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Sailing: Yachts in 'Clipper Round the World Race' arrive in Singapore

After a long and arduous journey from Australia, some participating yachts from the 'Clipper Round the World Race' finally arrived in Singapore on Wednesday.

SINGAPORE: After a long and arduous journey from Australia, some participating yachts from the 'Clipper Round the World Race' finally arrived in Singapore on Wednesday.

The 2013/2014 race started in London last September.

Competing yachts will have to endure a 64,000-kilometre, 11-month global voyage.

Three of the 12 competing yachts arrived on Wednesday, with the rest expected by Thursday. Among the early arrival was the 'Old Pulteney' from Scotland, which had a bagpiper to welcome the yacht.

Two Singaporean sailors - Toh Kong Chian and Seet Bee Lian on board the Mission Performance - are part of a second batch of yachts arriving on Thursday.

Singapore is the eighth of 16 stops in the Clipper race. It has hosted the competition since 2006. 

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