Category Archives: Clipper Round the World Race

Clipper Race: Slow climb to Sydney

By | December 13, 2017

It’s been another busy day for the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet as teams zigzag north to the Sydney finish line trying to avoid the windholes, with some teams far more fortunate in the game than others. Qingdao leads the fleet for the third consecutive day and also picked up three extra… Read More »

Clipper Race: Making the easterly turn

By | December 5, 2017

After beating upwind to the south, the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet is now heading eastwards towards the Great Australian Bight and Sanya Serenity Coast has maintained its lead on the pack over the last 24 hours despite the wind weakening in its current location. Sanya Serenity Coast Skipper Wendy Tuck reports:… Read More »

Clipper Race: All-Australian leg begins

By | December 4, 2017

The fourth stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, officially known as Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test, got underway today from Fremantle, Western Australia, towards Sydney, New South Wales. It’s the first of three races that make up Leg 4: The All-Australian Leg. First to cross the Fremantle Harbour start line at 1500 local… Read More »

Another life clipped short

By | November 21, 2017

The two fatalities in the 2015/16 Clipper Round the World Race were the first in the company’s history, and after a comprehensive report on those deaths from the UK’s MAIB giving stern recommendations for improved safety procedures at Clipper Ventures plc, the last thing anyone would expect is yet another fatality just a year later!… Read More »

Greenings may leave Clipper Race

By | November 2, 2017

Following careful analysis of the situation and state of the Clipper Race Yacht CV24 the Clipper Race office has confirmed that the vessel is partially underwater after running aground on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa, and will take no further part in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. The crew of Clipper Round… Read More »

Clipper Race: Back to its full complement

By | October 12, 2017

The full fleet of 12 teams competing in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race is back to capacity as PSP Logistics has completed their repairs and slipped lines from the city of Piriapolis in Uruguay yesterday evening. After spending the past five days receiving repairs to rudder damage, sustained after a whale collided… Read More »