They think it's all over!!!! It isn't quite yet.....With just the sprint to go there are a few battles going on around the fleet, obviously the most important being between us and Garmin. Big well done to GT and his team getting their third place which puts them three points ahead of us, meaning that if we win the sprint and they don't get any points that will put us back on equal points, and because we have had more podiums will mean that we get the fourth place overall.

The finish today was very exciting. Sanya Serenity Coast and us were duking it out with a quick kite hoist for the last 5 miles. It even had me on the bow running the kite set up and then on the sheet trimming. I didn't quite go as far as sweating the halyard, the Skippers Union would have me for that.

Well done to Wendo and team for their win overall, great effort.

So, as my third round the world comes to an end, I feel a mixture of emotions. Relief, pride, a sense of achievement, but most of all, I am proud of my team. We've been through some tough times together and they have all grown as sailors and people and it's been a privilege to lead them.

We are ready to draw this chapter to a close as we get ready for the last stopover of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Thanks for all the support.

Matt

Until Race Start : The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg Map + Race Standings