The race hots up with only a few days to go to the finish of the first leg in this race, a mere 6,000 miles from Liverpool to Uruguay.
GREAT Britain, with Horsington’s Mark Tucker on board in the Round the World Clipper race, has fought back to regain third place, but they are over 100 miles behind the leader and there’s less than 350 miles to the finish in Punta d’Este.
Can they catch up? It looks doubtful. Their current speed, 8.6 knots is a full knot slower than the leaders Sanya Serenity Coast and PSP Logistics. And other boats are creeping up on them. It should be a nail-biting finish.
The latest estimate is that the fleet will cross the line some time between 1400 Thursday and midday Sunday. Great Britain is expected in the early hours of Saturday Morning.
Villagers turning up at the Half Moon for Strictly Come Drinking on Saturday evening will be able to reflect that Horsington’s finest will probably be enjoying his first beer for over a month at the same time. Cheers Mark.
Mark is supporting UNICEF, the Round the World Race official charity. You can donate to Mark’s cause by visiting his “Just Giving” page.