The Clippers return to the Albert Dock

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Liverpool Clipper in the Albert Dock

Liverpool Clipper, looking pristine and shiny new before the start of the race last October

This morning the Liverpool Clipper sailed into Holyhead to win the penultimate leg of the Clipper 2005-2006 round the world race. All ten clippers have a quick rest before the final race, arriving in the Albert Dock tomorrow. It'll be a nail-biter, as Liverpool are now only one point behind 3rd placed New York on the leaderboard. Could they regain their podium position?

The return of the clippers to Liverpool will be celebrated with a weekend of activities on the waterfront. The Maritime Museum is hosting traditional craft demonstrations, hands-on art activities for children and survival fun in the new Shipwrecked exhibition. It's also the museum's annual RNLI weekend.

If you're among the crowds in the Albert Dock, don't forget to pop into the Piermaster's House for a chat to Rose, the Piermaster's wife, who will be receiving visitors from 1-4pm on Saturday 29 July. Have a look at the What's on section for the full programme of events. 

The Piermasters HouseThe Piermaster's House in the Albert Dock