Leg 5 penalty points

31 March 2016

The Race Committee has announced the penalty points for the Asian Pacific Challenge from Australia to China via Vietnam.

Penalty points are awarded because of damage sustained to sails and other equipment during racing and are designed to encourage crew to look after and maintain their yachts throughout the race.

Points are accumulated over a period of time and for every £500 worth of repair work that is necessary, one point is allocated.

During Races 7 and 8, the fleet spent approximately six weeks at sea in all types of conditions covering thousands of miles. The following points have been allocated:

2 points: Da Nang – Viet Nam (Sail damage); GREAT Britain (sail damage
3 points: IchorCoal (sail damage)
7 points: ClipperTelemed+ (Replacement heavyweight spinnaker because they lost large pieces of their original sail and it was impossible to repair)

Da Nang – Viet Nam had been in sixth place and on equal points with Qingdao, however the penalty points see Skipper Wendy Tuck and her team drop down to seventh.

Despite receiving three points IchorCoal moves up to eighth place and ClipperTelemed+ drops from eighth to ninth place.

To see the updated Overall Race Standings click here.

To read a further explanation on penalty points see Sailing Decisions/Incidents section on our FAQs page.

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