Inspirations: A life-changing time for Westbourne sailor

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Ed Collison, 19, has taken part in the Clipper yacht race and now he's back with his family,

Picture: Allan Hutchings (142209-891) PPP-140723-234201003

142209_REAL_LIFE_23/7/14 Ed Collison, 19, has taken part in the Clipper yacht race and now he's back with his family, Picture: Allan Hutchings (142209-891) PPP-140723-234201003

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THE sea is like glass, the sky is streaked with blues and yellows and 16 hard-pressed sailors stop what they’re doing to take in the breathtaking Caribbean sunset.

Other yachts gradually become silhouettes in a scene so peaceful that Ed Collison, sitting side by side with his crewmates en route to Jamaica, will always carry this moment with him.

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(l-r) Becky Collison, Ed Collison (19), Lizzie Collison (10), Ellie Collison (8) and Rob Collison. 

Ed Collison, 19, has taken part in the Clipper yacht race and now he's back with his family,

Picture: Allan Hutchings (142209-858) PPP-140723-234117003
142209_REAL_LIFE_23/7/14 (l-r) Becky Collison, Ed Collison (19), Lizzie Collison (10), Ellie Collison (8) and Rob Collison. Ed Collison, 19, has taken part in the Clipper yacht race and now he's back with his family, Picture: Allan Hutchings (142209-858) PPP-140723-234117003

It’s just one of the special memories the Westbourne teenager treasures after competing in the Clipper Round the World Race.

 

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