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May 2014

Spectacular images showing just what it's like to sail through the Panama Canal have been captured by sailors taking part in a competition run by PSP.

A magnificent aerial shot of three yachts passing through the lock was judged the winner by Clipper Race fans on Facebook.

Rosie Gosling, on board One DLL, took the winning photo from more than 70 entries. All 12 teams in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup race took part in the photo contest, to celebrate the canal’s centenary year, with prizes of Appleton’s rum for the three winning teams.

Joint second place went to Qingdao, using the forestay banner across three yachts in the lock, and to PSP Logistics who used a mooring line to write “Panama Canal 100 years” on the deck.  

Rosie said: "The whole canal experience was incredible. Passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic in one day and getting close to the massive ships in the canal was amazing.

"We worked as a team on taking lots of photos to encapsulate the transit through the locks - the Panama Canal is a fantastic feat of engineering. The winning photo was taken from the top of our rig in between the other two yachts and we are very proud to have won the competition."

Frank Dixie, Managing Director, PSP Worldwide Logistics congratulated all the participants in the contest. He said: "We received some really impressive photos of the yachts passing through the Panama Canal. The PSP competition really captured the imagination of the sailors and brought out their creative side in the photographic composition.

"The winning photo gives a wonderful perspective of the lock gates from high up on the rig - well done Rosie and the One DLL team."

PSP sponsored Race 11 – the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup - 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.

“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.