Old Pulteney Clipper Race Yacht Unveiled in London
August 28, 2013
Scotland’s entry into the world’s longest round the world sailing challenge was unveiled at the St Katherine Docks in London today.
Old Pulteney will take part in the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and will be led by skipper Patrick van der Zijden.
The yacht is named after its sponsor, recipe the Scotch whisky and was unveiled by Clipper founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Old Pulteney Senior Brand Manager Margaret Mary Clarke.
Sir Robin commented: “I am very pleased to officially launch Old Pulteney today. Their sponsorship of the Clipper Race truly cements them as the genuine ‘Maritime Malt’.
“As a first time team sponsor, viagra buy we welcome them aboard and wish them a safe and successful journey.”
Clarke added: “This is a thrilling day for Old Pulteney and we are extremely proud to see our boat take its place amongst the Clipper fleet as we get ready for the start of the race on Sunday.
“With Old Pulteney growing in popularity in markets all over the world, illness it’s very fitting for us to be taking a dram in such spectacular style to ports around the globe.
“We wish Patrick and our crew the very best of luck as they set out on their exciting voyage.”
The Clipper Race gives ordinary people the chance to take part in the round the world race with an experienced skipper leading them.
The yachts are sponsored by brands, governments or countries, who all have a chance to activate their sponsorship in the ports they sail into.
The Clipper Race starts on September 1 in London.