The second leg of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race officially started October 7 and takes the fleet 3387 nm from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, South Africa. The fleet is due into Cape Town between October 21 and 25 and will be berthed at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront until October 31.
Ten of the 12 boats were able to start on October 7, while LMAX Exchange and Qingdao did not start until October 11 due to damage incurred while in Rio after the first leg. All twelve boats will compete together based on elapsed time over the same distance.
After a week of fast and furious sailing, the fleet is already reaching the half-way stage across the South Atlantic. Vid…
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