24 Dec '11, 10am

S'pore team leads start of Clipper Yacht Race 7 from Gold Coast to S'pore

S'pore team leads start of Clipper Yacht Race 7 from Gold Coast to S'pore

Singapore crew at the start of Race 7, from Australia's Gold Coast to Singapore, in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. -- PHOTO: ONEDITION Singapore was first over the start line in Race 7 of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, which sailed off from Australia's Gold Coast on Christmas Eve. Singapore is one of ten yachts competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. Sponsored by Keppel Corporation, it is the fourth time Singapore has entered the Clipper Race. Following Singapore - several boat lengths behind - were New York and Welcome to Yorkshire. Gold Coast Australia and Geraldton Western Australia were next, followed by Qingdao, De LageLanden and Derry-Londonderry. Visit Finland, the winner of the last race, and Edinburgh Inspiring Capital completed the order over the start line. Race 7 of the world's longest ocean race starts from the ...

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