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

Australian sailor Wendy Tuck clinched overall victory.

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.

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

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

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