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Man Overboard “Happy to Be Alive” after Dramatic Rescue in Clipper Race

Following Derry, Londonderry, Doire’s dramatic North Pacific rescue operation, crew member Andrew Taylor is making a good recovery, with Skipper Sean McCarter explaining to Clipper Race officials:  “Andrew is in good spirits and has been chatting away with his crew, and … Continue reading

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Fast Downwind Sailing Continues for Clipper Fleet

Clipper Race teams continued to fly in perfect downwind conditions towards San Francisco on Monday as the sun shone and 18 to 35 knot winds continued to power the fleet. As a low pressure system builds not too far away, … Continue reading

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Clipper Fleet Halted for Rigging Repairs

Owing to the failure of three of the forestay bottlescrews in the fleet of 12 Clipper 70s in the current Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet has been instructed to stop racing as a precaution and make its … Continue reading

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Clipper Race Team Survives Waterspout as the Fleet Fights Squally Conditions

GREAT Britain has faced one of its biggest tests so far in the Clipper 2013-14 Race — a tornado. Overnight GREAT Britain was reportedly hit by an unexpected Tornado (waterspout). Thanks to the quick thinking of the skipper, no damage was … Continue reading

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Emotional Homecoming for Sydney Sailors in Clipper Round the World Race

It is a moment in time that will be etched forever in the memories of Josephine Martin and her family. After sailing more than 2150 nautical miles across the bottom of Australia from Albany, Western Australia, battling huge seas in … Continue reading

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Clipper Racers Face Another Onslaught

On the thirteenth day of the Clipper Round the Word Race’s fourth segment, sailors faced incredible weather conditions, with winds gusting well beyond 100 knots. This after repeated storm systems have battered the mostly amateur racers. Sunday’s conditions proved exciting … Continue reading

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Race Two Complete in the Clipper Round the World Race

At the Clipper Round World Yatch Race, the Northern Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire stormed to victory yesterday after cross the scoring gate in first place further extending the lead in race two to Rio de Janeiro. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crossed the line at … Continue reading

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Clipper Round The World Race is Underway

The 12 yachts competing in the Clipper Round the World Race, dubbed the world’s longest ocean race, have started their 40,000 mile adventure off the English coast. PSP Logistics and skipper Chris Hollis crossed the line first with Team Garmin … Continue reading

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British Clipper Race Contender Launched in Trafalgar Square

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has launched the British entry in the round the world Clipper Race — under the gaze of Admiral Nelson in London’s Trafalgar Square. Called GREAT Britain, the 70ft craft will be one of twelve new identical ocean racing … Continue reading

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Round the World Race Yacht Diverts to St. John’s

A yacht in the Clipper Round the World race has set sail for St. John’s after a crew member was hurt. The Qingdao was one of 10 boats competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World race.  It pulled out of the … Continue reading

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Clipper Boats Headed for New York

After making their way through the famous Panama Canal the ten identical 68-foot yachts competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race started the 2,100 mile stage to New York Monday night. The fleet left San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

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BWS to Sponsor Seminars at Strictly Sail Pacific; Plus Discounted Tickets!

Strictly Sail Pacific is just around the corner and is loaded with exciting activities. Blue Water Sailing will sponsor more than 100 free seminars from cruising experts including Pam Wall, Lee Chesneau, John and Amanda Neal, and BWS‘ own George … Continue reading

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