28 November 2017

The Clipper Race Committee has finalised the list of penalty points to be given to the teams following the assessment of damages and repairs needed after the fleet’s race from Punta del Este (Uruguay) to Cape Town (South Africa) in Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms.

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

The Clipper Race Committee keeps a running total of the costs of lost and damaged equipment and will impose one penalty point to the relevant team when the running total reaches £500 and an additional penalty point for every subsequent £500.

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?’).

The Race 2 penalty points are set out below. They do not affect the placings for Race 2 but can impact the overall standings table when applied. This has been updated and can be viewed here.


-2 POINTS: Unicef

-1 POINT: Liverpool 2018

-1 POINT: GREAT Britain

There are no current penalty points for sail damage due to any of the teams.

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