SOURCE: Jamaica Tourist Board

June 09, 2008 15:00 ET

The Jamaica Clipper Takes a Break on the Hudson River With Captivating Views of the Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - The Jamaica Clipper takes a break on the Hudson River with captivating views of the Statue of Liberty before heading to compete in the 570-mile sprint to Halifax. As part of the festivities of Jamaica Week in New York, the Jamaica Clipper team set sail from the North Cove Harbor hosting Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and his guests for a scenic ride around the Statue of Liberty.

Clipper Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968, and Skipper Simon Bradley were on board to greet the Minister and to share in the excitement of Jamaica's participation in the round the world yacht race which began on September 16, 2007.

After the sail on the Hudson, the Minister signed the Wilberforce Petition calling for the abolition of modern day slavery. The petition is being carried around the world on board Hull & Humber by a tag team of young disadvantaged people from the region who invite dignitaries to sign the petition in the ports of call around the world.

Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race is the world's only yacht race for non-professionals. The race finishes in Liverpool on July 5.

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