Race 2 Day 3: A night of close racing as fleet test the power of the Clipper 70

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It’s been a challenging night for the 12 strong fleet of racing yachts competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race, as the fleet battle to make gains in Race 2, the road to Rio de Janeiro.

With GREAT Britain still in the lead at this stage of the race, less than a mile separates second place Henri Lloyd and third place Invest Africa on the leader board. While PSP Logistics had a triumphant night pulling out all the stops overnight taking them from second to last on the leaders’ board to fourth place.

With GREAT Britain holding on tightly to first position in Race 2, and with the fleet approaching the first major ocean crossing in the race, skipper Simon Talbot has been enjoying getting see what the Clipper 70 is really capable of.

“During the evening, we also found out how the Clipper 70 handles at 20 plus knots of boat speed for the first time, and boy, it’s a bit of an animal! I can't wait for the Southern Ocean but it will require our helms to develop incredible skill and wind awareness before we get there. Next on my target list, 30 plus knots!”

To keep an eye on the fleets progress visit the Race Viewer