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Clipper Race Returns to Hull

FOLLOWING AN EPIC 35,000 miles, the ten yachts that are competing in the Clipper Round the World Race 2009-2010 are scheduled to return to Hull on Saturday 17th July.

The Race, which began in Hull in September last year, has already been won by the Spirit of Australia, but there is still a chance that our own Hull & Humber might finish in the top three.

The yachts are scheduled to end the official race when they cross the mouth of the Humber on Saturday morning, but lucky residents in Flamborough, Bridlington and on the East Coast  just might get a sneak preview of the yachts on Friday evening 16th July sometime between 4:00 pm and dusk.

After mustering at the Humber mouth, then on Saturday 17th July, the yachts will take part in the John Harrison Presentational ‘Race’ between King George Dock and St Andrew’s Quay which is expected to start at 9:30am. Residents in Paull will possibly see the boats pass the along the Humber to take up position for the beginning of the John Harrison Race very early on Saturday morning.

The Hull City Council website carries news of the events at Hull Marina. Official Race News and a novel route tracker is available at www.clipperroundtheworld.com.

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