VIDEO: Crossing the Mighty Pacific
Published on April 22nd, 2016
Visit Seattle, one of the 12 entries in the 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, filmed this video during the 5,768 nautical mile leg from Qingdao, China to Seattle, USA (March 21-April 17). This leg was felt by many to be the toughest leg of race so far. Video published on Apr 22, 2016.
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.