On Wednesday 31 July at 9.30am, Trafalgar Square will host the official unveiling and naming of Great Britain’s yacht for the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Race. ‘Moored’ alongside one of London’s most famous landmarks, Nelson’s Column, and measuring an impressive 70ft, she won’t be hard to miss. She will remain there until Sunday evening 4 August, providing a rare opportunity for race enthusiasts to view the new Clipper 70 out of the water.
The ninth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 starts Sunday 1 September from St Katharine Docks, London and is anticipated to be the biggest event in the race history. More than 650 people will represent more than 40 different nations on 12 brand new 70ft racing yachts designed by renowned naval architect Tony Castro, and will return almost a year later after completing the 40,000 miles route.
In other Clipper news, PSP has been appointed as the official logistics partner of the 2013-14 event for the third consecutive time.
PSP’s job is to ensure that boats and containers carrying vital maintenance equipment and spare parts will be, in the words of Frank Dixie, managing director of PSP, “Exactly where they’re needed, when they are needed.”
Founder and chairman of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said “I don’t think people appreciate just how vital it is to have a good reliable shipping company when running an international event like the Clipper Race.”
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