13 November 2015

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015, Southern Ocean Video

The twelve teams in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race are in the notorious Southern Ocean as the fleet reaches the 'Roaring Forties' - Published on Nov 11, 2015: The fleet has now battled half way across the unforgiving Southern Ocean towards Western Australia in the Wardan Whip to Albany. Here in the Roaring Forties this challenging race is living up to its reputation.

​Race 3 Day 12: Front moves over fleet bringing more exhilarating conditions"The fleet has had another day of exciting downwind sailing, with a front also starting to move over it providing more exhilarating conditions. The prelude to the front will see gusting winds of 50 knots from the north west and create a confused sea state, and the boats which are furthest south will experience stronger conditions still..."

GARMIN VIRB XE: On board Official Clipper Race Media RIB for start in Cape Town, South Africa - Published on Nov 6, 2015: Behind the scenes action captured on the Garmin VIRB XE on board the official media RIB during the start of Race 3 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Clipper Round The World Race:
The 40,000 mile Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race began in London, UK on August 30th. The fleet consists of 12 identical Clipper 70s. The Race is divided into 16 individual races, with the team with the top cumulative score winning the Clipper Race Trophy. Each team is led by a professional skipper with an all-amateur crew. The 3rd leg (4845 nm) began October 31from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia. Estimated finish is between November 22 and 26. The stops along the race route are Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; Albany, Sydney, Hobart and Airlie Beach, Australia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Qingdao, China; Seattle, USA; Panama; New York, USA; Derry-Londonderry, Ireland; and Den Helder, Netherlands, and finishing at London by late July.

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