Knox-Johnston's global fleet

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Clipper Round-The-World- Yacht- Race 2009 -2010 has attracted a huge international line up.

As well as Finland,the latest flag to join, states or countries competing in 68ft racing yachts for the 35,000 race include the American California, the English Hull & Humber, China’s Qingdao, Ireland’s Cork as well as Scotland’s Edinburgh, Ireland’s Cork and the Cape Breton Island.

Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt was on hand to celebrate the announcement that Jamaica will also field an entry – Jamaica Lighting Bolt – in honour of the fastest man on earth.

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