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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Clipper Finish in Liverpool 

The Clipper fleet's arrival in Liverpool at the end of their 35,000-mile circumnavigation was part of the city's European Capital of Culture 2008 celebrations and thousands of people lined the banks of the Mersey to give the yachts a spectacular welcome back.Clipper08 fleet at Albert Dock - Liverpool, photograph WWI/photographer courtesy onEdition

For the non-professional crew onboard the ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts, the return to Liverpool's Albert Dock represented the end of a challenge of a lifetime. Crossing the finish line to claim the title of Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race champions was, New York.photograph WWI/photographer courtesy onEdition
Closely followed in second place by Hull & Humber. Third place went to the Scottish entry, Glasgow, which was the only boat in the ten-strong fleet to be led by a female skipper, Hannah Jenner.

Photographs WWI/photographer courtesy onEdition

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