World’s longest yacht race featured on CNN’s Mainsail today

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The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is featured in April's episode of CNN’s MainSail show which has its first transmissions today. The sailing programme looks at how the race has introduced thousands of new sailors to the sport over its 17-year history.

The programme which is presented by Double Olympic Gold Medallist Shirley Robertson also explores a brand new Clipper 70 yacht as well as featuring interviews with former winning skipper Alex Thomson and race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Mainsail schedule:

Thursday, April 11: 0930, 1630
Saturday, April 13: 0730, 2100
Sunday, April 14: 1630
Saturday, May 4: 1630
Sunday, May 5: 0730, 2130

All times are BST (British Summer Time).

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