The Clipper Race - Race to Qingdao gets underway
by . on 20 Feb 2014
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - After the Le Mans start, Old Pulteney took an early lead in the race north to the Olympic Sailing City of Qingdao.
Race to Qingdao gets underway - Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race
The race from Singapore to China is one of extremes. The heat below decks will be difficult to cope with in the early stages and it will stay with them until they near Taiwan and the entrance to the Yellow Sea. The fleet will meet challenging head winds that provide the most extreme conditions of the race and, as the teams head back into a Northern Hemisphere winter, the temperatures will quickly plummet. The fleet will arrive to a spectacular welcome from the people of Qingdao. This will be the fifth time the Clipper Race has visited the city – which was home to the sailing events of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The fleet is expected to arrive in Qingdao, China between 7th and 9th March.