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Focused on Jamaica – photos. London, UK

The best photos from Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 13-14 weekend can be seen on:

https://plus.google.com/photos/116055727829400213765/albums/5919413540946337297

Beautiful St. Katherine’s docks:DSC_0630

Preparations:

Clipper 13-14: Focused on Jamaica

Jamaica song:

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Right before entering the stage:

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And Jamaican crew on the river!

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find (12) differencies. London after

St. Katherine’s docks, Friday 8.15 AM
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St. Katherine’s docks, Sunday 7.45 PM

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Clipper race fleet depart in London 2013

Early sleepy morning when I hate goodbyes. I haven’t seen my brother that concentrated quite a long time.  No big words, come on, he is leaving to have such a great time.

I’m early in the docks. Crews are preparing yachts than presenting on the stage, Fast walk to the other side of the river where spectators boat is waiting. And the best two views of whole show: Jamaica going out from the docks & parade with all yachts one by one. Yes, I can shout really loud.

And that’s it. Crews are almost on the sea.

No tears – it’s not the end of the world, It’s the race around the world. 

“night watch starts now” party and after…

It’s not polite to write about any late night details of Crew/Family/Friends Friday Party. It was good enough to iritate bodyguards who had problem to kick out over 50 people who still had so many to tell each other. Party moved to hotel’s 24hrs bar when I catch the mood  “everyone’s my friend”. And it was great. I met really interesting people (I was also told that I look like hokey referee in my black-white shirt).

During party the basic “where are you from” question” became secondary, The most often was “which part of the race are you doing?”. “None” I had to answer sadly.

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London’s center of the universe

From New York straight to London city center, cold cider in a pub right before closing. Dead night and jet lag morning took me to English breakfast in the docks with a view for 11 boats and one special one – Jamaica. Because on this boat my brother will sail the world.

Atmosphere in docks is amazing. Like on a summer camp or during film festival – loads of people, families, music, people in similar t-shirts.  You can small silent excitement everywhere in the air.

St Katherine’s docks are a center of universe. Definitely it is to me.

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20130830_075626[1]Jamaican motto: No problem!

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