Have round the world race Clipper Round the World Yacht Race (Clipper Race or just) having trouble. Yes, such that it is unclear how to be.
But first recall what this race – Clipper Race. Its initiator, ideologist and the main driving force is the famous Robin Knox-Johnston, the first past around the world under sail solo and without stopping half a century ago.
In 1995, Knox-Johnston founded the Clipper Ventures company, which holds every two years round the world race, the since become extremely popular (especially in English-speaking countries). The uniqueness of this regatta is that all the participants, with the exception of the skippers are professional sailors, and sometimes do not have previous sailing experience.
Due to the fact that the Clipper Race will be conducted exclusively for fans of this round the world race sailing publications write little and rarely. But then again you have problems together wrote all! The essence of the following.
The current Clipper Race is divided into 8 stages. Recently launched the fifth of them – from Australia to China. To finish this step was in Sanya on Hainan island.
But in China – coronavirus. How to be? First, the Clipper Race organisers still wanted to finish in Sanya, except to cancel all activities and to minimize the communication between participants with locals. But now this option disappeared: the situation in China is too serious.
Resolved, that the Clipper Race fleet will stay in the Philippines in Subic Bay. Only here where to go before throwing across the Pacific to the US?
It is still a mystery. The organizers of the Clipper Race hastily negotiating with their counterparts in China. But those, of course, nothing intelligible can not tell yet.
How to be –unknown. What a situation!blamecoronavirus