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Clipper 13-14 Race

Global Circuit

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Race re-start: 3 December 2013
Estimated arrival: 12 December 2013
9 Days

This is a new leg for the Clipper Race and will see the fleet sail round the south coast of Australia on their way to Sydney.

As soon as the teams leave Albany they can start to ease the sheets and head east across the Great Australian Bight.

Going south of the rhumb line to get stronger westerly winds may be the fastest option but will add extra miles.

The next decision to make is which side to leave the island of Tasmania. Either leave it to port and head further south to stay in the more reliable winds or risk the Bass Strait. The next stage of the race is an upwind leg against the oceanic current running down the east coast of Australia. A tough finish to a tough race.