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Clipper race yachts start to arrive in Cape Town
11:39am Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
THE second leg of the Round the World Clipper Race is drawing to close after the first yachts begin sailing into Cape Town harbour this morning.
Great Britain, who crew includes 19-year student Jacob Carter, from Fareham, arrived in first place at 10.30am at the South African port after 13 days crossing the South Atlantic from Rio on the second leg of the race.
Second place will be clinched by team Henri Lloyd later this morning.
They will be followed today by Invest Africa, which includes housewife Diana Nicholson, 59, and then One DLL, with fellow Sotonian Dave Richards, 63, and John Menetrier, 60, from Gosport, as well as Old Pulteney with Kate Hepworth, 40 and Charles Slater, 39, both from Southampton.
Later this afternoon Derry-Londonderry-Doire is expected followed closely by Switzerland, with former Southampton City College principal Lindsey Noble, 60, from Winchester and Charlie Pickering, 58,from Southampton.
PSB Logistics and Team Garmin are set arrive in the early hours of Sunday morning followed in the afternoon by Jamaica Get All Right, skippered Titchfield's Pete Stirling.
Mission Performance and Qindao will reach the finishing line on Monday.
Those taking part in the next race will have just over a week to stretch their legs before setting off on the third leg on Monday, November 4 to Albany, in Australia. This 4,950 nautical mile race is expected to take 20 days.
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