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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew face hurricane force gusts By Ruth Harrington, , 10:31 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013
The 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew are mostly amateur, but the conditions they are continuing to face in Race 4 are anything but. Their tough Southern Ocean education reached a powerful new level in this second week as hurricane force gusts of up to 130 knots tore through the fleet. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World day 14: Wind down, sun out and sky clear By Clipper Ventures, , 8:56 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, conditions have eased considerably for the teams since the latest storm. The wind is down, the sun is out and the sky is clear, giving the Southern Ocean a very different personality. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Race - Wind gusts exceed 100 knots By Clipper Ventures, 10:44 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, mother Nature invited select teams to a star studded weather show yesterday. Those who were invited had no choice in their attendance, though according to skipper reviews it was a fun night of exciting, incredible, awe inspiring and definitely unforgettable proportion. ...[more]


Rogue wave hits crew in yacht Great Britain - story includes Video By Julia Wall-Clarke/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:28 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013
Rogue waves are one of the unknowns in the ocean, whether in 10 knots or 50. I have personally encountered a rogue wave in the Pacific which thoroughly pooped our boat when lightly running in around 10 knots of wind. Here is a 'close encounter' with a rogue wave by British yacht Great Britain. It occurred this week in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in the South Indian Ocean: ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Freak wave hits British amateur crew + Video By Julia Wall-Clarke, 3:20 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013
The infamous Roaring Forties of the Southern Ocean have long been known as being home to some of the least hospitable conditions on the planet for professional sailors, let alone the amateur crew taking part in Race 4 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Race day 12 - Teams face a tough night By Clipper Ventures, , 10:28 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the latest weather front arrived pretty much as predicted, through the back of the fleet with winds gusting from 45 to 50 knots, occasionally reaching 70 knots plus, resulting in a very tough night for teams in the west of the pack. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Race - Teams prepare for stronger winds By Clipper Ventures, 11:48 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013
At the Clipper Yacht Race, day 11, otherwise known as the Kinjarling Cup, (Australian Noongar nation’s translation for ‘place of rain’) to Albany has seen another day of light winds in the Southern Ocean, allowing teams more time to catch their breath and take the best safety precautions as they are well aware the situation is due to change, potentially dramatically over the next 24 hours. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Well needed recuperation By Clipper Ventures PLC, , 1:23 AM Fri 15 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the complicated, ever changing wind conditions in the Southern Ocean have reached a certain lull over the past 24 hours, dropping from up to 50 knots, down to ‘highs’ of just 10 knots. This has resulted in the entire fleet being ground down to a far more ‘pedestrian’ speed level, with some teams even finding themselves totally becalmed. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Classic English legend plays out By Clipper Ventures PLC, , 2:23 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013
In a mixed day of wind conditions for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet, a classic English legend seems to have played out. Consistent front runners Qingdao, Henri Lloyd, OneDLL are getting progressively richer, picking up bonus Scoring Gate points and expanding their lead following speedy surfs in strong winds that gusted between 50 to 60 knots. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Injured crew members rescued By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 10:54 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, late last week following a ferocious storm, the South African National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) station at Port Elizabeth launched its rescue vessels twice in separate incidents, to provide assistance to injured crew members taking part. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 8 - Fast, wet and wild By Clipper Ventures, , 11:46 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013
For the Clipper Round the World, in descriptions more aptly used for a day at a theme park, skippers have described day eight as being a fast, wet, wild and truly exhilarating sleigh ride. The Southern Ocean certainly appears to be living up to its big reputation, with 'wonderful winds and towering seas' providing magnificent sailing conditions and real miles made on the route to Western Australia ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Race 4 full of drama! By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 9:11 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013
The Clipper 2013-14 Race four departed Cape Town for Albany, Western Australia just over a week ago under the stunning vista of Table Mountain, in rather frustratingly light winds. Just 48 hours later however, a ferocious storm whipped up. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Strong winds on day 7 By Clipper Ventures, , 11:01 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first Sunday back at sea was no day of rest for the fleet, though it has certainly been more enjoyable than the preceding week’s unpredictability and harsh, contrasting wind conditions. Day seven bought far more consistently strong winds of between 30 to 40 knots, allowing most of the fleet to pick up some excellent cruising and surfing speeds. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Wind holes bring mixed emotions for fleet By Clipper Ventures, 10:18 PM Sun 10 Nov 2013
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the strong west-to-east wind currents of the Roaring Forties grew infamous for providing major speed boosts to trade ships sailing to Australasia during the Age of Sail, between the 16th and mid-19th century. However, for the past 24 hours at least, history has not provided the same fortune for the Clipper 2013-14 Race fleet. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Injured sailor safely ashore and By Julia Wall-Clarke, 7:11 AM Sun 10 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, it is sure to be a birthday that Michelle Porter (37) will never forget. She was evacuated yesterday evening local time from Derry~Londonderry~Doire by the South African National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) off Port Elizabeth and taken to hospital for treatment to a suspected broken arm. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - More challenges on day 4 By Clipper Ventures, , 12:00 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the gusty, fast and wet conditions are continuing to prove extra challenging for crew, requiring everyone to exercise extreme safety cautions. Many skippers continue to praise crew on their bravery and perseverance in the rough weather. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Crew evacuated amid hurricane force gusts By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 7:14 AM Fri 8 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, a violent storm has been battering the fleet today as it heads through the Indian Ocean from South Africa into the notorious ‘Roaring Forties’ in the Southern Ocean. Winds in excess of 50 knots have been experienced by some of the fleet, punctuated by hurricane force gusts in places. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Rough sea conditions on day 3 By Clipper Ventures, 3:17 AM Fri 8 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, what a difference a day makes. Over the past 24 hours, the whole fleet has been experiencing the roughest sea conditions yet faced in the Clipper 2013-14 Race. While this leg was always predicted to be tough, an early storm hit as they headed south towards the Southern Ocean, turning out to be more ferocious than expected. ...[more]


Clipper Yacht Race - Low pressure to increase wind and sea state By Clipper Ventures, , 11:45 PM Wed 6 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the wind is picking up, the barometer is dropping and the sea state will be increasing over the next day and the yachts are relishing the high speeds expected of the Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Light winds on day 1 By Clipper Ventures, 12:04 AM Wed 6 Nov 2013
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, after an exciting and spectacular Race Start off Table Mountain yesterday, the crews are now in light winds but with the promise of freshening conditions to come in the next 24 to 36 hours. ...[more]


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