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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]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Race record for international entries By info@regattanews.com, 9:24 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013
For the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, impressive, international, competitive: the assorted fleet registered is destined to provide a spectacle befitting of the event’s colossal reputation. A little over six weeks remain before the Boxing Day start of the annual 628-nm ocean classic running from Sydney to Hobart, often referred to as a ‘nautical rite of passage’, and sponsored by Rolex since ...[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]


Ragamuffin team change plans to focus only on Sydney Hobart Race By Tracey Johnstone, 5:34 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013
The Ragamuffin 90 team have changed their Asian racing program, withdrawing from the Phuket King’s Cup to allow them to focus their energies on this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...[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]


Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tom Slingsby to take part onboard Perpetual Loyal By Perpetual LOYAL racing team media, , 7:55 AM Thu 7 Nov 2013
For the upcoming 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has launched Super Maxi Perpetual Loyal. The launch was officiated by Alan Jones OA. ...[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]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Spectacular start in Cape Town By Ruth Harrington, , 4:14 AM Tue 5 Nov 2013
A fleet of 12 yachts competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race headed out of Table Bay today to start a 4,700 mile Southern Ocean sleigh ride to Albany, Western Australia. Following a parade of sail in front of the Cape Town waterfront, the fleet headed for the start line at 14.30 local time. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 4 to Perth about to start By Clipper Ventures, 9:09 PM Mon 4 Nov 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Race 4 Cape Town to Albany, West Australia starts today with the teams preparing for the big swells and winds on the Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride leg. ...[more]


2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Ninety seven signed on By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, 1:05 PM Mon 4 Nov 2013
One year out from the 70th anniversary race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce that 97 entries have been received for the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race, including five super maxis, 22 international entries, 15 new boats, 36 first timers, previous overall and line honours winners and the many supportive regulars, the ‘meat’ of the fleet. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - New skipper for Team Garmin By Marina Thomas, , 1:22 AM Tue 29 Oct 2013
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race veteran and Chief Instructor Ben Bowley (30) is to take the helm of Team Garmin in the next stage of the current edition from South Africa to Western Australia, where a permanent replacement will be appointed following the departure of the team’s current skipper in Cape Town. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Light winds hinder progress By Clipper Ventures, , 12:55 AM Tue 29 Oct 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the last few miles into Cape Town for Mission Performance and Qingdao have been a painfully slow experience. Light, fickle winds and fog has hindered progress towards the Race three finish line for the final two yachts. Mission Performance skipper Matt Mitchell said it had been a frustrating 24 hours. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Final three push into Cape Town By Clipper Ventures, 11:45 PM Sun 27 Oct 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with nine yachts now safely berthed in Cape Town, just three boats remain at sea pushing as hard as they can to complete Race three. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain wins Race 3 By Amy Martindale, 8:03 PM Sun 27 Oct 2013
Great Britain won Race three of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race into Cape Town, crossing the line at 08:48:58 UTC, ahead of Henri Lloyd in second place which crossed the line at 11:40:56 UTC in front of the spectacular back drop of Table Mountain. Invest Africa crossed the line in third place, at 12:49:00 UTC. ...[more]


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