The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world, circumnavigating 40,000 nautical miles around the globe, on a 70 – Foot ocean racing yacht…completed by ordinary, everyday individuals from every walk of life.
The event was established by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world. The race is divided into eight legs and between 13 & 16 individual races.
In the 2017-2018 edition race, Sta-Lok was announced as the first Official Standing Rigging Partner for the Clipper 70S. Speaking in 2016 in advance of the event race chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said;
“Our fleet of twelve 70 foot ocean racers are put to the ultimate test during their circumnavigation so it is essential their rigging can stand up to the challenge, With more than 40 years’ experience providing rigging hardware, we are very pleased to welcome Sta-Lok as our first Official Standing Rigging Partner. We look forward to working with the Sta-Lok team over the next year as we prepare to embark on our eleventh circumnavigation in the Clipper 2017-18 Race,” he adds.
For Sta-Lok, product testing doesn’t come much tougher and our hardware withstood every challenge. We were therefore delighted to return as the Official Standing Rigging Partner for the 2019-20 edition.
In the announcement of Sta-Lok renewing its partnership with the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race Chairman and Founder, said:
“This is testament to both the products and the level of support and service we have received from Sta-Lok. We look forward to continuing our relationship, further testing its standing rigging throughout the next gruelling edition and showcasing Sta-Lok solutions on a global scale.”
We supplied over 450 bespoke fittings and 2150 metres of wire to kit out the fleet of Clipper 70s ahead of the 2019-2020 circumnavigation.
Looking ahead at how this partnership continues to develop, Terry Barfield, Managing Director of Sta-Lok, said:
“The Clipper Race offers us the chance to show the Sta-Lok products quality and incredible endurance during this intense and iconic adventure. We are looking forward to working with the Clipper Race on the 2019-20 edition.”
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