Clipper Race: Wet and Wild:
(April 11, 2018; Day 19) – The forecast big weather arrived right on schedule with the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet hit by powerful winds and waves on Day 19 of the race across the Mighty Pacific Ocean to Seattle.
Whilst the south-easterly low-pressure system moved through the teams quickly, it definitely left its mark. Bob Beggs, the Skipper of the third placed Unicef, says: “How the world has changed for us over the past 24 hours. We wriggled through the night with increasingly fickle winds, peeling to lighter code sails, a gybe in the night followed by preparations for the new weather to come. And come it did!
“We are now on the wind with three r…
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