Nova Scotia stop for 09-10 around-the-world race

The image of an eagle, the emblem of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, will adorn the 68ft race yacht which has today been confirmed as an entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.

Following the successful stopover there in the 07-08 edition of the race Sydney, Cape Breton, is now confirmed as a stopover on the Clipper 09-10 route and will play host to the fleet in June 2010.

Named Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s Masterpiece, the entry will be one of ten identical, stripped down 68ft racing yachts competing in the event, each sponsored by an international city, region or country. They include Uniquely Singapore, Qingdao and Hull & Humber, all of whom will be making return appearances. Joining them for the first time will be California, whose participation has been endorsed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger following the fleet’s inaugural visit to the state in the last edition of the biennial race. Also making a debut is Cork, the first ever Irish entry in the Clipper Race and the destination for the fleet when they leave Sydney.