The Yachts

Clipper Ventures 5

Category Placing
IRC 40
IRC - Div 2 7
Line Honours 52
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This is the former Gold Coast Australia which won 12 of the 15 legs in the 2011-12 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race under Tasmanian skipper Richard Hewson and his crew. Prior to that, it competed in the previous three editions respectively as Team Finland (was second), Jamaica (10th) and Jersey (9th). Last sailed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2013, skippered by Clipper skipper, Piers Dudin, to 56th place overall. The boat is now utilised for Clipper race crew training and development and to participate in local sailing events at Clipper Ventures' new Sydney base. She will be skippered to Hobart by Drew Hulton-Smith, a watch captain on Clipper Ventures 10 in last year’s race. Husband and wife team, Anne and Nick Woodward join the crew.


Competitor Details

Name Clipper Ventures 5
Sail Number 9354T
Owner Clipper Ventures Australia
Skipper Drew Hulton-Smith (1)
Navigator Christoffer Kobusch
Crew A Woodward, C Gram, C Doudy, D Purdy, D Armstrong, G Armstrong, H Jin, J Martins, N Woodward, P Cause, S Cubitt, S Jones, C Kobusch, W Parbury
State SA
Type Clipper 68
Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Shanghai Double Happiness Shipyards
LOA 20.77
Beam 5.76
Draft 3.0