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Clipper Race 2013-14 - Distance to finish falls below 2,000 miles

'Race 10, Day 16 - Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14'    Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Race 10: Day 16, Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA, Distance to finish falls below 2,000 miles in mighty Pacific Ocean crossing

Spirits are high as good speeds are made towards San Francisco and the distance to finish fell below 2,000 miles.

The main pack is power reaching in 30 to 35 knots of wind and surf towards San Francisco, and pointing directly east towards the finish line for the first time.

Great Britain has held onto its first place, with Invest Africa 15 miles behind in second and Qingdao moving up into in third, currently 19 miles ahead of Henri Lloyd.

Gareth Glover, skipper of Qingdao, said: 'Speeds and headings have been up and down over the day. Last night we saw the wind ease off enough for us to change headsails and get a better angle and speed towards San Francisco which has helped us close down the miles on the lead yachts in a race that we now have under 2,000 miles to run.'

Mission Performance skipper Matt Mitchell said the lull his team is in at the moment won't last too much longer. 'I am expecting to be in the grips of a gale once again in a few hours’ time.

'We have used the time today to get the deck reset and some essential tidying done down below in preparation for the next blow. Our progress is being hampered somewhat by our reduced sail wardrobe but we are making the best of it in true Mission Performance style.'

Meanwhile PSP Logistics, which started racing two days after the rest of the fleet from Qingdao, China is now in tenth place after 13 days comparative elapsed racing.

Standings

POSITION - TEAM

DTL

Great Britain

0NM

Qingdao

33NM

Invest Africa

22NM

Henri Lloyd

68NM

One DLL

64NM

Derry~Londonderry~Doire

73NM

Switzerland

131NM

Old Pulteney

170NM

Team Garmin

247NM

Mission Performance

336NM

Jamaica Get All Right

517NM

PSP Logistics

519NM



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