BREAD GIRL LISA RACES INTO SECOND PLACE
Lisa Pover, the Liverpool cabbie that BREAD Card are sponsoring on her epic journey around the world, races into second place on board the ‘Liverpool 08’ boat on the first leg from Liverpool to La Rochelle in France.
Lisa commented ‘it was a real tough race heading out from Liverpool and the Irish sea was pretty bumpy to say the least … anyway now I’m on dry land I’m looking forward to using my BREAD Card to get some retail therapy done in La Rochelle !’
The entire Clipper fleet is now berthed in the Bassin des Chalutiers in the centre of La Rochelle where the ten crews are busy with deep cleans and maintenance ahead of their transatlantic race to Salvador.
After the prize giving ceremony at the Hotel de Ville on Thursday evening crews headed out to enjoy some the local nightlife after their first three-day race from Liverpool. At the ceremony Vice Mayor Marc Parnedeau welcomed the teams to La Rochelle. ‘It is a great honour to welcome the Clipper Fleet to La Rochelle and we hope it won’t be the last time.’
Hull & Humber received the first of the yellow first-place pennants of Clipper 07-08, and Liverpool 08 and Glasgow: Scotland with style Clipper picked up their second and third place pennants respectively. Afterwards, the crews sampled pineau, a local fortified wine produced south of La Rochelle.
Clipper is the world's longest sailing race, circumnavigating the globe on a punishing 35,000-mile route, divided into seven legs. Each of the ten 68-foot yachts is crewed by amateurs and led by a professional skipper, making it unique in world yacht racing. The 07-08 race will be the sixth of its kind operated by Clipper Ventures, the company founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who was the first person to sail solo around the world non-stop.
To follow Lisa on her epic journey and keep up to date with her progress go to: http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/index.php/race_news/
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