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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A dry and sunny start, some cloud developing through the course of the day, but good spells of sunshine for most.
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