News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Clipper Race 2013-14 - Fleet is spreading on day six of race ten
Clipper Race 2013-14 - Fleet is spreading on day six of race ten

Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Race 10, Day 6, After racing in close formation up the Japanese coastline, the Clipper Race fleet is now spreading out as the teams reach the open Pacific Ocean and differing strategies start to provide a range of dividends in their race to San Francisco.

Light, patchy winds did grow stronger yesterday, affecting teams very differently based on their position in the fleet, as Great Britain skipper Simon Talbot explained: 'The new wind seems to have filled in from the north, meaning that it arrived with us slightly earlier than for those positioned further south than us, allowing as to move back up the leaderboard and claw back some of the miles we lost in the wind hole off the south of Japan.'

Great Britain is now in first place after regaining the front pack position it lost yesterday to OneDLL, which has slipped to third place. Derry~Londonderry~Doire is now in second place, just ten miles behind the leaders.

Race 10, Day 6 -  Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race  
PSP Logistics’ first 48 hour lead was erased yesterday after the yacht’s 72 hour schedule showed it in eleventh place, a delayed effect of its medevac to Japan. (PSP Logistics fleet position is updated daily at 12:50 UTC, based on its previous 24 hour progress.)

Further south, teams have been experiencing conditions more reminiscent of Race nine as Jan Ridd, skipper of one of the fleet’s most southerly yachts, Team Garmin, commented: 'Just before lunch today we saw an abrupt wind shift that saw us changing from a very comfortable beam reach, to the boat leaning over at 45 degrees.'

'As we sail close hauled into a stiff northerly wind, myself and the crew have definitely had enough of beating after having to beat all the way from Singapore to Qingdao. Let’s just hope this does not last too long and that the wind will go back behind the boat and push us nice and quickly toward San Francisco.'

Mission Performance skipper Matt Mitchell summarised the mixed conditions the fleet has experienced since Race 10 started: 'We've really seen it all this race, from perfect power reaching conditions, to gale force winds to wind holes, and now the old favourite beating to windward has been added to the mix.'It is still very early days yet and it looks like we are sitting pretty comfortably in mid fleet at the moment, though just three of us have chosen a more northerly line. It will be interesting to see which group the wind Gods end up favouring.'

Jamaica Get All Right has reached Yokohama, Japan where it headed to transfer crew member Mick Wood to hospital. The yacht is now awaiting clearance by Japanese immigration so it can return to racing.


Position - Team


Great Britain










Mission Performance


Old Pulteney


Henri Lloyd


PSP Logistics


Invest Africa


Team Garmin


Jamaica Get All Right


Event website: click here

by Clipper Round The World Yacht Race


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

1:55 PM Sun 23 Mar 2014GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

23 Mar 2014  Clipper Race 2013-14 – Day five from OneDLL skipper Olly Cotterell
23 Mar 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 day 5
23 Mar 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics retains the lead
22 Mar 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew member medevaced
19 Mar 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Varying degrees of wind holes
19 Mar 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Eric Holden honoured in Toronto
19 Mar 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Conditions improve for the fleet
18 Mar 2014  Clipper Round The World Yacht Race - Le Mans start for Race 10
18 Mar 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 re-start on hold
16 Mar 2014  Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fog halts racing

News - USA and the World

Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,

420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,

Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay

Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe fourth at mid-point of 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT