Diane Reid starts the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Diane Reid is the first female Canadian skipper in the 19-year history of the race. She leads the ClipperTelemed+, a Canadian boat and team, but with a mix of nationalities on board. You can follow the race live at ClipperRoundTheWorld.com.
On September 5, 2015, crew member Andy Ashman, 49, aboard IchorCoal off Portugal suffered a tragic fatal accident while reefing a sail. The boat rejoined the race September 8. Clipper News Sept. 8, 2015
Diane Reed resigned as skipper for personal reasons and left the race in Cape Town, South Africa. sailingscuttlebutt.com Oct. 24, 2015
Eric Holden was named Canada's Top Sailor after being Canada's first skipper in the Clipper Round the World Race on the 70ft yacht Henri Lloyd - and winning.