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Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race - The adventure begins


'The Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race'    Julia Wall-Clarke    Click Here to view large photo

At the 2013 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the 12 yachts competing in the world’s longest ocean race have started their 40,000 mile adventure off the English coast this morning.

PSP Logistics and skipper Chris Hollis crossed the line first with Team Garmin and OneDLL closely behind on a running start with the yachts soon flying their new asymmetric spinnakers.

The new generation of Clipper 70s have a short sprint to Brest, France, before sailing onto 2016 Olympic host city Rio in Brazil to complete Leg one.

Legendary British yachtsman, Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: 'This is the start of a life-changing experience for these courageous people who have been building up to this moment for months. The excitement on board is phenomenal.

'They may come from all different backgrounds, but on the ocean, Mother Nature does not differentiate. This is where they will put all their hard work and training into action. Those three weeks will have been some of the toughest of their lives.

'I wish them safe and competitive sailing over the next 11 months.'

Race Director Justin Taylor said: 'It was a cautious start but it was really good to see the yachts flying their new spinnakers. Those skippers that did were quite brave but it paid off for them.'
The Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race -  Julia Wall-Clarke   Click Here to view large photo


On Sunday, the fleet took part in a spectacular parade on the Thames with Tower Bridge lifting to salute the crews with big crowds waving farewell on the river banks.

The fleet will not be returning until July 2014 after a total of 670 crew race 40,000 miles and visit 16 ports on six continents.

Designed to provide everyone - regardless of sailing experience - the chance to race across oceans and taste the exhilaration of completing a circumnavigation, the Clipper Race has turned over 3,500 novices into ocean racers since its inception in 1995.

The first leg of the Clipper Race ends in Marina da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, the destination for the 2016 Olympic sailing events. They then continue on via South Africa, Western Australia, Sydney (including the world famous Rolex Sydney Hobart Race), Brisbane, Singapore, China, San Francisco, Panama, Jamaica, New York, Derry Londonderry and the Netherlands before returning to London’s St Katharine Docks for Race Finish in July 2014.

Clipper Round the World


by Julia Wall-Clarke

  

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