Clipper teams crossing the Atlantic

The 11 teams in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race completed the 700nm sprint from Bermuda to New York and departed June 29 for the 3010nm blast back towards Europe, with a stopover in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland before the final finish in London, UK.

After over a week in their Atlantic Ocean crossing, the course has so far seen the teams racing fast, making the most of generous downwind conditions and tactical opportunities. During the race, the fleet can take advantage of the point maximizing virtual scoring gate and a sprint section which benefits the fastest elapsed time.

While sailing conditions have been favorable so far for the Clipper 70s, the North Atlantic can be full of surprises, making for an eventful race, potentially switching up team positions…

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