Clipper 05-06: Final leg underway with fleet New York bound

Race 10 from Port Antonio to New York got underway at 1300 local time (1800 GMT) on Friday afternoon when the ten yachts crossed the line off Folly Point Light in a brisk easterly breeze.

Cardiff was the first over the line with New York hot on her heels, keen for a good result into her home port, but with 1,420 miles ahead everyone knows that the race is still anybody’s.

As the yachts rounded the windward mark off the Trident Hotel, Cardiff was still leading with Skipper Conor Fogerty at the helm, and Uniquely Singapore had moved up into 2nd place. Qingdao and rounded shortly afterwards, followed by Glasgow, New York, Victoria, Jersey, Liverpool 08 and Durban.