Clipper Round the World 70s Arrive

The first of twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts for the Clipper Race arrived in Felixstowe, UK, last night from China. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the longest yacht race at 40,000 miles...
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The first of twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts for the Clipper Race arrived in Felixstowe, UK, last night from China. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the longest yacht race at 40,000 miles and the only race that trains amateurs to cross the world’s most challenging oceans. This new fleet of Clipper 70s will be the largest one-design fleet of ocean racing yachts in the world.

“This is a very exciting time for the Clipper Race,” said Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Founder and Chairman of the Clipper Race. “We are particularly looking forward to receiving the first boat and completing our company trials in home waters.”

The yachts were designed by the highly respected naval architect, Tony Castro, and delivered to the UK by Clipper’s Logistics Partner PSP.

“As a trenchant supporter of the marine industry and the sport of sailing, we are honored to bring these yachts to the UK,” said Managing Director of PSP, Frank Dixie. “The Clipper 70s will form a part of sailing history and to be a part of that is fantastic.”

The boats’ masts and rigging will be fitted locally in Felixstowe before being sailed to the Clipper Race’s base in Gosport for final fit out, trials and pre-racing. The race, which takes about a year to complete, will start in summer 2013.

For more information please visit clipperroundtheworld.com

Photos courtesy of clipperroundtheworld.com

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