Andrew Taylor resumes round the world race with team mates

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A crew member from the Derry-Londonderry yacht, who fell overboard in the Pacific Ocean in March, has rejoined the crew.

Andrew Taylor, 46, from London, went over the side of the yacht at 00.43 BST on 30 March while competing in the Clipper round the world race.

He was treated for shock and hypothermia.

After receiving the all-clear by doctors, he set off from San Francisco with the rest of the crew.

Mr Taylor was swept away from the yacht by high winds and was recovered almost two hours later.

Determined

The incident happened during a sail change in daylight on day 14 of race 10 in the 16-stage race, which was heading for San Francisco, USA, from Qingdao, China.

Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor, 46, from London, went over the side of the yacht at 00.43 BST on Sunday

Although he is still suffering a sore leg, which is badly bruised, he said he was determined to complete what he started and rejoined his crew to complete the 40,000 mile race around the world.

Around 4,000 people have been taking part in the race.

After leaving San Francisco, the teams will sail to Panama, a journey which is expected to take three weeks.

The fleet will then transit the Panama Canal before starting race 12 to Jamaica.

Race 13 concludes the US coast-to-coast leg in New York at the beginning of June.

The race will finish in London in front of Tower Bridge on 12 July.

The Clipper race was created in 1996 by legendary British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to give people from all walks of life and ages the opportunity to experience ocean racing including the option to complete a full circumnavigation.

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