Category Archives: Clipper Round the World Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Where’s Charlie?

By | January 6, 2019

Have you spotted 28-year-old Clipper 2017-18 Race circumnavigator Charlie Garratt who is the latest face on the global sailing event’s London Underground posters? Charlie, from Southampton, UK, signed up to take part in the Clipper 2017-18 Race and after hundreds of days at sea, she completed the full circumnavigation on 28 July last year as… Read More »

How many Challengers will toss their hats in the ring for the 36th America’s Cup?

By | December 5, 2018

© Emirates Team New Zealand While the international sailing media has rightly been focusing on offshore sailing for the past few weeks, given the action-packed, once-per-quadrennial Route du Rhum, the RORC’s Transatlantic Race and the Golden Globe Race 2018, movement has also been afoot in sailing’s grandest event, the America’s Cup. Last year, Emirates Team… Read More »

Wendy Tuck: the first woman skipper to win Round-The-World Yacht Race

By | July 30, 2018

History has been made as Australian sailor Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman to ever win a round-the-world yacht race after clinching the overall victory in the 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Race on Friday 27 July. And in an additional win for women’s sport, second place went to 25-year-old British sailor Nikki Henderson, skipper of… Read More »

Clipper Race: The Final Stage

By | July 23, 2018

Since leaving Liverpool almost a year ago, the eleven Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race teams have battled each other in twelve races, experiencing everything from frustrating wind holes to ‘phenomenal sea states’, boat speeds up to 35 knots, extreme heat and freezing conditions. But their epic endurance challenge is almost over as the… Read More »

Guildford born skipper leads team to victory in penultimate Clipper Race

By | July 16, 2018

Nikki Henderson, 24, from Guildford, has led her team, Visit Seattle, to victory in the penultimate Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.  Visit Seattle crossed the finishing line on Monday 9 July after sailing 3,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean from New York to Northern Ireland.  The race saw the team complete the final ocean crossing of… Read More »

Amateur crew conquer final ocean of Round the World adventure

By | July 13, 2018

The full Clipper Race fleet has arrived in Derry-Londonderry, with the crew now ready to enjoy an action-packed fortnight and the award-winning Foyle Maritime Festival. After what has been a thrilling race full of tactical, close racing, incredible whale and dolphin sightings, and a thrilling finish and win by the youngest Clipper Race Skipper, Nikki… Read More »