Leg 13 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race got underway at noon today with a sail/past race start in Halifax harbour. A minor traffic jam took place as the 10 boats jockeyed with spectator craft and others for position. First off was Gold Coast Australia with the race leader New York well back in the pack. The closely matched boats have a long transatlantic leg ahead of them to sort out the overall winner.
There is a very good web site to follow the race more closely and cheer on your favourite: http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/