Hundreds of spectators gathered on Southend Pier for the official start of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. On the first leg, the fleet will race from the pier to Brest in France, before heading to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
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Early fog will clear to leave a dry day with sunny spells and highs of 18 deg C (64 deg F)
Overnight there'll be mist and fog but it will clear for Sunday leaving sunny spells.
A month of special events for the Norfolk nurse responsible for saving Allied soldiers in the First World war, has begun.