START: THE HENRI LLOYD HOBART TO WHITSUNDAYS RACE (6) --
After a couple of days to catch their breath and recover from New Year celebrations the Clipper Race fleet returned to the water 2 January 2016 for the Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race. Following the fleet's successful Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (see video further below) campaign, the sixth race of the 14-race series, The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race, will see the fleet race more than 1,600 nautical miles from the Tasmanian port of Hobart to Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia. Qingdao was first to cross the start line, followed by Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second and LMAX Exchange third. More info here.
Above: Clipper Race on board 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Race 5 in the Clipper 2015-16 Race series took on the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. One of the toughest for many years. The Clipper Race teams and fleet took it in their stride, despite the fact that over 30 boats of the original108 entries failed to make it to Hobart. Here's a small glimpse of the Clipper Race fleet at work. Published on Jan 1, 2016
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