Rac­ing around the world

The Week - Junior - - Over To You -

Char­lotte, Year 5, and Daniel, Year 6

“The Clip­per Round the World Race left Liverpool Docks on 20 Au­gust. The Clip­per Race teams sail around the world and will re­turn to Liverpool in July next year, hav­ing stopped in 12 coun­tries. The web­site is amaz­ing; on it you can fol­low the boats to try to guess who’s go­ing to win. Our mum guessed that a boat called Dare to Lead will win be­cause she likes the name.

The Liverpool Clip­per boat came out of the docks into the River Mersey. Ac­cord­ing to a crew mem­ber on the Liverpool yacht, the rea­son it is pink is be­cause they couldn’t have a red or blue boat (be­cause of the ri­val foot­ball teams, Liverpool FC and Ever­ton). We got to go on one of the yachts and stood in the gal­ley, which is the yacht’s kitchen. They have to cook for 20 peo­ple every day in this tiny kitchen. The crew only get four hours’ sleep at a time, and as they get out of bunk, some­one else gets in, as they work in shifts. They call it hot bunk­ing. We re­ally en­joyed get­ting to go on a yacht and watch­ing the 12 70-foot clip­per yachts set sail.

Char­lotte and Daniel on board the boat.

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