Yacht Mission Performance recorded the fastest time over the Ocean Sprint leg one of the Clipper Round the World race.
Skipper Greg Miller, from Gosport, was in good spirits after learning their time of 28 hours and 46 minutes was the best.
The team pulled together and worked hard.Skipper Greg Miller
He said: ‘Visit Seattle put in a really good time which we found out only five hours before we finished, so we were frantically doing the sums to see if we could still win. The team pulled together and worked hard.’
They are one of seven teams yet to reach Rio with winners LMAX Exchange sailing into port last Friday.