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Liverpool08 Clipper Team docks in Singapore

Fuel TransferThe Liverpool Clipper has finished the latest leg of the Round The World Yacht Race in fourth place.
The Capital of Culture team was beaten by the Durban Clipper, which was first to cross the finish line in Keppel Bay, Singapore, on Sunday morning.

The Western Australia team came second, with New York coming in third.

The race, which takes place in seven sections, set off from the Albert Dock in September and is expected to return to Liverpool in July 2006.

Liverpool 08 transfered fuel to New York on Saturday as the fleet continued to motor towards Singapore after Race 5 was curtailed due to light winds.

New York Skipper Joff Bailey writes:
The fuel transfer was required because New York have had to run their generator or engine almost constantly since leaving Fremantle due to battery problems and combined with some dirty fuel and the 700 mile motor from the early finish, I thought it prudent to request a few additional cans from Liverpool 08.

Althought the race is competitive each of the skippers and crews are more than willing to help each other out when needed.

Liverpool 08 is still in 3rd position overall. Take a look at the excellent clipper-ventures website for the latest details.