Created: 25 Jul 2013 14:40
Updated: 25 Jul 2013 14:40

The GB entry in the 2013-14 Clipper Race will be unveiled in Trafalgar Square next Wednesday 31 July and will remain there for viewing until the evening of Sunday 4 August. Sailing and racing enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to see the lines and hull of a new Clipper 70 ocean racing boat out of the water.

This unveiling marks the start of a new global campaign partnership between the race organisers, UK Government and British brands alongside an exceptional human adventure with crew of all ages and from all walks of life.

Clipper Race chairman and founder, and Little Ship Club president Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who became the first person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in 1968-9, launched the unique, biennial race for amateur sailors 17 years ago; the unique global event has also grown into a successful platform to promote trade and tourism along the way.

The ninth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 starts Sunday 1 September from St Katharine Docks, London and will be the biggest event in the race history. More than 650 people will represent more than 40 different nations on 12 brand new 70ft racing yachts designed by renowned naval architect Tony Castro, and will return almost a year later after completing the 40,000 miles route.

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