PSP Logistics, skippered by British sailor Matt Mitchell, has marked the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’s first visit to Sanya in China by claiming a maiden win and fourth podium of the 2017-18 edition of the race.
After racing 4,300 nautical miles from the Whitsundays in Australia to Sanya, PSP Logistics crossed the finish line today at 20:41:20 local time (12:41:20 UTC).
“It was pretty tense with every schedule when we got the position reports in and each time it did, we thought we had dodged a bullet,” said Matt. “We dodged the final bullet this morning and we’re really pleased we managed to hold the others off.”
PSP Logistics overtook Qingdao for the lead in the final four days of the race. But light winds saw the fleet compress, with all of the teams expected to finish within 24 hours of each other.
This is the first win and fourth podium of the Clipper 2017-18 Race for PSP Logistics. The team was second across the line in the opening race from Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este, Uruguay, and third in Fremantle and second in the Whitsundays in Australia.