Yesterday was Crew Allocation Day for the Clipper 09/10 Round the World Yacht Race. Over three quarters of the total crew members for the race travelled to Portsmouth for a morning crew briefing which culminated in the Race Skippers each opening a sealed envelope containing the names of their crew.  The Clipper Ventures race team had received over eighty requests to be on the host-port boat but with less than forty available places there was bound to be disappointment for some.  Not for me however - as much to my relief, my name was on the list read out by Piers Dudin - the Hull & Humber skipper.  For full details of the crew on all of the yachts go to
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