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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-12-08

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Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrives in Liverpool ahead of 40,000 nautical mile challenge
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

MONDAY, 14 August 2017, the Clipper 2017-18 Race fleet, including the Liverpool 2018 team, will arrive to Albert Dock, Liverpool, ahead of its 20 August 2017 Race Start.  This arrival marks the 4th time the race has started and finished in Liverpool, making it the events most frequented Start and Finish destination. The last time the City hosted the event was 10 years ago, in 2007-08. 1 of the world's most challenging endurance events, the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Race, which is expected to take 11 months to complete, is the only on the planet which trains everyday people to take on 1 of Mother Nature's toughest tests.  40% of crew have had no previous sailing experience before signing up.  Between 14 August and 20 August 2017, there will be a host of events and festivities open to the public as well as globally as the Clipper Race partners' business events and yacht naming ceremonies. The event starts in Monday, 14 August 2017, when the Fleet arrival, on River Mersey, at around 3pm.  they will then sail up the river performing a 'Parade of Sail' at around 4:15pm.   All 12 yachts will then be berthed along the River side of the Colonnades (in front of the Tate) The fleet will then move into the Albert Dock, between 5pm and 6pm.

See our Facebook Page for some archived footage we took of the 2008 race...

Click here to see the map of the start event locations within the Albert Dock Area.


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