Archive for the ‘Clipper Race’ Category

clipper raceThe sailing team representing Durban, South Africa, contacted the Race Office to report that they had been dismasted, at deck level, in approximately 20 knots of wind. The sailing crew of 16 is in the process of clearing the decks and cutting away the trailing rigging from the boat, to prevent damage to the 68′ yachts hull.

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clipper raceThe clipper race yachts are about halfway between China and Hawaii, and sailing into the wind.

They are near the island of Midway in the Pacific Ocean.

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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race

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Devastating news came this morning from the westernaustralia2011.com sailboat as they reported rig failure and subsequent dismasting on the eleventh day of the around the world sailing race leg 7 from Qingdao to Hawaii. Noone was injured, and the rest of the clipper race sailboats continue on.

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yachts in China

Thousands of local residents have flocked to the Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao China to see the Clipper yacht fleet. The Olympic Sailing Committee issued 80,000 tickets to the public to attend a number of open days, which have been organized to showcase their new facilities for Beijing 2008 and their entry in the Clipper 07-08 Round Yachts Race.

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