Warm welcome for sailors

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.

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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.”