Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to re-start from Hobart

by Peter Campbell on 13 Dec 2013
Teams of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race contest for position after the start of race 5 in King George Sound, Albany, Western Australia on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. AAP / Paul Kane https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/
Hobartians will see a spectacular re-start of the international fleet contesting the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on January 1, only days after the twelve Clipper 70s finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania today announced plans for the re-start at 3pm on Wednesday, January 1, off Castray Esplanade. The Club will conduct the start of the leg from Hobart to Brisbane on behalf of Clipper Ventures

Spectators will get a bonus view of the yachts as they will sail a short windward/leeward leg on the River Derwent before heading down the river to the Iron Pot and into Storm Bay.

Depending on the wind direction, the RYCT plans to set a windward rounding mark near the John Garrow Light off Lower Sandy Bay, with the boats then heading back to the starting line mark off Castray Esplanade before heading off to Brisbane.

'The Clipper Race organisers are keen for Hobartians to view the most competitive re-starts between these 70-footers that been seen at earlier stopovers,' RYCT sailing manager Chris Oh said. 'Hopefully, we will be able to set a good windward/leeward course on the Derwent.

'The Clipper Race re-start will be part of a sailing spectacular on the Derwent between the finish of the Rolex Sydney Hobart and other ocean races and the iconic King of the Derwent. Hobart will have a feast of sailing,' he added.

After the Clipper 70s finish the Sydney Hobart they will be berthed together at the end of the Elizabeth Street Pier in Hobart’s historic Sullivans Cove.

The leaders in the largest one-design fleet of ocean racing yachts in the world are due to finish their leg from Albany in Western Australia to Sydney after sailing around the bottom of Tasmania, early Friday morning.

The near two-week break before the start of the Sydney Hobart will enable work to be done on the boats and their sails, and allow some crew changeovers.

The Sydney Hobart will be Race 6 of the Clipper Race around the world, with the Clipper 70s starting with the rest of the 95-strong Sydney Hobart fleet, from two lines, on Boxing Day, December 26.

Each Clipper 70 is identical and has a professional skipper, but the crew are all amateurs, many with little sailing experience but an adventurous spirit to take part in this unique ocean racing event.

Closing in on the finish of the leg from Albany to Sydney tonight, the three main contenders for line honours were One DLL, Qingdao and Derry-Londonderry-Doire. They were within three nautical miles of each other as they sailed up the New South Wales South Coast with Henri Lloyd close astern.

Two previously prominently placed yachts, PSP Logistics and Great Britain, are trailing the fleet, crossing the Bass Strait, after having had to return to Albany for damage repairs resulting from a collision at the start of the leg from Albany to Sydney.

Related Articles

Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
Kosinska to hit out against the Hyeres heavy metal in 2016 Olympic bid
Natalia Kosinska (NZL) will face a star-studded field in the Womens RS:X event at Hyeres later this week. 2016 Olympic aspirant, Natalia Kosinska (NZL) will face a star-studded field in the Womens RS:X event at the third round of the Sailing World Cup Hyeres.
Posted on 26 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
Rio2016 - Winther hits ball firmly into Olympic selectors' court
2012 Olympic representative, Sara Winther has made a strong bid for inclusion in the 2016 NZ Olympic Sailing Team 2012 Olympic representative, Sara Winther has made a strong bid for inclusion in the 2016 NZ Olympic Sailing Team finishing 11th in the 2016 Laser Radial World Championships in Mexico. Running a self-funded campaign which took in the Princesca Sofia Regatta in Palma, Spain followed by the World Championship on Banderas Bay, Mexico, Winther placed 11th overall and 10th country.
Posted on 21 Apr
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Kosinska flies out in RS-X Olympic bid
Women's RS:X Windsurfer sailor, Natalia Kosinska (NZL) flew out of Auckland today for the Sailing World Cup Hyeres Women's RS:X Windsurfer sailor, Natalia Kosinska (NZL) flew out of Auckland today for the Sailing World Cup Hyeres, in her final attempt to gain NZ Olympic selection. Kosinska has been training in her own program in New Zealand with the 2015 Women's World Champion, Chen Peina (CHN) in the RS:X Windsurfer, and Zhichao Zhang the Men's #4 at the 2015 Worlds in Oman
Posted on 18 Apr
Laser Radial Worlds - Winther makes top three in final Qualifying race
2012 Olympic Representative, Sara Winther continues to improve at the 2016 Laser Radial Worlds 2012 Olympic Representative, Sara Winther continues to improve at the 2016 Laser Radial Worlds and has moved up the leaderboard to be in 12th place at the end of the shortened Qualifying Round. She placed third in the only race sailed today and continues to improve as the regatta progresses, and her confidence builds.
Posted on 18 Apr
Laser Radial Worlds - Winther scores three single digit places - Day 3
New Zealand 2012 Olympic representative, Sara Winther has advanced three places up the points table New Zealand 2012 Olympic representative, Sara Winther has advanced three places up the points table at the 2016 Laser radial Worlds being sailed in Mexico. She now lies in 15th place overall after three days of racing. She achieved single digit scores in the three races sailed today, despite hitting marks in two races and having to perform penalty turns.
Posted on 17 Apr
Laser Radial Worlds - Kiwis locked in Olympic selection fight - Day 2
The points gap has narrowed between the two elading New Zealand contenders for 2016 Olympic selection The points gap has narrowed between the two lading New Zealand contenders for 2016 Olympic selection in the Womens Singlehanded Laser Radial class.
Posted on 16 Apr
Laser Radial Worlds - Winther off to a handy start in light airs
Sara Winther has got away to a handy start to the 2016 Laser Radial Worlds, being sailed in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Sara Winther has got away to a handy start to the 2016 Laser Radial Worlds, being sailed in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. She is best placed of the three New Zealand competitors in the regatta, lying in 22nd overall after two races were sailing the Qualifying Round.
Posted on 15 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
T Clewring One DesignPantaenius - Fixed ValueNaiad/Oracle Supplier