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Race 1: Day 2: A game of snakes and ladders

03 SEP 2013

Race 1: Day 2: A game of snakes and ladders

Race 1: Day 2: A game of snakes and ladders

After an exciting start to the Clipper 13-14 Race yesterday off the South Coast of England, the competition is now fully underway.

With PSP Logistics, Team Garmin and OneDLL taking an early lead, it’s been all change overnight with the fleet racing tightly together with hardly anything separating current leaders Old Pulteney and second place Mission Performance.

Eric Holden, skipper of Henri Lloyd summed up the start of Race 1 to Brest perfectly:

“It has been a day of snakes and ladders. We had a conservative start, hoisting the A3 Spinnaker rather than the A2 Spinnaker that most other boats chose to put up.

“As night fell the leading boat went inshore to escape the adverse tide but found themselves becalmed and we tacked offshore just in time to slip by with Derry ~Londonderry~Doire. There are sure to be other wind holes up ahead and plenty of snakes as well as ladders to watch out for before we arrive in Brest.”

Read all the skipper reports by clicking here.

The start of the Clipper 13-14 Race was streamed live yesterday. If you missed the official Race Start or if you would like to watch it again, click here.

You can keep a close eye on the fleets’ position during the Clipper Race by checking the Race Viewer.