Racing around the world
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.