Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: SYDNEY IN SIGHT - published Dec 11, 2015
WEEK 2 of the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup from Albany WA to Sydney NSW, Australia: After an initial upwind beat the fleet experienced strong downwind conditions in the Southern Ocean before turning into the Tasman Sea to head across the Bass Strait towards Sydney of their arrival at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Rushcutters Bay, 12-14 December...
RACE 3 SOUTHERN OCEAN FROM ON BOARD GARMIN - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - published on Dec 11, 2015: 1080 Media TV cameraman Rich Edwards, sailing aboard Garmin on Race 3 across the Southern Ocean from South Africa to Western Australia, cut this short insight into one of the most challenging legs of the Clipper 2015-16 Race,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race News: Sydney Podium Complete: "Garmin has crossed the Race 4 finish line into Sydney in third place, finishing at 0339 local time December 13, 1639 UTC December 12 to complete the podium. GREAT Britain had earlier crossed the Race 4 finish line in second place at 0138 AEDT December 13, 1438 UTC December 12. And at 0517 local time December 13,1817 UTC December 12, Mission Performance crossed the finish line in fourth position. GREAT Britain Skipper Peter Thornton said: “It was a tough race and I am very pleased with the boat and crew. 12 hours ago I was getting very stressed and was thinking I could not get the boat to go any faster, and a couple of things changed and it shows that you can never give up. We just pipped Ash and his Garmin crew at the end..." See also: Clipper 2015-16 Race Standings
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