In Pictures: Clipper yachts return to Liverpool as female skipper makes history

A fleet of 11 Clipper Race vessels returned to Liverpool after almost a year at sea, at the culmination of the round-the-world yacht race.

Australian sailor Wendy Tuck claimed overall victory on board Sanya Serenity Coast, becoming the first woman to win the race.

Sanya Serenity Coast
The winning Sanya Serenity Coast arrives in Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)
Sanya Serenity Coast
The Sanya Serenity Coast was helmed by Wendy Tuck, who become the first woman to win the event (Peter Byrne/PA)
Yacht race
Yachts head up the River Mersey as the finish line approaches (Peter Byrne/PA)
Royal Albert Dock
Crowds turned out on Royal Albert Dock to welcome the sailors (Peter Byrne/PA)
Garmin team
The Garmin team pass the Royal Princess cruise ship during the sprint finish (Peter Byrne/PA)
Liverpool 2018
The Liverpool 2018 team arrive at the finish line (Peter Byrne/PA)

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch was in Liverpool to greet the crews.

Welcome home @ClipperRace 1st & 2nd boats skippered by two amazing ladies. Looking forward to stepping on board the @GREATBritain boat to meet the crew shortly #ClipperRacepic.twitter.com/98uambq73j

-- Tracey Crouch (@tracey_crouch) July 28, 2018

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