Please select your home edition
Edition
Armstrong-Suptonic-728x90-2 TOP
JOIN THE RACE JOIN THE RACE MAGAZINE DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL SOUVENIR RACE MAGAZINE Check out the latest photo galleries from The Clipper Race
UNICEF ABOUT UNICEF

The WTC Logistics Tri-Race Ocean Sprint results revealed

by Clipper Round the World Race 21 Mar 2020 23:52 PDT 21 March 2020
Clipper 2019-20 Race © Clipper Race

The Clipper 2019-20 Race is currently on hold for now, however, we have a battle for points to celebrate. In the highly tactical few days of Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race, the teams raced hard to collect up to six bonus points in the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprints. The results are always eagerly-anticipated and usually announced at the Prizegiving Ceremony to celebrate the success but as the crew travel home, the results have been revealed.

The heat was turned up for Race 9, as the fleet set off with some fast and fairwind sailing conditions to start the approximate 750nm triangular sprint. Light patchy winds then slowed progress for the fleet as the competitive teams remained a stone throw of one another throughout the course.

The race was made up of three individual Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint sections between virtual gates which made an interesting race. Each team was able to officially enter two out of the three Ocean Sprint sections and must declare which two sprints in advance and no less than six hours before race start.

A huge congratulations to Punta del Este on completing the Ocean Sprint 1 fastest in a time of 13 minutes, and 36 seconds minutes faster than the closest rival, adding three bonus points to its overall tally. Second fastest was Dare To Lead, being awarded two bonus points, and third was Qingdao who added one bonus point to its tally for Race 9.

Ocean Sprint 2 was completed fastest by Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam in a time of 38:46:06. Followed by GoToBermuda, collecting two points and adding one bonus point was Seattle.

And finally, Ocean Sprint 3 was opted for by seven teams. Taking three bonus points was Imagine your Korea, a very close second place for Qingdao, just six minutes slower and just one minute behind, taking one bonus point was Punta del Este.

The full results are as follows:

Ocean Sprint 1

1st Punta del Este 22:47:42 3 points
2nd Dare To Lead 23:01:18 2 points
3rd Qingdao 23:04:30 1 point

Ocean Sprint 2

1st Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam 38:46:06 3 points
2nd GoToBermuda 40:46:52 2 points
3rd Seattle 41:27:55 1 point

Ocean Sprint 3

1st Imagine your Korea 30:28:47 3 points
2nd Qingdao 30:34:43 2 points
3rd Punta del Este 30:35:01 1 point

Huge congratulations to all the Skippers, AQPs and Race Crew.

For more information visit www.clipperroundtheworld.com.

Related Articles

Clipper Race to restart in 2022
As it receives Special Event Permit from the Philippines The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced it will be resuming its 2019-20 edition in March next year after receiving a Special Event Permit from the Philippines. Posted on 20 Nov
Clipper Race first mate takes on Mini Transat
Clipper Race is renowned for training people with no previous sailing experience Whilst the Clipper Race is renowned for training people with no previous sailing experience to become ocean racers, the event also provides challenges and new skills to more experienced sailors; including its professional Race Skippers and First Mates. Posted on 26 Sep
Life changing adventure restores confidence
The Our Isles and Oceans project launched in June and is training young people to sail An organisation providing funded sailing training programmes off the West Coast of Scotland has been described as a 'life changing experience' by participants. Posted on 20 Sep
New project to help recover from pandemic effects
The Our Isles and Oceans initiative is working with the Clipper Race to offer sail training. A new scheme for young people affected by the pandemic begins in Oban, Scotland today and the first participants include a cabaret singer, intensive care doctor and a student. Posted on 30 Jul
Clipper Round the World launches new initiative
Providing funded sailing programmes for young people affected by lockdown The Clipper Race has partnered with a new campaign, Our Isles and Oceans, which will create funded programmes for young people affected by the pandemic and lockdown. Posted on 11 Jun
Reach for the Sky
A Clipper 70 shrinks to toy-boat size from 25 metres up One of the tasks on board that may polarise Clipper Race Crew, is the need to ascend the lofty heights of the mast. Some thrill seekers on board will jump at the opportunity and others could not be dragged up there by wild horses. Posted on 31 May
Meet the Clipper Race crew: Carola Göhlich
A Clipper Race poster on the London Underground was her inspiration A Clipper Race poster on the London Underground was the inspiration for Carola Göhlich, who hails from Switzerland, to sign up for Leg 1: The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg. Posted on 8 May
Clipper 2019-20 Race to restart in February 2022
Postponed race will eventually restart from Subic Bay We have made the difficult decision to postpone the restart of the Clipper 2019-20 Race. Posted on 28 Apr
Clipper Race: When the fog rolls in
Sailing offshore can be challenging yet beautiful For those lucky enough to know, sailing offshore can be challenging yet beautiful. The freedom that sailing affords takes you to different places, both geographically and mentally. Posted on 14 Mar
Meet the Clipper Race crew - Denis Nikolaytsev
Denis signed up to cross the Atlantic Ocean during the Clipper 2019-20 Race Despite having no previous sailing experience, Denis Nikolaytsev, 35, signed up to cross the Atlantic Ocean during the Clipper 2019-20 Race. Posted on 7 Mar
C-Tech 2021 (Spars-QFX Racer) 728x90 BOTTOMNorth Sails 2021 Innovation - FOOTERSelden 2020 - FOOTER