04 Feb '12, 7am

Clipper Race yachts get spectacular send-off from Singapore

Clipper Race yachts get spectacular send-off from Singapore

The ten yachts taking part in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race set sail on Saturday morning from the Marina at Keppel Bay, where they have been based since last Saturday. -- PHOTO: KEPPEL The ten yachts taking part in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race set sail on Saturday morning from the Marina at Keppel Bay, where they have been based since last Saturday. The yachts had been on a week-long stopover in Singapore, and their send-off was no less spectacular than the welcome festivities, with drummers upping the tempo as the teams manned their boats in preparation for race start, as well as the traditional tossing of the Yusheng, or raw fish salad, by skippers and VIP guests. Speaking at the departure ceremony, Keppel Corporation chairman, Dr Lee Boon Yang, who is also chairman of Singapore Press Holdings, said: 'As we celebrated friendship and goodwil...

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