VIDEO: Clipper Race Conquers Southern Ocean
Published on November 27th, 2015
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 began October 31 and took the fleet 4845 nm from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia. It was a grueling march across the notorious Southern Ocean for the twelve teams battling it out in the third in the global series of fourteen races in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Video published November 27, 2015.
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.