Known as one of the 'glory legs' because you get to start the race with all its associated excitement, leg 1 is a long leg (about 5,000 miles). Sometimes split into two races, the leg takes you across the North Atlantic, the Doldrums and equator and delivers you to the southern hemisphere on the South American continent. It is generally warm (sometimes very hot) and the weather is generally less demanding than most of the other legs - although you will see what you think is big weather along the way.. That's until you've finished leg 3!
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This blog is written by Mark Burkes. He raced in the 2011/12 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as 'round-the-world crew' and in the 13/14 Race he was Relief Race Skipper on Team Garmin (CV27).
Fierce Turtle is not linked to or accredited by the splendid folk at Clipper Ventures. All opinion is our own.
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