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The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was conceived in 1995 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and together with William Ward, founded Clipper Ventures, a company that would run the race. The first race set off a year later on 16 October 1996. The event gives paying amateur crew members the chance to sail around the world. The organizers own a fleet of identical yachts, and provide qualified skippers to lead each team. Crew can either sign up for the whole race, or one or more legs. In contrast to the slightly older Global Challenge, the Clipper race uses lighter, faster boats and the route follows the prevailing currents and winds. read more

Visit Seattle sponsors Clipper Round the World Yacht Race SB20 Australian Nationals - New President for SB20 Australian Class by Jane Austin, 3:35 AM Sat 5 Mar 2016 2016 SB20 Australian Nationals - The Australian SB20 fleet is one of the strongest in the world said outgoing SB20 Australia Class President Robert Jefferies. 2016 Sydney Harbour Regatta - 174 entries ready to hit water today by Di Pearson, 2:10 AM Sat 5 Mar 2016 2016 Sydney Harbour Regatta - Sydney Harbour will be jam-packed today, with Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s annual Sydney Harbour Regatta, to be sailed on Sydney Harbour this weekend, reaping 174 entries representing NSW, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT - and the weather - well it’s looking nothing short of spectacular. SB20 Aus Championships - Glenn Bourke spruiks Tasmanian SB20 Sailing by Jane Austin, 1:43 AM Sat 5 Mar 2016 2016 SB20 Australian Championships -Tasmania’s SB20 Class fleet is growing in numbers and expertise which augurs well for the state as it makes preparations for the SB20 World Championship that will be jointly hosted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron and the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in 2018. America's Cup - Oracle Team USA - Tech Tuesday - designed to fly! by Sail-World.com NZL, 8:13 PM Fri 4 Mar 2016 Latest in the Oracle Team USA Tech Tuesday series. This week the team's design group explain how all the components combine to generate the lift and get the 50ft wingsailed catamarans flying at speeds of up to twice the true windspeed.How does a catamaran that weighs approximately 2.5 tons lift out of the water and foil while it’s under sail? America's Cup - Oracle Team USA Bermuda training session and capsize by Sail-World.com NZL, 7:59 PM Fri 4 Mar 2016 Oracle Team USA have released a series of images taken just before during and after the capsize of the team's AC45S in Bermuda earlier this week. The development boat was sailing in 20kts winds and fell over sideways rather then the usual nosedive of the AC72's. Includes Video of incident and crew reaction. Caribbean RORC 600 - Doyle powered win for the third year running by Ellie Brade, 7:45 PM Fri 4 Mar 2016 A successful run for Doyle Stratis powered yachts continues with Proteus’ win at the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600 the latest in a long line of consistent podium wins. This is the third year running that the RORC Caribbean 600 race has been won by Doyle customers following Bella Mente’s win in 2015 and Shockwave’s win in 2014. World Match Racing Tour Fremantle – Wheelies on Water by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Fremantle, Australia 4:28 PM Fri 4 Mar 2016 Day 3 of the six-day World Match Racing Tour inaugural regatta in the new M32 catamarans, and the plan was for some Pro-Am and sponsors’ racing in the lighter morning breeze, and then to finish off the qualifying fleet racing in the afternoon when the pressure had built. Instead of a series of round robin races, the new WMRT format uses fleet races as qualifiers Red Bull Foiling Generation - The racing begins - Day 1 by Justene Taua, 12:58 PM Fri 4 Mar 2016 .Red Bull Foiling Generation made its official race debut Friday on Auckland’s harbour, 32 of New Zealand’s best young sailing talents aged between 16 to 20 years old are battling it out against each other in identical Flying Phantom foils, in a knock-out tournament leading to the deciding final on Sunday. World Match Racing Tour Fremantle – Tight racing on Day 3 by WMRT, 11:44 AM Fri 4 Mar 2016 World Match Racing Tour – Sailors are gaining more confidence competing in the strong Western Australian breeze. Clipper Round the World Race – Qingdao Cup – Teams start Ocean Sprint by The Clipper Race, 11:24 AM Fri 4 Mar 2016 Clipper Round the World Race – Qingdao Cup – The wind has eased and veered round to the east, pushing the yachts onto a more northerly heading as the leading teams start the Ocean Sprint section of the course. NSW boaters advised to refresh their knowledge of safe boating rules by Roads and Maritime Services, 10:41 AM Fri 4 Mar 2016 Recreational boaters in NSW should refresh their knowledge of boating rules ahead of a statewide operation starting tomorrow. SB20 Australian Championship – Drama on day 2 by Jane Austin, 9:22 AM Fri 4 Mar 2016 The 2016 SB20 Australian Championship fleet hit the water to start race three of the series just before 4pm this afternoon. 2016 SB20 Australian Championship fleet becalmed by Jane Austin, 2:17 AM Fri 4 Mar 2016 The 2016 SB20 Australian Championship fleet is becalmed in the clubhouse with Port Phillip Bay a virtual mill-pond following the third postponement of the day. 34th America's Cup - Oracle pumping claims appear to be fatally flawed *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, 2:08 AM Fri 4 Mar 2016 Claims by an American journalist, Bruce Knecht that Oracle Team USA broke the manual propulsion rules in the 2013 America's Cup would appear to be fatally flawed. The newly released book 'The Comeback: How Larry Ellison's Team won the America's Cup' has it that Oracle Team USA used a technique known as 'pumping' at the start of each tack to get the boat foiling more quickly. The ACWS Oman event - an North American perspective *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA 5:12 PM Thu 3 Mar 2016 While the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) event of 2016 unfurled last weekend (February 27-28) on the waters of the Sultanate of Oman, you are excused if you missed watching this event live, as it would have required setting alarms for the middle of the night to wake up and watch the races online. World Match Racing Tour – The flip side on Day 2 *Feature by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Fremantle, Australia 3:53 PM Thu 3 Mar 2016 More fleet racing in Freo today for the M32s contesting the opening rounds of the World Match Racing Tour. This time each group of five crews raced four times – the first three boats after seven races (three yesterday, four today) go through to the quarter finals knockouts on Saturday, and the last two boats in each group will match race for the last slot, making 16 starters for the next stage. Sailing World Cup events - Major drama with shock withdrawal by Sail-World.com NZL, 1:58 PM Thu 3 Mar 2016 A strategic review will be undertaken of the Sailing World Cup from 2017-2020. The move follows the withdrawal of financial support by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority after a meeting with World Sailing Chief Executive, Andy Hunt, and World Sailing President, Carlo Croce, who met with Abu Dhabi organisers at the end of February. 2016 Sail Port Stephens sees the return of the MC38 and Farr 40s by Lisa Ratcliff, Newcastle 1:28 PM Thu 3 Mar 2016 Sail Port Stephens 2016 sees the return of the MC38 class and the addition of Farr 40s to the ever-widening on-water program as the event with the handy April NSW school holiday time-slot shoots for the 200 boat mark. World Match Racing Tour – Experience starts to tell and rookies falter by Bernie Kaaks, Fremantle, WA 1:16 PM Thu 3 Mar 2016 The older more experienced crews made their mark on second day of fleet racing in World Match Racing Tour 2016, sailed at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach. Volvo Ocean Race – Cardiff chosen as transatlantic stopover by Volvo Ocean Race, 12:06 PM Thu 3 Mar 2016 Volvo Ocean Race – Cardiff has been chosen as the destination for the first transatlantic leg to the United Kingdom in 12 years. Previous Next Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

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