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The Clipper Race Leg 1 - Race 2, Day 25

by Clipper Round the World Race 10 Oct 12:09 BST 10 October 2019
The Clipper Race Leg 1 - Race 2, Day 25 © Clipper Race

Leaders Qingdao and Visit Sanya, China remain neck-and-neck as the two teams enter into the final 300nautical miles of Race 2: The Commodore's Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Although the current gap is just 2 nautical miles (nm), Visit Sanya has dropped into second place and Skipper Seumas Kellock reported: "We continued to battle with light wind just as we had done all night. It is very frustrating when there is only a wee bit of wind but even worse when it's not coming from a direction you can use to your full advantage. Still we soldiered on and at some point, just after sunrise our good friends Qingdao appeared on the horizon."

He went on to say: "Spirits are high and it's still all to play for as we edge closer and closer to our destination. It will almost certainly come down to the slightly variable wind section that is forecast 60nm from the finish."

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