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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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Real People - Tough Challenges

16 September 2015

Real People - Tough Challenges

We share a natural affinity with people who throw off the comfort blanket of life and challenge themselves to achieve incredible things.  Personal adventures,  feats of extreme endurance or athletes who push their personal boundaries. 

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is our kind of event.  Ordinary people with no previous experience, trained and put into teams aboard 12 identical 70’ ocean racing yachts, racing around the globe for 40,000 miles, 11 months and crossing 6 oceans.  The start was last weekend from St Katherine Docks on the Thames and we’re mighty proud to be working wit...

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