Clipper teams take in the sights of Cape Town

Monday 03rd October 2011

As well as having the opportunity to take in the sights of Cape
Town, including Table Mountain, Boulders Beach and Kirstenbosch the crew
of the Clipper Race have been hard at work preparing for the next race
to the City of Geraldton.

The crew of the Australian
entry’s boat took up the chance to visit one of Cape Town’s biggest
attractions as they travelled to the vineyards in Stellenbosch.
Accompanied by round the world crew member and wine maker Pascal Marty,
they sampled some of the best wine South Africa has to offer.

Race 3, South Africa to Western Australia, starts on Wednesday at 1430
local time (1230 UTC) and sees the ten strong fleet take on the infamous
Southern Ocean.

General maintenance is high on the priority
list once the team arrive in port and with the help of the Clipper Race
maintenance team the crew have been busy preparing the boats for the
next voyage of the Clipper 11-12 Race.

Today also sees the
arrival of Leg 3 crew members who are ready and raring to go for their
first taste of racing on board their respective yachts. Forty-two crew
members have travelled to Cape Town and are set to take on one of the
most extreme expanses of water on the planet as the fleet race to the
first of two stops in Australia.

After the tough conditions
during the race from Rio de Janeiro, the crews will be tested yet again
as they surf at more than 25 knots on swells bigger than buildings.

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Image: Bruce Sutherland/onEdition

Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, one of the ten international teams
competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, has completed
Race 3 of the 15-race series, crossing the finish line in Table Bay
against the magnificent backdrop of Cape Town’s Table Mountain at 1136
local time (0936 GMT).

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