Clipper Race: Garmin Places 4th in Grueling Southern Ocean Leg
Garmin crossed the finish line in Albany, Australia and claimed 4th place in Leg Three of the Clipper Round The World Race. This was a great accomplishment by the Garmin team in one of the toughest legs of the Clipper Race that began in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ashley Skett, the Garmin Skipper, said:
“It was a very physically and mentally demanding leg, and the crew is pretty exhausted, particularly after the weather the last few days. We put in all our efforts to overtake and then hold off GREAT Britain, and we are so happy we managed to pip them in the final stages. It was touch and go right up until last night.
In the storm on the second day we weren’t really prepared for it to be that bad and so sudden, and that did have an effect on us for the rest of the race. We slipped back as a result and were never quite able to catch up.
Having said that, we are really happy with our performance, and the watches have really evolved and managed the strong winds and waves that were pretty relentless at times.
We are really happy to be in Australia, and hope to have a little downtime to see some of the sights, as we don’t have too much boat damage,”
Before the Garmin team heads back to racing, the team will enjoy a surfing day in Albany.
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