds forecasted for eastern teams

Some of the fleet have been experiencing a period of light winds, but strong conditions associated with the front appearing are due to fill in over the next 24 hours…

11 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 4: Complicated weather patterns ahead as teams decide on tactics

The weather is set to be complicated over the next few days, creating the first major transition area of the race, and some tactical dilemmas for the teams. The eastern group…

10 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 3 Teams Toy with Scoring Gate Tactics

As the crew gradually settles into the life of ocean racing again, attention has now turned to the tactical decision of whether or not to go for the Scoring Gate…

9 Oct 2015

Race 2 Day 2: Crews acclimatise to tough conditions

As the crews continue to acclimatise to the tumultuous conditions in the South Atlantic Ocean, the strong winds are helping the fleet make steady progress towards Cape Town, with leader…

8 Oct 2015

​Race 2 Day 1: ‘A baptism of fire’ with fleet in strong winds and big waves

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway with the fleet mostly in a tightly-bunched pack after 140 nautical miles and 14 hours of racing. Derry~Londonderry~Doire was first across…

8 Oct 2015

Countdown to Cape Town

The countdown has already started to a host of exciting events in South Africa now that Race 2 is underway: the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms from Rio…

7 Oct 2015

Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway

Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway off the Brazilian coast today on its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. …

7 Oct 2015

​Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms Start today

At 1600UTC (1300 local time) the Clipper Race fleet slipped lines and departed Rio de Janeiro in preparation for the start of the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. The…

3 Oct 2015

DELAYED START FOR LMAX EXCHANGE AND QINGDAO

The Race office has announced that repairs to LMAX Exchange and Qingdao will mean a delay in them starting the race to Cape Town, the Stormhoek Race to the Cape…

3 Oct 2015

Time for the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms

The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms gets underway on Wednesday 7 October. Compared to Race 1 it will seem like a straight sprint across the South Atlantic Ocean…