sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2
Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2

'Race 11: Day 2'    Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race

On day two of race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, the last 24 hours has seen some very close, and tense match downwind racing amongst the 12-strong fleet with speeds reaching in excess of 26 knots as it makes its way further south towards Panama. However, as the temperature starts to increase the competition is also heating up as the teams battle to make gains in the early stages of Race 11 – PSP Logistics 100 Cup.

With just 15 miles now separating the top three teams in Race 11, with Team Garmin, Invest Africa and Mission Performance now leading respectively, positions within the fleet have been changing frequently as teams tack and gybe eager to make gains on their nearest competitor. Simon Talbot skipper of Great Britain explains what we can expect to see tactically develop on the Race Viewer during Race 11:

'We have spent the last 24 hours dancing the tango with the majority of the Clipper Race fleet at one point or another as we all glide to and fro down the race track playing the angles with our spinnakers flying. As anyone who has been watching race tracker will know, this plays havoc with the race standings as those who are on port gybe, the making gybe, shoot up the table as those on starboard gybe plummet down just as fast.

'This will unfortunately last for most of this race as the weather forecast has us sailing dead downwind for most of the time, so as far as I can tell at the moment, we are somewhere in the lower mid fleet and that is about the best I can tell.'

Meanwhile Matt Mitchell, skipper of Mission Performance which is currently in last place on the overall leaderboard is vying for its first podium win after battling it out with overall leaders OneDLL in the last 24 hours:

'We had a great little match with OneDLL before they gybed off to chase Derry~Londonderry~Doire while we stayed on a more easterly course to gybe about an hour after we parted company. This is mainly a downwind race and like upwind races our paths will probably cross many times as we gybe back and forth making our way downwind.'

Veteran Clipper Race skipper Jan Ridd who skippers Team Garmin but also skippered Cape Breton in the Clipper 2009-10 Race knows all too well, tactics are everything in Race 11 and will be sure to avoid making the same mistakes twice:

'In the Clipper 2009-10 Race I made the mistake of not heading east early enough and when the wind got lighter I struggled to get back towards the coast, so this time my plan is to not get too far offshore and stay as close as possible to the rhumb line which is the shortest distance.'

With just four miles now separating the top three leading boats all eyes will be on the Race Viewer to see how the tactics in Race 11 will play out over the next few weeks.

Standings

Position - Team

 

DTL

Team Garmin

0NM

Invest Africa

8NM

Derry~Londonderry~Doire

43NM

Mission Performance

29NM

PSP Logistics

21NM

One DLL

47NM

Jamaica Get All Right

40NM

Henri Lloyd

52NM

Switzerland

60NM

Great Britain

69NM

Old Pulteney

92NM

Qingdao

110NM


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=121324

10:17 AM Mon 21 Apr 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:

21 Apr 2014  Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz
20 Apr 2014  Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11
20 Apr 2014  Clipper Race - Californian crew member continues fundraising journey
20 Apr 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11
20 Apr 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 11 to get underway to Panama
19 Apr 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Switzerland drops trou for charity
14 Apr 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
13 Apr 2014  Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
12 Apr 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions
12 Apr 2014  Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World









The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI














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
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
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   


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