They've arrived! At 3.05pm yesterday, the first of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived into the Whitsundays following Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race up the east coast of Australia.
Australia will field a team laced with raw talent, discipline and experience at the Youth Sailing World Championships this year, with most of the sailors declaring hard work as the biggest requirement to achieving success
The Hong Kong entry SHK Scallywag continues to clock the longest 24-hour runs, having achieved the benchmark in 12 of the last 15 skeds on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Emirates Team New Zealand has been nominated by the world sports media for consideration as Laureus Team of the Year.
Hell-bent on arriving in their home port of Hong Kong as heroes, Scallywag have maintained their comfortable lead of 73 miles over closest rivals Vestas 11th Hour Racing as the action reaches fever pitch.
Arriving into Abell Point Marina where the Clipper Race fleet will be berthed, Skipper Nikki said: "It's such a good feeling. I'm finally a bit more relaxed than the last 48 hours. It's been exhausting!