sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Clipper Round the World Race - Race Director reflects on final stages
Clipper Round the World Race - Race Director reflects on final stages

'Henri Lloyd leads Clipper Race teams by Tower Bridge'    Clipper Ventures    Click Here to view large photo

It was an amazing finish to the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race which saw thousands of spectators line the River Thames, eager to catch a glimpse of the inspirational crew who returned to London, 11 months after setting off on the 40,000-mile challenge.

Race Director, Justin Taylor, takes a look back at the final stages of Race 16 and explains how the shortest race in the 16 global series would also go onto become one of the most important for OneDLL and Derry~Londonderry~Doire.

2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race -  Clipper Ventures   Click Here to view large photo

While weather reports the week in the lead up to Race 16 predicted 12 knots of wind for the start of the 250 mile race from Den Helder, to London, the wind was also expected to decrease from the north as the fleet crossed the North Sea. However, Race Director Justin Taylor, explains what actually happened:

'What actually happened was that the breeze increased during this period resulting in the fleet making terrific time.

'At one stage with the tide under them off the coast of Norfolk they were recording speeds of 14 knots. It therefore became necessary to add a mark to the course and I sent them back north for 22 miles which actually increased the length of the race by 44 miles.'

In early stages of Race 16, Derry~Londonderry~Doire was leading, leaving their closest rivals OneDLL at the back of the fleet - at this stage the Northern Irish entry had enough scope to claim third place overall. However, OneDLL made a spectacular recovery to win third in Race 16, securing the final podium position of the Clipper 2013-14 Race.

Now the confetti and celebrations have begun to subside, the Clipper Race Director looks back over the past 11 months as the record breaking Clipper 70 fleet prepares to return to Endeavour Quay in Gosport this week after completing its first circumnavigation.

Team Henry Lloyd heading down the Thames. -  © Matt Dickens, onEdition   Click Here to view large photo

'The ninth edition of the race has seen ordinary people achieve something extraordinary. The crew aboard the new fleet of Clipper 70s have faced every challenge imaginable from the frustrating Doldrums on Race 2 to 100 knot winds in the Southern Ocean. They and the yachts have weathered these challenges superbly and I only have pride and admiration for the skippers, crews and the Clipper Race staff who behind the scenes help make this magnificent race a reality. I have seen a few homecomings but this was certainly the biggest and most emotional - so far!'

For those crew who joined the elite group of circumnavigators on Saturday, it was an emotional time as they prepared to leave their team after conquering some of Mother Nature’s greatest trials. Round the world crew member on board, GREAT Britain, Ionie Robinson reflected on her incredible achievement.

'In this epic adventure we have taken on new roles and tasks that were, in the beginning, out of our comfort zone but now part of our daily routine. From engineer to navigator, to slaving over a hot stove in the galley. From bowman to helming in rough seas, we have embraced, endured and evolved. Team mates have come and gone along the way, some have to be forgotten, other to be remembered. But it’s the deep and meaningful friendship we have developed as 'round the world crew members' that will remain with us forever. This adventure has been long and hard - so very long. This adventure has been GREAT!'

Throughout this week our recruitment team will be in London in search of the next intrepid explorers eager to take part in the tenth anniversary edition - the 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Our Recruitment Dome will be St Katharine’s Dock from Tuesday - Sunday 20 July from 10-6pm throughout this week.

Crew Recruitment Manager, David Cusworth will also be giving a presentation at the Little Ship Club on Saturday 18 July from 10-12pm. To reserve your spot please email Vikki Gillard at vgillard@clipper-ventures.com

GREAT Britain - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 -  Clipper Ventures  

The GREAT Britain boat will remain in London at St Katharine’s Docks, centre basin until Sunday 20 July, where open boat tours will be running throughout the week. If you’re interested in seeing what life on-board a Clipper 70 is like, times for the tours are included below:

Tuesday - 11:00am - 1pm, 4pm - 6pm
Wednesday - 11am - 6pm
Thursday - 12pm-1pm, 3pm - 6pm
Friday - 1pm - 6pm
Saturday - 11am - 6pm
Sunday - 11am - 6pm

Thank you for following the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race so closely. While this is the final Daily Update for this race we’ll be back for the 2015-16 edition.

Clipper Round the World


by Clipper Ventures


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=124459

3:46 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

13 Jul 2014  The Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd presented with the Clipper Race trophy
13 Jul 2014  Clipper Round the World Race - Henri Lloyd claims overall victory
12 Jul 2014  Clipper Race: Fleet begins Victory Parade of Sail up the River Thames
12 Jul 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain wins race 16
11 Jul 2014  Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway
11 Jul 2014  Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
10 Jul 2014  Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
05 Jul 2014  Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder
04 Jul 2014  Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup
03 Jul 2014  Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight




























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT