Not knowing anything about sailing, but intrigued, I headed for Google and found out that this yacht is one of twelve that are taking part in a round the World clipper race, Singapore is one of the 16 stopover points on the journey.
I feel so lucky to have been able to see these yachts right here in my back yard (so to speak). The twelve teams, all identical 70 foot racing yachts, sponsored by different "brands", spent 5 days in the One Degree 15 Marina, here on Sentosa.
"This is the only race in the world where the organisers supply the fleet of twelve identical, 70-foot, stripped down racing yachts – each sponsored by a brand – and manned with a fully-qualified skipper, employed to lead the crews safely around the globe.
DERRY LONDONDERRY DOIRE
JAMAICA GET ALL RIGHT
Singapore was the end of Race 8 (leg 5), the teams having sailed from Brisbane, a 33 day journey covering 4,500nM. The Clipper Race has a truly fantastic website and Facebook page which I highly encourage you to visit. There is so much fascinating information there, including diaries, logs and blog entries from captains and crew members from each of the teams. I just think it is amazing. Click here for the website, and be sure to really look around it. So much wonderful information. Can you tell my interest is totally piqued?!
I captured some video, it was really cool to be able to wave them on their way.