The crew of Jamaica Get All Right are in a jubilant mood as they have now taken the lead in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
First to cross the equator, the Jamaica Get All Right lead the Clipper Race into the Southern Hemisphere. The team celebration, though small-scale, included the famous Usain Bolt - To the World pose, a release from the Jamaica Tourist Board said yesterday
PSP Logistics and Qingdao complete the trio that have separated themselves from the pack, and the race is on in earnest to see which will be the first to dock at Marina du Chateau in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Assuming the lead in the world's longest ocean race has not been an easy feat for the Jamaica Get All Right crew. They have been up against fierce competition from the other vessels, as well as battling the rigours of the high seas. This has been particularly trying for the crew of amateur sailors, and it has taken the tactical mastery of skipper Pete Stirling to gain their current position.
They are in high spirits and are pressing ahead to maintain their lead.
"As a crew, we have been working on various strategies and sail plans to try and make sure we hold them (the other teams) off," said Stirling.
"We celebrate this milestone with the crew which sets the stage for them to be a medal contender," said John Lynch, Jamaica's director of tourism. "This world-famous yacht race provides a unique opportunity to market Destination Jamaica across the globe," he added.
This is the third year Jamaica has been represented in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The yacht will showcase Jamaica during the 40,000-mile, 11-month ocean race, globally promoting the destination as it visits 15 ports on six continents. The race got under way on Sunday, September 1 from London. The Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio will serve as a port of call in May 2014.
To follow the progress of the team, visit the website: https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com.