Race Information: Clipper Round The World Yacht Race

LEG 1 - RACE 1 & 2

  • UK > France > Brazil
  • Departure: 1st Sep 2013
  • Total Miles: 5,630

LEG 2 - RACE 3

  • Brazil > South Africa
  • Dates: Sep - Oct 2013
  • Total Miles: 3,390

LEG 3 - RACE 4

  • South Africa > Australia
  • Dates: Oct - Nov 2013
  • Total Miles: 4,700

LEG 4 - RACE 5 & 6

  • Australia
  • Dates: Nov - Dec 2013
  • Total Miles: 4,200

LEG 5 - RACE 7 & 8

  • Australia > Singapore > China
  • Dates: Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Total Miles: 7,400

LEG 6 - RACE 9

  • China > USA
  • Dates: Feb - Apr 2014
  • Total Miles: 5,600

LEG 7 - RACE 10 & 11

  • USA > Panama > USA
  • Dates: Apr - May 2014
  • Total Miles: 5,100

LEG 8 - RACE 12, 13, 14 & 15

  • USA > UK > Europe > UK
  • Dates: Jun - Jul 2014
  • Total Miles: 3,750

LEG 2

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL > CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

No. Races: 1
Temperature: 12°C - 25°C
Distance: 3,390 miles
Est. Arr: September - October 2013
Duration: Around 18 days

Further trade winds and the swell of the South Atlantic challenge the fleet as Rio De Janeiro disappears in the background. This is an adrenaline ride as boats reach over 20 knots surfing the swell but one wrong move and your spinnaker could be in pieces. To avoid days of repair work, emphasis must be on protecting kit.

Turning eastward, more heart pumping surfing awaits. Magnificent wildlife surrounds you en route to Africa; Whales share the waters, while Albatrosses swoop overhead. As the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean, you know you're nearly there.

Rotary Aquaspeed - Official Timekeeper

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