And they are off! The 12 Clipper 70´s have joined the 2 Clipper 68´s (Including Sir Robin Knox-Johnston onboard CV10, which was the Derry-Londonderry entry in the 11-12 Clipper Race) and the other 80 entries, heading for Hobart.
There are two options for tracking the boats this race, the official Sydney Hobart race tracker showing the positions of all competing yachts and the Clipper race tracker.
If nothing else, your fingers will be getting a workout over the next few days, with both of the race trackers updating every 10 minutes instead of the usual 3 hours!
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For a number of reasons, I decided not to sail on Monday from Cape Town – nothing serious, but I believe it was the right thing for me to do.
I’m staying in an amazing apartment this week and checking out more of stunning place that the Cape Town area of South Africa is. I hope to fly to Australia next week to meet up with the boats in Albany at the end of this month.
On the plus side – I went down the coast to get some pictures of Derry~Londonderry~Doire as they hugged the surf line just off Camps Bay. Pretty amazing to see them that close to the shore.
So, the time has finally arrived to set off for Cape Town to join up with my fellow crew mates on the good ship Derry~Londonderry~Doire and I am currently sat in the departures lounge at Heathrow. The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, with finishing work for 6 months, travelling to Spain to see my parents, and getting things organised and packed into dry bags, not wanting to take too much, but having enough to keep warm on those cold days and nights that await.
A huge thanks to everyone who has helped me prepare for this adventure, your support and encouragement means a lot to me.
I am hoping to be able to keep posting from the boat and will try and update from port.