VIDEO: The Australia Experience
Published on January 14th, 2016
The Australian portion of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race began December 1, taking the 12-boat fleet on three legs within Australia: Albany to Sydney, Sydney to Hobart, Hobart to Whitsundays… a total of 5,105 miles.
With the final leg now completed, this video provides a visual review.
The Clipper Race will depart Australia for the 6,070 nm leg from Whitsundays to Da Nang, Vietnam on Monday, January 18.
Video published on Jan 14, 2016
Report by event media.
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 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.