Please select your home edition
Edition
T Clewring J-class

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Jamaican entry joins the fleet

by Ruth Harrington on 24 Jul 2013
Jamaica Lightning Bolt entry from the 2009-10 Clipper Race under Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Clipper Round The World Yacht Race http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com
When the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race commences, a Jamaican entry will be part of the fleet.

The yacht, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers debuting in the latest edition of the Clipper Race, will showcase Jamaica as one of the most desirable visitor destinations on the planet during the 40,000-mile, 11 month ocean race, to deliver a global promotion as it visits 15 ports on six continents.

This is the third time that Jamaica has fielded an entry. The founder and chairman of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said, 'We are extremely pleased to welcome back a Jamaican entry, in what is the largest ever edition of the Clipper Race.

'In both the 2007-08 and 2009-10 editions of the Clipper Race, Jamaica was one of the most popular locations amongst our crew. The race will provide the perfect platform for the Jamaica Tourist Board to continue to showcase Jamaica to an international audience.'

The Jamaican yacht entry will be crewed by amateurs under the watchful eye of one of the twelve exceptional skippers who were chosen after a rigorous selection process by organisers of the Clipper Race. For the third time in the history of the race, the fleet will visit Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, where they will receive a hero’s welcome.

'This exciting project is a unique opportunity to target Jamaica’s key tourism markets across the globe, bringing Destination Jamaica back under the international spotlight,' commented John Lynch, Director of Tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board. 'Jamaica’s vibrant branding will be seen all over the world. We are planning a creative programme of events and activity to mark the arrival of the Jamaica yacht into the race’s various ports-of-call.'

After setting sail from London’s Tower Bridge on 1 September 2013, the matched fleet of 12 yachts will race around the globe, before arriving in Port Antonio 'From Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games) to Qingdao in China (host of the 2008 Summer Olympic sailing competitions) and back to London (host of the London 2012 Summer Olympics), Brand Jamaica will revisit countries where our athletes have secured world-breaking athletic victories over the years and look forward to competing in the future,' continued Mr Lynch.

William Tatham, Vice President of Cruise Shipping and Marina Operations for the Port Authority of Jamaica, said: 'The arrival of these prestigious racing yachts into the Errol Flynn Marina is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the unique facilities of the port. Jamaica was named ‘Caribbean's Leading Cruise Destination’ at the 2012 World Travel Awards and we are looking forward to extending a warm Jamaican welcome.'

The Clipper 13-14 Race will set off from St Katharine Docks, London on Sunday, 1 September on a 40,000-mile journey around the globe, making it the world’s longest ocean race, stopping at 15 ports on six continents over 11 months.

For more information visit Clipper Round the World
upffront 660x82Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82InSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Clipper Race skipper to receive prestigious US award
Clipper Round the World: Award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue. Clipper Round the World: The award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue in the harsh northern Pacific Ocean last March. The Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship is an internationally renowned trophy awarded annually for an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht, or one or more individuals at sea.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
Clipper Race audience exceeds three billion worldwide, and growing
Record numbers of people have followed the exploits of the latest Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Record numbers of people have followed the exploits of the latest Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with a cumulative audience of more than 3.3 billion people in over 200 countries seeing news coverage in the press, radio, TV and online. Countless more have engaged through social media.
Posted on 8 Oct 2014
Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award to Qingdao
The Chinese team, Qingdao, stepped on stage as the winners of Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award. After conquering 40,000 miles and facing some of Mother Nature’s greatest trials the 12-strong Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived back at St Katharine’s Dock London after 11 months on Saturday where Chinese team, Qingdao stepped on stage as the winners of Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award
Posted on 17 Jul 2014
Clipper Round the World Race - Race Director reflects on final stages
It was an amazing finish to the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. It was an amazing finish to the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race which saw thousands of spectators line the River Thames, eager to catch a glimpse of the inspirational crew who returned to London, 11 months after setting off on the 40,000-mile challenge.
Posted on 15 Jul 2014
The Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd presented with the Clipper Race trophy
Winning boat Henri Lloyd has been presented with Clipper Race trophy at a prizegiving ceremony in St Katharine Docks 2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Winning boat Henri Lloyd has been presented with the Clipper Race trophy at a prizegiving ceremony in St Katharine Docks, London, this afternoon having been victorious in the world’s longest ocean race.
Posted on 13 Jul 2014
Clipper Round the World Race - Henri Lloyd claims overall victory
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race winning boat Henri Lloyd and the fleet have returned to a heroes’ welcome. Clipper Round the World Yacht Race winning boat Henri Lloyd and the fleet have returned to a heroes’ welcome in London eleven months after setting off. Having conquered Mother Nature’s toughest conditions during the 40,000 mile ocean odyssey, the team was victorious in the overall Clipper 2013-14 Race, claiming a total of eleven podiums and five overall wins to beat second-placed GREAT Britain.
Posted on 13 Jul 2014
Clipper Race- Fleet begins Victory Parade of Sail up the River Thames
The Clipper Race has started its Parade of sail at the mouth of the River Thames after completing Race 16 2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race has started its Parade of sail at the mouth of the River Thames after completing Race 16 and the full 40,000 mile circumnavigaton last night off Southend, UK.
Posted on 12 Jul 2014
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain wins race 16
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd finished in second place at 20:55:33/19:55:33 UTC, its eleventh podium of the overall race. 2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain has won the final race of the global series into its home port, finishing Race 16 off Southend, UK at 20:44:33 BST/19:44:33 UTC.
Posted on 12 Jul 2014
Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway
In the Clipper Round The World Race, it’s been a night of close match racing as the fleet embarked on the final race. In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it’s been a night of close match racing as the fleet embarked on the final race of the 2013-14 edition, as the teams battle it out for the final points up for grabs in the 16 Race Global Series.
Posted on 11 Jul 2014
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage of the world’s longest and toughest ocean race, which returns to London this Saturday (12 July) after covering more than 40,000 miles between six continents over eleven months.
Posted on 11 Jul 2014