Chris Hollis, skipper of PSP Logistics presented GREAT Britain with the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup for Race 11 at the Clipper Race prize giving in Jamaica last night.
GREAT Britain claimed the top spot in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup from San Francisco to Panama, following a tense final few days’ tussle with Henri Lloyd.
Following more than two weeks racing in challenging conditions of light and variable winds, intense squalls and soaring temperatures, GREAT Britain found the better winds to take a commanding final margin and crossed the Farallones Finish Line off the coast of Central America 2 hours and 37 minutes ahead of Henri Lloyd.
Jamaica Get All Right also fought a rousing finish line pursuit, finishing just two miles behind Henri Lloyd in third place, completing the podium positions for the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup.
After claiming its fifth line honours title of the Clipper 2013-14 Race, GREAT Britain skipper Simon Talbot remarked: "What can I say, yet another absolute nail biter! After leading the pack for the majority of the race, our nemesis Henri Lloyd fought back hard to pip us through Remedios gate yesterday, triggering the fight back of the century on board GREAT Britain as we made for the finish line.
"The team worked tirelessly, coaxing out whatever boat speed we could from the almost non-existent wind until it finally filled, allowing us to make our final charge for the finish line to take first place in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup. A monumental result and the perfect reward for the team’s ceaseless hard work. Outstanding."
Frank Dixie, Managing Director, PSP Worldwide Logistics applauded the race winners as he said: “Congratulations to Simon Talbot and his crew on board GREAT Britain for securing victory in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup.
“Obviously we would have loved to see our own team on the podium for this race but, as a British company if we had to choose another, it would have been GREAT Britain so we’re absolutely delighted for them. I trust the team will find a suitable home for our trophy at No. 10 Downing Street.”
PSP chose to sponsor Race 11 as the Panama Canal is celebrating its centenary this year. The Panama Canal is a lynchpin of global trade and an important route for PSP's out of gauge cargos like project and marine as well as for moving boats around the globe.
“These are at the absolute heart of our business and something we specialise in, so the canal is a key part of our operation,” added Frank Dixie.