Category Archives: Clipper Round the World Race

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 »

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 10: Close finish after intense racing

By | May 21, 2018

There’s been little separating the majority of the Clipper Race teams for much of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge and its finish was no exception with some positions decided by just seconds. After spending 18 days in close company, racing more than 3,000 nautical miles south from Seattle towards Panama, six teams crossed the… Read More »

Clipper Race tightly compressed

By | May 15, 2018

After two weeks of racing around the clock in Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge, the top seven 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams find themselves even more tightly compressed than ever approaching the doldrums off the southern coast of Mexico. Despite having raced more than half of the 4,100 nautical miles (nm)… Read More »