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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 as the race enters into the final 24 hours. Alex, 42 from Gosport, made up 30 nautical miles on his French rival Armel le Clèac’h overnight to cut the deficit…

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…

18 Oct 2016

​Inspiration Expedition: Sir Chris Bonington’s 40 year friendship with Sir Robin

British mountaineer extraordinaire Sir Chris Bonington reflects on his friendship with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the expedition that inspired the Clipper Race more than twenty years ago. Sir Chris, who…

9 Sep 2016

A Boat of His Own: Suhaili relaunched

For the past three years, whilst not travelling the world fulfilling his hands on role as Clipper Race Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has spent the bulk of his waking hours…

3 Aug 2016

​Derek Hatfield: Loss of Canadian Legend

Over the weekend the sailing world learnt of the unfortunate passing of Canadian sailor, Derek Hatfield.Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and all at Clipper Ventures would like to send their condolences to Derek’s wife and family. “Derek was a hard, tough solo sailor, but beneath that exterior there was a good companion and friend,” said Sir Robin.“Like so many solo sailors, he…

16 Jun 2016

Clipper Race Founders Ring Nasdaq Stock Exchange Opening Bell in NYC

Clipper Ventures co-founders William Ward and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston had the honour of ringing the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq Stock Market in Times Square this morning to…

22 Apr 2016

Feature: Sir Robin

In a very personal interview with The Huffington Post UK editor-in-chief Stephen Hull, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston talks about fear, the universe and living life as one of the UK’s most influential men.“The world is full of those who’d hate you to achieve because they’ve done nothing and they’ll try and put you off. If you believe in yourself,…

22 Apr 2016

47 years on from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Golden Globe historic achievement

Forty-seven years ago today, Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first man to have sailed solo, nonstop round the globe having been victorious in the Sunday…

7 Jul 2015

Sir Robin third in class in The Transatlantic Race

Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is third in the IRC 2 class in The Transatlantic Race more than halfway through the 2,800 nautical mile contest.Sir Robin and…

4 Jul 2015

Challenging conditions for Sir Robin in The Transatlantic Race

Clipper Race Chairman and Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been experiencing strong winds and bouncy conditions in the 2,800 nautical mile Transatlantic Race aboard his Open 60 yacht Grey Power.Sir…

9 Jun 2015

Latest update from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston aboard Grey Power

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is back aboard his open 60 yacht Grey Power, preparing for his next competitive test – the 2,800 nautical mile Transatlantic Race from Newport, Rhode Island, to…

26 May 2015

Derry-Londonderry to Nominate Local Heroes for Race Place

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has announced today that Derry City and Strabane District Council has been gifted a unique opportunity for two community workers or volunteers to win a place on…

28 Apr 2015

Sir Robin comments on Cheeki Rafiki incident report

The official report into the incident involving the sailing vessel, Cheeki Rafiki, has been released from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).Clipper Race Chairman and Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has…

22 Apr 2015

46th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Golden Globe victory

Forty-six years ago today, Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston finished victorious in the Sunday Times Golden Globe race to complete the first nonstop solo circumnavigation.The sole finisher…

5 Apr 2015

France tour for Sir Robin and first French skipper Olivier Cardin

The Clipper Race’s first ever French skipper Olivier Cardin has sailed into Saint Malo, France with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston for a tour following the successful call for a French skipper.Sir…

10 Feb 2015

Join us at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show this week

Looking for the ultimate adventure which won’t be found on the average person’s bucket list?Regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, we are celebrating our thirst…

13 Jan 2015

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is YJA’s Yachtsman of the Year

Legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is the YJA's British Yachtsman of the Year for the fourth time.Sir Robin, 75, beat other shortlisted sailors Giles Scott and Miranda Merron…

22 Dec 2014

Bid for Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum shorts

When Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, finished on the podium of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race last month, it wasn’t just his big grin that attracted a lot…

13 Dec 2014

Relive Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum campaign on BBC TV News Channel

Last month, at 75 years old, our founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returned to solo ocean racing by taking on the 3500 mile transatlantic French classic Route du RhumBBC…

6 Dec 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston receives Route du Rhum prize

British adventurer and Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has received his Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe prize at a ceremony in Paris.Sir Robin, 75, came third in the…

24 Nov 2014

An inspirational legend

More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Following his remarkable podium…

23 Nov 2014

“​The finish of the race was as hard as the beat down the English Channel” - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has said yesterday's finish of the Route du Rhum race was as hard as the beat down the English Channel during the first 36 hours, when there…

