An Optimist Sailing selected video:
On September 1st 2009 we departed Gosport, England to deliver the already leg 1 provisioned yachts to the start of The 09/10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in Hull. The shipping forecast called for high winds for the next 72 hours as the debris of Atlantic hurricane Danny was set pass through. After a 24 hour hold in Brighton, the fleet set out for Hull in a time-trial race. Over the next 36 hours at sea we experienced gale force 10-11 conditions with winds up to 62mph. This video was shot during the 10am-2pm watch. We did not feel the full force of the storm until after midnight. This was the second worse storm the Clipper race had experienced in the 6 global races to date.
The race began 9/13 in Hull. I will be back on-board for leg 4 (Australia-Singapore-China) and the final leg 7 (Caribbean-New York-Nova Scotia-Ireland-Rotterdam-Hull, England).
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