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New video: clipper race starts in Southend

The Clipper Round the World race has begun, with all twelve teams starting successfully and on their way to Brest in France.

Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said there was an element of envy as he watched the yachts go through the start line.

He said: "You're thinking, oh you lucky people, you're going sailing... This is the start of their big adventure"

Race Director Justin Taylor said: "It was a great sight, it's so wonderful to see the whole fleet together racing for the first time"