Jersey Clipper has crossed the Race 9 finish line in seventh position, just over an hour behind race winners Durban.
Race 9, from the Panama Canal to Port Antonio in Jamaica, was just 550 miles so the fleet fought a close battle as they jostled for position; there was only 4 hours between the race winners and the last boat to finish, Glasgow.
Jersey sailed an impressive race on the whole and had managed to stay in the top half of the leader board for the majority, unfortunately a difficult spinnaker drop in the closing stages of the race meant that they fell back a few places.
The crew will spend several days enjoying Jamaica and the warm waters of the Caribbean as they prepare themselves for the 7th and final leg, which will see the fleet racing back to Liverpool via New York and Jersey.
They will be joined onboard by new skipper Mervyn Wheatley who will be taking over from Richard Franklin who has been forced to stand down from the post due to “outside commitments”.
The Clipper fleet will depart Port Antonio on Friday 23 June.