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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.

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