Crews head off on race leg

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SKIPPERS in a round-the-world yacht race are on their way again.

The crews of the Clipper Round the World Race 13-14 have left Jamaica and are on their way to America.

And the yacht PSP Logistics, sponsored by the Fareham firm, was first across the start line.

Mark Light, deputy race director said: ‘A typically Caribbean easterly breeze of about 12 to 15 knots allowed for a stunning, tropical start to Race 13 The Grange Hotels Trophy, to New York.

‘After a short delay to get the committee start boat on station, the start line was set and the fleet were busy jostling for position during pre-start.’

The 1,420 mile race will see crews experience wind from every point of the compass as the yachts head away from the steady Caribbean winds into variable winds.