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 As the fleet arrives into Cape Town today, the last 24 hours has seen some very competitive racing where every fraction of a knot can make the difference. Invest Africa struggled to maintain its second place and was passed by Henri Lloyd enjoying faster sailing further south.

 Leading skipper Simon Talbot reported: “By this stage of the race it can be hard to maintain focus as we have all been running at 100% for nearly 14 days now and the home straight can feel like such a long road despite its physical length.”

 The effort was rewarded with a well earned win this morning and Henri Lloyd consolidated their lead over Invest Africa by finishing second. The remainder of the fleet battle it out for vital points.

To see how the rest of the fleet is progressing into Cape Town, click here to see the Race Viewer. To read the Skipper Reports, click here.

To read the Crew Diaries, click here. To read about what the crews will get up to in Cape Town, read the destination guide in the Clipper Race 360 magazine here