The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 54
IRC - Div 2 18
Clipper 70 10
Line Honours 40
* Click on the categories for full standings

As PSP Logistics, this yacht was skippered by Sydney-based Chris Hollis in the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart and finished 63rd overall, 12th in Division 1 and sixth in the Clipper division. Bob Beggs is the new skipper the rebadged Qingdao (home to the sailing competition at the 2008 Olympics), taking over in Cape Town for the remainder of the Clipper Race campaign. The former British Army commando led the winning team in The Clipper 2000 race. Aboard for this edition of the Clipper and Rolex Sydney Hobart races is Caroline Bowen. Unable to walk or stand upright for four months after a skiing accident, she overcome her issues, but performing her best for this team, still feels like a defining challenge for her. There are also two Qingdao Chinese ambassadors aboard for each Clipper leg. 


Competitor Details

Name Qingdao
Sail Number GBR728X
Owner Clipper Ventures
Skipper Robert Beggs
Crew A Jagoe-Salter, A Winter, C Bowen, C Parsons, J Xu, J Gannon, J Butterworth, J Harvey, J Ware, L Crawford, M Ratliff, M Xu, N Cai, S Gilbert, S Ju, S Drummer, V Pearson, V Kmelnitsky, W Robinson
State Great Britain
Type Clipper 70
Designer Tony Castro
Builder Mazarin Shipyard
LOA 23
Beam 5.6
Draft 3.0