Welcome to the official souvenir magazine of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race packed with information about the Clipper Race. Since the first Clipper Race crew left Plymouth in October 1996 on board eight 60-foot yachts, the race’s increase in size is almost immeasurable. Clipper ships were mostly constructed in British and American shipyards, though France, Brazil, the Netherlands and other nations also produced some. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the co-founder of the Clipper Race, praised both women, adding that to have two females in first and second place made it a “historic” and “brilliant” finish. Nicola ‘Nikki’ Henderson, 23, from Guildford, Surrey, is set to make Clipper Race history after being selected as the youngest ever professional skipper to lead a team in the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.. Born on 26 July, 1993, Nikki will have just turned 24 when the race sets sail this August. The wooden hull was supported with an iron framework that gave her a gross register tonnage of 991 (one register ton is a measure of volume equivalent to 100 cubic feet). Anyone, even if they have never stepped on a boat before, can join the adventure. A clipper was a type of mid-19th-century merchant sailing vessel, designed for speed.Clippers were generally narrow for their length, small by later 19th century standards, could carry limited bulk freight, and had a large total sail area.
Race History Since the first Clipper Race crew left Plymouth in October 1996 on board eight 60-foot yachts, the race’s increase in size is almost immeasurable. Once placed in water, she was the fastest clipper of her day. Team Partner. We may use the information we collect about you to notify you from time to time about updates on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Clipper Training and Clipper Events and important new features related to the Clipper Race, as well as changes to our online services, special offers, competitions, surveys or promotions and other programmes and events we think you will find of interest. She set a record of 109 days from New York to San Francisco during the first Clipper Race around the Horn. We asked if he’d share his experience and perspective, and here’s what he had to say… “The Clipper race is considered the longest sailing race around the world. Today more than 4,000 people and three generations of Clipper ocean racing fleets have competed in what is known to be the world’s toughest ocean racing challenge. Team … She proved this on her maiden voyage. Host Port Partner.