The all-girl crew aboard Amer Sports Too crossed the finish line in Cape Town at 01:20:12 GMT this morning
The all-girl crew aboard Amer Sports Too crossed the finish line in Cape Town at 01:20:12 GMT this morning, six hours and 20 minutes after Djuice Dragons.
On the final approaches to finish of the first leg, the breeze built which produced an exciting finale for the media and spectators who’d gathered to give the girls a heros’ welcome.
Under floodlights, the boat was escorted to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront where more crowds of journalists surrounded the team. Lisa McDonald, the skipper said, “even though we came last, I am very pleased with the performance of the yacht and the crew. Over thousands of miles we were able stay with the guys that have sailed together for more than two years.”
With just 11 days before the start of the next leg, the girls have little time to prepare the boat for what will be the toughest leg of the race – the Southern Ocean.
After three days off to recover, work will start on Sunday to “star” in a TV commercial being shot for sponsor UBS and to start work on the boat.
Overall Positions of Leg One
1st ILBK, 24 OCT 01 – 20:19:49, 31d 06h 19m 49s (8pts)
2nd AONE, 24 OCT 01- 22:20:56, 31d 08h 20m 56s (7 pts)
3rd NEWS, 26 OCT 01- 05:57:17, 32d 15h 57m 17s (6 pts)
4th TYCO, 27 OCT 01 – 06:37:49, 33d 16h 37m 49s (5 pts)
5th AART, 28 OCT 01- 08:11:59, 34d 18h 11m 59s (4 pts)
6th TSEB, 30 OCT 01- 09:35:47, 36d 19h 35m 47s (3 pts)
7th DJCE, 30 OCT 01- 19:00:53, 37d 05h 00m 53s (2 pts)
8th ATOO, 31 OCT 01 – 01:20:12, 37d 11h 20m 12s (1 pts)