The crew members of GREAT Britain, Henri Lloyd and Invest Africa have received their winner’s pennants for Race 10, Qingdao, China to San Francisco at a prizegiving ceremony.
The teams collected their pennants from Race Director Justin Taylor and Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston after the results were verified.
Justin congratulated all the skippers and crews for conquering the Mighty Pacific with a special mention going to the crew of OneDLL for rendering assistance to Derry~Londonderry~Doire during its Man Overboard incident.
He also commended the crew of Derry~Londonderry~Doire for remaining calm and professional in recovering their Man Overboard, while PSP Logistics’ crew were praised for their determination and persistence.
Race 10 was dominated by a high-pressure system in the final stages which slowed the fleet down and saw GREAT Britain victorious over Henri Lloyd.
“Henri Lloyd opted for an inshore route and paid the price. The breeze began to die and go behind it which brought slower boat speed than that for GREAT Britain who managed to overhaul a 20 mile deficit and claim first place across the finish line under the Golden Gate Bridge,” said Justin.
“GREAT Britain managed to knock 16 hours off of the previous Clipper Race record set by Gold Coast Australia in the 2011-12 Race for the Pacific crossing, recording a time of 603 hours. This means they averaged 9.6 knots from start to finish.”
Henri Lloyd has gone back to the top of the overall leaderboard with 97.9 points, with OneDLL dropping into second place with 92 points after missing out on a podium in Race 10, coming in fourth position. GREAT Britain is back in third place with 86 points after its Race 10 victory, knocking Derry~Londonderry~Doire back into fourth on the overall leader board, just one point behind on 85 points.
GREAT Britain recorded its fourth win of the race. Henri Lloyd also gained two extra points for the Ocean Sprint and a further two points for the Scoring Gate.
Invest Africa also recorded its first Scoring Gate, adding on three to the total and the team stands in seventh place on the leaderboard after its third podium of the race.
The full race standings for all teams, excluding any Leg 6 penalty points, have been updated and can be viewed HERE