December 19, 2013

The Tale of Two Races

The Clipper Around the World Yacht Race is in full swing and the 6th and next leg of the event is to compete in the 630nm Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race alongside the 100ft Maxi’s, Volvo 70’s and a host of other impressive yachts in the 94 strong fleet.
The Clipper 70 yachts are crewed by amateur sailors. At the prize giving for the last leg where the yacht Henri Lloyd took honors, race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnson commented, “I am excited to see what they will do against the professionals in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race.”
The Sydney to Hobart race is one of the great Ocean Races of the world and from its beginning in 1945 the race has attracted a large number of international and local competitors, with a good mix of professional and amateur crews  The race commences on December 26 – Boxing Day as it is called Down-under – in the beautiful Sydney Harbour.  Most racers aim to be in Hobart by New Years Eve although the SuperMaxi’s sometimes manage to complete the race much quicker.

Line Honors Sale
To celebrate the Sydney to Hobart race, Whitecaps Marine Outfitters are having a Line Honors Sale.  From race start to the first boat across the finish line in the Derwent River, Whitecaps will offer a further 10% off Henri Lloyd, Ronstan, Gill and Ella Vickers products.  A 20% saving when combined with our Free Merchandise loyalty program.  The discount will be applied automatically at checkout and excludes clearance specials.  As always, we include Free Shipping on all US orders.
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The crew at Whitecaps Marine Outfitters wish the competitors the best of luck and look forward to seeing the Clipper Fleet when they arrive in San Francisco in early April.

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