Pulling into Liverpool in eighth place on Saturday – after a fifth place into Jersey and a ninth into Holyhead – the Island-sponsored yacht secured an overall ninth place, just 2.5 points ahead of Glasgow.
Spectacular celebrations were already under way at the mouth of the River Mersey on Saturday as Western Australia became the first Australian boat in history to win the race.
Having finished the penultimate race to Holyhead in second place, they continued at full pelt and arrived in Liverpool just after seven o’clock in the morning.
Durban finished the final sprint in seventh – but it was enough to secure them a second place overall, having performed consistently well throughout the ten-month challenge.
In the fight for third place just one point separated New York and Liverpool going into the final stretch.
A great performance from New York, however, clinched the final podium place as they arrived in second behind Western Australia.