sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : The Clipper Race - Yachts restart Race nine to Qingdao, China
The Clipper Race - Yachts restart Race nine to Qingdao, China

'Yachts restart Race nine to Qingdao, China - 2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race'    Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race

2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The first nine yachts of the Clipper Race fleet have departed Hong Kong and restarted Race nine after completing repairs to the forestay bottlescrews.

Great Britain, Derry Londonderry Doire, Invest Africa and Mission Performance left Middle Island - part of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club - Saturday evening local time (+8 hours UTC) while Switzerland departed on Sunday morning.

All teams have since restarted Race nine after crossing the restart gate. Race nine will be decided upon elapsed times into Qingdao, China. The start times of each of the fleet will be listed in due course.

Matt Mitchell, skipper of Mission Performance, said: 'It was very interesting this morning as within 15 minutes the wind changed from five knots to 30 knots. Life is going to start getting more and more uncomfortable as we make our way towards the Taiwan Strait, and it is already too cold to be on deck in anything less than full foul weather gear, thermals and hats!'

Rich Gould, skipper of Invest Africa, said: 'It's looking like it is definitely going to be a bit of a bumpy ride going north, the big question is will we make it out of the northern end of Taiwan Strait before the big breeze gets there? Only time will tell...wish us luck.'

Simon Rowell, meteorologist for the Clipper Race, said: 'There's a much colder tongue of water along the Chinese coast, so I expect that the further offshore you are the less the chances of fog will be.

'The current has changed somewhat too, with the monsoon-driven component on the Chinese coast side getting stronger. This will at least improve the sea state. The wind over the next few days is mostly north east, there will be lulls in that but the synoptic situation is reasonably steady, with no depression forecast to start up for the next four days or so.'

Team Garmin, Old Pulteney, Qingdao and Henri Lloyd all arrived overnight and departed at 1400 local time (Sunday) after the repairs.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said of the repairs: 'This is a new fleet and inevitably there are things that need adjusting. The bottlescrews are a pretty vital part of the rig. I have been lashing it instead of using a rigging screw the way you I do on my Open 60, which is a racing machine, a Ferrari if you like.

'The crews were all prepared when they arrived into Hong Kong so we could get on with it very quickly.

'There are always adjustments needed with new boats and little things that need looking at. It’s not the end of the world because the skippers were onto it very quickly.

'There was no alternative. It wasn’t just a question of possibly losing a mast, it was a question of safety so we had to take action instantly.'

Jamaica Get All Right is expected to arrive in Hong Kong on Monday morning while PSP Logistics and OneDLL are due on Tuesday morning.

The daily race reports will restart on Monday morning, you can also keep up to date by following the Clipper Race twitter feed.

The fleet is expected to arrive into Qingdao between 10-12 March.


by Ruth Harrington


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119769

3:25 AM Mon 3 Mar 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:

03 Mar 2014  Quick Clipper pitstop in Hong Kong
02 Mar 2014  The Clipper Race 2014- First yachts arrive in Hong Kong
26 Feb 2014  Clipper Race - Switzerland crew learn astronavigation as teams prep
26 Feb 2014  The Clipper Race - Hong Kong arrival window and updated Qingdao ETAs
25 Feb 2014  The Clipper Race - Ollie Phillips continues rugby journey
25 Feb 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Current race halted
25 Feb 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Neck and neck battle
23 Feb 2014  Clipper Round The World Yacht Race – Close racing on Day 4
22 Feb 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain leads the fleet
21 Feb 2014  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Early split for the fleet
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,








Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   


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