Clipper Fleet departs Queenborough for Rio

Clipper fleet visits QueenboroughLast night the fleet of twelve 70 foot yachts, each with a crew of 22, plus a 68 foot training yacht, moored at Queenborough Harbour before starting their Round the World Race off Southend Pier at lunchtime. Being a bank holiday, it poured with rain all day but the atmosphere was full of excitement for the amateur crews.

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