VIDEO: From Rio to Cape Town
Published on October 28th, 2015
The second leg of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, a 3387 nm course from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa, started October 7 and took the 12 teams about two weeks to complete. Video published on Oct 28, 2015.
Background: The 40,000 mile Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race began in London, UK on August 30 for the fleet of twelve identical Tony Castro designed Clipper 70s. The series is divided into 16 individual races, with the team with the best cumulative score winning the Clipper Race Trophy. Each team is led by a professional skipper with an all-amateur crew.
The third leg will start October 31 and takes the fleet 4856 nm from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia. The fleet is estimate to finish between November 22 and 26.
The ports along the race route are Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; Albany, Sydney, Hobart and Airlie Beach, Australia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Qingdao, China; Seattle, USA; Panama; New York, USA; Derry-Londonderry, Ireland; and Den Helder, Netherlands before returning to London by late July.