One Year On: Qingdao Skipper reflects on team’s first win of Clipper 2019-20 Race

12 October 2020

A year ago, the Clipper Race fleet had started to arrive into Punta del Este. After 26 days of racing around the clock and covering over 5,000 nautical miles, Qingdao clinched victory and won Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup from Marina de Portimão, Portugal to Yacht Club Punta del Este, Uruguay.

This first win for Qingdao was twice as impressive as the team had chosen to play its Joker on this race, meaning that its points for Race 2 were doubled, scooping 22 points instead of the normal 11 points for a win.

Qingdao Skipper, Chris Brooks, has been reflecting on what it meant to the team to get their first top podium spot. Listen below.

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