Henri Lloyd

Leg 7, Race 11, Henri Lloyd just before Race Start April 21 2014

Here’s my first post from California. Ray and I met Anita in San Francisco and we all enjoyed a few days holiday together. Race 11 started from San Francisco on Saturday 19th April and we were lucky enough to join other “friends and family” on a catamaran to follow the Parade of Sail and see the ...

Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Result March 18 2014 Race 9 Result

I’m sorry that the title of this post doesn’t reflect the “actual” Race 9 which really turned into Race 9.1 Hong Kong to Shanghai. It became apparent that if the boats continued to race all the way from Hong Kong to Qingdao then the whole race timetable would become untenable. It was therefore decided by ...

Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Part 2 Hong Kong to Qingdao March 5 2014 Race 9 part 2

You will remember that Race 9 was halted for rigging repairs. All of the boats have now been repaired and the race has been restarted from a “point” outside Hong Kong. The boats are now fighting their way north up the Taiwan Strait. More news about the Hong Kong stop from Sarah on board Henri ...

Leg 5, Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao – Part 1 February 26 2014 Race 9 part 1

So – Race 9 has well and truly started. Race 8 was an epic and ended with Henri Lloyd in first place, just four boat lengths in front of GREAT Britain. So far, Race 9 has had several obstacles to overcome.  Firstly the start wasn’t possible because there was no wind! What?? The start of Race 9 ...

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Result February 14 2014 The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup Winners in Singapore

Well, as you know, Henri Lloyd won Race 8A. Since then, the fleet has had a more relaxed time, swimming, training and generally tidying up. There has been some bartering of supplies between the boats as well. Then we saw that the leaders of the fleet seemed to have missed the start of Race 8B and were ...

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 5 February 6 2014

I thought you all might like to know what has been happening since January! First of all, some background information. Race 8 is divided into two parts, Race 8A and Race 8B. These are separated by a motor sail section. This is described far better by Clipper! The Clipper Race fleet is converging on the Sarangani virtual ...

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 4 February 1 2014 Race 8 part 4

More news since the last lot! News from Sarah, 25th Jan Well finally, after the light winds, grey skies, squalls and calms, we seem to have found some real wind, and the sun has ALMOST been out today. It’s a stronger, more steady wind, but of course it is still blowing from exactly where we need to ...

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 3 January 25 2014 Race 8 part 3

Since my previous post about Race 8, conditions have not been favourable to the fleet. I can only “steal” information from various reports but I feel that is better than nothing. Henri Lloyd has been consistently in seventh position and has, in the last day or so, fought very hard to reach fourth position. If you ...

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 2 January 20 2014 Race Route

Pre-race footage from Brisbane’s Rivergate Marina. This gives you a feel for scenes prior to the start of a race. I’m assured that Anita is there. I have watched this video several times but can’t spot her. If you can see her, please leave a comment! To put the race into perspective, here is the race ...

Leg 5, Race 8, Brisbane to Singapore – Part 1 January 15 2014 Henri Lloyd Crew In Brisbane

Henri Lloyd in Race 8 (with Anita on board) started in second place overall with 68.9 points to the leader One DLL with 71 points. This race will have different starting rules which I don’t profess to understand! They will be doing a Le Mans start. Here’s some news from Clipper about Race 7 and the ...

Leg 4, Race 7, Hobart, Tasmania to Brisbane, Australia January 11 2014 Race 7 Viewer

Well, as you may remember, Henri Lloyd had to retire from the previous race (Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race) because of a problem with the bearing on the rudder. It also appeared that the same problem was present on PSP Logistics to a lesser degree. Both boats were hauled out of the water for repairs. Next ...

Leg 4, Race 6, Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race January 8 2014 Race 6 Viewer

This was a race of mixed emotions.  At the start of this race, Henri Lloyd was in overall lead with 58 points and had just won Race 5. Sydney was the half-way point of the whole Round The World Yacht Race and all of the boats had been hauled out of the water for a thorough ...

Leg 4, Race 5, Albany to Sydney, Australia, across the Great Australian Bight January 7 2014 Race 5 Viewer

The start of Race 5 saw Henri Lloyd in first place overall with 45 points as at the end of Race 4. What a drama at the very start of this race! Henri Lloyd was in the lead at the start of this race but GREAT Britain and PSP Logistics had a collision at the starting ...

Leg 3, Race 4 – News from Henri Lloyd January 3 2014 Race 4 Viewer

While Anita will be writing about her races after she has finished them, as she will not have internet access at sea, one of the round the world crew members, Sarah Lloyd, does, and is writing a blog of her own. She is allowing Anita to link to some of her posts so that ...

Leg 3, Race 4, Cape Town to Albany, Australia, across the Southern Ocean December 29 2013 Race 4 Viewer

At the start of leg 3, Henri Lloyd had 32 points and they were in the lead overall. Leg 3 – Race 4 – Cape Town to Albany, Australia Crossing the Southern Ocean, usually defined as further than 40 degrees latitude south, is a journey not undertaken by the majority of sailors and as a result is ...

Leg 2, Race 3, Rio to Cape Town December 10 2013 Race 3 Viewer

There are more details of the Race Scoring on my previous post! They started this leg with an overall total of 19 points. Leg 2 – Race 3 – Rio to Cape Town, South Africa This leg contained just one race, back across the Atlantic Ocean from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town in South Africa. At times ...

Leg 1, Races 1 and 2, London to Rio! December 9 2013 Race 2 Viewer

Click for more details of the Race Scoring. Leg 1, Race 1 – London to Brest, France Race 1 was due to be a short race from London to Brest, but time and bad weather caused the race to be stopped prematurely, making the race even shorter and giving a disappointing result for Henri Lloyd. The boats ...