The 40,000 mile Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race began in London on August 30 for the fleet of twelve identical Tony Castro designed Clipper 70s. The series is divided into 16 individual races, with the team with the best cumulative score winning the Clipper Race Trophy. Each team is led by a professional skipper with an all-amateur crew.
The third leg that started in October 31 and takes the fleet 4845 nm from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia. LMAX Exchange, Derry~Londonderry~Doire and Qingdao are closing in on the Wardan Whip finish line with the first yacht expected to arrive on Sunday.
Below are the current ETAs for the fleet crossing the finish line, it will take teams approximately an hour to ready the yacht before arriving in the marina. All times are local time (+8 UTC).
Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average speeds of the fleet and subject to change.
Unfortunately only Race Officials will be allowed on the pontoons until after arrival formalities, including Customs and Immigration, are complete.
LMAX Exchange – Sunday 22 November 1600-2000
Derry~Londonderry~Doire – Monday 23 November 1000-1400
Qingdao – Monday 23 November 1000-1500
Garmin – Tuesday 24 November 1000-1400
GREAT Britain – Tuesday 24 November 1400-1800
Mission Performance – Wednesday 25 November Early AM
IchorCoal – Thursday 26 November Early AM
Da Nang-Viet Nam – Thursday 26 November PM
PSP Logistics – Friday 27 November AM
Visit Seattle – Friday 27 November AM
ClipperTelemed+ – Saturday 28 November AM
Unicef – Saturday 28 November AM