Linda’s ClipperTelemed team is tacking down the east coast of Brazil, neck-and-neck with Visit Seattle, 547 miles from the leg one finish line in Rio. The team is on track to finish on Wed Sep 30 given current pace.
Four boats have made it to the finish in Rio. LMAX Exchange won the 5,968 mile leg from London, arriving Rio on Friday and followed by Qingdao late Saturday. Great Britain drifted across the finish today (Sunday) just 0.8 miles ahead of Derry Londonderry.
The trek through the Doldrums was relatively uneventful, thankfully, followed by some steady breeze and upwind sailing as they headed south to Brazil. Here are some highlights of the past few days:
– Don’t Mess With King Neptune: Day 24 triggered the arrival of an angry Davey Jones and King Neptune, who punished those for crossing the equator. All but one of the ClipperTelemed crew were polliwogs (first timers) and sentenced for their crimes. Marmite and flying fish were involved.
– The “Flying Fernandos:” A flock of five birds followed the team for days since passing Fernando Island. They hopefully said their goodbyes before the “bird taco” talk got too serious.
For more, track the fleet’s progress into Rio and check out the daily notes from ClipperTelemed crew and skipper Diane Reid.
6 thoughts on “Day 27: Nearing Rio”
Great to get an update! So happy that you are almost to Brazil! Please Samba for me — someday I WILL get to Brazil! Hugs! Nancy
Linda is still smiling…that’s a GREAT sign! Congratulations on closing in on Rio. We both think about all of you often…what an adventure you are on! Thanks for the update…Sharon and John
Good to hear an update! Looks like all are well. Thinking about you, Linda, and wishing you all well as you near the finish on this leg! Penny
Hey, Linda, glad to see that in your role as boat mother you are still pole dancing. Need some bar pictures from Rio.
Wow, Linda–what an adventure. Your attitude and enthusiasm in this race is the same thing we saw when you were a super band director……..
Linda, you are looking great and the pictures are wonderful! Smooth sailing! On another note, we attended Kim’s wedding and it was good to see everybody..