The New Year has introduced an all new determination to Clipper Race pack which, after a little stopover in Hobart, is back on the water. They are now raging across Bass Strait in the 6th of this 14 race series.
The race from Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race is just more than sixteen-hundred nautical miles and it is already after a full day of racing it is coming out to be an exciting competition. Diverse maneuver see the squads split between those sailing offshore in an attempt for bonus points at the Scoring Gate as well as those inshore, apparently willing to forfeit the opportunity for extra points so that they can concentrate on a podium finish.
Garmin Skipper Ash Skett told that some yachts have made a grand move for Scoring Gate but for them the concentration is on the end position. The next stopover sees a big changeover for them, as all but one of their leggers is leaving. Two of them, watchleader Mal Anderson and Leo Bowen have been on since London. They really want to take home a winner’s pennant. They really need it and they are going to try to deliver.
He added that there is not very much in this as per to the last position report. The races are getting really closer and quite tougher as teams come to know more regarding their boats. He is sure that this will make for an interesting 2nd half to the race back to London.