Qingdao Clipper Set Sail for Home

The Qingdao Clipper is now on its way home to China’s Sailing City.  After 7 days in Singapore the 2011-12 Clipper Fleet have begun race 8, the last of leg 5 which should put them in Qingdao at the end of February for a grand welcoming reception and awards ceremony at the Qingdao International Marina & Olympic Sailing Center (EDA 22-25 Feb 2012).

The journey to Qingdao from Singapore will “be one of extremes, taking the teams from the melting heat and humidity of Singapore to the freezing temperatures of a northern hemisphere winter as they race up through the South China Sea, past Taiwan and on into the East China Sea and finally the Yellow Sea, where conditions for both boats and crews can be brutal.”

Overall Standings After Race 7
Gold Coast Australia – 73 points
Visit Finland – 53 points
De Lage Landen – 46 points
New York – 40 points
Singapore – 38 points
Welcome to Yorkshire – 37 points
Derry-Londonderry – 35 points
Qingdao – 34 points
Geraldton Western Australia – 31 points
Edinburgh Inspiring Capital – 14 points

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