sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Clipper Yacht Race - Leaderboard shaken as teams escape the Doldrums
Clipper Yacht Race - Leaderboard shaken as teams escape the Doldrums


'Living at an angle Doldrums brief wind from a squall - 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race'    Clipper Ventures PLC ©

In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with Jamaica Get All Right, Qingdao and PSP Logistics making much better speed having headed east and climbing up the leaderboard, things are beginning to look up for some of the teams.

Jamaica Get All Right is currently in Stealth Mode, and will reappear in the rankings at midnight tonight.

Henri Lloyd is currently leading the fleet, PSP Logistics has leapt up to third place from eight yesterday and Qingdao has gone into second place from fifth yesterday.

With the other boats still feeling the frustrations of the Doldrums, Henri Lloyd skipper Eric Holden, a Weather Forecaster for the Canadian sailing team at the London 2012 Olympics, says this has been the slowest passage he could have foreseen after many years studying the Doldrums.

He gives some background on the weather phenomenon.

'The tropical wave activity moving off Africa has been relentless. It started with the development of Hurricane Humberto, itself a very rare event for a hurricane to form so far east, and has continued almost unabated ever since.

'It is actually quite hard to define where the Doldrums commenced as we were experiencing Doldrum-like conditions since the Cape Verde Islands, which at 17 degrees north and over 700 miles to the north, could not be classified as the Doldrums. The Doldrums typically move south this time of year following the change in seasons, however we seem to have entered it at its most northerly range and will exit it near its most southerly.

'The Doldrums are very changeable and large thunderstorms can quickly develop where moments ago it was clear skies, so strategy-wise the single satellite picture and weather file we get a day is really of minimal assistance and our strategy since the Cape Verde Islands has been to get south as directly as possible and not chase the fictitious wind indicated by the computer models. Although fascinated by the phenomenon I can honestly say I have seen enough of it for this trip.'

Meanwhile, there have been some energetic wildlife displays with several species of dolphin spotted by various crews, including the rarely-seen Risso’s dolphin of which little is known about.

Dear Doldrums, it’s over. A break-up letter from OneDLL - 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race -  Clipper Ventures PLC ©_.  


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=115116

11:16 AM Fri 27 Sep 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

26 Sep 2013  Clipper Round the World 2013 - Escaping the grip of The Doldrums
25 Sep 2013  Clipper Yacht Race fleet continues to battle through the Doldrums
24 Sep 2013  Clipper Yacht Race - Tactics play out through the Doldrums
23 Sep 2013  Clipper Yacht Race - Fleet battles through the Doldrums
22 Sep 2013  Clipper Round The World Yatch Race - Great Britain claims first place
21 Sep 2013  Clipper 13-14 Race - Fickle conditions shake up the leader board
20 Sep 2013  Clipper Round The World Race - Doldrums weigh heavy on teams' minds
19 Sep 2013  Clipper Round World Yatch Race - Victory for Derry~Londonderry~Doire
18 Sep 2013  Clipper Round The World Yatcht Race fleet battle it out
17 Sep 2013  Clipper Round The World Yacht Race - Competition heats up on day 9
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





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






































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,








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
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo   
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos   
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature   
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds   
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen   
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT