ClipperTelemed+ Wins Panama-NYC leg!

Hooray! What a great way to make your entrance to New York City.

Congrats to the ClipperTelemed+ team for winning the Panama-NYC leg (Race 11), their first overall race win in the Clipper Race and second podium of the series.

The team crossed the line this afternoon (Thur June 9) after passing Garmin in the middle of the night, extending their lead to nine miles. to the finish of the race from Panama by around nine nautical miles.

ClipperTelemed+ is due into Liberty Landing Marina, New Jersey, around 6:00pm ET tonight following the motorsail from the finish line to the marina.

For round the world crew member Linda McDavitt, a former band teacher from Texas, the lasting memories of the race were those final hours battling with Garmin.

“We were ahead and then they were ahead, we were ahead and then they were ahead and finally we were counting down five more miles, four more miles, three, two, one. So it was very exciting, the countdown was really cool.”

After two consecutive podium places since leaving Seattle in April, things have fallen into place for ClipperTelemed+ on this American Coast to Coast Leg, and Linda added: “That’s the beauty of the US. The final sail up the Hudson was also really exciting, especially to sail past the Statue of Liberty because I’ve never been that close to it.”

Clipper_2015-16_Race_Standings 2016-06-09


11 thoughts on “ClipperTelemed+ Wins Panama-NYC leg!

  1. Hip Hip Hooray … 3 cheers for Linda and her crew mates on their first place finish!!
    Enjoy your time in NYC…a town that never sleeps…no where quite like it!
    Sharon and John


  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It has been fun tracking your progress. Give Carol a Howdy Hug for me. Would love to hear them. Verda

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. Linda – We loved reading your Crew Catch Up that was posted yesterday on the Clipper News website! We’re so proud of you and happy for you and the Telemed team for winning the race into NYC! We look forward to seeing you when you get home… you’re going to love the way Lake Travis now looks from your home in Austin!


  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you. I love reading all the posts about your great adventure! Wishing you all the best of luck through the end of the race!


  5. Hi Linda – Congratulations on your win! Your whole adventure around the world has been fascinating to read about and have enjoyed seeing photos of the various places you’ve been – both water and land. We can’t wait to see you here in Austin again!



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