At 10 o’clock this morning, Simon Rowell and his crew were in fourth place, with 94 miles to go.
Liverpool had raced ahead overnight and established an 11-mile lead over second-placed Bristol.
London, another ten miles behind, remained just two miles ahead of Jersey.
Speaking to the JEP today, Mr Rowell said that Jersey was ‘flying along’ and he hoped the yacht could still overtake Bristol, which is just a point ahead of Jersey in the overall race.’Morale is high on board and all our fingers are crossed that we can catch up with Bristol,’ he said.
‘We have taken four miles off them this morning and we continue to make good progress towards the Island.
The crew are all looking forward to the Jersey stopover – particularly the locally based crew, who are going to enjoy some home comforts, albeit for a few hours.’The boats are expected to start arriving at 8.30 this evening.
The fleet will tie up alongside the Albert Pier and immediately begin preparing for the next race, which will get under way on Wednesday at 6 am.