Clipper Fleet on the way to Australia

Leg 3 of the 2015/16 Clipper Round the World race started from Cape Town, South Africa yesterday. By all accounts, the fleet has been experiencing strong winds “on the nose” and gusts up to 50 knots – conditions to make people sick in a hurry. The entire crew on ClipperTelemed+ was visited by the “green monster” on leg 2, so we’ll see how they fare this time.

This Southern Ocean leg will provide some of the most challenging sailing during the entire race. The teams will experience the Roaring Forties, strong westerly winds generally found between latitudes 40 and 50 in the Southern Hemisphere. With these strong winds that blow uninterrupted by any land at these latitudes, large ocean swells are the result. Boat speed is expected to be well over 30 knots! Leg 3 will conclude in Albany, Western Australia.