Clipper 05-06: Victory for

After over 10 months of ocean racing and 35,000 miles crossed the finish line in 1st place on Saturday morning clinching the title of overall winners of the Clipper 05-06 Round the World Yacht Race.

The first ever Australian entry in the Clipper Race, affectionately known as the Big Blue, left Holyhead on Friday with an unassailable lead after finishing race 12 from Jersey in 2nd place.

Skipper Mark Preedy and his crew will become the first team to win the race in the new fleet of Clipper 68s and celebrated their win with champagne after crossing the line.