Following a very successful race for Derry~Londonderry~Doire in the Wardan Whip from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Australia, Skipper Daniel Smith and his crew have moved to the top of the Overall Race Standings for the Clipper 2015-16 Race.

Derry~Londonderry~Doire finished second in Race 3 behind LMAX Exchange and also collected two points at the Scoring Gate and another two for recording the fastest time through the Ocean Sprint. Now with 36 points, it has a four point lead over LMAX Exchange which has moved up to second, with GREAT Britain now in third on 30 points overall.

Coincidentally, rising to first and second on the leaderboard coincides with the birthdays of Derry~Londonderry~Doire Skipper Daniel Smith today (27 November) and LMAX Exchange Skipper Olivier Cardin on 28 November. Along with Fleet Rigger, Greg North, who also celebrates his birthday in Albany, the pair were presented with gifts from the race's Official Wine Partner Stormhoek.

Skipper Daniel, who was also given a Derry City football jersey by his Team Sponsor Derry City and Strabane District Council, says: “Moving to the top of the leaderboard is the best birthday present I could possibly receive. But I couldn’t have done it without the team. They’ve worked very hard and it is well deserved.”

Here is a list of the points awarded for Race 3, the Wardan Whip:

15 points: LMAX Exchange – 12 race points + 3 Scoring Gate points
15 points: Derry~Londonderry~Doire – 11 race points + 2 Scoring Gate + 2 Ocean Sprint
11 points: Qingdao – 10 race points + 1 Scoring Gate
9 points: Garmin
8 points: Great Britain
7 points: Mission Performance
6 points: IchorCoal
5 points: Da Nang – Viet Nam
4 points: Visit Seattle
3 points: PSP Logistics
2 points: Unicef
1 point: ClipperTelemed+

To see the Overall Race Standings click here, where the table can be seen below the Race Viewer.

The count back method has been used to separate teams that are tied on points. This method takes into account finish positions of previous races.

Penalty points have yet to be calculated for Race 3 and could affect the Overall Race Standings.

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