Clipper 2013-14 Race
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Winner: Henri Lloyd
The Clipper 2013-14 Race saw the debut of the brand new twelve-strong fleet of 70-foot yachts, which would see the overall crew participating in the ninth edition of the race to over 650.
An unforgettable departure from London was laid on for the crew taking part with thousands lining the River Thames to wave off the fleet.
It was Henri Lloyd who would claim overall victory in the 2013-14 race, skippered by the race’s first ever Canadian skipper, Eric Holden.
“My crew is the most loyal, hardest working and I am going to miss them hugely. It has been a life-changing adventure for the crew and I,” explained Eric, soon after completing the circumnavigation.
“The team’s drive, determination and strength has led us to exhaustion at times.
“Whenever I thought the team couldn’t be pushed any harder, they dug deeper through some of the worst sailing conditions I have ever seen on the planet. This is a very special moment for the team and I to be crowned champions.
“The welcome into London has far exceeded our expectations and it has been an incredible day.”