VIDEO: Clipper 2017-18, Race 2 Recap

Published on October 28th, 2017

The 12 teams started leg 2/race 2 – the 3,560 nm leg from Punta del Este, Uruguay to Cape Town, South Africa – on October 4. Video published on Oct 28, 2017.

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Background: Held biennially, the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race got underway August 20 for the fleet of twelve identical Tony Castro designed Clipper 70s. The 40,000 nm course is divided into 13 individual races with the team having the best cumulative score winning the Clipper Race Trophy. Each team is led by a professional skipper with an all-amateur crew that signs up for one, some, or all the races. The 2017-18 race, expected to take 11 months, has attracted 712 people representing 41 nationalities, making it the largest to date.

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