sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Clipper Round The World Race - Strong winds and challenging conditions
Clipper Round The World Race - Strong winds and challenging conditions


'Clipper Round the World Yacht Race'    Clipper Ventures PLC ©    Click Here to view large photo

The Clipper Round The World race fleet have faced strong winds and challenging conditions in the last 24 hours, and with team OneDLL reportedly experiencing wind speeds in excess of 44 knots, there’s no surprise that Henri Lloyd has set a new Clipper 70 speed record reaching over 30 knots yesterday.

Race Director, Justin Taylor says: 'Reported wind speeds have provided perfect conditions for the yachts to produce surfing speeds of 20 plus knots and skipper Eric Holden on board Henri Lloyd has reported a top speed of 30.7 knots. These speeds are pretty much what we expected from the performance of the Clipper 70. What makes them even more remarkable is that many of the skippers are sailing conservatively, at least until they have bedded their crews in more and they become more skilled at helming and sailing the boats in these fantastic offshore conditions.'

After another night of close racing it has been all change at the top of the leader board with Henri Lloyd pinching the lead from GREAT Britain, with a lead of over 10 miles from second place Derry~Londonderry~Doire and OneDLL now in third place.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race -  Clipper Ventures PLC ©_.  

Scoring Gate
During Race two to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the fleet will have the opportunity to pick up some extra points with the help of a Scoring gate.

This is not a compulsory gate for the race but the first three yachts through the gate will be awarded three, two and one points respectively. The skippers will be asked to record the GPS time (Universal Time) of crossing the scoring gate and email the race office with these timings within 12 hours. The Scoring Gate shall be between Scoring Gate one west at position 19 degrees north and 26 degrees west and Scoring Gate one east at position 19 degrees north and 23 degrees west which you can see pinpointed on the (Race Viewer).

Ocean Sprint
During Race two there will be an Ocean Sprint. The Ocean Sprint shall be between the lines of latitude five degrees south and 10 degrees south. Skippers shall record the GPS time (Universal Time) of crossing each of these lines of latitudes. These timings shall be emailed to the race office soon after crossing each of the relevant lines of latitude. The photographs from the Ocean Sprint winner will be checked at the next stopover as a matter of course and the yacht with the shortest elapsed time for the Ocean Sprint will be awarded two points.


by Clipper Ventures

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114364

12:24 PM Thu 12 Sep 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

11 Sep 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Close racing and Clipper 70 power
10 Sep 2013  Clipper Round the World - Fleet prepare for first major ocean crossing
10 Sep 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet bound for Rio de Janeiro
07 Sep 2013  Sir Robin Knox-Johnston honoured with sailing legends 'Walk of Fame'
05 Sep 2013  Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race - Invest Africa wins race 1
05 Sep 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet battle thick fog on day 3
03 Sep 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - A game of snakes and ladders
02 Sep 2013  Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race - The adventure begins
02 Sep 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - And they're off!
01 Sep 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Invest Africa names entry
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,




















Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


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







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT