Liverpool points finalised

At end of first leg of Clipper Round the World Race

Saturday November 9th 2002, Author: Loretta Spridgeon, Location: Transoceanic
The Race Committee for the Clipper 2002 Round the World Yacht Race, chaired by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, has awarded Liverpool Clipper 4.5 points for the first race of the eleven-month challenge.

The decision was taken after taking into account all the factors connected with Liverpool Clipper stopping racing for a period between 05:00 on 1, November and 18:44 on 3, November 2002 when she proceeded to Bayona to land an injured crew member.

Overall points standing after Race 1 of 16

1st Hong Kong 8 points
2nd Jersey 7 points
3rd London 6 points
4th New York 5 points
5th Liverpool 4.5* points
6th Bristol 4 points
7th Glasgow 3 points
8th Cape Town 1 point
* Including points adjustment

A grand prizegiving reception, given by the Town of Cascais, took place on
Thursday, 7 November where several sponsors of this spectacular visit were
recognised and thanked at the Reception; namely Hyundai, Datacomp and
Minolta.

Colin de Mowbray, Race Director, also presented copies of an antique chart
of the area, dated 1806, from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office to the
Camara Municipal de Cascais and the Marina de Cascais in recognition of all
the arrangements that have been made for the race.

Justin Taylor and the Hong Kong Clipper crew basked in their well-deserved
glory, but they had to wait their turn. The first prize was awarded to
Liverpool Clipper's Vicky Margerrison for being the first crew member to
reach Cascais. Vicky was landed at Bayona and after a check up in the
hospital, was driven to Cascais by the Assistant Race Director, Tim Hedges,
in one of the Hyundai cars.

Roger Steven-Jennings, skipper of Cape Town Clipper, was next to receive a
prize for his timely arrival in Cascais, completing the first race during
the visit by the Portuguese media and securing excellent national coverage
for Clipper 2002.

Clipper 2002 flags and pennants were awarded for third, second and first
place to London, Jersey and Hong Kong respectively by João Sande E Castro on
behalf of the Camara Municipal De Cascais, with additional prizes generously
supplied by Hyundai, Marina de Cascais and the Town.

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