The Derry-go-round arrived in Rio late last night, 5th across the finish line but likely to be a final result of 6th place after redress is given to Henri Lloyd for the time taken to complete their water transfer all the way back in the Doldrums. Congratulations!
News | Arrival in Rio | derry-go-round (the world).
Half of the fleet have now arrived in Rio, but there are still six boats out there racing, so keep an eye on the race tracker over the coming days.
Invest Africa have accepted a twelfth place in the race which will allow them to motor-sail the remaining miles to Rio and allow them to have a few days to rest, recover and get themselves ready for the crossing to Cape Town that starts on Saturday.
Over on the Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew supports site, Jon Shelley-Smith talks about why he is taking part in the Clipper Race. I had the pleasure of doing my Level 2 training with Jon, and will meet up with him and the rest of the crew in Cape Town at the end of this month.
One of the most commonly asked questions of crew members and Skippers alike is “Why?”. Jon tries to explain his motivations and fears as he gets ready to join the crew in Rio in just 7 days! When questioned if sea sickness would be one of the challenges he simply said “ah yes, the joys of seasickness, I am not counting that amongst the challenges l look forward to overcoming.”
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Which way are we going? That way!
(Great to see Michelle is still trimming the asymmetric sail whilst having her photo taken!)
Clipper Race – Crew Diary – Race 2 – Day 11
For those who missed the live stream of yesterday’s departure ceremony, it can be viewed over on YouTube. At about 26:56, there are a group of purple shirted crew over on the far pontoon adding to the atmosphere… I *might* have been present 😉
Tower Bridge from CV30 Derry~Londonderry~Doire