Clipper team's 'wildest night yet'

ITV News London's Chris Paxton is taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. His boat have had their wildest night yet.

Chris Paxton reports from South Africa

ITV London's Chris Paxton is taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. His team have spent the last week in South Africa.

The team are operating carefully with the spinnaker sails

Clipper: Facing the tropical heat

ITV News London's Chris Paxton is taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. His boat Switzerland is nearing the Equator.

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London sailor taken to hospital after arriving in the United States

Paramedics transport Andrew Taylor to hospital Credit: Noah Berger/PA

A London sailor thrown overboard in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is finally back on dry land. Andrew Taylor spent an hour an a half alone in the ocean 2,500 miles from land after he fell into the sea during a storm on March 31. He was hit by the yacht's rudder, which injured his leg.

The 46-year-old was battered by high waves, rain and hailstones before he was rescued by his fellow yachtsman. He was suffering from hypothermia and severe shock.

Derry-Londonderry-Doire arrives in San Francisco after racing from China Credit: Noah Berger/PA

The 70ft racing yacht, Derry-Londonderry-Doire, arrived in San Francisco last night, completing the 10th stage of the race, in 6th place.

Mr Taylor was taken to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital where he was told his leg was deeply bruised but not broken. Mr Taylor has described the experience as 'horrific' and says he knows he's a very lucky man.

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