Clipper Race departs Rio de Janeiro for Cape Town

Published on October 13th, 2013

The twelve yachts competing in the world’s longest ocean race started their third race October 12 off the Brazilian coast, in a 3,390 mile South Atlantic challenge to Cape Town, South Africa. The fleet departed the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing venue, Marina da Gloria, and are now on a reach headed south east to get below the South Atlantic High. Due to the High’s position right now, the fleet is going to have to go a lot further south to get the favourable westerly winds before turning east toward Cape. The fleet is due to finish between 26-28 October.


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