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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Conditions improve for the fleet By Marina Thomas, , 12:41 AM Wed 19 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Leg 6/Race 10 has restarted after fog required the fleet, which left China on Sunday, to motor-sail until conditions improved this morning. The fog lifted enough by first light this morning allowing teams to officially start the 5,600 mile race from Qingdao to San Francisco, USA. ...[more]


Clipper Round The World Yacht Race - Le Mans start for Race 10 By Clipper Ventures, , 11:37 PM Tue 18 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the foggy conditions that have caused delay to the Race 10 re-start lifted enough by first light this morning, allowing teams to officially start this highly anticipated 5,600 mile race of mammoth proportion, to San Francisco, USA. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 re-start on hold By Clipper Round the World, , 2:56 AM Tue 18 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the thick fog that caused Race 10 from Qingdao to San Francisco to be ceased yesterday shortly after it started, has gotten worse overnight with visibility currently down to just one boat length (70 foot). ...[more]


Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fog halts racing By Clipper Race, , 7:57 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Race director, Justin said 'They will now motor-sail offshore until the visibility improves and then restart racing using the Le Mans procedure. I expect that this will happen at first light tomorrow morning. ...[more]


Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fleet departs Qingdao By Ruth Harrington, , 7:09 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Thousands of well-wishers lined the quayside eager get one last glimpse of the international fleet during an epic departure ceremony which attracted a large media presence and was broadcast live on TV. ...[more]


The Clipper Race 2014 - Countdown to Race 10 By Ruth Harrington, , 2:41 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway Sunday (16 March) from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Race – Another win confirmed for Great Britain By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 4:27 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Great Britain has been confirmed in first place of Race 9.1 to China’s ‘Sailing City’ of Qingdao, its third win in the 2013-14 edition. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Durban resident prepares for ocean crossing By Amy Martindale, , 7:34 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014
For the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, a young Durban resident is preparing to take part in what is dubbed as the most challenging ocean crossing of the 40,000 mile long race. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World - Sir Robin Knox-Johnson donates signed jacket By Ruth Harrington, , 3:37 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014
In celebration of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race's partnership with its official charity, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has donated a signed Henri Lloyd jacket to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust for auction which has also been signed by its founder - legendary yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Lazaros completes first leg By Amy Martindale, , 12:32 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, a 23-year-old who had never been on a boat before has completed over 5,000 miles of ocean in one of the toughest legs in the world’s longest yacht race. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers reflect on a tough Leg 5 By Clipper Ventures, , 11:42 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the remaining yachts have all finished racing, with Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, OneDLL, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all motor sailing towards Qingdao after Race 9.1 ended. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain sets time into Qingdao By Ruth Harrington, , 12:42 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first teams have started to arrive in Qingdao, China, following one of the most challenging legs of the edition of the race: Great Britain, Mission Performance and Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived at the Olympic Sailing Center this morning (10 March) local time. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Stuck in a wind hole By Clipper Ventures, , 12:27 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Race, with the wind dying right off, several teams are reporting being stuck in a wind hole and doing everything they can to keep the yachts moving. After strong winds of 60 plus knots and big waves for the last five days, the skippers and crews are finding the light sailing conditions extremely frustrating as they race to Chinese Olympic sailing centre, Qingdao. ...[more]


Clipper Yacht Race fleet fight to be fastest into Qingdao By Clipper Ventures, , 10:51 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, with the wind dropping and conditions easing, the yachts in the middle of the fleet have increased their sail plans as they race to be the fastest boat into Qingdao. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet close in on Qingdao By Clipper Ventures, , 12:53 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 the wind has abated slightly and the waves have decreased marginally, providing a little respite to the crews as they close in on Qingdao. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet battle headwinds up to 60 knots By Clipper Ventures, , 6:41 AM Sat 8 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the crews are battling through headwinds of up to 60 knots with short, sharp waves, steep angles and cold conditions making for extremely demanding racing. Some teams have hoisted the Yankee 3, getting rid of the storm jib, but were forced to take it down again because the wind was too powerful. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Ladies tackle Mother Nature By Marina Thomas, , 4:47 AM Sat 8 Mar 2014
Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, Mother Nature’s toughest conditions are being taken on by nurses, marketing managers, housewives, PAs, engineers and lawyers from around the globe who are taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet face tough conditions By Clipper Ventures, , 11:07 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, powerful headwinds, steep waves, an adverse current and busy shipping lanes are making conditions very unpleasant on the yachts as they beat towards Qingdao. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Strong winds return By Clipper Ventures, , 11:40 PM Wed 5 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the wind has strengthened overnight and the teams are back to beating into 35 to 40 knots of wind, with four yachts clear of the notorious Taiwan Strait. Sail plans have become conservative with storm sails hoisted and three reefs in the main with conditions rough because of the short, choppy seas the Strait is known for. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Conditions ease off for the fleet By Clipper Ventures, , 11:50 PM Tue 4 Mar 2014
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the wind and the sea have eased right off, with the yachts beating into about 10 knots of wind after speeds of 40 knots yesterday. The elongated 1,000-mile long Ocean Sprint to China is seeing each yacht performing in its own individual time trial as they set off at different times after repairs were carried out in Hong Kong. ...[more]


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