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Yachts wrap up round-the-world race

Yachts competing in the Round the World clipper race have returned to Southampton, England, the site of the start of the race.

The 10 masthead cutters arrived at Ocean Village after the 40,000-mile race.

A day of celebrations marked their return after 51 weeks. More than 500 amateur sailors from 40 countries took part.

All 10 yachts were accompanied up Southampton Water by a flotilla of craft.

BBC reporter Neil Sackley, who was on the water as the yachts sailed in, said: "It was an incredible sight. The flotilla of ships of all shapes and sizes was packed with family and friends welcoming the crews back."

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