Four finished

As Clipper round the world fleet pull into Galapagos

Saturday January 4th 2003, Author: Loretta Spridgeon, Location: Transoceanic
The wind finally picked up to a good stiff force 5 from the south and interestingly the fortunes have been spread around the fleet. Bristol Clipper had slipped to 7th place at 16:00 yesterday afternoon and was looking vulnerable in her northerly position. Richard Butler and his crew played their 'get out of jail card' though and made up 15 miles in the
following 12-hour period.

It was however Rupert Parkhouse and Glasgow Clipper that crossed the finish line at 15:24 UTC to take fourth place in Race 4 - a wonderful present for skipper Rupert celebrating his birthday today. Bristol Clipper came in next and a much relieved Adam Kyffin in Liverpool took sixth place crossing the line at 15:47 UTC, just seven minutes behind the Bristolians.

Hong Kong and Cape Town are now battling their way to the Galapagos. The finish is to the south of the island of Santa Cruz and many times we have seen boats come to a dead stop in sight of the line. Island finishing lines have taken scalps before and only when they cross the line will skippers Justin Taylor and Roger Steven-Jennings be able to relax.

Simon Rowell and Jersey Clipper crew crossed the finish line at 00:19 UTC on Friday, 3 January to clinch victory, with London and New York taking second and third respectively. These three boats are now moored up in Academy Bay and their crews are duly celebrating their podium places.

16:00, 04 January 2003

Pos Yacht Distance To Finish
1 Jersey Finished 00:19 utc 03/01/03
2 London Finished 02:22 utc 03/01/03
3 New York Finished 02:47 utc 03/01/03
4 Glasgow Finished 15:24 utc 04/01/03
5 Bristol Finished 15:40 utc 04/01/03
6 Liverpool Finished 15:47 utc 040/01/03
7 Hong Kong 10.9 nautical miles
8 Cape Town 28.9 nautical miles

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