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Publication date:- 2017-12-08

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Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrives in Liverpool ahead of 40,000 nautical mile challenge
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MONDAY, 14 August 2017, the Clipper 2017-18 Race fleet, including the Liverpool 2018 team, will arrive to Albert Dock, Liverpool, ahead of its 20 August 2017 Race Start.  This arrival marks the 4th time the race has started and finished in Liverpool, making it the events most frequented Start and Finish destination. The last time the City hosted the event was 10 years ago, in 2007-08. 1 of the world's most challenging endurance events, the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Race, which is expected to take 11 months to complete, is the only on the planet which trains everyday people to take on 1 of Mother Nature's toughest tests.  40% of crew have had no previous sailing experience before signing up.  Between 14 August and 20 August 2017, there will be a host of events and festivities open to the public as well as globally as the Clipper Race partners' business events and yacht naming ceremonies. The event starts in Monday, 14 August 2017, when the Fleet arrival, on River Mersey, at around 3pm.  they will then sail up the river performing a 'Parade of Sail' at around 4:15pm.   All 12 yachts will then be berthed along the River side of the Colonnades (in front of the Tate) The fleet will then move into the Albert Dock, between 5pm and 6pm.

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Friends of Kings Gardens Family Fun Day

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Hope and Glory Festival Photos and Report
All is ready for the Southport Flower Show 2017
Reminder... Outdoor Cinema Southport
Free summer Holidays activities for families
Thousands expected to enjoy a river cruise adventure on the Mersey this summer
Health Secretary praises Trust's 'exceptional improvement'
3 arrested following ATM thefts in both Merseyside and West Midlands
Everton star Wayne Rooney backs City's bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Cannabis Farm found in Southport
Motorcyclist seriously injured in road traffic collision in Thornton
£2.5m and £3m worth of cannabis discovered in Burscough
Merseyside Police issue an appeal for information after an armed robbery in Southport took place
Blackburn fuel fraudster payback time
PCC urges victims of crime to "just talk" to her
Lancashire Care tops national NHS league table on research
Disabled children's charity launch 'Fantasy Football' competition
The hunt is on for the best pub roast in the North
Sculptor to become Citizen of Honour
Child arrests by Merseyside Police fall by 75% in 6 years
New Ferry man fined ₤500 for anti social behaviour
LJLA encouraging more people with a disability to fly
'Home owning hopelessness' as private renters fear they may never get on property ladder
206 people arrested during summer drink and drug driving campaign
Land transformed amid a 'Hive' of activity

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The real cost of University

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