The round-the-world Clipper Race that was brought to an abrupt end by coronavirus

We were in a bubble out there,” Mary Vaughan-Jones mused.

The 24-year-old from Lancaster returned home last weekend after seven months at sea – her attempt at circumnavigating the globe as part of the Clipper Race having been brought to an abrupt end by the coronavirus pandemic – to find the world in a state of chaos. 

“It’s been quite overwhelming and it’s taken a few days to adjust to the seriousness of it all,” Vaughan-Jones says of her return to reality, adding, “I was devastated the race was cut short; I was having the time of my life, but it has been the correct decision”.

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