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Clipper 2013-14 Race Start

Here are some images from the Clipper 2013-14 official race start from Tower Bridge, London.

Blast Across Biscay

So I’ve completed my first crossing of the Bay of Biscay! Initially it let us think we were going to have a smooth ride and we completed most of it under spinnaker in fairly benign conditions; until the end. Almost out the bay approaching Finisteire and the wind quickly built and just as the the […]

Race 1 London to Brest

Race 1; London to Brest, approx 380 nm, 2/3 days. After high emotions of leaving London and they were high and mixed, we motored down the Thames to anchor for the evening at Queensborough. Race start was scheduled for 9:30 off Southend pier Monday morning so an early rise was needed to get across the […]

Clipper Fleet to Compete in Sydney Hobart Race

It has been officially announced that the Clipper 13-14 fleet will also take part in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race as part of their overall round the world race. This means that having myself only just added Leg 4 in the last few weeks I will now be taking part in this race as […]

Leg 4 – Western Australia to Eastern Australia

View Larger MapLeg 4 takes the race from Western Australia to Sydney and then on to a further destination port in Eastern Australia. This will mean that I will round the 3rd great cape on the planet; Cap Leeuwin on the south western tip of Australia and will be my second cape rounding. This only […]

Clipper 13-14 Race Sailing Instructions Issued

Clipper have released the sailing instructions for the 13-14 Race. These are the rules by which the race are run under and all Skippers and Crew are to read these and sign to the effect that they have done so. As well as detailing how the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) will be applied they […]

Leg 1 Change of Destination!

Clipper have just announced that the destination for Leg 1 has been changed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! This is after the original host destiantion, Recife, pulled out with no explanation.           Clipper have also confirmed exact dates for the first 3 legs now: Leg 1 Crew Report Date – 28th Aug Start […]

Race Start Confirmed – St. Katharine’s Docks, London

Clipper have announced today that the 13-14 Race will start from St. Katharine’s docks in London next to Tower Bridge. The race will also finish there in July 2014 after the fleet has completed 40,000 miles and circumnavigated the globe. The start date is Sunday the 1st September and the fleet is due to arrive […]

Leg 3 – South Africa to Western Australia

Leg 3 takes the race from Capetown, South Africa, to Western Australia via the Indian and Southern Oceans. The leg is a single race of approx 4,700 nautical miles and will take around 23 days to complete. The route also includes the rounding of the Cape of Good Hope, another first for me, after which the yachts […]

Leg 2 – Brazil to South Africa

View Larger MapLeg 2 takes the race from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil directly to Capetown, South Africa. It is a single race of 3,500 miles and will take approximately 18 days to complete. Upon leaving Rio we will be straight back into the trade winds and into the South Atlantic heading south towards the infamous Southern Ocean. This will be a leg of exhilerating, andrenalin […]

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