Clipper 2005-06 Race

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The Clipper 2005-06 Race was a race of firsts.

It was the introduction of the second fleet of Clipper Race yachts and the first circumnavigation of the series, which raced from east to west.

2005-06 saw Guo Chuan become the first Chinese crew member to take part in the race on board Qingdao, during the Olympic Sailing City’s first entry in the Clipper Race.

While Mark Preedy skippered the first ever entry from Down Under, to victory, beating Durban to victory by nine and a half points.

“I am feeling pretty good!” revealed Mark, upon crossing the final finish line of the 2005-06 race.

“I wanted to win this last race to get the icing on the cake; it feels very satisfying to come into Liverpool first and makes our overall win sink in all the more!”