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  Sam Fuller Wednesday 16 April 2003  
Sam Fuller and the crew of the 'New York' Clipper
Only a handful of women have skippered a yacht in a round the world race and for Sam Fuller, who's 26, it had been a life long dream.

Six months ago she set off on a circumnavigation of the globe as the first female skipper of the Clipper race. She won the transatlantic section from Portugal to Cuba, but half way around the world, in Hong Kong, she felt it was all too much.
When the boat sails again tomorrow she won't be on board. Fiona Lamdin has been following Sam from Day 1 and sailed with her on what turned out to be her final race...

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