The fleet of Clipper yacht have reached Panama and are motoring through the Panama Canal. Because of the distance from the last finish line to Panama City all boats had a pit stop in Banana Bay Marina, Costa Rica to refuel. Seven yachts including Unicef have now switched the Pacific Ocean for the Atlantic Ocean and have reached Fort Sherman.
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Another podium finish for UNICEF
Another podium finish for my UNICEF team enduring light and hot conditions in their race from Seattle to Panama. It is amazing how a change of skipper can make all the difference in a team. This is the second podium finish for the UNICEF team lead by Martin “Cloughy” as skipper. Obviously he is a very motivational leader and can spur our team to great things.
Scoring gate points while nearing Panama
Team UNICEF are going from strength to strength with not only second place in the race across the Northern Pacific but also scoring three points for passing first through the Scoring Gate this week.
The boats are nearing the dreaded Doldrums where boats can be without any wind for days or weeks, but the Race Office has a strategy to ensure that all boats will reach the Panama Canal on time.
A third of the distance to Panama
The fleet have roughly travelled a third of their way to Panama but then they have to motor through the Panama Canal and north again to New York.
Being back at work in a normal 8 to 5 routine is strange and monotonous after five months of not knowing what will happen in the next few hours, I will have to make sure I keep busy.