Clipper 05-06: Ahoy, shipmates

The fleet is heading north to the restart line, and at present is just west of Great Inagua, the southern most of the Bahamanian islands. Conor Fogerty, skipper of Cardiff and the duty skipper for the fleet at the moment, hopes to restart the race from Jamaica to New York later on today.

They have passed by Man of War Bay, and this part of the world is rich in nautical, and especially piratical, history. Edward Teach, the Blackbeard of old, used to frequent these parts, and much swash has been buckled over the years here.