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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: KeithS on March 10, 2020, 05:26:21 PM

Title: Clipper Race 2019 - 2020 Update 10/03/20
Post by: KeithS on March 10, 2020, 05:26:21 PM
The coronavirus has changed our plans a little and we are now of course not going to China. Plan B was a stopover in Japan or South Korea and that too is also out of the question.

We leave in the morning (it's evening now here/8 hours ahead) for a race west of the Philippines and back. A short 900nm race which will take 4 or 5 days. We then return here to the beautiful Subic Bay before leaving on 21 March to cross the Pacific Ocean directly from here.

It will now be 6500nm directly across and around 30-35 days at sea all being well. I will arrive into Seattle late April. I envisage our skipper taking us as far north as racing rules will allow before heading east across the ocean. We may also play out Joker card which can be used once across the whole race and doubles your points for that leg.

I have mini eggs in my bag to celebrate Easter with!

Hope everyone is well and preparations for the sailing season are under way. I'm home mid May to join in all the fun!