Category Archives: Clipper Round the World Race

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 »

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 12, day 1 – Whale obstacle course complicates race start

By | June 28, 2018

The Clipper Race fleet has officially begun the penultimate race of the 40,000 nautical mile, eleven month circumnavigation – a two week race across the North Atlantic to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Le Mans style start for Race 12 began at 1900 UTC in perfect champagne sailing conditions under bright blue skies off the coast… Read More »