Clipper RTW – Leg 5: Another drift, then a thrashing, Part 3.

New skipper Jan onboard, we started out of Singapore, heading straight up to Qingdao, China. This was, however, to a be a short lived plan. When two of the other yachts suffered structural failures with a rigging component, it was deemed a high risk that other yachts would suffer a failure of the same nature….

Clipper RTW – Leg 5: Another drift, then a thrashing, Part 1.

Brisbane, Aus, to Qingdao, China, was always going to be up there as one of the most varied legs. Fast sailing up the coast of Australia, until the tropics where things were expected to get hot and slow again like our last equatorial crossing. Then busy busy on the entry and exit to Singapore, and…