The Clipper Fleet completes the 1200 nautical miles of Race 1, Leg 1 from the UK to Portimao in Portugal today and its going to be a very close finish!
For those not already addicted to the Race View (see Blog 75, The Race Viewer – and a health warning. This can be addictive!, published 2 Sept) then, as per the last update about 20 minutes ago, after 6 Days and 18 minutes racing, Qingdao lead team UNICEF by 1.5 miles with just under 40 nautical miles left to race.
For those of you who wish, you can view the Race finish at
Now a bell ringing, bee keeping businessman (not always in that order) Keith has limited yachting experience but considerable sea-going experience having served afloat for the majority of his 34 years service in the Royal Navy. This included serving in every class of warship from minesweeper to aircraft carrier, commanding 4 different ships (a minesweeper, two destroyers and an amphibious command ship) and commanding all UK maritime forces in the Middle East for a 2 year period. Concurrently he was the Deputy Coalition Commander of a multi-national force of over 115 warships drawn from 22 different countries. For him the challenge and excitement of being part of the Clipper Round The World Race team has proved irresistible, in particular taking on the four big west-east ocean crossings and the chance to sail across oceans and seas he has yet to experience.
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One thought on “77. 1200 nautical miles and its going to be a close finish!”
As of this morning, US EDT, UNICEF has the angle on Qindao, though from the outside lane. Yes, an amateur attempt to use auto racing concepts where they probably do not apply. Fun to watch the sprint to the finish. WTC Logistics must have had some trouble along the way as they are well out of the peloton (another amateur analogy).