Clipper Race Fleet to Compete in Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

August 5, 2013

The Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race fleet will take part in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race during their 40,000 mile race.

The Clipper fleet will arrive in Sydney from Albany, Western Australia, on the fourth of their eight legs on the race and compete in the competition which starts on December 26.

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Commodore Howard Piggot said: “We are very pleased the Clipper Race fleet will be joining our race to Hobart this year. The Clipper 70’s and the crews that sail them will create great interest and dimension to our race.”

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race founder and chairman added: “The Clipper Race sailors will have sailed halfway around the world to participate in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, one of the world’s great classic ocean races.

“It will give these amateur crews a chance to test themselves against some tough opposition outside the Clipper Race.”