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Clipper Race to return

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 09-10

This morning 9th February, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Founder and Chairman of Clipper Ventures announced that the Clipper Race is to visit Cork in June 2010.  The race will start from Hull on September 13th, 2009.

There will be 10 boats competing in the race with a maximum of 18 crew on each.  The Race is 35,000 nautical miles and confirmed Port Visits include Singapore, Qingdao, California and Cork.  The Royal Cork Yacht Club who hosted a pitstop in June 2008 will again play host to the yachts on their Official port visit of Cork.  Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Irish Examiner and Fáilte Ireland are all sponsors of the visit to Cork.

For the first time there will be a “Cork” yacht competing in the Race.  Interested in taking part?  Clipper Ventures are currently recruiting skipper and crew for the Cork Boat.  For more information log on to

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