Archive for The Yachts

Half Time Boat Maintenance

The repair and maintenance work continues. Part of this was the half-time boat lift as we have now completed near enough half of the circumnavigation. Our lift highlighted a number of reasons as to perhaps why our boat seemed slower than others in a straight drag race…… Number 1: We found a length of line […]

Clipper 70 Commissioning Update

Clipper have released an update on how the commissioning is going for the fleet of new yachts that we’ll be using for our race. The news is that some “issues” have been found with the bonding of the resin in the hull on the first 4 boats, which are being addressed but this will delay […]

Clipper 70 Official Launch

On 19th Jan we got to see the Clipper 70 for real at the Crew Briefing day and Official Clipper 70 Launch down at St. Katharine Docks in London. First impressions are that there is a lot more space both on deck and below. Gone is the crew ghetto, the crew accommodation basically being separated […]

Clipper Race and De Lage Landen Unite Again

Finally some news about the teams! Clipper have just announced that De Lage Landen have signed up to sponsor a yacht again in this years race; after their successfully sponsorship of one in the 11-12 race. By coincidence it was this yacht that I completed my Level 2 training on in November 2012. Full details […]

Crew Day 19-Jan-13

Clipper Crew Day 19-Jan-2013, where we collect our first official piece of Clipper Clothing for the 13-14 race and get our first official crew photo’s taken. Plus get a look round the actual yachts we’ll be racing on!

First Clipper 70 Arrives in Gosport

The first of the Clipper-70’s has arrived at Gosport today! One down eleven to go!

First Yacht Arrives in the UK

The first clipper 70 yacht has arrived in the UK at Felixstowe. Could this be the one that I sail on?      

First Boats Nearing Completion

The first boats in the new fleet are nearing completion and have been put into the water for final rigging and fitting out. Check out these pictures that Clipper have released: Completed hull and deck being lowered into the water for the first time before all the mast and rigging are fitted. The picture doesn’t […]

My Clipper 13-14 Adventure