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Velux 5 Oceans sprint four to Brad Van Liew

'Brad Van Liew onboard his yacht Le Pingouin at start of Ocean Sprint 4 from ÊPunta del Este, Uruguay to to Charleston SC, USA. - Velux 5 Oceans'    Ainhoa Sanchez/Velux 5 Oceans    Click Here to view large photo

Brad Van Liew has won the fourth sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans round the world yacht race.

The 43-year-old sailed into his home town of Charleston, South Carolina, today to rapturous applause from the flotilla of spectator boats who turned out to greet him. After sailing more than 5,900 nautical miles from Punta del Este in Uruguay, Brad crossed the finish line in Charleston Harbor at 1658 local time following 23 days, 4 hours and 58 minutes at sea.

His victory makes it four wins out of four legs in the Velux 5 Oceans, a 30,000-mile singlehanded race around the globe sailed in 60ft yachts called Eco 60s. With one more leg to sail, Brad has a dominant lead at the top of the VELUX 5 OCEANS leaderboard.

Brad is a veteran of two previous Velux 5 Oceans races in 1998 and 2002, when it was known the Around Alone. Brad won class two of the 2002 edition.

More to follow once Brad has docked alongside in Seabreeze Marina.

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