Warm welcome for sailors

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The Capital’s entry in the Clipper Round the World yacht race has arrived in Qingdao at the end of the one of the toughest legs of the event.

The 19-day journey from Singapore saw the crew land in eighth place in the leg.

They were greeted at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre with a spectacular ceremony including fireworks, drums and dragon dancers.

Edinburgh Inspiring Capital’s skipper, Gordon Reid, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic getting into Qingdao.

“It’s so overwhelming to see the crowds.

“It got quite lumpy on the water outside Taiwan.”