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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race - Fighting fickle winds

'Race 12: Day 4 - Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14'    Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race

In the final stage of race 12 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 the Spirit of Jamaica Chase is playing out with Mission Performance and Invest Africa still at sea fighting fickle winds off the coast of Jamaica.

Home port boat Jamaica Get All Right also got stuck when the wind died off, but finished at 06:28 UTC this morning in tenth position into Port Antonio.

The denouement of Race 12 ended on Saturday with the closest finish of the entire race so far, with just 31 seconds separating first-placed Henri Lloyd and Great Britain in second.

Skipper of eleventh-placed Mission Performance, Matt Mitchell, described the frustrating situation 13 miles from the finish line.

'We lie in the most fickle winds I think we have encountered so far in the whole race around the world. The wind is light and shifting all the time meaning that we are making very little headway as we tack to and fro. The forecast is not boding well either.

'At the moment it's looking like we will be out here for another 12 hours at least to do these last 16 miles.'

Rich Gould, skipper of Invest Africa, in twelfth, said: 'The wind has deserted us less than 20 miles from the finish line. We are wallowing around with the mainsail bashing relentlessly from one side to the other and the windseeker that we have just hoisted is barely managing to stay filled.

'Today has been a really tough day. Looking at the weather forecast I was expecting us to be bearing away and have a lightweight kite run along the coast to the finish line but it would seem that the wind has other ideas! Having spent the entire race trying our best to sail high on the wind and creep to the east no sooner had we rounded the point did we then find that we are now having to sail up wind to get back to the west.'

Standings

 

Position - Team

 

DTL

Henri Lloyd

0NM

Great Britain

0NM

Switzerland

0NM

Team Garmin

0NM

Old Pulteney

0NM

PSP Logistics

0NM

One DLL

0NM

Qingdao

0NM

Derry~Londonderry~Doire

0NM

Jamaica Get All Right

0NM

Mission Performance

11NM

Invest Africa

18NM


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