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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet head to Derry-Londonderry

'Race 13, Nova Scotia - Derry-Londonderry Day 1 - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-12'    onEdition ©

Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet have set sail on the first day of race thirteen from Nova Scotia to Derry-Londonderry after a short stop in Halifax.

It was an exciting start to the 2,350-mile Atlantic crossing as the teams yesterday afternoon (GMT) lined up at the inshore start line with only minutes to spare. Aided by steady winds, as the gun sounded, all ten teams crossed together in a tightly packed charge out of the harbour with only metres between each yacht.

Jostling for position over competitors, each team has been using almost every sail in its wardrobe over the last 18 hours and as they head further into the Atlantic, choosing the right sail plan opens up the potential for some very fast sailing.

If you look at the Race Viewer on the Clipper Race website you can see the fleet is still packed with only seven miles separating the front and back runners. Gold Coast Australia is currently in the lead while Visit Finland is second and Singapore is in third place.

With the Clipper Race crew getting back into the routine of rough ocean racing, on board Derry-Londonderry, skipper Mark Light reports that the mind-set on board is focused on achieving its first win, and the first home port win in the race series.

'We are all fired up to get the most important result that we can. A first place, a yellow pennant, a home port win – a victory would be an amazing achievement. We will do everything that we possibly can to make the city proud on our journey across and it will be absolutely fantastic to sight the shores of Northern Ireland ahead of our arrival. We are most definitely coming home.'

The fleet is expected to arrive in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland between 29 June and 1 July, where the UK City of Culture for 2013 will host a Clipper Race homecoming festival on behalf of the fleet from 29 June - 8 July.

Latest boat positions (0900 UTC)

Position

Team

DTF

DTL

1

Gold Coast Australia

2154NM

0NM

2

Visit Finland

2156NM

2NM

3

Singapore

2157NM

3NM

4

Geraldton Western Australia

2158NM

4NM

5

New York

2159NM

5NM

6

Derry-Londonderry

2159NM

5NM

7

Edinburgh Inspiring Capital

2159NM

5NM

8

Qingdao

2159NM

5NM

9

De Lage Landen

2160NM

6NM

10

Welcome to Yorkshire

2161NM

7NM


Full positions are updated every three hours and can be found online along with daily skipper reports.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race website


by Isabel Hokken

  

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