sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Clipper Round the World - Henri Lloyd retires on Day 3 of Race 6
Clipper Round the World - Henri Lloyd retires on Day 3 of Race 6


'Race 6, Day 3: Stormy night brings mixed fortunes - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013/2014'    © Juerg Kaufmann

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is on day 3 of Race 6. A stormy night brought mixed fortunes as Derry~Londonderry~Doire extended its lead and Henri Lloyd retired with a rudder problem.

After yesterday’s incredibly close day’s racing and gale force conditions overnight through the notorious Bass Strait, Derry~Londonderry~Doire has extended its Race 6 lead as it heads down the Tasmanian coast in its final 100 miles to Hobart.

In an unfortunate contrast of fortunes and a serious blow to its current Clipper Race lead position, Henri Lloyd, who led the fleet at one stage yesterday, was forced to retire from the RSHYR last night after it lost a rudder bearing east of Cape Barren Island. The team is now motorsailing to Hobart.

The strong overnight wind conditions clearly favoured the larger boats as many of the Clipper 70s have seen great improvements in their overall Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race standings. Derry~Londonderry~Doire has gained more than ten positions, now sitting 27th position overall out of 94 starting teams.

Skipper Sean McCarter is enjoying his lead position but is not banking on the twelve points just yet, saying: 'We had a great day yesterday with numerous kites up and down, all flirting with their upper wind limits and in the last case, flirting with a 50 knot squall front. Luckily we managed to keep all the sails intact but in these conditions, you are only ever one wave or one big gust away from disaster.

'We have managed to eek (or should I say pound) out a little bit of a lead overnight but are taking nothing for granted as the final 40 miles through Storm Bay and up the Derwent River are notoriously cruel.'

GREAT Britain (30th overall line honours) is still chasing hard in second place, also having caught up approximately ten overall positions in the RSHYR fleet. However Simon Talbot, the GREAT Britain skipper says his team’s podium position is far from secure. 'It now looks like we have a pretty solid 18 hours or so to get us to the finish. With the wind and waves not helping us, we have a lot of the rest of the fleet running a little west of us which will help them in the closing stages as we all have to tack west to round Tasman Island and head into Storm Bay, so it looks like being a nail biter of a finish.'

OneDLL remains third in the Clipper Race fleet (34th overall) and is racing incredibly tightly together, with Old Pulteney fourth (39th), PSP Logistics fifth (43), Jamaica Get All Right Sixth (44th) , Switzerland in seventh (47th), and Qingdao in eighth (49th).

Team Garmin skipper Mark Burkes, currently ninth, and 54th place overall, commented on the recent windy conditions: 'Many were reporting 40 to 60 knots wind on their schedule and we were certainly not going to argue with those statements. I was certainly glad to be on a larger boat with big winds on the nose, and it's not over yet, as we have Storm Bay to contend with and a less sheltered coast.'

The gales have caused serious issues for many RSHYR teams, as up to five other entries have been forced to retire overnight due to damage suffered in the storms, one being dismasted and another team was forced to medevac a crew member to land with a broken leg.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on Clipper 68, CV10, under skipper Jim Dobie is still racing well, currently positioned between PSP Logistics and Switzerland, in 45th position. CV5, the other Clipper 68 taking part in the race, is in 58th position, behind Invest Africa which is just ahead of Mission Performance.

The Clipper Race fleet is now racing down the coast of Tasmania and is expected to arrive in Hobart in the early hours of Monday between midnight and 11:00 local Australia time, (midday - 23:00 UTC). Henri Lloyd is expected a few hours behind the rest of the fleet.

POSITION / TEAM

DTL

1

Derry~Londonderry~Doire

0NM

2

GREAT Britain

14NM

3

Old Pulteney

19NM

4

One DLL

20NM

5

Switzerland

28NM

6

PSP Logistics

30NM

7

Jamaica Get All Right

43NM

8

Qingdao

48NM

9

Invest Africa

52NM

10

Mission Performance

53NM

11

Team Garmin

57NM

12

Henri Lloyd

78NM

 


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=117985

10:47 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013GMT


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
2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

29 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart; Images of Day 4's Finishers by Crosbie Lorimer
29 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - 'Boat breaking'
29 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images from Tasman Island - Carlo Borlenghi
29 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images from Tasman island - Daniel Forster
29 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Youth America's Cup winners just metres apart
29 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013 - Victoire has a sniff of victory
29 Dec 2013  Sydney to Hobart images by Carlo Borlenghi: Arrival in Tasmania Part 2
29 Dec 2013  Sydney to Hobart images by Carlo Borlenghi: Arrival in Tasmania Part 1
29 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Crew injured as winds take their toll
29 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images as supermaxis approach finish at Hobart
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World









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,
























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   
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers   
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate   
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party   


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