Crew races to highest finish so far

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THE crew of the Capital’s entry in the Clipper Round the World yacht race is celebrating after claiming its highest position in the race so far.

Edinburgh Inspiring Capital took fifth place in race 11, which ran from Panama to New York.

Skipper Flavio Zamboni had hoped to see the crew take a podium place, but the yacht was overtaken in the final hours of the race.

“Towards the end of the race, light airs sadly lost us our podium position but we were happy, it was a great achievement,” he said.

The yacht crossed the finish line at 11.14am UK time on Sunday.

On June 7, all the crews in the epic challenge will leave New York to start the final leg of the 40,000-mile yacht race, returning to Southampton in July.