Category Archives: Clipper Round the World Race

Guildford born skipper leads team to victory in penultimate Clipper Race

By | July 16, 2018

Nikki Henderson, 24, from Guildford, has led her team, Visit Seattle, to victory in the penultimate Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.  Visit Seattle crossed the finishing line on Monday 9 July after sailing 3,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean from New York to Northern Ireland.  The race saw the team complete the final ocean crossing of… Read More »

Amateur crew conquer final ocean of Round the World adventure

By | July 13, 2018

The full Clipper Race fleet has arrived in Derry-Londonderry, with the crew now ready to enjoy an action-packed fortnight and the award-winning Foyle Maritime Festival. After what has been a thrilling race full of tactical, close racing, incredible whale and dolphin sightings, and a thrilling finish and win by the youngest Clipper Race Skipper, Nikki… Read More »

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 12, day 1 – Whale obstacle course complicates race start

By | June 28, 2018

The Clipper Race fleet has officially begun the penultimate race of the 40,000 nautical mile, eleven month circumnavigation – a two week race across the North Atlantic to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Le Mans style start for Race 12 began at 1900 UTC in perfect champagne sailing conditions under bright blue skies off the coast… Read More »