A RACING team sponsored by a Fareham firm received a heroes’ welcome when they sailed into China at the head of a round-the-world race.
The PSP Logistics team claimed a maiden Clipper 2017-18 race win on February 22 when they crossed the finish line in first place, just offshore of Sanya Serenity Coast Marina.
The firm is a freight forwarder and provides international boat transportation.
Staff completed the 4,300 nautical-mile race from Whitsundays to Sanya in 23 days.
Skipper Matt Mitchell said he was very proud of the victory: ‘It’s awesome. It was pretty tense with every schedule when we got the position reports in and each time it did, we thought we had dodged a bullet.
‘We dodged the final bullet this morning and we’re really pleased we managed to hold the others off.’
A huge crowd of well-wishers and supporters gathered to cheer PSP Logistics into the port, before the team were presented with their winning pennant and officially welcomed to Sanya.
PSP has been a partner to the Clipper Race for 5 races.
It works to ensure that all equipment, spares and race village arrive safely and on time for each stop over.
The firm will earn 12 points for their win.