Ray & Yolanda

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Ray & Yolanda
Ray & Yolanda
The Amazing Race 9
Relationship Dating
Finishing Position 3rd
Legs Completed 12
Legs Won 1
Average Position 4.33
Roadblock Count Ray 6, Yolanda 6
Countries raced Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Greece.svg Flag of Oman.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Japan.svg 22x20px

Raymond "Ray" Whitty and Yolanda Brown-Moore are a dating couple who competed on The Amazing Race 9. They are both from Chicago, Illinois. They finished in 3rd after slowly falling behind during the final two legs.


Race Summary

Leg 1 (United States → Brazil)

  • Detour.png Motor Head: Construct a motorcycle using a completed one for reference.
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 2 (Brazil)

  • Roadblock.png Ray: Climb a skyscraper's fire escape, then rappel down the building.
  • Detour.png Climb It: Climb up a waterfall with a mechanical ascender.
  • PitStop.png 5th

Leg 3 (Brazil → Russia → Germany)

  • Roadblock.png Yolanda: Jump off a 10 meter diving platform and dive for the next clue
  • Detour.png Scour: Search through 1500 Russian nesting dolls for a tiny clue.
  • PitStop.png Leg Midpoint - 3rd
  • Roadblock.png Ray: Search under gnome hats and feet for the Travelocity Gnome.
  • Detour.png Slap It: Learn and perform a complicated German folk dance.
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 4 (Germany → Italy)

  • Detour.png Foundry: Deliver a 110lb metal bell across town.
  • Roadblock.png Ray: Put together a sculpture puzzle of a Greek Statue with two extra pieces.
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 5 (Italy)

  • Detour.png Big Fish: Carry a 17kg swordfish across town to a market.
  • Roadblock.png Ray: Score a goal in kayak polo.
  • PitStop.png 6th

Leg 6 (Italy → Greece)

  • Roadblock.png Ray: Bungee jump into the Corinth Canal.
  • Detour.png Herculean Effort: One performs the discuss toss, the other performs a javelin throw, then both must wrestle a professional out of the ring.
  • PitStop.png Arrived 2nd, 15-minute penalty for disembarking at the wrong station - 3rd

Leg 7 (Greece → Oman)

  • Detour.png Camel: Load a camel onto a truck with a crane and deliver it.
  • Roadblock.png Yolanda: Dig in 117 sand dunes to find a shuwa.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 8 (Oman → Australia)

  • Detour.png Sand: Drag heavy branches across the sand to comb the beach.
  • Roadblock.png Yolanda: Search the Fremantle Prison for batteries to power a flashlight, then search the catacombs for the next clue.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 9 (Australia)

  • Roadblock.png Ray: Perform a tandem skydive.
  • Detour.png Dry: Carry a Digiridoo through a national park, listening for another player, then correctly play a note.
  • PitStop.png 1st

Leg 10 (Australia → Thailand)

  • Roadblock.png Yolanda: Create a complex fruit offering for sacred monkeys.
  • Detour.png Altar It: Assemble a shrine and completely gold-leaf a small Buddha statue
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 11 (Thailand → Japan)

  • Detour.png Maiden: Transport a Japanese maiden 1/3 of a mile using a traditional carrier.
  • Roadblock.png Yolanda: Ride three amusement park rides, keeping an eye out for a sign with the next destination.
  • PitStop.png 3rd - Non-elimination leg

Leg 12 (Japan → United States)

  • Detour.png Drill It: Drill 10 holes in the ice and push an ice fishing cabin over top of them.
  • Roadblock.png Yolanda: Search among 285 flags for the flags of the countries visited on the race, and arrange them in order of visit.
  • PitStop.png Finish Line - 3rd
The Amazing Race 9
Legs 123456789101112
Countries United StatesBrazilRussiaGermanyItalyGreeceOmanAustraliaThailandJapan
Teams BJ & TylerDanielle & DaniDave & LoriEric & JeremyFran & BarryJohn & ScottJoseph & MonicaLake & MichelleLisa & JoniRay & YolandaWanda & Desiree
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