The Clipper Round the World Race is coming back to Seattle, and team Visit Seattle — back for a second consecutive race — is looking for a few good area sailors to take up the challenge. Clipper Race Crew Recruitment Director David Cusworth, himself a circumnavigator in the 2002-03 edition, says: “More and more people are looking […]
UPDATE, 7:30 p.m. 7/05/17: The third running of the Race to Alaska is over. Done. Janice Mason and Ian Graeme (Team Oaracle) finished late in the afternoon on Tuesday, becoming the final finishers in this year’s race. Human powered only, they rowed the 750 nautical miles in 23 days, 5 hours and 25 minutes. A heroic effort. […]
What a difference a day makes! Overnight, clouds moved in on the race course and the wind started to blow. By race time the wind had subsided, but the forecast called for a 25 to 30 knot westerly around noon. We were on the media boat at 0430 and thanks to skipper Christopher Cowman we had […]
The third edition of ‘Race to Alaska’ is set to begin Thursday morning at 0500. Early. The mood here in Port Townsend is a little more subdued than the past couple of years, but more confident. Some of the teams are having last minute “aha” moments, but my recollection from the first year was one of […]
The annual Race 2 Alaska starts on Thursday morning in Port Townsend, Washington. Like many of you, we’ll once again be watching along and updating the race tracker constantly throughout the competition. Here’s a short video from the CBS Sunday Morning show featuring the race and its varied cast of characters.
Nicola ‘Nikki’ Henderson, 23, from Guilford, UK, has been named as the Skipper who will lead the Visit Seattle team in the upcoming edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. “I’m thrilled to be appointed as the Visit Seattle Skipper for the 2017-18 race edition,” said Nikki, who at aged 23, is also […]
Visit Seattle, supported by the Seattle Sports Commission and the Port of Seattle, announced this week that the city of Seattle will once again welcome the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as a Host Port and Team Partner in the 2017-18 edition. “The Seattle stopover certainly made its mark on our international race crew, friends, […]