News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - One of the tightest races ever
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - One of the tightest races ever

'Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14'    Clipper Ventures PLC ©    Click Here to view large photo

In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, after 5,000 miles of racing, less than four minutes separated four yachts at the finish line of Race 4 off Albany Waterfront Marina in Western Australia in a spectacular finish witnessed by cheering crowds.

Old Pulteney finished in eight position at 09.54 UTC, (17:54.42 local time), with Derry~Londonderry~Doire coming in ninth position at 09.56.43 UTC (17:56:43 local time), Mission Performance came in in tenth position at 09:58.27 UTC (17:58:27 local time), just pipping Invest Africa who went over the line seconds later.

Mission Performance was flying its spinnaker and had managed to overhaul Invest Africa an hour before who fell back three places in the last hour.

Mission Performance skipper Matt Mitchell said: 'The tension was unbelievable and the atmosphere was electric. We were the only boat of the four that decided to fly the spinnaker on the way in and it really paid off.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 -  Clipper Ventures PLC ©_.   Click Here to view large photo

'We managed to secure an extra place and a point after the battle with Invest Africa. At one point our kite collapsed and I thought they were going to take the advantage, but then it filled again and we just managed to claw back our lead. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from the crew. They were phenomenal.'

Old Pulteney skipper Patrick van der Zijden added that it was a very exciting finish after a tense and very long day.

'The result was good and we’re very pleased. It was an amazing experience. Thankfully we were the first over the line, but it has been a very tough and cold leg. Everyone got a baptism early on to appreciate what the Southern Ocean is really like. We’re all very pleased to be here.'

Race director Justin Taylor said: 'It was a very exciting and close finish and it always amazes me that the boats finish so close together after racing 5,000 miles through the incredible conditions they have seen. It just goes to show how closely matched the yachts are and proves how hard the skipper and crews work.'

The Clipper Race teams have a short stopover in Albany before starting Race 5 to Sydney on 3 December.

Clipper Round the World

by Amy Martindale


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

6:18 PM Wed 27 Nov 2013GMT

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

Related News Stories:

28 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Final day's racing far from easy
27 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Teams battle to Albany finish line
26 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Leading duo separated by a mile
25 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fight to win points rumbles on
24 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Race - Top three teams enter stealth mode
24 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World - Battle to win the Kinjarling Cup rumbles on
23 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics smash race record
22 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - 300 mile barrier record smashed
22 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Stakes high in race 4
21 Nov 2013  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Nail biting start to Ocean Sprint

News - USA and the World

Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,

470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,

Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
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   

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