Hyde Sails to Power Clipper Race Once Again

By iSportconnect | July 5, 2013

Hyde Sails will once again provide the sails for the boats taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race after an agreement was struck for the 2013-14 edition of the event.

The deal marks the third consecutive year that Hyde’s sails will be used during the Clipper Race and the company will provide 11 sails for each of the brand new 70ft ocean racers in the race.

Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: “Having made their debut in Clipper 09-10 and proved their worth, asthma Clipper Ventures are extremely pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back as the Official Sails Supplier for the ninth edition of the biennial race.

“With our brand new fleet of 12 ocean racers, viagra ed this will be the largest race we have ever produced and it is essential that during the 40,000-mile race, our fleet is kitted out with a wardrobe of sails that will be able to withstand the extreme battering it will receive over the 11 month race.”

Hyde’s Sales Director Richard Franks said: “We are delighted to be part of such an exciting race. This will be Hyde Sails’ third race, and all the experience gained through the last two races has gone into the development and production of the sails for the new Clipper 70s.

“We really enjoy the challenge of meeting the evolving demands of the Clipper Race, which is longer and tougher than it has ever been.”

The Clipper Race will depart London on 1 September and will return there the following July after racing more than 40,000 miles around the world visiting 14 ports on six continents.