Derry~Londonderry~Doire @LegenDerry_Crew clears the windward mark first as Race 2 starts from France
— The Clipper Race (@ClipperRace) September 9, 2013
And they are off! Race 2 of the Clipper Race started today, with all 12 yachts embarking on their first ocean crossing. Derry~Londonderry~Doire have had a great start, first to the windward mark and then have been leading the pack… but it’s still early days.
Skipper Sean McCarter said in his report
The Bay of Biscay is looking like it will be a bit hairy, it is a pretty notorious area for bad seas.
“It will be interesting to see who goes into Stealth mode around the Canary Islands to disguise their position and hide their tactics. Where people cross the Equator will also be a big discussion point so there is plenty to think about.”
You can follow the race’s progress via the Clipper Race Viewer, which is now using the Yellowbrick Trackers on board – there is also an app for that!