Please select your home edition
Edition
Clipper Ventures
JOIN THE RACE JOIN THE 2019-20 RACE MAGAZINE DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL SOUVENIR RACE MAGAZINE Check out the latest photo galleries from The Clipper Race
UNICEF ABOUT UNICEF

The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 15

by Clipper Round the World Race 7 Nov 2019 09:53 PST
On board Zhuhai - The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 15 © Clipper Race

On Day 15 of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, the results of the fleet's efforts to cover the 335 nautical mile Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint in the fastest time, have been confirmed.

The time trial between two lines of longitude or two lines of latitude, is an opportunity for the fastest three teams to gain extra race points, and it was the third ocean sprint of the Clipper 2019-20 Race, which transpired to be a very fast race for the teams.

The eleven teams had great sprinting conditions but it was Seattle that scored the top spot logging the fastest completion time of 28 hours 50 minutes 32 seconds, which gave an average speed of over 11.5 knots. Seattle takes three bonus race points for its efforts. Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam grabbed second fastest time an hour behind Seattle and take two bonus points, and Qingdao secured third place, gaining a bonus point.

The full results are as follows:

  • 28:50:32 Seattle (three bonus race points)
  • 29:52:55 Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam (two bonus race points)
  • 30:46:30 Qingdao (one bonus race point)
  • 31:55:00 GotoBermuda
  • 32:33:52 WTC Logistics
  • 32:46:49 Imagine your Korea
  • 33:05:14 Dare To Lead
  • 33:09:12 Unicef
  • 35:29:00 Punta del Este
  • 35:34:54 Visit Sanya, China
  • 35:52:00 Zhuhai

A victorious David Hartshorn, Skipper of Seattle said: "I am so delighted for the team. Their hard work and focus over the 28 hours 50 minutes of the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint has landed a first position and a much needed three points. This will be a real confidence boost for the team, both on board and ashore. The best part for me was the team work across the boat. Clearly the helms played a big part, but the cockpit and foredeck crews showed how slick in their preparation and execution of evolutions, they can be, to keep the boat moving as fast as possible for as long as possible."

The competition is clearly heating up with three teams currently in Stealth Mode. Punta del Este, which was in second place on the leaderboard before it activated the tactical mode, will be visible again at 1200UTC today. Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam is currently hidden in the South Atlantic, returning to sight at 0000UTC on 8 November, and we will see how WTC Logistics has progressed whilst in Stealth Mode at 0600UTC on 8 November.

Current front-runners, Qingdao has also declared it's wish to enter Stealth Mode will be visible for the final time on the Race Viewer at 1200UTC today, reappearing on 8 November at 1200 UTC.

The fleet is just a day or two away from the finish line and it is a close-call as to which teams will take podium positions, even more so with the teams sneaking in and out of visibility, adding to the excitement.

On the approach to his hometown, Zhuhai's Capetonian Skipper, Nick Leggatt shared: "On deck, it is a bit frustrating as we have gone from too much wind to shifty, gusty conditions with large areas of light winds as a high pressure ridges in behind the storm. He continued: "it looks as if we can anticipate the usual strong south easterly winds of a Cape Summer as we approach the land, so we need to position ourselves to get the best possible wind angle then."

Who will come out on top in the third race? Keep your eye on the Race Viewer to find out. Current estimated arrival times are here.

Related Articles

Meet the Clipper Race Crew: Dario Schwendener
For the 27-year-old, circumnavigating was the ultimate sabbatical For 27-year-old Dario Schwendener, circumnavigating was the ultimate sabbatical. With the Clipper Race providing a chance to travel the world, compete in a sport he loves as well as hands on experience of teamwork and leadership in an extreme environment. Posted on 15 Sep
Meet the Clipper Race Crew: Ben Deifel
Rekindling a memory from 10yrs ago, an article sparked the idea to sail around the world By chance Ben Deifel, a 32-year-old COO from Munich, Germany, happened across a feature about Clipper Race in a travel magazine he picked up from an airport in Oman. Rekindling a memory from 10 years ago, article sparked an idea to sail around the world. Posted on 6 Sep
Meet the Clipper Race Crew: Kiki Kettunen
A Seattle team circumnavigator in the Clipper 2019-20 Race Finnish born Kiki Kettunen first heard about the Clipper Race 12 years ago but it took life and work to align and the sight of a billboard ad on the London Underground to help her take the first step in becoming an ocean adventurer Posted on 30 Aug
Why I signed up to the Clipper Race
Find out why crew members signed up for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Adventure has led us humans into the unexplored parts of our magnificent planet and universe. Circumnavigating the world as part of the Clipper Race will allow me to feel ever closer to what the great explorers felt when they ventured into the unknown. Posted on 23 Aug
Clipper Round the World Race finish reflections
The day that can seem an age away or seem to be zooming up far too quickly Race Finish, the day that can seem an age away, after an exhausting watch in the Southern Ocean, or seem to be zooming up far too quickly when there's just a few races to go. Posted on 12 Aug
A return to sailing: China gets back on the water
With strict guidelines, limitations and health and safety procedures Sporting events around the world have been affected by the global outbreak of Covid-19. Sailing has not been immune to the impact from the pandemic with both major international events and local sailing postponed, including the Clipper 2019-20 Race. Posted on 8 Aug
Wendy Tuck - Breaking records and barriers
The first female Skipper to win a round the world yacht race Becoming a trailblazer was not Wendy Tuck's intention when she signed up to be a Skipper in the Clipper 2018-17 Race - the Australian simply wanted to go sailing. Posted on 1 Aug
Meet the Clipper Race crew: Abdelhamid Abouyoussef
Founding the answer to a long unanswered question "I found the answer to a long unanswered question." Said Abdelhamid Abouyoussef about taking part in Clipper Race. Like many who apply Abdelhamid, a Managing Director, as always wanted to circumnavigate the world, but on his own logistics were complicated Posted on 26 Jul
Reflections on the final ocean crossing
The final leg of the Clipper Race comes with tremendous highs but also lows The final leg of the Clipper Race comes with tremendous highs but also lows as it means the global journey is coming to an end. At a time when the Clipper 2019-20 Race crew should have been completing their penultimate race of the series Posted on 25 Jul
Zhuhai Ambassador Crew reflects
One year on from completing Clipper Race training A year on from completing their Clipper Race training programme, Zhuhai Ambassador Crew members share their memories, photos & videos. They reflect on what they have already achieved and look forward to what is still to come on their Clipper Race journey. Posted on 23 Jul
MBW newsletters (top)