Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Leg five – penalty points
Penalty points are awarded because of damage sustained to sails and other equipment during racing and are designed to encourage crew to look after and maintain their yachts throughout the race.
Points are accumulated over a period of time and for every £500 worth of repair work that is necessary, one point is allocated.
During races seven and eight, the fleet spent approximately six weeks at sea in all types of conditions covering thousands of miles. The following points have been allocated:
– Two points: Garmin (sail damage); Da Nang – Viet Nam (Sail damage); Great Britain (sail damage)
– Five points: IchorCoal (Four sail damage and one equipment damage)
– Seven points: ClipperTelemed+ (Replacement heavyweight spinnaker because they lost large pieces of their original sail and it was impossible to repair)
Great Britain and Garmin maintain their third and fourth positions respectively in the Overall Race Standings, but there have been changes further down.
Da Nang – Viet Nam had been in sixth place and on equal points with Qingdao, however the penalty points see Skipper Wendy Tuck and her team drop down to seventh.
Despite receiving five points IchorCoal moves up to eighth place and ClipperTelemed+ drops from eighth to ninth place.
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