City yacht making waves in latest race leg

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THE crew of Edinburgh’s entry in the Clipper Round the World yacht race are putting in their best performance of the race so far as they head from Singapore to the Chinese city of Qingdao.

Edinburgh Inspiring Capital has trailed the ten-yacht race for much of the event so far, but rose to fourth during this leg. The boat has dropped back to seventh but the crew are hopeful of gaining ground again despite difficult conditions.

Skipper Gordon Reid said: “We are in the fast-moving tidal flow heading north in the Luzon Strait. We have the classic wind over tide scenario, which is making for a fast but bumpy ride.”