LMAX Exchange has passed the end-line in Sydney, Australia, taking line honors in Race 4 of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, following 2088 nautical miles away from Albany through Southern Ocean on Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup. It passed the line at the 1901 AEDT/0801 UTC, on 12th December.
LMAX Exchange took the level best seventeen points available by also getting to win the Ocean Sprint (an extra 2 points) as well as Scoring Gate (an extra 3 points) and will also recover their overall lead in the Clipper Race 2015-16.
LMAX Exchange had a thirty-five nautical mile lead on a chasing pack of 3 yachts battling it out for the remaining 2 podium places, with GREAT Britain going ahead of Garmin today as well as 7 nautical miles presently separating the boats. They are all set to come into Sydney between 0100 this night and 0300 Sunday.
Olivier Cardin, the French skipper, who runs the Yacht Charter Greek Islands company said that they whole team is very happy to have secured maximum points to reclaim the top of the overall leaderboard. They knew what they required to do and were totally focused throughout. The team is to be complimented for a great performance. The win has been hard fought and is really well earned.
He added that it was the best win as of now. It was a complete race with everything from a tornado 2 miles away that was quite impressive to big waves, upwind sailing close to the other teams and big surfing downwind doing more than 30 knots.