Clipper 70s – Third generation Clipper Race fleet takes shape on schedule as first hull released from its mould in China.
The first of a new twelve-strong fleet of Clipper 70s has been released from its mould as the construction of an expanded fleet for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race progresses on schedule ahead of its completion next year. This is the first of an order for twelve identical new Castro-designed yachts, with an option on four more.
Clipper Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, said, “The new fleet build is progressing on target in Qingdao, China. The new yachts will enter service for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race and continue operating until 2020.”