ROCKINGHAM resident Trevor Taylor collected his first win and fourth podium of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race with his team, PSP Logistics, in China on Thursday .
Taylor, a 64-year-old retired engineer, and his team crossed the finish line just offshore from the Sanya Serenity Coast Marina at 8.41pm local time, completing the 4300 nautical mile (7963.6km) leg 7 from the Whitsundays to Sanya in 23 Days, 8 hours, 41 minutes and 20 seconds.
Taylor said there were a few anxious moments over the last few days when the team ran out of wind – but luckily everybody else did too.
“The fireworks and all the “yahooing” have made (the arrival) really special,” he said.
“There are local people absolutely everywhere and it’s just fantastic.”
The win in Sanya will add to the third place from the opening race from Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este in Uruguay, and the third and second places won in Fremantle and the Whitsundays in Australia respectively.
The 11 Clipper Race yachts, along with their crew and supporters, will be based at Sanya Serenity Coast Marina and will enjoy the activities and excitement of the Clipper Race Village.