Clipper 2019-20 Race successfully holds award ceremony of Leg Two in Cape Town
After a 3,555-mile voyage lasting over 17 days from Punta del Este in Uruguay to Cape Town in South Africa, fleets competing in the Clipper 2019-2020 Round-the-world Yacht Race celebrated their successful completion of Leg Two of the race at an awards ceremony.
At an average speed of over 20 knots through this leg of the race, the fleets weathered all odds, including storms, wet and cold weather, and strong waves, finally arriving in Cape Town, where crew members were greeted with the sight of beautiful Table Mountain.
At the celebration ceremony, arriving sailors, their family members, and friends gathered to memorize the triumphant moment.
Mr. Mark Light, director of the Clipper Round-the-world Race, announced progress in charity donations. From the race’s beginning to the stopover in Cape Town, the total amount of donations for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) had reached 168,185 pounds.
The UNICEF team took the lead among the 11 teams in raising donations, with a total amount raised of 56,394 pounds. Nearly half of that amount was raised by Mr. Graham Westlake, who is a member of the UNICEF team.
Mr. Timothy Morgan, a member of the Seattle team, won the Clipper Media Award for his excellent video depicting scenes of sailors fighting against strong waves.
The top 3 teams in Leg Two of the Clipper Round-the-world Race are as follows:
- Halong Bay, Vietnam
After a handful of days in the stopover of Cape Town, the “Visit Sanya, China” team will set off on November 17th, 2019, for the third leg of the Clipper 2019-20 Round-the-world Yacht Race, from South Africa to Fremantle, Australia