Clipper Yacht Race in Google Earth

Clipper Rought the World Yacht Race in Google EarthThe Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is currently on its final leg (Jamaica to Liverpool). Boats are currently racing for New York before headed to Nova Scotia, Cork, and finally to the finish at Liverpool (see the entire route). I wasn’t aware until recently that they had a Google Earth network link allowing you to follow the boat positions. The file also shows the entire race route. Each boat’s placemark contains position, speed, course, and a link back to the team’s web page. You can also view the official race viewer which uses a Google Maps mashup. The folks at Skylab actually won an award for developing the Race Viewer.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Hi, I was wondering if you could suggest a way to update lat/long without connecting to the net? Maybe via sms? My partner and i are planning a long cruise and would love to be able to keep our family and friends updated whilst we are underway, and not just from port to port. Ideally we would like this to appear on our blog… many thanks, chont

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