Simon ROWELL and his victorious Jersey crew yesterday crossed the finish line of the fourteenth race of the Clipper 2002 Series at Ambrose Light House at 15:45 GMT.
This 4,078 nautical mile race from Salvador to New York has been dominated by the Jersey Clipper team, who have led the eight-strong fleet since the 15:00 hours schedule on Wednesday, 6 August.
It will now take another 4 hours for the winners to motor up the mighty Hudson to the Intrepid-Sea-Air-Space Museum. The champagne and beers await though, with Jersey Clipper expected to berth alongside USS Intrepid at 15:30 local time in New York.
The rest of the fleet remains well spread out and the next yacht, Hong Kong Clipper, was expected to cross the finish line at 07:00 local time today, Sunday, 24 August.
Clipper 2002 - Race 14 Positions
||Dist To Finish (Nautical Miles)
||FINISHED 23/08/03 at 15:45 GMT