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A British sailor has died during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Sarah Young was swept overboard by a wave in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
It took place during the ninth race in the fourteen stage event.
With more, here's Richard Slee.
A round the world sailor who was swept to her death was not tethered to her yacht, it has emerged.
Sarah Young, 40, was the second crew member to have died on the vessel in the last six months. Andrew Ashman from Kent, died while taking part in the Clipper round the world yacht race last year.
The deaths are the first in the Clipper race in 20 years.
Her death is now being investigated by race organisers.
Very sad news about yachts woman Sarah Young #ClipperRace. Sailing around the world is such a great experience yet the sea has its own rules
So sad to hear about the tragic accident in the Clipper race. Thoughts and prayers with friends, family and cremates of Sarah Young.
Sad hearing of the death of British sailor Sarah Young during the Around the World Yacht Race. #ichorcoal
Very sad. An old school friend. RIP Sarah Young: Second Briton dies in Clipper Round The World Yacht Race https://t.co/urR4ZzI2Ec
"The RYA is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of crew member Sarah Young (40) whilst competing on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
"Sarah was one of the crew aboard the IchorCoal boat (CV21) and her next of kin have been informed.
"Our thoughts and condolences are with Sarah’s family, friends, her fellow crew members and the wider Clipper family.
"A full investigation will be carried out, as is standard practice, into the incident in cooperation with the appropriate authorities.
"Race Officials are supporting the Skipper and crew through this tragic ordeal."
A sailor has died taking part in the Clipper round the world race - which started in Gosport.
Sarah Young, 40, a company owner from London was knocked from her position by a wave.
She was not tethered onto the yacht at this time and was swept away in strong winds.
The Clipper Race had been on her bucket list for some years, and she said celebrating her 40th birthday just before setting sail was the perfect way to start the adventure.
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