Leg 3 is a biggy !
The Southern Ocean must surely be on every offshore sailor's bucket list. The 'Roaring Forties' below 40 degrees South are renowned for massive low pressure systems and monster waves. Crossing from The Cape of Good Hope to Cape Leeuwin (or thereabouts) means that you have undertaken a big challenge. It gets cold, wild and wonderful.
In previous years the race has started in Cape Town and finished in Western Australia (usually Albany or Geraldton).
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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