Race 4 to Albany Western Australia starts tomorrow

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Race 4 of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race starts on Monday 4 November as the crews prepare to race from Cape Town, in the 4,700 mile Southern Ocean sleigh ride to Albany, Western  Australia.

Eric Holden, skipper of Henri Lloyd which is currently in first place just three points ahead of GREAT Britain in the overall race, said, “The crew are really excited even though there is some apprehension about crossing the Southern Ocean. I know we will be fighting to maintain our lead into Albany as we are clearly the target everyone will be chasing in Race 4.”

The winner of Race 4 from Cape Town to Albany will be presented with a special trophy by the City of Albany: the Kinjarling Cup.

The Australian skipper of PSP Logistics, Chris Hollis is looking forward to putting up a good fight and standing on the podium to claim the coveted award in his home country.

“For me this is going to be one exciting and challenging race. What better way to tackle the Southern Ocean than in a Clipper 70, homeward bound. When you look at the positions of the rest of the fleet on the overall leader board, there are literally just a few points separating us from Henri Lloyd. We here to win and that’s what we are planning to do.”

Race 4 starts at 1430 Local time (1230 UTC) from Table Bay in front of the spectacular back drop of Table Mountain. To follow the action, follow the official twitter and Facebook channels.