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Yacht docks before drive to show

Hull and Humber yacht
The ship's route has been checked to ensure the 30-tonne vessel can pass

A huge yacht destined to take part in a round the world race has docked in Hull before going on display at the Great Yorkshire Show.

The 68ft (20m) long Hull and Humber yacht will be de-rigged and lifted onto a lorry before being taken 60 miles (96km) to the Harrogate showground.

The yacht's mast will be carried on a second lorry.

Launching in September, the Clipper Round the World race will start and finish on the Humber Estuary.

Organisers said hosting the 35,000-mile (56,000km) race would be a massive boost for the region's economy and attract thousands of visitors.

The race is for amateur rather than professional sailors and takes around 10 months to complete.

Crews have been in training to adapt to spending their days and nights at sea.

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The 20m long Hull and Humber yacht will be de-rigged and lifted on to a lorry before being taken 60 miles to the Harrogate showground



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