The Clipper Race fleet has ceased racing in Race 10 due to thickening fog which has reduced the visibility for the fleet to less than a quarter of a mile. As a safety precaution, the fleet will motor offshore until the visibility improves.
Race director, Justin Taylor who instructed lead skipper for the day, Eric Holden to cease racing if he deemed the reduced visibility was unsafe, said:
“They will now motor-sail offshore until the visibility improves and then restart racing using the Le Mans procedure. I expect that this will happen at first light tomorrow morning.
“Henri Lloyd will record their exact position at the restart signal. This will be used so that PSP Logistics can arrive at this exact spot and then begin racing themselves.”