sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Clipper leader Jamaica maintains distance on pack

Clipper leader Jamaica maintains distance on pack

'Liverpool’s crew get wet on the bow'    Clipper Ventures PLC ©
Overnight the chase for the podium positions continued unabated in the South China Sea.

The pack chasing the current race leader Jamaica appear as though they are tied together with a piece of string as they match race each other towards the finish in Qingdao.


This morning, however, it looks like Glasgow:Scotland with style Clipper may just have the edge as skipper Hannah Jenner and her team have opened up a 5 nautical mile lead over the joint third place holders of Hull & Humber and Uniquely Singapore. Hannah reported high spirits onboard at the 06:00 GMT schedules:

“There’s jubilation at the latest schedules, which finally show a minor breakthrough in cutting down Jamaica’s lead. Despite our best efforts to lose Uniquely Singapore and Hull & Humber they are still in sight, which makes for exciting but stressful racing. Bring it on!”

With the overall fleet so close, and some very tricky navigation and weather conditions to overcome, all three podium positions into Qingdao are still up for grabs.

Durban 2010 and Beyond’s northerly position could give them an advantage over the next couple of days if the wind backs more to the north as predicted.

Just behind Durban 2010 and Beyond, Nova Scotia has had a difficult night of sailing as skipper Rob McInally reported this morning: “We have bounced through the night without wind and navigation instruments, an issue I will address today. This coupled with 26 knots of wind and erratic swell is making both tacks less appealing. Without a complete set of working instruments you may well see us head off in the wrong direction!”

Last night Qingdao made a bold move out to the north west and this morning they are making their way back into the pack. At the moment it appears as though their gamble has failed to pay off as they have lost a couple of miles to both Liverpool 08 and westernaustralia2011.com, who are presently match racing each other in an attempt to catch the rest of the pack.

Skipper of westernaustralia2011.com, Martin Silk, described his frustration at not being able to pull away from the English team:

“Having caught Liverpool 08 yesterday evening, it has been frustrating watching them slowly make ground ahead again. Fortunately we have now matched their speed, and hope that both of us are at optimum and closing the distance to the boats ahead.”

With such close racing the Clipper Race is delivering compulsive viewing and plenty of excitement for its followers. Race Director Joff Bailey says, “The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is proving again that it provides the sailing world with the closest and most exciting ocean racing. Other yachts races, known as ‘professionals races’, often have contestants spread across thousands of miles of ocean and lack the really close competition that the Clipper Race delivers time and time again.

The fleet in this present leg of the race to China are only separated by 110 nautical miles and the overall leader board is still too close to call with only five points separating the top five teams. Considering that the crew come from all walks of life, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is definitely an event that the sailing world can be proud of.”

Clipper - Positions - DTF - DTL at 12:00 GMT 3 February 2008

1 Jamaica 1590 0 nm
2 Glasgow:Scotland with style 1647 57 nm
3 Uniquely Singapore 1653 63 nm
4 Hull & Humber 1654 64 nm
5 New York 1657 67 nm
6 Durban 2010 and Beyond 1666 76 nm
7 Nova Scotia 1673 83 nm
8 Liverpool 08 1687 97 nm
9 westernaustralia2011.com 1690 100 nm
10 Qingdao 1700 110 nm




by PR

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=41493

2:05 PM Sun 3 Feb 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Clipper 07-08 Round the World Race

Related News Stories:

06 Jul 2008  Clipper 07-08 fleet arrives in Liverpool
05 Jul 2008  New York claims overall victory in Clipper 07-08
05 Jul 2008  Clipper Fleet head into final port - Liverpool
04 Jul 2008  Hull & Humber leads Clipper Race 14 to Liverpool
29 Jun 2008  Clipper New York first into Cork
28 Jun 2008  New York heading for Corker of a finish Sat AM
26 Jun 2008  Liverpool 08 benefits from southerly route
25 Jun 2008  Qingdao victorious in overnight battle for lead
25 Jun 2008  New York leads as light winds hit Clipper fleet
24 Jun 2008  Tail enders succumb to light winds in race to Cork
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,




















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images   
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive   
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one   
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   


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