In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Race 14 has proved to be one of the most tightly contested of the 11-12 edition with places on the leader board continuing to change in the remaining hours of the 800-mile sprint to Den Helder on the northern coast of the Netherlands.
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-12
The first yacht is expected to cross the Race 14 finish line at 10am (local time, GMT+2) tomorrow morning (Thursday), with arrival into Willemsoord Marina approximately an hour and a half later at 11.30am. The rest of the fleet are set to arrive over the following eight to twelve hours.
The leader board is constantly changing at the moment, with yachts dodging wind holes and trying to be the first to catch strengthening winds. The top half of the leader board is within a handful of miles of each other. Follow their progress on the Race Viewer on the website, where the latest estimated times of arrival will also be posted.
A traditional Dutch welcome will await the crew of the ten yacht entries arriving all throughout tomorrow.
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race website