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Elin in world's toughest yacht race

EC CommunityJames Hipkiss

Welsh adventurer Elin Haf Davies has begun her 5,680 mile voyage across the Pacific.Elin, originally from Gwynedd was the first Welsh woman to row the Atlantic. Now she faces a new challenge as part of a 17-strong crew on board a 68-foot racing yacht. Elin is part of the Visit Finland team, and their boat is currently in 7th position.The challenge will take her from Qingdao in China across to California with the hope of sailing under the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. It is expected to take approximately 33 days.

Visit Finlands skipper reported Today is almost the complete opposite to yesterdays high winds and storm sails as we are rolling slowly in the long swell left over by the receding depression. We've experienced our first Pacific gale. High winds combined with the Japanese Current produced a vigorous sea state. This has now passed as we sit in a trough and await the next system to push us further into the Pacific.

Follow Elin on Twitter: @elinhafdavies

Follow the race on www.clipperroundtheworld.com