Yachts Set Off on Round-the-World Race ( 01:31 )

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Crews competing in the Clipper round-the-world race set off on their 40,000 nautical mile, 11 month journey in heavy rain off Southend near London on Monday (August 31). Spectators sheltering under umbrellas watched from the town's famous pier as the starting cannon began the first stage of the race, a 5,186 nautical mile trip across the Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for the 12 competing yachts..

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    Crews competing in the Clipper round-the-world race set off on their 40,000 nautical mile, 11 month journey in heavy rain off Southend near London on Monday (August 31). Spectators sheltering under umbrellas watched from the town's famous pier as the starting cannon began the first stage of the race, a 5,186 nautical mile trip across the Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for the 12 competing yachts..

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