Official Suppliers get up close with Clipper 7025 JAN 2013
An integral part of the preparations of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the network of Official Suppliers whose services, products and expertise are being utilised on board the Clipper 70.
Last week saw the brand new Clipper 70 showcased at St Katharine Docks, London and Official Suppliers were invited to see the 70-foot yacht up close.
“It was great to see the new generation of Clipper Race yacht, especially since this will be the fastest and I’m sure the most exciting, Clipper Race yet. A new and exciting design, which will catch more than the competitor’s imagination and I can’t wait to have a sail.”
Charlie Mill - Managing Director of Ocean Safety
“I was very lucky to be invited to view the new Clipper 70 at St Katharine Docks. Wow, what an impressive boat! The Clipper Race crews are going to have such an amazing experience racing her around the planet… dressed in the finest Henri Lloyd clothing of course!”
Amy Grealish - Henri Lloyd PR and Sponsorship Manager
"We are thrilled to partner with a major global event like the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and having participants take our boat shoes in the ultimate wear test. For years, Rockport has invested immense amounts of time and resources into making not only the most technologically advanced boat shoes but also the most stylish, and we feel there is no better way to prove the merit of these products than to have the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race staff, skippers, and sailors wear them throughout this partnership."
Daniel Tschuemperlin - Chief Marketing Officer, Rockport.
“Cummins is proud to be associated with the Clipper Race and to be the on board power provider for the new Clipper 70 fleet. The Clipper Race is an incredible, unique and challenging race that tests the vessels and those who sail them to the limits. The elegant and sleek new design of Clipper 70 belies the extremely demanding requirements of the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race, which is why Cummins Onan generators are the perfect partner. Cummins renowned reputation for dependability, reliability and global support go hand in hand with the tough needs of the Clipper Race. Cummins wishes all who sail in the new Clipper 70 the very best of success in this amazing race.”
Phil Terry - Sales Manager, Cummins Marine, Oil & Gas, Onan
“Having been involved with the Clipper Race from the building of the first generation vessels it has always been evident that learning from experience is what drives development and innovation within the organisation. Generation two took the concept to new heights and now generation three does not fail in any respect. Evolution in every aspect of the new vessel design is most evident. Well done to everyone involved.”
Richard Mulligan - Perkins Marine Power
“Seeing the boat at first hand, I was hugely impressed with all that has been achieved. This race will be the most exciting and challenging yet. Harken is so proud to be part of this journey. We wish all the crew the very best of luck."
Andy Ash-Vie - Managing Director of Harken UK
“Fantastic to see the new Clipper 70 on the water at the official launch in London. Hyde Sails are very excited to be supplying the sails for the new boats! The Clipper 70s will certainly bring a new dimension to the race with their performance design and asymmetric rig set up downwind."
Richard Franks - Sales Director, Hyde Sails
“The new Clipper 70 looked stunning. Standing behind the wheels, brought it all back to me, and crew will certainly be in for some very exciting sailing, particularly when they get down south. I would love to be joining them!”
Tony Allen, Partner - Hill Dickinson