Clipper Race: We have a winner:
(October 11, 2019; Race 2, Day 26) – Qingdao is on top of the overall Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race standings after finishing first in the race across the Atlantic Ocean to Punta del Este in Uruguay.
After racing in close quarters against fellow Clipper Race competitor Visit Sanya, China for more than 20 days, Qingdao crossed the finish line today at 15:35:46 UTC to finish 4 hours, 35 minutes and 9 seconds ahead of the second placed team, Visit Sanya, China, and claim a second podium in as many races.
Upon arriving to a huge reception at the Yacht Club Punta del Este, Qingdao Skipper Chris Brooks said: “It feels amazing to have won the race down to Punta del Est…
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Italian tie at Melges 24 Worlds:
Sardinia, Italy (October 11, 2019) – The weather conditions on the race course continue to change and, with a light breeze and a well-formed wave, the Melges 24 World Championship completes two more races that contribute to define the ranking for tomorrow’s grand finale.
Bombarda ITA860 by Andrea Pozzi gains another victory in today’s first race, shortening the distances with the provisional leaders of the standings, the Italians, already European Champions in charge, aboard of Gianluca Perego’s Maidollis ITA854 (6-14), who are now sharing the top of the ranking with Bombarda’s men, tied on 26 points.
“I’m very satisfied with the consistency…
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