Henri Lloyd crossed the finish line into Sydney, Australia, claiming its fourth consecutive podium result and its first win in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.
The team celebrated with champagne on arrival.
Their win strengthens the teams overall lead in the race series.
Eric Holden said his team winning had "been a long time coming."
He also said, "We’ve been the bridesmaid for the last couple of races so it’s nice to do one better and win Race 5 into Sydney, Australia.
"People have been asking me if I would be happy winning the overall race without actually winning one of the races in the series. My answer is always yes, but it feels so much better to win a race then come second or third."
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