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photoblog image The race began in 2007

The race began in 2007


On Saturday the 16th September 2007 ten 20 Metre long Clippers set sail from Liverpool to race around the world, over 35,000 miles of sailing, calling in at 13 ports along the way. Seen here are the Jamaica, Qingdao and New York Clippers passing Wallesey on the way out of the River Mersey.

On Saturday 5th July 2008 the Clippers return to Liverpool to complete the race. Mersey Ferries are running a special cruise to greet them so another opportunity to get some pictures on the river. The weather forecast is heavy rain so it looks like it might be a difficult day for good pictures but you have to hope.

More details about the race may be found here.

The race began in 2007


On Saturday the 16th September 2007 ten 20 Metre long Clippers set sail from Liverpool to race around the world, over 35,000 miles of sailing, calling in at 13 ports along the way. Seen here are the Jamaica, Qingdao and New York Clippers passing Wallesey on the way out of the River Mersey.

On Saturday 5th July 2008 the Clippers return to Liverpool to complete the race. Mersey Ferries are running a special cruise to greet them so another opportunity to get some pictures on the river. The weather forecast is heavy rain so it looks like it might be a difficult day for good pictures but you have to hope.

More details about the race may be found here.

comments (4)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Jul 2008, 03:23
Les I like this photo,I hope you get some photo on there return
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, I sure did get some pictures.
  • Gingeybaby
  • Avoiding doing the weeding
  • 5 Jul 2008, 09:40
Lovely photograph. I like the contrast with the power boat in the foreground. Fingers crossed for the return.
Les Auld: The crossed fingers must have worked Gingebaby as they all returned ok. Thanks for the comment.
It looked like a choppy start for these yachts Les, but nothing to what they no doubt have encountered. Hope you have a good day on the return cruise.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, the river was running very fast back then.
Hope you get some good shots Les, if this is anything to go by they will be worth seeing
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, it was a grand day out even with the bad weather.

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