July 13, 2014 4:58 pm
Updated: July 13, 2014 5:00 pm

WATCH: Vancouver-based sailor wins prestigious race around the world


WATCH: Vancouver skipper Eric Holden speaks to BC1 anchor Geoff Hastings live from London

A sailor from Vancouver has won a clipper race around the world.

Eric Holden and his crew set sail in October from London for the race around the world, covering 64,300 kilometres in 16 different legs.

His crew included two nurses, two lawyers, a visual effects artist, an interior designer and a software developer. The youngest member of the crew is 21. The oldest is 74.

They encountered everything from 160 km/h winds to thunderstorms and waterspouts in the tropics.

Holden was chosen from 170 applicants to race the first-ever Canadian skipper.

— with files from Canadian Press


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