Final leg for amateur world racers
The ten clippers competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht race are
due to embark on the crucial final stage today.
The clippers will leave St Helier, Jersey, The Channel Islands, for Race
12 to Holyhead at 1815 BST. They will make a brief pit stop in Holyhead
before they embark on the final race, Race 13, to Liverpool, coming back
into the port where the race began 10 months and 35,000 miles ago.
The race finish at the Albert Docks in Liverpool on Saturday 29th July is set
to be a spectacular event and will be attended by relatives of the crew,
locals, dignitaries, celebrities and international media
With competition so tight, all is still to play for in the final stages of
Clipper 05-06! Nervous tension is building now amongst the fleet, as each
68ft Clipper will have their sights set on the remaining 15 points up for
grabs in the next two relatively short races.