The sail training yacht, Thermopylae Clipper has just visited Ipswich, where she enjoyed complimentary berthing courtesy of Fox’s Marina. She is coming towards the end of a nine-week circumnavigation of the UK that has already taken in the West Coasts of England and Scotland, Ireland, and the Caledonian Canal and is now bound for Dover with her skipper Mark Fowler and a crew of nine young people on board.
“We had a wonderful overnight stay, courtesy of Fox’s Marina in Ipswich, who are very helpful to Sail Training organisations.” Mark Fowler, Skipper
Will Taylor-Jones, Fox’s MD commented, “The Discovery Sailing Project is a charity that gives everyone the opportunity to experience Sail Training. Being involved in the marine industry all my working life, I know that having the opportunity to sail is a challenging and fun way to develop self-confidence and can change lives. We were delighted to welcome Thermopylae Clipper and her crew to Fox’s.”
Thermopylae Clipper is a Colvic 60’ clipper, which can sleep 15 people, and was purchased by the Discovery Sailing Training Project in 2006. Prior to that she completed in four Clipper ‘Round the World’ races under the names of City of London and City of Hong Kong. Since arriving with the Discovery Sailing Project, she has sailed around Great Britain; and sailed extensively in the North Sea and the Baltic and has visited France, Spain, Portugal and Ireland for the Tall Ships races. The Discovery Sail Training Project takes young people to sea, to develop confidence, life skills, and sailing ability.
For more information see: Discovery Sail Training Project
Watch the video of Thermopylae Clipper sailing out of Harwich Harbour on route to Dover