Clipper yachts race into Cape Town

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WE ARE going onwards and upwards. That is the message from skipper Greg Miller as his team came fourth in the latest leg of a yacht race.

Greg and his Mission Performance team just missed out on a space on the podium as they raced from Rio to Cape Town.

We had a good start and led for most of the first night.

Skipper Greg Miller

The Gosport skipper is taking part in the Clipper Round the World yacht race and was happy with the team’s fourth-placed finish in the second race. He said to The News: ‘The second race was very different from the first because that had more tactics.

‘This race was more about an open-ocean sprint as it is only two-weeks.

‘We had a good start and led for most of the first night.

‘As the race went on, we were at the front with Garmin in the north but then Great Britain started to get ahead.

‘We thought we were quite far ahead of Derry Londonderry Doire but they had higher winds in the south and just got out in front.’

Fellow Gosport skipper Jim Prendergast and his Unicef team came 10th with Max Stunell, a Portsmouth skipper, coming eighth with his PSP Logistics crew.