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Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway

by Clipper Ventures on 11 Jul 2014
Race 16 ,day 1 - Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it’s been a night of close match racing as the fleet embarked on the final race of the 2013-14 edition, as the teams battle it out for the final points up for grabs in the 16 Race Global Series.

A fierce dual between OneDLL and Derry~Londonderry~ Doire has begun as both teams battle it out for third place, the final and all important podium position as just three points now separates the two teams. Skipper of OneDLL, Olly Cotterell describes the tense conditions:

'After a tough start, which saw us towards the back of the fleet, we are now right up in the thick of it at the front, with good friends and closest rivals Derry~Londonderry~Doire in our rear-view mirror. Let's just hope it stays that way. As I'm sure that all you casual Race Viewer fans are finding, this race is nail bitingly close - far too close to call - but rest assured that the crew and I are pulling out all the stops to finish ahead of Derry~Londonderry~Doire and hang on to the podium position that we have all worked so hard for, for so long.'

Although light winds had been forecast during Race 16 to London, the fleet has been battling against 25 knots of wind and a lumpy sea state in the short coastal race that has seen some crew battling seasickness. Skipper of Great Britain, Simon Talbot explains the last 24 hours:

'Racing wise we have had considerably more wind than we thought we might see so we are making excellent progress, but it has meant the unwelcome return of a bout of Mal de Mere for a few of our crew as we beat in a lumpy sea up towards Cromer on the north Norfolk coast overnight. Thankfully we have now made our turn round the top of the course and are heading down the East Coast and currently sitting in fourth position just behind Henri Lloyd and just ahead of Jamaica Get All Right who are definitely snapping at our heels.'

The fleet will arrive in St Katharine Docks in London tomorrow (Saturday 12 July) for the homecoming of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.

The Race Village is open from 09:00 - 18:00 on Saturday and 10:00 -17:00 Sunday. On Saturday the twelve 70-foot state-of-the-art racing yachts will parade up the River Thames to Tower Bridge, into St Katharine Docks.

You can watch the on the water action tomorrow: www.clipperroundtheworld.com/livestream

Standings

 

Position - Team

 

DTL

Invest Africa

0NM

Qingdao

6NM

PSP Logistics

6NM

Switzerland

7NM

Henri Lloyd

10NM

Old Pulteney

9NM

Derry~Londonderry~Doire

10NM

One DLL

10NM

Great Britain

10NM

Jamaica Get All Right

13NM

Team Garmin

13NM

Mission Performance

16NM



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