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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fight to win points rumbles on By Clipper Ventures, , 10:49 PM Mon 25 Nov 2013
On Day 21 of Race 4 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race the fight to win the maximum points up for grabs rumbles on, as competitors’ continue to hunt its nearest prey in the closing days of the tightly contested 5,000 race from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Race - Top three teams enter stealth mode By Clipper Ventures, , 10:38 PM Sun 24 Nov 2013
The fight to the finish line of race 4 could be one of the most hotly anticipated finishes so far in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as in the last 24 hours the top three teams have all entered stealth mode eager to hide their positions and tactics from its closest competitors. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Battle to win the Kinjarling Cup rumbles on By Clipper Ventures PLC, , 7:41 AM Sun 24 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with just over 400 miles until the race 4 finish in Albany, Western Australia for the leaders of the pack, just one mile currently separates OneDLL and Great Britain as the battle to win the coveted Kinjarling Cup rumbles on. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics smash race record By Clipper Ventures PLC, , 1:54 AM Sat 23 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, PSP Logistics had much to celebrate yesterday as it found itself a new gear, smashing the golden ‘300 mile in 24 hours’ mark, whilst also setting the new fastest time for the ocean sprint of 18 hours and two minutes. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - 300 mile barrier record smashed By Ruth Harrington, 11:04 PM Fri 22 Nov 2013
In Race four of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race the fleet is currently en route to Western Australia. In the last 24 hours competitor PSP Logistics has set a new record for the number of miles covered in a day as it continues its campaign to win the world’s longest ocean race. . ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Stakes high in race 4 By Clipper Ventures PLC, , 2:52 AM Fri 22 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with the first five teams completed, OneDLL lead the Ocean Sprint contest after crossing the lines of longitude between 90 and 95 degrees east, fastest in 19 hours, 41 minutes. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Nail biting start to Ocean Sprint By Clipper Ventures, , 12:00 AM Thu 21 Nov 2013
In Race 4, Day 16 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race the teams have entered the Ocean Sprint. In the last 24 hours, the top four competing teams got off to a nail biting start with only 14 minutes separating three of the teams as they crossed the line. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Race to Western Australian heats up By Clipper Ventures, , 11:48 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013
On Day 15 of Race 4 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 OneDLL, GREAT Britain, Invest Africa and Switzerland are sailing with determination and the crew members on Qingdao know they need to work hard to retain a podium spot in this race. ...[more]


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]


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