Currently in race nine of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, light winds are causing frustration for the teams.
With 11 teams currently racing to Seattle, the recent lack of wind is causing issues as they struggle to make pace. Dare to Lead Skipper Dale Smyth has described the sailing as a ‘drift off’ with the majority of the yachts quite close together, with the ability to easily overtake one another. However, as of day 4 (at time of writing) Visit Seattle and Qingdao are leading.
The teams are currently in leg 6 of the 8 leg journey, having departed China and currently crossing the Pacific Ocean toward the United States. Expected arrival into Seattle is between the 14th and 19th of April.
This is the 11th edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which was first conceived in 1995. The race is a record 40,000 nautical miles and can be taken on by anyone, as no sailing experience is required.
Applications for the 2019-2020 edition of the race are now open.
For more information on the race visit: www.clipperroundtheworld.com