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Sydney Hobart  - The Sweet Taste Of Success

Matt Ogg - our onboard ambassador aboard 'Da Nang - Vietnam' has such a captivating way of describing his experiences that no matter how hard we try and cut his posts down, we always end up publishing the whole lot!.. Here's are his onboard accounts of Races 5 and 6.

Race 5: Sydney, Australia - Hobart, Australia

Australia’s Bluewater Classic, a Boxing Day tradition, and a jewel in the crown of the Clipper Race. The Sydney-Hobart Race. As the only Australian skippered boat in the fleet there were eyes on us and pressure to perform but our results so far did not suggest what would come in the...

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Special Boat Service Association Watch

The Special Boat Service Association is a registered charity that exists to provide discreet and timely welfare, and physical and emotional support to serving and retired members of the Special Boat Service and their families. They are unique and special because they are one of a very small minority of UK charities, which, by necessity, operate entirely out of public view. They provide these very special people and their families with the help that they deserve, should a need arise.

Membership of this unique family is for life, supporting widows, children, and veterans, as it is not unusua...

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A Southern Ocean Battering

12 January 2016

A Southern Ocean Battering

Matt Ogg - our round the world ambassador aboard Clipper Yacht Da Nang - Vietnam gives some insight as to just how tough conditions can get onboard during Leg 4 - the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup.  They eventually made it safely to Sydney then bounced back with an incredible class win in race 5 taking part in the infamous Sydney-Hobart race in which 1/3rd of competitors - mainly experienced ocean racers - pulled out due to the extreme conditions.. It just goes to show how what started out as relatively inexperienced crews aboard the Clipper Yachts have become so adept not only at racing 24...

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston introduces Clipper Race 3 in this 60 second preview.
Cape Town to Albany, W. Australia.  Ocean racing doesn't get any more extreme than this.
The Southern Ocean beckons - a relative sprint at 24 days, it's revered and feared in equal measure.

Elliot Brown's Crew Edition watches are going through a hammering right now on the wrists of skippers and Matt Ogg our ambassador aboard "Da Nang - Viet Nam", as they race around the globe. As wear testing goes - it doesn't get much tougher.

Matt's previous blog post reveals his apprehension for this leg of the race.  Very few peo...

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Clipper Race Report: Rio to Cape Town

It’s been a fascinating first few weeks following every twist and turn of the Clipper Round The World  Race 15/16 and we often try to imagine ourselves onboard to understand what the crews are going through.  We’ve attempted to put our thoughts on paper having spoken to Matt Ogg - our onboard ambassador but writing from a comfy desk in a boatyard just doesn’t do the experience justice.  Instead we waited for the sort of report that got our hearts pounding - the sort you want to keep on reading.  Matt Ogg’s account of Leg 2 from Rio to Cape Town aboard 'Da Nang - Viet Nam' gives exactly th...

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