Penalty Points for Leg 1

16 November 2019

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the list of penalty points that will be deducted from the teams following the assessment of damages and repairs needed after the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1.

Leg 1 was made up of two races, the 1,147 nautical mile Race 1 from London, UK to Portimão, Portugal, and the 5,195nm Race 2 from Portimão to Punta del Este, Uruguay. Whilst the fleet as a whole has been congratulated for excellent seamanship, penalty points for Sail Repairs and Equipment Damage and Losses have now been finalised and are as below :-

Sail Repairs

As per the Sailing Instructions, two penalty points will be awarded to the relevant yacht when the running total of sail repair and replacement costs exceeds £500 and a further two penalty points will be awarded for every subsequent £500 for the duration of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race. This applies to all sails and is cumulative.

After examining the level of sail damage and repairs needed at the conclusion of Leg 1, the Clipper Race Committee has issued penalty points to:

Punta del Este - 5 penalty points for replacement Code 2 issued in Punta del Este (on Race 2)

Equipment Damage and Losses

As per the Sailing Instructions, one penalty point will be issued when the running total for equipment damage exceeds £500, with a further one penalty point to be issued for every subsequent £500 on the running total.

Following Leg 1, Equipment Damage Penalty Points have been issued to:

Imagine your Korea - 2 Penalty points for exceeding the £1000 barrier on equipment damage (inner forestay, steaming light cage and pulpit repairs on Race 1)

Seattle - 1 Penalty point for exceeding the £500 barrier on equipment damage (pulpit repairs on Race 1)

All teams have been informed of this update by the Race Director Mark Light

To see the full overall standings, please see the Race Viewer on the Clipper Race website.

A full explanation of penalty points can be found in our Sailing Instructions and FAQ section (under ‘The Race’, subsection: ‘When and why are Penalty Points applied?’).

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