25 April 2016

The Seattle Pacific Challenge, 2015-16 Clipper Race, Sailing Videos

Seattle Pacific Challenge (You had my heart):

The Seattle Pacific Challenge was felt by many to be the toughest leg of the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Race so far. This short video was filmed with the team of Visit Seattle, yet it captures the spirit of all crew who experienced crossing the 'Mighty Pacific' - three words to sum it up? - Courage, resilience, love. Camera/editor: Rich Edwards, 1080 Media TV Published on Apr 22, 2016


The first full week of the Seattle Pacific Challenge presented a huge range of difficult conditions in this stage of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Right from the start, the fleet engaged in close match racing in a hard fought battle from China, past South Korea and Japan, before heading out into the remote North Pacific. A combination of strong currents, pushing amateur crews against storm force winds, towards Seattle, on the US West Coast, churned up steep waves which battered the sturdy 70-foot ocean racing yachts.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - More info: clipperroundtheworld.com

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