'The Royal NavyÕs helicopter carrier, HMS Illustrious, and a fleet of hundreds of spectator boats gave a spectacular send off to the amateur crews on board the ten yachts competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race today.
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only global competition where people from all walks of life can step out of their comfort zones and sign up to race 40,000 mil'
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Clipper Ventures Plc has announced that Cummins Onan has been chosen as the Official Technical Supplier for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.
Cummins Onan will provide the marine generators for the brand new matched fleet of 12, 70ft ocean racers competing in the largest ever edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
The Clipper Ventures Race Director, Justin Taylor said: 'I am very pleased to welcome Cummins Onan as the Official Supplier for the Clipper 13-14 Race. Cummins Onan has an outstanding reputation for performance and reliability, and I for one feel extremely reassured that they will provide the highest quality of technical support and product for the duration of the 40,000-mile, 11 month Race.'
The brand new matched fleet of 12 ocean racers will compete in the ninth edition of the Clipper Race and will be fitted with a 6 kW MDKBJ digital QD (Quiet Diesel) Series generator set. This is the first marine generator set with self-monitoring capability and network communication, making it an ideal choice for the demanding conditions the fleet will encounter during the race.
Cummins Onan Sales Manager, Phil Terry, commented: 'Cummins is proud to be associated with The Clipper 13-14 Round the World Race, as the on-board power provider for the new Clipper 70 fleet.
'The Clipper Race is an incredible, unique and challenging race that tests the vessels and those who sail them to the limits. The elegant and sleek new design of Clipper 70 belies the extremely demanding requirements of the Clipper Race, which is why Cummins Onan generators are the perfect partner. Cummins renowned reputation for dependability, reliability and global support go hand in hand with the tough needs of the Clipper Race. Cummins wishes all who sail in the new Clipper 70 the very best of success in this amazing race.'
The Cummins Onan Marine Generators digital QD Series models include advanced design and development processes, and uses sound shield technology to lower minimise noise and deliver better sound quality, while the optimised mounting system greatly reduces vibration.
The Clipper 13-14 Race will set off from St Katharine Docks, London on Sunday, 1st 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 website
by Ruth Harrington
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