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Clipper race's second stage begins
12:04pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
YACHTS in the Clipper Race 2013-14 are under way again.
The 12 boats competing in the 11-month, 40,000-mile race have begun the second stage of the first leg of the race from Brest, in France.
They will now aim to complete their first ocean crossing by clocking up nearly 5,000 miles to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The crew of Switzerland, of which former Southampton City College principal Lindsey Noble is a member, were in 11th place last night.
Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “The Doldrums is the area where Race 2 is likely to be decided. The teams will have to ensure they maintain concentration and keep the boat moving.”
The crews are travelling to another 15 ports on six continents.
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