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Clipper

Jersey Clipper

Beginning of the end

The Jersey Clipper has set sail on the last leg of the 35,000 mile circumnavigation race.

The Jersey Clipper has set sail on the final leg (which is split into three races) of the Clipper Round the World Race and is currently heading for New York.

Leg 7 will see the fleet race back to Liverpool, where they first departed from last September, with stopovers en route in New York and Jersey.

The yachts left Port Antonio in bright and breezy conditions on Friday with 1400 miles of Race 11 in front of them.

The route to New York will take them in between Cuba and Haiti, before eventually picking up the Gulf Stream, which will aid them northwards to the Big Apple.

The yachts are expected to arrive in New York at the end of the week, where they will enjoy a brief stopover before heading across the Atlantic bound for Jersey.

The Jersey Clipper is currently lying in 8th place in Race 11, and 9th place overall. She is being skippered for the first time by Mervyn Wheatley, who has taken over the role from Richard Franklin, to become Jersey’s fourth skipper of the event.

last updated: 20/07/06
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Mr Chichester
Yawn yawn, the horaay henry's are finally coming home, what a total waste of money and time, I would have thought the BBC could have found some proper sport or local activity to report on. At least Jersey will win the wooden spoon. Bon nuit

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