GREAT Britain skipper Simon Talbot and his crew have been presented with the Kinjarling Cup for winning Leg 3 into Western Australia by the Mayor of the City of Albany, Dennis Wellington, and elders Carol Pettersen and Stan Loo.
At the prizegiving, the team was also presented with a basket hand woven from local grasses and filled with local handmade gifts significant to the local Minang people.
Second-placed Henri Lloyd and third-placed OneDLL received pennants for Race 4, (Leg 3) from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia.
At the Albany Boatshed, Mayor Dennis Wellington congratulated all 12 crews for making it to Albany – especially GREAT Britain for such a fantastic win after a tough Southern Ocean crossing.
“Hopefully it’s the only trophy the Brits win this summer, but maybe I shouldn’t mention the cricket!” he said.
Mr Wellington said Albany was proud to host what was proving to be a hugely successful Clipper Race stopover.
“The City of Albany and the fantastic Clipper Race organisers have worked extremely well together and I know everyone is thoroughly enjoying this event.”
Henri Lloyd is top of the leader board with 45 points and GREAT Britain in second with 41 points. OneDLL has climbed up to third place with 35 points, 1 point ahead of Qingdao in fourth place.
Clipper Race director Justin Taylor said it had been a particularly tough leg and all the teams had done exceptionally well to come through the Roaring Forties relatively unscathed.
PSP Logistics was also congratulated and presented with an Australian flag for covering the furthest amount of mileage over 24 hours, clocking up 310.5 miles while averaging a speed of 12.94 knots.
And Team Garmin was presented with the Leg 3 Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust blog award and was given a bottle of Old Pulteney whisky signed by Ellen MacArthur. The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is the official UK charity for the race. The Trust takes young people aged between 8 and 24 sailing to help them regain their confidence, on their way to recovery from cancer and leukaemia. To read the blogs and share stories, visit the ‘Ellen’s Mascots’ Facebook page.
After the official welcome and prizegiving, the crews enjoyed an Australian barbecue with live music.
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