22 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ‘ecstatic’ with third in Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race

British adventurer and Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has finished solo Transatlantic race the Route du Rhum in third place in the Rhum class.Sir Robin crossed the finish…

22 Nov 2014

Denouement in Route du Rhum race for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has made ground on second-placed boat and is only 15 miles behind in the battle for the two remaining Rhum class podium…

21 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston back in third in Route du Rhum race

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has moved back into third place in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe and has a lead of 13 miles on the distance to finish over…

20 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston answers your questions on his Route du Rhum race

On Saturday, we invited the public to send their questions for British adventurer Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, currently racing in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. The Clipper Race Chairman…

20 Nov 2014

“The squalls disrupted any thoughts of getting some sleep”

Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has had another night of squalls with the wind shifting by as much as 309 degrees in the Route du Rhum -…

19 Nov 2014

Another night of squalls for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in Route du Rhum

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has had another night of squalls in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race.The Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, 75, had a lot of sail up…

18 Nov 2014

A day of steady Trade winds for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in Route du Rhum

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has had a day of steady winds but is now 58 miles from third-placed Andrea Mura on Vento di Sardegna in the Route du Rhum - Destination…

17 Nov 2014

Wind backs giving Sir Robin Knox-Johnston more favourable conditions

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has had a more peaceful night in the Route du Rhum race after a very tiring 24 hours of rain squalls and wind shifts.Sir Robin, on his…

16 Nov 2014

Tiring 24 hours of squalls for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is still in third position tonight despite a very tiring 24 hours in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe Race.A thrilling battle for the third podium…

15 Nov 2014

Send your questions for adventurer Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Currently third in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe (Rhum class) solo Transatlantic race, Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston would like to invite followers to submit…

15 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston moves into third position

Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston moved up to third in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race Rhum class last night, and is now just one…

14 Nov 2014

“My position is vulnerable and the race is far from finished” - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has overtaken rival Jean-Paul Froc and is in fourth place in the Rhum class of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race.Sir Robin, on his Open…

13 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston intent on overtaking rivals in Route du Rhum race

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is chasing the fourth-placed boat in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race Rhum class, rival Jean-Paul Froc on Groupe Berto.Sir Robin moved up a ranking…

12 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: I’m gritting my teeth in Route du Rhum race

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is within the Azores High Pressure System that is spreading southwards and gybed last night to try and reach stronger winds south of the high as quickly…

11 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Everything to play for in Route du Rhum

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is just 20 miles from the third-placed boat in his Rhum class on the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race.And only four miles separate him in…

10 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston moves up two places in Rhum class

Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has moved up two places in the Rhum class in the last 24 hours, and is now in fifth place, just 0.1…

9 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston chases Rhum class leaders

Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has made up ground on the Rhum class leaders on day 7 of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Sir Robin…

8 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston closes gap on Jean-Paul Froc

Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has entered the Trades and is beating on day 6 of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race. He has closed…

7 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston fighting to recover lost ground

Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is still seventh in the Rhum class in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race. However he did lose ground overnight…

6 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston makes good speed as wind veers

Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is seventh in the Rhum class in Transatlantic solo race, the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. He is currently making 10.1…

5 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston slowly reeling in the Rhum class

Here is Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's latest Route du Rhum blog from Wednesday morning. He is now in seventh position on his Open 60 Grey Power,…

4 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston speeds up in Bay of Biscay

Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has entered the Bay of Biscay on Day 3 of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe Race. He is currently making…

3 Nov 2014

Big seas and gusting winds for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on first night of Route du Rhum race

Clipper Race chairman and founder, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, has sent his first blog since he started Transatlantic solo race, the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe yesterday at 1400 CET…

2 Nov 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston starts solo Transatlantic race, Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe

Clipper Race founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has started Transatlantic solo race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, 32 years after last competing in the French classic…

30 Oct 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston honoured with the medal of Saint Malo, France

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Founder and Chairman of the Clipper Race, has been given the medal of the honour of the City of Saint Malo.Mayor Claude Renoult presented Sir Robin with…

29 Oct 2014

Sir Robin seeks French entry in next race edition

As he prepares for his departure from St Malo this weekend for the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, Sir Robin has called for more French people to take on…

22 Oct 2014

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston departs UK to compete in Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has departed Portsmouth, UK on his Open 60 Grey Power ahead of the start of French classic race the Route du Rhum –…