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We made them ride downwind and wore kerchiefs over our faces.
However Emmett passed him downwind to win the last race.
The nature of the Clipper races is to provide the best possible racing, which inevitably means a high degree of downwind sailing.
Again the conditions dictated the racing with a repeat of the downwind slalom followed by a bit of a haul back to the start.
You will find downwind sailing under that huge spinnaker exciting.