Race 8 Day 14: Gale force winds batter the fleet as GREAT Britain moves in to first place
As gale force winds batter the twelve teams competing in Clipper Race with wind speeds in access of 85 knots on deck, it hasn’t been a typical Equator crossing for the fleet as it crossed into the Northern Hemisphere in the last 24 hours. However, nothing could dampen the spirits of the crew on board GREAT Britainafter the UK entry has successfully climbed the ranks into first place.
GREAT Britain’s offshore route gamble has triumphantly paid off, placing the team in first place for the first time in Race 8, the Old Pulteney Navigators Cup. With a lead of just a few miles, the relentless hard work will need to continue if the team stands any chance of maintaining its position as the rest of the fleet begin to follow suit. Skipper, Simon Talbot describes the last 24 hours on board GREAT Britain:
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