PBO October 2017 cover

In the October 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine...

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Clipper round-the-world yacht race start. Credit: onEdition

The biggest-ever edition of the Clipper Race, got under way on the River Mersey, Liverpool, on Sunday, 20 August, in front of thousands of spectators.

The 2017 Round the Island Race fleet. Credit: Paul Wyeth

The race was previously scheduled for 23 June 2018, however race organisers moved the date following confirmation the Isle of Wight Music Festival would be held the same weekend

The ARC CI crew of Tessa Jane up the mast at Gosport

There were smiles as well as butterflies amongst the skippers and crews of the 2017 ARC Channel Islands rally, as they prepared to set off for the first of two…