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Clipper Race Yacht Club

Welcome to the CRYC

The Clipper Race Yacht Club was launched in April 2009 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, its President. It has three Vice Presidents: Sir Keith Mills (Ariel ’98), Gordon Whiteley (Chrysolite ’96) and Jim Dick (Hull & Humber 07-08).

Membership is open to anyone who has competed in any part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race; or has competed with Clipper in other races, such as the Rolex Fastnet or the Round Britain & Ireland; or has worked for Clipper Ventures.

The aim is to create an association of Clipper alumni to the mutual advantage of all parties and for the purpose of having fun!

Our activities

The crux of the CRYC is this password-protected members’ website which, with e-newsletters, will drive all of our activities.

Most of the club’s initiatives will come from members. Some will be social and others adventurous, such as weekends at sea or elsewhere. The activities will grow as the club matures – there will be no limits other than members’ imaginations.

How to join

Click ’Join’ above and, ideally, join online.

Alternatively, download the joining form as a Word document or PDF and email it or post it back to us.

Pay your joining fee with a credit or debit card using the PayPal link on the ’Join’ page; or by cheque to the address on the joining form.

Fifth annual Red Socks regatta set for September

Clipper 70s lined up for CRYC showpiece event of 2014

Red Socks 5 (Colin de Mowbray Memorial Regatta) will be held to coincide with ‘Bart’s Bash’ on the weekend of 19th to 21st September 2014 and we will be chartering the Clipper 70s! So, not only will you get the chance to sail the 70s but also to be a part of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation record breaking attempt to become part of the biggest sailing race in the world alongside over 400 clubs and sailors such as Jimmy Spithill and Sir Ben Ainslie!

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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland 2014

Clipper Events offers cut-price deal for CRYC members

Have you always wanted to match race around Britain and Ireland? This challenging race runs every four years and is a ‘must do’ for serious sailors. The 1,802-mile course is the ultimate test of endurance: starting and finishing in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the race takes competitors non-stop around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland. This is not a race for novices!

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Tartan Sox 2014 cruise, April 25th to 27th

Sail with like-minded folk off the West Coast of Scotland

The Clipper Race Yacht Club presents the second Tartan Sox Cruise, supplementing the core Red Socks Regatta, and a chance to drag you once again round some of the most stunning cruising grounds on the west coast of Scotland. A number of yachts have been reserved for the event, which will be a selection of 40 footers such as Oceanis 411, Hanse 385 and Dufour 38. Places will be limited by the boats that we can get, so do not dilly dally!

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