Over the past nine months, the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew have witnessed elements of Mother Nature few ever get to see. And the wildlife show throughout Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge from Seattle to Panama in particular has been one to remember.
Amid the close and tense racing, the fleet were wowed by numerous sightings of ‘glow in the dark’ dolphins, turtles and seabirds, culminating in Dare To Lead’s experience with a whale off the southwest coast of Mexico in the final few days of the race.
In a moment that best summed up the majesty and beauty of the waters surrounding Central America, the crew aboard Dare To Lead were within touching distance of the whale, which must have been a lucky charm with the team going on to win the current race. Read more.