Please select your home edition
Edition
Musto 2017 728x90 Superhuman
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

Biggest ever Clipper Race sets sail
Huge crowds send off the fleet from Liverpool The biggest ever edition of the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, one of the world's toughest endurance challenges, involving higher participation numbers than ever before, got underway on the River Mersey, Liverpool, today. Posted on 20 Aug
Clipper 2017-18 Race starts from Liverpool
Video as the fleet as they set of round the world Footage of the start of the Clipper 2017-18 Race Start from Liverpool, UK. Watch the departure ceremonies with coverage of the crews' farewell ceremony on stage, manning their boats and departing their moorings in Albert Dock. Posted on 20 Aug
New challenge at sea for British Olympians
oining this year's GREAT Britain entry in the Clipper Race Joining this year's GREAT Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes who have already spent their lives representing their country at the highest level. Posted on 19 Aug
Nasdaq Clipper Race skipper revealed
Rob Graham has 10 days before his 40,000nm race Rob Graham, 39, from Angmering, West Sussex, has today been formally announced as the professional Skipper who will lead the Nasdaq team entry in the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper Race, the biggest round-the-world yacht race. Posted on 10 Aug
Nasdaq 'Ignites Ambition' as Team Partner
In Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race Nasdaq is to be a Team Partner in the next edition of the unique Clipper Race, which sees a diverse cross-section of people from all walks of life put their everyday routines on hold to embark on the greatest ocean adventure around the planet. Posted on 7 Aug
Clipper and Volvo fleets side-by-side
Taking over Portsmouth Harbour! The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race, found themselves as neighbours for the first time this week berthed in Gosport, UK at exciting milestones in their event countdowns. Posted on 4 Aug
GREAT Britain team Skipper named
At Downing Street ahead of Clipper 2017-18 Race start Andy Burns, 31, from Lincolnshire, has today been formally announced as the Skipper who will lead the GREAT Britain team in the upcoming Clipper 2017-18 Race, during a special visit to 10 Downing Street today. Posted on 2 Aug
Dare to Lead inspirational new team entry
In Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2017-18 The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race will feature a unique and inspirational new Team Partner, Dare To Lead, which will utilise the global platform to promote and develop teamwork, determination and leadership skills for its international crew. Posted on 2 Aug
Yorkshireman to skipper PSP Logistics team
A former Royal Air Force weapons technician It has been revealed that Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Roy Taylor, 47, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will lead the PSP Logistics team entry in the 40,000-nautical mile event, setting sail from Liverpool on Sunday 20 August, 2017. Posted on 28 Jul
Garmin returns as team partner
For Clipper 2017-18 Race starting next month Garmin, the Global GPS Navigation and Wearable Technology company, is returning for a third consecutive campaign as a Team Partner in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, which starts in Liverpool on Sunday 20 August, 2017. Posted on 27 Jul