Great Britain Leads Fleet Into San Francisco
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
Team GREAT Britain have won Race 10 in the 16 stage Clipper Round The World Race taking line honours at 21:42:56 local time on 9 April, ahead of rival Henri Lloyd who had been trading first and second place with GREAT Britain for the last five days. Henri Lloyd crossed the line two hours later at 23:45 local time. Invest Africa crossed the line at 05:26am local time on April 10, taking the third line honours place.
‘We have had a very good race with Eric and Henri Lloyd, its always great to have someone to spar against. It's no fun if you are 500 miles ahead.” said Simon Talbot, GREAT Britain’s skipper, “It's a real sense of achievement battling it out. Coming out of the wind-hole yesterday I just couldn't see how we would claw it back. They managed to pull 15 miles on us by running inshore, then we pulled it back by running deeper and came in first under the bridge. I know Eric will be very pleased with his team's performance and he has had a very fine race with a crew of 13. We had a crew of 18 and we worked really hard.”
All results are provisional and the final positions will be confirmed by the race office after redress ishas beenpplied.