Clipper Yacht Race Returns to Liverpool

The Clipper 07-08 yacht race finishes on 5 July 2008.
The return of the Clipper ’07-’08 Round-the-World Yacht Race will be a maritime spectacle befitting a great river.

As the world’s fastest, non-professional, yachting race finishes at the entrance to the Mersey, a flotilla of boats will follow the international yachts up the river to a hero’s welcome for all.

Yachts representing 10 nations, including Australia, Singapore, China and South Africa are taking part, all crewed by international teams.

The fleet includes the Liverpool 08 Yacht, sponsored by the Liverpool Culture Company.

After 35,000 miles and 12 months of intense ocean racing – which has taken the yachts from South Africa to Singapore and El Salvador to New York – expect jubilant scenes!

The Clipper 07-08 yacht race finishes on 5 July 2008.

10.30am – Entertainment starts at Albert Dock

11:00am – Approximate finish time for Liverpool 08 Dash

12:00pm – Clipper Fleet procession in the Mersey, past the mast and in front of spectator area

12:45pm – Clipper Fleet enter Canning Half Tide and begin locking in procedure

15:15pm – Waterside prize giving onboard Liverpool 08, with the Lord Mayor in Albert Dock for:
1st in the Liverpool 08 Dash,
1st in Race 15 (Cork to Liverpool)
3rd overall in Clipper 07-08
2nd overall in Clipper 07-08
1st overall in Clipper 07-08

*This is a preliminary schedule and may be subject to change.

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Liverpool 08 Crew

Having entered a boat in the 2000 Race and hosting the start and finish of the last three Clipper Round the World Yacht Races, Liverpool will now hand over the baton to Hull and Humber to build on the success of the race in recent years by hosting the 09/10 Clipper Race.

Each yacht carries up to ten people who will complete the entire circumnavigation of the globe, while other crew members will join for one or more legs of the race. Approximately 40% of them have no sailing experience whatsoever before beginning their Clipper Training.

Ben Galloway, Skipper
Lisa Pover (Liverpool)
William Little (Wallasey)
David Purchase
Paul Scannell
Michael Thomas
Tina Huovinen
Joan Goodfellow (Liverpool)
Eleni Isasias
Peter Liggett (Liverpool)
Tony Loftus (Liverpool)
Jon-Paul Lowles (Liverpool)
Shaun McGlue
Richard Pope (Liverpool)
Doris Severinghaus
Roy Stevens
Ian Tomlinson (Liverpool)