Please select your home edition
Edition
GJW Direct - Multi Dinghy Insurance
JOIN THE RACE JOIN THE 2017-18 RACE MAGAZINE DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL SOUVENIR RACE MAGAZINE Check out the latest photo galleries from the Clipper 2015-16 Race
UNICEF ABOUT UNICEF

Clipper Race Yacht Club launch

by Colin de Mowbray on 30 Apr 2009 24 April 2009
(l to r) Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Jim Dick & Sir Keith Mills during the Clipper Race Yacht Club launch at St Katharine’s Dock © Katie Beney

The Clipper Race Yacht Club was officially launched at a ceremony at St Katharine’s Dock on Friday 24th April held onboard the Clipper yacht Hull and Humber. Club President, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was joined by Vice Presidents Sir Keith Mills and Gordon Whiteley. Colin de Mowbray and Jim Dick, Commodore and Vice Commodore, respectively, and a host of supporting members were also in attendance.

Gordon Whiteley, a crew member in Chysolite on the original race in 1996, told the gathering about his experiences and how his interview quickly came to a successful conclusion once he assured his interviewer, the legendary Spud Spedding, that he could write a cheque for £4,500.

Sir Keith quipped “You got away lightly. I had Alex Thomson as my Skipper and my involvement with his single handed sailing campaigns have cost me considerable more than that figure. Not only that, circumstances then led me into challenging for the America’s Cup! Despite all this, I look back to my experience as a Clipper crewmember with great fondness and as a very important part of my life.”

Colin de Mowbray, Commodore of the CRYC, stated that the Club membership had exceeded all targets and was now approaching 400 and that the club had already staged a couple of successful events.

Details of the Clipper Race Yacht Club are at www.clipperraceyc.com

Related Articles

Greenings win Clipper Race Leg 1
Crossing the finish line in Punta del Este Greenings, the eleventh team to cross the line in Punta del Este, has won the first race of 2017-18 edition, finishing at 18:03:55 UTC on Saturday 23 September in front of hundreds of spectators lining the harbour breakwater. Posted on 24 Sep
Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 34
Greenings push for victory Only Greenings and Nasdaq remains at sea following the arrival of Visit Seattle late on Friday night, Punta del Este time. Posted on 23 Sep
Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 33
Battles for position continue Several teams continue to jostle for position after Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours yesterday afternoon, closely followed by PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain who arrived, second and third respectively, in to Punta del Este late at night. Posted on 22 Sep
Line honours for Sanya Serenity Coast
In Clipper 2017-18 Race Leg 1 Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours today into Punta del Este, Uruguay, in the longest ever individual race of the Clipper Race's eleven edition history. Posted on 22 Sep
Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 32
Sanya Serenity Coast on course for Leg 1 victory Sanya Serenity Coast is on course to take line honours for the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1 as it is expected to be the first boat in to Punta del Este later today. Posted on 21 Sep
Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 31
Wind returns for final push After a frustrating 24 hours languishing in a wind hole off the southern coast of Brazil, most of the Clipper Race fleet is on the move again. Posted on 20 Sep
Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 30
Wind holes unsettle the fleet Sanya Serenity Coast has extended its lead in the closing stages of the race to Punta del Este, with the majority of the fleet caught out by wind holes. PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain have moved up to second and third respectively Posted on 19 Sep
Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 29
Mixed results from Stealth Mode tactics As several teams have re-emerged from Stealth Mode, the leader board is looking a little clearer and Sanya Serenity Coast remains in the lead. More than half the teams in the fleet have now employed their 'invisibility cloaks' during Race 1. Posted on 18 Sep
Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 28
Stealth Mode shakes up the fleet Three of the twelve teams, Visit Seattle, Unicef and GREAT Britain, are in Stealth Mode hiding their positions from the rest of the fleet. Posted on 17 Sep
Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 27
Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint results are in… After nearly four weeks at sea and a variety of leaders, Visit Seattle tops the leader board going into the final stretch to Punta del Este. Posted on 16 Sep