SailNet Community - View Single Post - Interesting Sailboats
View Single Post
post #3716 of Old 01-29-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
PCP's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,505
Thanks: 21
Thanked 113 Times in 96 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Clipper 70

You know the Clipper Round the World race? That kind of VOR for amateurs on heavy steel boats? These ones:

Well, no more. I mean they will continue to race with amateurs that pay for the thrill but they will not do it on an old steel boat but on a relatively modern "race" boat. Nothing exciting, a design from Tony Castro, but a much more modern, lighter and faster boat than the previous one, a composite boat.

Clipper Race - The Clipper 70

Nothing wrong with the boat but it is certainly a faster and more demanding boat to sail than the previous one and for what I have seen on previous races about everybody with a minimum of sailing experience can enter the "race" providing it has the money for it. This boat will not be too demanding for an inexperienced crew? I have my doubts.

PCP is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome