The path of Hurricane Fabian has moved east which will provide a window for Clipper fleet to set sail on next leg

The eight-strong Clipper 2002 Race fleet is presently berthed at the Intrepid-Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York, after a 12-day stopover.

Although Hurricane Fabian has not yet moved from its position close to Bermuda, its projected path has moved east, providing a window of opportunity for the fleet to make safe progress.

It is planned that the fleet will sail up the east coast of the United States towards Halifax, from where they will start Race 15 of the Clipper series. This will put the fleet in a more favourable position to take advantage of the conditions expected after the passage of the Hurricane; it also reduces the distance to be sailed to the race’s next stopover in the Channel Island of Jersey.

The finish of the Clipper 2002 Round the World Yacht Race will take place on Saturday, 27 September 2003 in Liverpool (UK) as planned.