Legendary reputation

Our Clipper 68s have successfully completed four circumnavigations of the globe. The design brief called for exceptionally strong, seaworthy, fast, attractive yachts that were able to sail across the Roaring Forties in relative comfort at speed. In equal measure, the yachts are built to train people completely new to sailing, creating a safe environment to learn.

With a specific design brief from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, based on principles learned from his unique experience of sailing around the world, the ten 68ft masthead cutters were designed by renowned English yacht designer Ed Dubois. Built in Shanghai, China, the yachts have a glass fibre composite sandwich construction made of two layers of glass fibre with a layer of structural foam in between. This makes the hulls strong but also lightweight and therefore fast.

Safety was paramount both in terms of structural strength and crew safety. Due to the one design nature of the fleet, the design was not influenced or distorted by rating rules. Every piece of equipment had to be robust enough to survive a race around the world with minimum maintenance.

The Clipper 68s have proven to be outstanding yachts. Along with Clipper 70’s, they are probably the strongest and most seaworthy matched fleet to have ever raced around the world. The yachts have a proven reputation for their performance in difficult conditions that inspires confidence in their ability.

  • 7 Clipper 68 Yachts

  • 12 People Per Yacht

  • Dates Available:
    Throughout 2024

  • Designed for all conditions

  • Second generation Clipper Race yacht

  • 29kts top speed

Strong and seaworthy yacht

Built for safe and controlled racing

Designed for sail training

Built for teaching, used for training 5000+ Clipper Race crew

Sociable saloon area

Ample galley and comfortable team seating

Fast, Seakindly Racing

Handles the sea comfortably, proven racing ability to windward.

  • Clipper Events Clipper 68 Fleet Racing


  • Spacious bow area for easy head sail changes

  • Recessed snake pit for safe mast and winchwork

  • Large open central helm position for ease of steering and visibility

  • Controlled with almost a km of Marlow Dyneema racing lines


  • Dedicated navigation station for tactical routing

  • Comfortable saloon and ample galley for food preparation in all conditions

  • Equipped throughout with Garmin navigational software


  • Sure footed performance in all conditions

  • An exhilarating powerhouse

  • Proven hull design capable of withstanding mother nature

  • Equally suited to match racing as it is racking up ocean miles

Yacht Specification

BEAM 18’9 ft 5.76 M
DRAFT  9’10 ft 3 M
MAST HEIGHT 87’3 ft  27.6 M
DISPLACEMENT 31.2 ton 31,700 KG
BULB KEEL  11.81 ton  12,000 KG