‘Visit Sanya, China’ team leaving for Cape Town, to challenge S. Atlantic
On October 23rd, 2019 (Uruguayan local time), the eleven-strong fleet of the Clipper 2019-20 Race left Punta del Este in Uruguay for Cape Town in South Africa. The 3,555-nautical-mile voyage across the South Atlantic is expected to take about 15 to 18 days to complete.
During this leg — one of the most challenging of the Clipper 2019-20 Race — the long and swift waves in the South Atlantic will allow the yachts to sail at top speeds of 20 nautical miles per hour.
Seumas Kellock, Scottish skipper of the “Visit Sanya, China” team, expressed confidence in his crew members, and explained that they made rapid progress during Leg One of the race, and claimed second place in Leg Two.
Seumas Kellock, Scottish skipper of the “Visit Sanya, China” team
Two Sanya Ambassadors, Ye Yun and Zhang Minghao, serve as the Sanya representatives on Leg Two. Both possess rich experience in international offshore sailing events.
The fleets are expected to arrive in Cape Town between November 7th and 11th, 2019. Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa in terms of population, and is well known for its picturesque scenery and pier construction. The region’s famous landmarks include Table Mountain, also known as “the Table of God,” and the Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.