Clipper Race Start in pictures – a spectator’s view

Saturday afternoon, all the clipper boats waiting in St Katharine docks for tomorrow's parade.  Credit: Anne Siva

Saturday afternoon, all the clipper boats waiting peacefully in St Katharine docks for tomorrow’s parade. Credit: Anne Siva

Sunday morning, only a few hours to go, the media coverage begins as the crowds start to gather. Credit: Anne Siva.

Sunday morning, only a few hours to go, the media coverage begins as the crowds start to gather. Credit: Anne Siva.

Very nearly time to leave.  There's just time for  team picture...

Very nearly time to leave. There’s just time for a team picture…

... and a hug with James.

… and a last hug with James.

The Clipper boats came out of St Katharine docks to cheers from family and friends on the supporters boats lining the banks of the Thames.  Credit: James Sturt-Scobie.

The Clipper boats came out of St Katharine docks to loud cheers from the crowds, and  from family and friends on the supporters boats lining the banks of the Thames. Credit: James Sturt-Scobie.

Tower Bridge opens for the departure of Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race fleet. Credit: Clipper Round the World.

Tower Bridge opens for the departure of Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race fleet. Credit: Clipper Round the World.

The supporters boats could follow no further as the Clipper yachts went on past the O2. Credit: James Sturt-Scobie.

The supporters boats could follow no further as the Clipper yachts went on past the O2 Arena. Credit: James Sturt-Scobie.

Nearly out of the Thames now as they are spotted by more supporters going past Tilbury power station.  Credit: James Gurney.

Nearly out of the Thames now as they are spotted by more supporters going past Tilbury power station. Credit: James Gurney.

A guest post by Anne.

4 thoughts on “Clipper Race Start in pictures – a spectator’s view

  1. Marvin Faure

    Off at last and out to sea for a grand adventure, in the footsteps of many great men and women in the past. At least you know there’s no risk of sailing off the edge of the world!
    good luck and enjoy,

    Reply
  2. Gillian

    Hi Aly
    Luddite that I am, its taken me a while to find this site. So exciting to see what you are up to, really looking forward to hearing about all your adventures. Fabulous pictures.
    Gillian

    Reply

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