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The race ended in 2008


Three of the clippers race down the River Mersey to the finish line on a grey morning in July. After over 35,000 miles the ten clippers returned to Liverpool and the welcome from the thousands of people on the river and the dock sides. These three are the Glasgow Clipper, Singapore Clipper and Western Australia Clipper.

The morning started off grey and wet, waiting in the rain for over an hour to board the Royal Iris of the Mersey to sail out and greet the clippers, during the three hour voyage we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning, drizzle, patches of mist and finally the sun breaking through. All in all, a changeable day on the river.

The race ended in 2008


Three of the clippers race down the River Mersey to the finish line on a grey morning in July. After over 35,000 miles the ten clippers returned to Liverpool and the welcome from the thousands of people on the river and the dock sides. These three are the Glasgow Clipper, Singapore Clipper and Western Australia Clipper.

The morning started off grey and wet, waiting in the rain for over an hour to board the Royal Iris of the Mersey to sail out and greet the clippers, during the three hour voyage we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning, drizzle, patches of mist and finally the sun breaking through. All in all, a changeable day on the river.

comments (7)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Jul 2008, 03:23
Thank you Les this is a great photo I am glad you were able to get out and capture it.If this was mine I would enlarge,Frame and hang it on a wall.well done
Les Auld: Thanks for the compliment Vintage, based on this I may even enter it in the club competition next year.
This is a terrific shot Les. I agree with vintage...one for the wall!
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, it is growing on me.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jul 2008, 09:46
A superb shot of a beautiful English summer's day, Les, with the guys messing around on the river!! After the exotic sights around the world, the banks of the mersey may be bit of come down (or maybe not!) Excellent!
Les Auld: How true Alan, and I am sure the crews were looking forward to a pint of good English Ale and a warm homecoming.
  • Gingeybaby
  • In my own little world
  • 6 Jul 2008, 09:47
This is magnificent. To think they have been all around the world. Congratulations on capturing them going out and coming back.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment, Next year they leave from Hull so this is the last chance for me for a while.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jul 2008, 12:30
I think the people participating in this sport don't really notice the additional wet from above smile Great picture, I think Singapore lost its way wink
Les Auld: True, what is a bit more water. They are tacking round to head into the river. Thanks for the comment Louis.
That's British weather for you. You deserve a medal Les. An unusual view of the Gormley's in the background!
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair, the weather does add to the challenge of photographing on the heaving deck of the ferry. I never noticed the Gormleys when I took this.
What a great job you have made of this shot Les, frame it as Vintage says.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, appreciate the comment.

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