Race 9 retirement for Jamaica Get All Right

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(Source:Clipper Race) As the fleet starts Race 9 to Qingdao in China, Jamaica Get All Right has unfortunately had to retire due to a failed forestay bottle screw fitting.  The forestay supports the mast and is also what the Yankee headsail is attached to. The crew on board are fine and well and conditions safe  … Read more

Gorilla Rigging

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Ryan Scott recently moved from Hall Spars and Rigging to a new opportunity with an up and coming company, Gorilla Rigging. ‘I am excited about the move, expanding upon what I learned from my previous employer. I look forward to the new opportunities working with this new, leading edge company’ he comments. ‘Gorilla Rigging, thanks  … Read more

Bummer

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(Photo: Clipper PLC) First pictures of ‘California’ tell a sorry tale. One injured crew member has been transferred to a tanker US bound while the rest of the crew will continue on to San Francisco under jury rig. Skipper Pete Rollason commented: With more than 2,000 miles to go to San Francisco there are still some  … Read more

California Breaks Mast

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Having been alerted to a problem on California after they activated their EPIRB yesterday afternoon, a clearer picture is now beginning to emerge with fellow competitor Jamaica Lightning Bolt now just a few miles off the dismasted yacht. (source: Clipper Ventures PLC) Jamaica Lightning Bolt’s skipper, Pete Stirling, was able to talk to Pete Rollason  … Read more

Off Again

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With a replacement rig in place, Team Finland has departed Qingdao to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and the 5,680 mile race to San Francisco. (Source: Clipper Ventures PLC) Two weeks after the Clipper fleet departed Qingdao, China, to do battle across the Pacific Ocean, Team Finland has at last set off on the  … Read more