Yorkshire represented for third time

One English entry has been announced for the 40,000-mile Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race Welcome to Yorkshire.

The county was previously represented by Hull & Humber in Clipper 07-08 and 09-10, attracting millions of pounds worth of business to the north-east region.

Completing the British contingent are Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Derry-Londonderry. All ten competing boats are identical stripped-down 20.7m (68ft) racing yachts.

As with other entries, the pink-liveried Yorkshire will be skippered by a professional elite sailor, Englishman Rupert Dean, with crew largely made up of ‘people like you’.

The race starts from Southampton on 31 July.

Photo: ‘Yorkshire’ skipper Rupert Dean at the bow of a Clipper 11-12 yacht, backed by some of the ‘people like you’ crew