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Clipper fleet remain close

Following an adrenaline filled start to the Clipper 2017-18 Race, the competition for race standings is now well underway. With less than 20nm separating the fleet between first and twelfth place, positions are expected to change regularly over the next 24 hours. Reflecting on Race Start, Nikki Henderson, Skipper of Visit Seattle who have just slipped behind Unicef with only 0.06nm ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Cardiff

The Extreme Sailing Series™ will bring its unique high-octane stadium-style sailing to Cardiff Bay for the sixth consecutive year from 25 – 28 August, for the sixth Act of the 2017 season. The international fleet of seven GC32s will include British-flagged wildcard entry Team Extreme Wales, skippered by two-time British Olympian Stevie Morrison. The ultimate Stadium Racing championship will headline ...

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Clipper Race sets sail from Liverpool to huge crowds

The biggest ever edition of the 40,000nm Clipper Round the World Yacht Race got underway on the River Mersey, Liverpool in front of thousands of spectators. After heading out of the River Mersey and into the Irish Sea, the 12-strong Clipper Race fleet is heading 6,400nm south, the equivalent distance of 10 Fastnet Races, through the Atlantic Ocean towards Punta ...

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Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial Worlds

Alison Young is putting notions of a world title repeat to the back of her mind as she prepares for the Laser Radial World Championship which kicks off in Medemblik, the Netherlands, on 21 August. The 30-year-old became the first British woman to win a World Championship in a solo Olympic dinghy class on the waters of Vallarta, Mexico, last ...

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THE LIFE OF MARLOW ROPE: MAKING THE CLIPPER RACE ROPES

To celebrate its 16 year long relationship with Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, Marlow Ropes has created a short film on the lengths it goes to, to produce the market-leading high performance Clipper Race ropes. From the initial research and development to the final rigging of the 70-foot Clipper Race fleet, Marlow’s film is an illuminating insight into the ...

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Full schedule planned for Milford Marina Weekend Regatta

A packed schedule of racing and entertainment is planned for the Milford Marina Weekend Regatta on 26 and 27 August. The two day event is being held at Milford Marina for the first time in 2017. Competitors can either enter on the day or at a briefing in Pembrokeshire Yacht Club from 7pm on  25 August. Throughout the weekend there ...

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