Rockingham amateur sailor returns home after latest leg of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race


Trevor Taylor and the PSP Logistics team.
Trevor Taylor and the PSP Logistics team.

ROCKINGHAM amateur sailor Trevor Taylor arrived home on Sunday after travelling almost half way around the world by yacht.

The 64-year-old was a competitor in one of the toughest endurance challenges in the world, the Clipper 2017-2018 Round the World Yacht Race.

Mr Taylor and his PSP Logistics team finished third of 11 teams in the race, a five-day Southern Ocean slog from Cape Town, which was the third of the series of 13 races.

Team PSP Logistics spent the first 24 days of the race in the top three, only to fall back down after becoming stuck in a wind hole off the coast of WA.

However, due to the skill and teamwork of the crew on board, the team still managed to secure the final podium place.

 

“It’s really special to race into Fremantle and to arrive home with the podium in hand” said Mr Taylor.

The result means the team has finished on the podium twice out of the opening three races, as the team also came third in the opening 6363 nautical mile race from Liverpool to Punta del Este, Uruguay.

The fleet will be berthed at the Fremantle Sailing Club until Saturday 2 December, when race four of the Clipper 2017-18 series starts, taking the teams back into the Southern Ocean, around Tasmania to Sydney.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race trains amateur sailors to become ocean racers with more than 700 people from 44 countries set to take part.

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