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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Marcus completes the trip of a lifetime

Club member Marcus Patrick safely completed Leg 1 of the 2011-12 Clipper Round the World yacht race on the 4th September. The leg comprised two races - the first from Southampton to Madeira and the second from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro - in all covering around 5,500nm. Marcus was one of 16 crew members on board the 68 ft Edinburgh Inspiring Capital yacht and although he was disappointed with the team's race positions over the leg (10th and 9th place respectively) he clearly had a great time. "Despite the many challenges of sailing across the Atlantic (whales, tides, gales, oil rigs and other crew members!), the whole experience was amazing and has really developed my sailing skills. I am now really looking forward to getting back in the Laser at Yeadon".

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has another 7 legs to go and finishes in Southampton in July next year.

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