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SBYC to host San Francisco Clipper Round the World Yacht Race stopover


'Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race'    (c) Clipper Ventures Plc    Click Here to view large photo

Following the announcement by the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race of its partnership with South Beach Yacht Club (SBYC), SBYC is now named the official host of the race fleet when it calls into San Francisco next April as part of its 40,000 miles, 11 month, route around the world, starting from London on 1st September 2013 and returning there in July 2014.

The Clipper Race is unique in that it trains amateurs to take on the world’s most challenging oceans; crew come from all walks of life, are aged 18 to 70 plus, and nearly half are women. This will be the ninth edition of the unique global which was established in 1996 by yachting legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in 1968-9.

Sir Robin Said: 'I am really pleased that the South Beach Yacht Club is to be our official host. I know that their members are very keen racers and our crews will enjoy meeting them and enjoying the excellent facilities. It is a good location and we look forward to introducing our international sponsors to the city and the wider Bay area. Plus there’ll be some great sailing opportunities for our partners and their guests.'

Bill Adams, Vice Commodore of SBYC says he is looking forward to hosting the Clipper Race: 'The fleet is likely to be berthed around Pier 40 and there will be a rota of open boats so that the public and yacht club members can see what life is like aboard an ocean racing yacht. The new third generation Clipper 70 yachts look very exciting.

'The race will also make a significant economic impact on the city in terms of the hundreds of crew, officials, sponsors and fans supporting the event. This is the premier amateur sailing event in the world.'

The Clipper Race has also teamed up with the San Francisco based BritWeek festival and has run a competition to offer someone from the Bay an opportunity to fly to the UK for three week’s training this summer and then to go out to China next March to join one of the yachts and race across the Pacific back to their home port. In addition they will become a BritWeek ambassador.

Five shortlisted candidates discovered which one of them was to take on the mighty Pacific leg when British America’s Cup sailor and Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie revealed the winner at the BritWeek ‘Sporting Heroes’ event sponsored by the Clipper Race and held at SBYC last night (13 June).

De Lage Landen at the start of the race from the Gold Coast to Singapore in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race.

The teams taking part in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race are preparing to spend Christmas Day at sea as the are from the Gold Coast to Singapore gets underway from Queensland, Australia. It is the seventh of the 15 stages of the world’s longest ocean race. -  Steve Holland/onEdition   Click Here to view large photo

The winner was Stephanie Evans (28) a publishing editor from Oakland, San Francisco Bay. She said: 'This means so much to me. I lost my dad suddenly and unexpectedly when I was 18. He was a skilled ocean racer. So I set about learning to sail and the opportunity to cross the Pacific Ocean in the Clipper Race is fantastic.

'Sailing is incredibly meaningful to me and has provided me with a deep well of confidence and inspiration. I also have a lot to give back to the sailing world. I look forward to making a positive and impactful contribution as a member of a Clipper Race crew and as an ambassador for BritWeek in San Francisco.'

Around 650 crew representing 40 nationalities participate throughout the Clipper Race, with around 250 crew sailing into the Bay area. Each yacht is sponsored by a country, state, city, or organisation. The British based event has been working with the UK Prime Minister’s office on the Great Britain campaign and has flown the flag for British business, culture and tourism, despite the multi-national nature of the crew and partners.

BritWeek will be joining forces with the Clipper Race during the San Francisco stopover to preview the annual BritWeek and showcase Britain. BritWeek San Francisco chairman Stuart Bagshaw said he was looking forward to the opportunity: 'We have developed an excellent partnership with the Clipper Race. They supported this year’s BritWeek events in San Francisco and the opportunity to create a BritWeek ambassador to participate in the race and represent BritWeek is an excellent initiative. We look forward to developing the partnership and capitalising on the Clipper Race fleet’s visit next year.'

Clipper Round the World website


by Amy Martindale

  

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