VIDEO: Medevac Rescue on Clipper Race
Published on August 31st, 2017
On board footage and interviews during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2017-18 detailing the successful medevac of Greenings team Skipper David Hartshorn following a serious hand injury on Day 7 of the opening Atlantic Trade Winds Leg from Liverpool, UK to Punta del Este, Uruguay. Video published on Aug 31, 2017.
The 12 teams started the 6,400 nm leg on August 20, which is expected to take approximately 35 days to complete, making it the longest ever in the race’s 21-year history.
Background: Held biennially, the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race got underway August 20 for the fleet of twelve identical Tony Castro designed Clipper 70s. The 40,000 nm course is divided into 13 individual races with the team having the best cumulative score winning the Clipper Race Trophy. Each team is led by a professional skipper with an all-amateur crew that signs up for one, some, or all the races. The 2017-18 race, expected to take 11 months, has attracted 712 people representing 41 nationalities, making it the largest to date.
Source: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race