CLIPPER RACE NEWS

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Marlow Ropes se enorgullece de ser el proveedor oficial de Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, una asociación de 17 años de duración. La flota de yates Clipper 70 completa está equipada con productos especializados de Marlow, y junto con los 712 miembros de la tripulación amateur, experimentarán uno de los mayores desafíos y una prueba de resistencia como ninguna otra, ya que circunnavegan las 40,000 millas náuticas.

CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD
 YACHT RACE

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15,620 metres of rope will travel 40,000 nautical miles around the world in one of the toughest endurance races in the World. 

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Undulating silk smooth waters have given way to waves, cresting and occasionally spattered by rain. Squalls erupting from low flying clouds bring fresh winds, exciting helming with unpredictable wind shifts and occasionally a light shower. More often a torrent. Mischievously these last long enough to go down, grab your shampoo, get on deck and lathered up but not quite long enough for a rinse. Regardless, these are welcome relief for days of relentless heat and sunshine. Coming on deck is a relief. 

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Two sleeps until Christmas. Yes it is Christmas Eve, but on a watch system it is a bit dfferent. I will be on
the “Nice” watch and will be in bed asleep at midnight. The “Naughty” watch will be up when on deck so
whether they get any presents or just some coal we will find out. No TV repeats here and no one brought
a Christmas movie with them. Plenty of Christmas music and albums – it’s like being at the shops but less
expensive! My wife may tell me otherwise later.

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SOUTHERN OCEAN BLOG 4: 07.12.19

24 hours since the last blog, and the Ocean bit back! Fabulous electric light show around us for my watch. It arrived locally for the next one and there was no gap between thunder and lightning. No strike on the boat thankfully, but there has been a big wind shift, we heeled hard over so a few lee-cloths were tested and half an hour of hard work all around. No harm done.

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SOUTHERN OCEAN BLOG 3: 28.11.19

During this part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, our Marlow ambassador on board 'Imagine your Korea' will be sharing weekly mini blogs during the epic Southern Ocean Race from Cape Town to Fremantle.

In the last 2 weeks we have had three updates from James which give an intense, exciting view of life on-board whilst racing in the world's toughest ocean.

Knockdown!

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During this part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, our Marlow ambassador on board 'Imagine your Korea' will be sharing weekly mini blogs during the epic Southern Ocean Race from Cape Town to Freemantle.

In the last 72 hours we have had two updates from James which give an intense, exciting view of life on-board whilst racing in the world's toughest ocean.

SOUTHERN OCEAN BLOG 1: 20.11.19

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Basking in the shadow of Table Mountain, the Clipper Race fleet makes its final preparations ahead of Race 4; a 4,750 nautical mile ocean crossing from Cape Town, South Africa to Fremantle, Australia. 

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7th & 8th October

LEG 1, RACE 2: PORTIMAO PORTUGAL TO PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

In James' second blog from the Portugal to Uruguay Race, he gives us an insight into Race tactics, improving 'Imagine Your Korea's' Race position and a novel attempt for Race gains following in America's Cup foiling catamaran footsteps. 

Countdown

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LEG 1, RACE 2: PORTIMAO PORTUGAL TO PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

In James' latest blog he gives us an insight into crossing of the Equator and the King Neptune rituals that ensued - legendary amongst sailors and the Clipper Race!

Written 1/10/19 just north of the Equator then the day after the crossing on 3/10/19.

Mindfulness

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In this blog James gives us an update as to how travelling through the Doldrums is going, facing 36 degree heat and flying fish! 

Steelmonkey

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Our Brand Ambassador James gives us his first Clipper Race update from Race 1  - St Katharines's Docks London, to Portimao, Portugal...

Organisation

Over the last couple of days all of us on board are starting to adjust to life on board. A few small but important differences from training. Hot bunking isn’t as bad as it sounds. It is even quite civilised with a friendly bunk buddy. We tidy the space when we get up. Everything in the one locker, the bag rolled up and at the foot of the bed, your buddies placed ready. 

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