Sunday 16th September 2007 sees the start of the 2007-2008 Round the World Clipper race. Leaving Liverpool in the afternoon, ten clippers, crewed by enthusiastic amateurs and skippered by the sole proffesional seaman, will set sail for a 35,000 mile race around the world lasting ten months. to return to Liverpool in July 2008.
Seen here is the Liverpool-08 clipper racing for the finishing line in front of the Royal Liver Building at the end of the 2005-2006 race. It was a little grey on the day and the river was starting to get choppy as the wind increased.
I know the picture is a little horizontally challenged, I was standing on the heaving deck of a Mersey Ferry at the time and it was difficult to stay still.
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