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Clipper Round the World Race Starts off Liverpool

20th August 2017
oat Liverpool 2018 departs the Race Start for the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Albert Dock, Liverpool. oat Liverpool 2018 departs the Race Start for the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Albert Dock, Liverpool. Photo: Onedition

The 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race started on the Irish Sea this afternoon. The race is the only event which trains non-professional sailors to complete a circumnavigation, and is one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet.

The first of the race’s 13 stages will take the twelve teams 6,400 nautical miles to Punta del Este in Uruguay.

The teams will return to Liverpool almost a year later on July 28, July 2018.

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