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Dramatic climax as just seconds separate Clipper yachts
4:06pm Sunday 6th October 2013 in News
IT WAS a dramatic end to the first leg of the world's longest race as two yachts crossed the finish line within just seconds of each other.
After 36 days and 5,400 nautical miles Jamaica All Right was the crew celebrating victory as they sailed over the finish line 19 seconds ahead of PSP Logistics, in what was a fierce battle to Rio de Janeiro for the end of the first leg of the Clipper Race.
Strong head winds had delayed their arrival into the port of Marina de Gloria, but the climax was worth waiting for with one of the tightest finishes the race has ever seen.
Jamaica All Right, skippered by Titchfield's Pete Stirling, is due to get to the marina within the next few minutes, where supporters will be waiting to congratulate him and his team.
Third place is still yet to be decided by Qingdao, skippered by Gosport's Gareth Glover, looks set to have that in the bag.
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