Saturday, June 01, 2013

Three different circumnavigations

Couple of news stories caught my eye, all involving circumnavigations of some sort.

First up there was Ben Ainslie competing in the Round the Island race as a tribute to Andrew 'Bart' Simpson - and breaking the record too.

Then slightly longer there's the GB Row Round Britain rowing race that's just started from London, 6 crews to cover 2,000 miles and a prize of £ 100,000 at stake.

Golly, who knew there was so much money in rowing.

Finally all the way round there's the news that London will host the start and end of the Clipper: 12 boats sailing 40,000 miles around the world. It's good to see at least one global circumnavigation sailing race based in the UK.

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