It’s all over now, the Clipper Round the World 2015-16 crews have arrived back in London after 11 months and more than 40,000 NM sailing around the world. It must be a weird feeling for those that have sailed all eight legs to be back with family and friends in a strange but yet familiar world.
LMAX exchange was crowned the overall winner of the Clipper 15-16 Round the World Race with 152 points, Derry London-Derry a close second with 148 points and Great Britain third with 126 points. Garmin missed third place by only one point with 125 points after eleven months of sailing.
Another podium finish for my UNICEF team enduring light and hot conditions in their race from Seattle to Panama. It is amazing how a change of skipper can make all the difference in a team. This is the second podium finish for the UNICEF team lead by Martin “Cloughy” as skipper. Obviously he is a very motivational leader and can spur our team to great things.
UNICEF has arrived in Seattle in second place after an epic race while other teams have sustained significant damage and are limping to Seattle. My USA trip visiting the National Parks is progressing well with visits to Yosemite, Kings Valley and Sequoia National Park and Death Valley today.