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Old 11-17-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Sailing Clipper race - yachts arrive in Durban

Western Australia leads the fleet into Durban, South Africa in the third leg of the 05-06 Clipper Round the World yacht race. The second yacht across the line was New York, followed by Cardiff and Qingdao. Further yachts expected in today after crossing the Atlantic from Salvadore.

The Sailing Clipper race started at midday on Sunday, 18th September 2005 from Liverpool, the Clipper 05 – 06 Round the World Yacht Race takes ten identical 68ft ocean racing yachts, all backed by international cities, islands and countries, on the world’s longest circumnavigation race.

The route is as follows:

Liverpool, UK

Cascais, Portugal

Salvador, Brazil,

Durban, South Africa

Fremantle, Western Australia


Qingdao, China

Yokohama, Japan

Victoria, Canada

Curacao, Caribbean

New York, USA

Jersey, Channel Islands

Liverpool, UK

The full list of competing Clippers is:

Cardiff, Wales

Durban, South Africa

Glasgow, Scotland

Jersey, Channel Islands

Liverpool, UK

New York, USA

Qingdao, China


Victoria, Canada

Western Australia

Details: http://www.cruisingconnections.co.za/forum...=74&whichpage=1

I have posted this information here because of the interest it holds for us cruisers as the race is a circumnavigation and calls at various ports around the world which are of interest to us all.

"Welcome to Durban - a Sailors Guide", an ebook by Tony Herrick, is available for free download at:

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Old 11-17-2005, 06:55 PM   #2
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Thanks Tony,

What an interesting route... also difficult ...

Good to see OZ doing well !!!!!!!!( but a long way to go eh !


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Old 11-18-2005, 03:54 AM   #3
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The next leg over to you in Oz is a long and surely difficult one. It will be interesting to follow.

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