The Yachts

Invictus Games 2018 Down Under

In last year’s Hobart, Clipper Ventures 5 finished 64th overall and 13th in Division 2. It is the former Gold Coast Australia, winner of 12 from 15 legs in the 2011-12 Clipper Round the World race under Tasmanian skipper Richard Hewson. Prior to that, competed in the previous three Clipper races as Team Finland (was second), Jamaica (10th) and Jersey (ninth). Drew Hulton-Smith, a watch captain on Clipper Ventures 10 in the 2014 Hobart, skippered this boat to 40th overall in the 2015 Hobart. Before him, Piers Dudin skippered her to 56th in 2013. This and other 68s are utilised for Clipper race crew training and development for participation in local sailing events.

 

Competitor Details

Name Invictus Games 2018 Down Under
Sail Number GBR9354T
Owner Clipper Ventures
State United Kingdom
Club Portsmouth
Type Clipper 68
Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Shanghai Double Happiness Shipyards
LOA 20.77
Beam 5.76
Draft 3.0