Hampshire sailors win latest leg of Clipper Race

Hampshire sailors win latest leg of Clipper Race

Hampshire sailors win latest leg of Clipper Race

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

HAMPSHIRE sailors are among a team that has won the latest leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Former Southampton City College principal Lindsey Noble, 60, and Charlie Pickering, 58, from Southampton, are celebrating this evening after team Switzerland crossed the winning line in Brisbane, Australia after a five day race from Tasmania.

Vicky Ellis is the only female skipper competing in the twelve strong fleet race and only the third woman to skipper an entry in the history of the race.

The win will further consolidate the teams hard work after Vicky was awarded the Jane Tate Memorial Trophy at the official prize giving ceremony of the 69th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race.

The trophy is given to the first female skipper over the line in perpetuity since the 50th edition in 1994, and was created by the daughter of Mrs Tate, Kath Worbey, in memory of her late mother, to commemorate her achievement.

Derry~Londonderry~Doire has secured second place UTC with OneDLL, who crew includes Dave Richards, 62, from Southampton and Anthony Edwards, 59, came close behind to claim the third podium position.

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