Derry yacht wins home leg of Clipper Round the World race

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Image caption A crew member from the Derry-Londonderry-Doire yacht fell overboard in March

The Derry-Londonderry-Doire yacht has won the home leg of the Clipper Round the World yacht race.

The boat is skippered by Derry man Sean McCarter and will sail into Londonderry on Monday morning as part of the city's LegenDerry Maritime Festival.

The 2,800 mile leg from New York to Derry was the 14th stage in the 16 series race.

The win puts the crew in fourth place and in contention to challenge for the third spot on the podium.

The arrival of the race into Derry had been delayed because of poor weather condition caused by light winds and high pressure in the Atlantic Ocean.

Some of the yachts had been expected to arrive in the city on Saturday, but will now start to arrive on Monday.

Derry is the penultimate stopover on the world's longest ocean race, which left London in September.

A nine-day maritime festival, with a race village, summer promenade and sea-faring activities began in Derry on Saturday.

Up to 100,000 people are expected in the city during the programme of events.

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