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The Clipper Race - Homecoming leg sets off in style in NYC

'Homecoming leg for Clipper Race sets off in style in NYC'    Clipper Race/onEdition

2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The twelve 70ft yachts competing in the world's longest ocean race marked the start of their homecoming leg to London today with a spectacular parade of sail past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty.

The final Clipper Race leg which is number, eight of eight, is made up of three individual, final races. Crew will now race 2,850 miles across the Atlantic to Derry Londonderry, Northern Ireland to complete Race 14 of 16.

On the classic race route across the Atlantic there is the potential for some very fast sailing. At the southern tip of Newfoundland are the Grand Banks, an area renowned for thick fog and light winds as the Labrador Current drags down cold water from the Arctic, this also brings with it the risk of icebergs. If the yachts can clear Newfoundland without going too far north, staying over the lower third of the Grand Banks and in the Gulf Stream, they will sail over the Flemish Cap made famous in the book and film The Perfect Storm.

Currently leading the overall race is North American crewed yacht Henri Lloyd which nominated New York as its home port. Its Canadian skipper Eric Holden said: 'This has been a busy stopover in to our home port, I’m sure there are a few crew who are going to be sad to be leaving here so soon but it’s time to get going.

'Sailing up towards the Flemish Cap and Grand Banks for me is about sailing past my home waters of Halifax and not pulling in, it’s the closest we’ll get to Canada in this race and unfortunately I won’t be stopping.'

Following the Manhattan parade the teams motored out of the Hudson River to clear the very busy New York Harbour area to start Race 14 to Derry Londonderry offshore.

Speaking just before leaving North Cove Marina, skipper of fourth place team and home boat for the next stopover, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Sean McCarter said: 'I can’t wait to sail down the Foyle at the end of the race. I grew up in Derry-Londonderry it’s my home town but I’ve only sailed down the Foyle five or six times which is spectacular to do anyway, with beautiful views and sailing under the new bridge. It’s a great place to sail in to but to do it as the skipper of the home team on the race is something I will remember for the rest of my life and I know the crew will too.'

The Clipper Race fleet is expected to arrive in Derry-Londonderry from 21 June.

Race 15 sees the fleet race from Derry Londonderry to Den Helder, the Netherlands before the final, Race 16 sprint to London, where the Clipper Race will complete its epic journey at Tower Bridge on 12 July.


by Julia Wall-Clarke


  

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