Overall leaderboard updated as final denouement approachesBack to archive
The overall Clipper Race leader board has been updated and with Henri Lloyd achieving its fifth win of the series and ninth podium overall, the team is now unbeatable in the series.
The team has 155.9 points, and second-placed GREAT Britain has 138 points meaning it is impossible for the team to overtake Henri Lloyd even if it wins the final race of the series into London and gets the full 12 points.
Henri Lloyd looks forward to being officially crowned champions of the Clipper 2013-14 Race in London on 12 July.
The battle is on for third place with OneDLL now just three points ahead of Derry~Londonderry~Doire on 127 and 124 points respectively.
Sean McCarter, skipper of Derry~Londonderry~Doire, said: “We will be giving everything in the final race of the series. We have performed consistently as a team throughout the series and every race the team has grown in confidence, skills and stature.”
Olly Cotterell, skipper of OneDLL, said: “My guys really deserve the final podium place and we are all aligned to achieve that still going into London. We have been on the podium a lot of the time since Albany and this is a frustrating situation to be in.
"Not getting a podium would be clutching defeat with the claws of victory."
Switzerland has solidified its fifth place on the leaderboard after coming into Den Helder in third place, its third podium of the series.
Following its second place result into The Netherlands, Old Pulteney has leapfrogged Qingdao into sixth place and now lies five points ahead on 97 points.
There have been no more additional penalties for damage applied for Leg 8 and the only penalties that could be applied on Race 16 would be time penalties.
Prizegiving for the OneDLL Cup, Race 15, will take place this evening at Willemsoord.
Race 16, Den Helder to London, starts on Thursday July 10.
To see the updated leaderboard, click here.