Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Light winds hinder progress
by Clipper Ventures on 29 Oct 2013
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the last few miles into Cape Town for Mission Performance and Qingdao have been a painfully slow experience. Light, fickle winds and fog has hindered progress towards the Race three finish line for the final two yachts. Mission Performance skipper Matt Mitchell said it had been a frustrating 24 hours.
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'The wind completely died yesterday lunchtime and hasn't really come back since. This coupled with heavy fog has seen some pretty frustrating sailing.
'Now with 28 miles to go, we still have 24 hours at present speed. On the plus side we managed to get a very large portion of our jobs list done, as well as some of the deep clean.'
Thankfully the wind has now freshened and Mission Performance will finish imminently.
The Daily Update will resume on 4th November when Race four to Albany, Western Australia starts from Cape Town.