Final leg of Global Ocean Race to start Saturday in Charleston Harbor

Global Ocean Race skipper Conrad Colman’s yacht “Cessna Citation” battles rough seas. The final leg of the Global Ocean Race, currently berthed in Charleston, is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Charleston Harbor. (Photo provided)

The final leg of the Global Ocean Race, currently berthed in Charleston, is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Charleston Harbor.

The start line will be between the flagpole on the Waterfront Park Pier and a committee boat anchored west of the northern tip of Shutes Folly, according to race officials.

The final leg of the 30,000-mile race is between Charleston and Les Sables d’Olonne, France.

Four Class40 yachts remain in the race, which began last September in Mallorca, Spain.