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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race - Battle to break home port curse By Clipper Ventures, , 9:08 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - The boats in the north have been putting in better runs than the southerly yachts. But with a high pressure system centred west of Ireland and wind coming from where the boats need to go blocking progress, the leading yachts could be forced in to a much longer beat in the final throws of the race. ...[more]


Clipper Race - Boat speeds improve as fleet sails out of high pressure By Clipper Ventures, , 9:03 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the new wind has arrived with boat speeds picking up and the frontrunners extending their lead over the rest of the fleet by more than 200 miles. The nine yachts that didn’t manage to outrun the ridge of high pressure that engulfed them are now running with their spinnakers up with the new south easterly winds. ...[more]


Clipper Race 2013-14 - High pressure system engulfs majority of fleet By Clipper Ventures, , 9:43 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the front three yachts that headed east after the scoring gate have managed to outrun the ridge of high pressure that has engulfed the rest of the fleet. They will be able to start the Ocean Sprint part of the course in the next nine hours, racing across a section with the aim of achieving the fastest time and two extra points. ...[more]


Clipper Race - Skippers analyse complex weather forecasts By Clipper Ventures, , 9:06 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014
Amidst the changeable conditions, this kind of weather is very hard to predict meaning that a lot of the current tactical play is gut instinct combined with guesswork to try and cross the ridge. There is also a blocking high pressure system sitting just west of Ireland that remains in place and will cause the fleet a significant detour either north or east. ...[more]


Clipper Race 2013-14 - Jamaica Get All Right first across Scoring Gate By Clipper Ventures, , 8:00 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - The fleet is now past the Ice Mark Hollis after the Race Office moved its position a further two degrees south following Great Britain’s report that it spotted a growler on Friday (a smaller piece of floating ice protruding out of the water). ...[more]


Clipper Round the World: Ice gate moves as Great Britain spots growler By Clipper Ventures, , 7:49 PM Sat 14 Jun 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the crews are on constant iceberg watch in cold and gusty conditions after Great Britain spotted a growler (a smaller piece of floating ice protruding out of the water). The Canadian Ice Service’s report shows no ice south of 43N but some of the teams are slightly altering course as a precaution as they monitor water temperature and their radars. ...[more]


Clipper Round The World - Unpredictable winds challenge crews By Clipper Ventures, , 9:14 PM Fri 13 Jun 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, conditions are testing the crews with headsail changes taking place on the foredeck in three metre waves amidst changeable winds. The crews are also on iceberg watch and regularly monitoring the water temperature as they near an area known for drifting ice floating down through the Labrador Current. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Wind strengthens and veers north By Clipper Ventures, , 2:05 AM Fri 13 Jun 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the wind has strengthened dramatically and veered round to the north after a series of frontal squalls passed over the fleet, meaning the teams have gybed and are now racing with white sails up. ...[more]


Clipper Round The World - Boats prepare to gybe and race upwind By Clipper Ventures, , 9:54 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the fleet is making significantly better progress with the wind picking up and forecast to shift round to the north later. The skippers are weighing up their options of when to gybe onto course taking into account the unreliable wind. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Simon Rowell loves weird weather phenomena By Clipper Ventures, , 10:27 PM Tue 10 Jun 2014
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race meteorologist Simon Rowell (as opposed to Cowell) is a self-confessed geek and loves weird weather phenomena and always starts his day by checking his favourite websites, the Met Office’s Storm Tracker and then the US Navy’s weather site. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Another tense day of racing By Clipper Ventures, , 9:26 PM Tue 10 Jun 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it has been another tense day of racing with light airs, mixed sea currents and fog creating windholes and a game of snakes and ladders on the leaderboard. Switzerland is currently leading the fleet, with Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second place just a mile behind. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustration grows By Clipper Ventures, , 9:35 PM Mon 9 Jun 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it has been a second day of light winds and increasing frustration amongst the teams with some also sailing through fog. The yachts to the south have been making significantly better progress closer to the high pressure and also picking up on a more favourable current at times. ...[more]


Clipper Race – Race 14, day 1: Teams leave New York on 2,850 mile race By Clipper Ventures, , 9:21 PM Sun 8 Jun 2014
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Just four miles currently separates all 12 teams, currently sailing in light, flukey winds before it is expected to fill in again from the south west tomorrow. ...[more]


The Clipper Race - Homecoming leg sets off in style in NYC By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 12:21 PM Sun 8 Jun 2014
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The twelve 70ft yachts competing in the world's longest ocean race marked the start of their homecoming leg to London today with a spectacular parade of sail past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. ...[more]


Henri Lloyd Clipper 2013-14 Race Seamanship award - Voting opens By Ruth Harrington, , 9:28 PM Sat 7 Jun 2014
In the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race it’s the accolade every team competing will be hoping to win, as nominations for the Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award open today. ...[more]


Clipper Round The World Yacht Race - Henri Lloyd extends lead By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 7:05 PM Mon 2 Jun 2014
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - The first Clipper Race teams started to arrive at dusk with the bright lights of Manhattan creating an iconic skyline to welcome the triumphant crews. ...[more]


Clipper Race - Race 13, day 8: Old Pulteney throws down the gauntlet By Clipper Ventures, , 7:32 PM Sun 1 Jun 2014
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - With the end in sight skipper of Old Pulteney Patrick van der Zijden continues to push his team to achieve the best results: 'We sailed on and during the day and because of the building wind we added some reefs in the mainsail. ...[more]


Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd extends lead with triple points in Race 13 By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 12:09 PM Sun 1 Jun 2014
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Henri Lloyd crossed Race 13: The Grange Hotels Trophy finish line in first place at 14:25 UTC (10:25 local) today, to seal a remarkable triple triumph that will further extend its overall lead in the Clipper 2013-14 Race. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Race - Henri Lloyd looks set to claim Race 13 By Ruth Harrington, , 6:51 PM Sat 31 May 2014
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - With less than 70 miles until the finish line, Henri Lloyd is looking unstoppable as the current overall leader of the Clipper 2013-14 Race continues to hold fast in its bid to win Race 13 – The Grange Hotels Trophy. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Henri Lloyd sets time to beat By Clipper Ventures, , 1:30 AM Sat 31 May 2014
With the top five boats in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet having now completed the Ocean Sprint, race leaders Henri Lloyd set an impressive time of 12 hours 56 minutes and 33 seconds to beat. Great Britain is currently second with a time of 13 hours, seven minutes 17 seconds, followed by OneDLL, Switzerland and Derry~Londonderry~Doire. ...[more]


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