Crew Changeover Day in Albany

It is Friday morning on November 27 here in Albany, Western Australia and that means crew joining leg 4 here are due to report to the Race Office today. With that preparations for leg 4 are now starting with all leg 4 crew members, which will include a mandatory refresher sail tomorrow. It’s probably a good idea to remind ourselves on what to do when with these...

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Good Morning from Hong Kong

Just about an hour ago, team LMAX Exchange crossed the finish line in Albany to win leg 3 – congratulations! ClipperTelemed+ on the other hand is not doing so well and I am sure we are all wondering when the boat will arrive for us to get started with leg 4. My last blog post talked about my personal preparation for the race and the things I had decided to focus...

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Off to Australia!

With Clipper Telemed+ just under 1000 nm away from Albany, it is time for me to make my way to Australia. Our new skipper made a big gamble and took time to position the boat well north of the rest of the fleet. We’ll find out whether or not this strategy will pay off, however right now Clipper Telemed+ is estimated to arrive in Albany next Saturday. My bags are packed...

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The Journey to the Start Line of the Clipper Race

While this blog started when the last edition of the Clipper Race returned to London last summer, my journey to the start line of a Clipper race began in the summer of 2013 when I first learned about the race. Once I had decided to go for it, a long, but intentional phase of preparation began. I had three goals for 2014, one of which I began working on in late March on a...

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Clipper Fleet on the way to Australia

Leg 3 of the 2015/16 Clipper Round the World race started from Cape Town, South Africa yesterday. By all accounts, the fleet has been experiencing strong winds “on the nose” and gusts up to 50 knots – conditions to make people sick in a hurry. The entire crew on ClipperTelemed+ was visited by the “green monster” on leg 2, so we’ll see how they fare this time. This...

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ClipperTelemed+ Updates

With the remaining two boats that started the race late having arrived in Cape Town today, it is now confirmed that ClipperTelemed+ finished leg 2 in 5th place! Congratulations to the team. However, that great accomplishment was overshadowed by the news we received on Saturday that our Canadian skipper Diane Reid resigned citing personal family reasons. While this is of...

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South Atlantic Challenge

Leg 2 of the Clipper Round the World race will start tomorrow and takes the teams from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa. They will sail approximately 3,400 nm across the South Atlantic in about 16 days. Upon leaving Rio, the boats will likely head south before turning east with the exact route determined by decisions like whether or not to go for the...

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ClipperTelemed+ arrives in Rio

My team ClipperTelemed+ arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday after sailing about 5,200 nautical miles from England to Brazil. The team completed this first leg of the race in 7th place. Congratulations to team LMAX Exchange who won the leg in impressive fashion. Today is crew changeover day, which means preparations are well underway for leg 2 from Rio to Cape...

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The Race is on!

After final preparations, the 2015/16 edition of the Clipper Round the World race is now underway. As I am writing this, the boats are sailing down the Bay of Biscay. By the time they reach Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, they will have sailed approximately 5,200 nm on this first leg of the race. The Race Village at St. Katharine Docks in London was a busy place last week as...

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Clipper Fleet due in London tomorrow

The Clipper fleet of twelve identical boats left Clipper HQ in Gosport on the south coast of England yesterday morning to make their way to London. They are expected to arrive at St. Katherine Docks tomorrow afternoon British Summer Time. The race village opens on Saturday, August 22 – more information on the schedule can be found here:...

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