Coppercoat is the
world’s most long lasting antifoul coating. This copper-rich epoxy system is
designed to repel marine fouling in all waters for at least ten years.
For long distance ocean racing, a clean hull is of paramount importance. By the midway point in previous races, the entire Clipper Race fleet required lifting so the tired antifoul paint could be replaced with fresh product. But using Coppercoat would eliminate the need for this work and expense.
“Knowing that Coppercoat could help the fleet to sail around the world more efficiently, it become clear that this was an event we should support,” explains Ewan Clark, Managing Director of Coppercoat.
“So when an official approach was received from the Clipper Race, we were delighted to grasp the opportunity.”
“When developing Coppercoat, we set out to produce the most hard wearing and long lasting coating available. For us, an antifoul is about endurance as well as performance. These are just some of the qualities required by Clipper Race crew; ordinary people with a desire to show they can perform at a high level for extended periods whilst simultaneously enduring everything the ocean can throw at them.
“The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is one of the best-known events in sailing, and one of very few with true global reach. Being a global business ourselves, it provides us with the perfect opportunity to showcase our product in existing, emerging, and indeed new market places.
“Working in conjunction with our worldwide distributor network, we are currently planning to host promotional events in the UK, South America, Australia and the USA. This will include inviting numerous clients, competition winners and marine journalists to experience the thrill of sailing a Clipper Race yacht, and of course, enjoy some well-earned post-trip hospitality.”
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