Re-dedication ceremony 2013

Clyde Challenger is one of eight first generation ex Clipper Ventures round the world ocean racing yachts. Designed by David Pedrick and built in Essex in the UK she has completed four, 40,000 mile circumnavigations of the globe. Achieving third place in her best finish she retired with the rest of the Clipper 60 fleet in 2006. Her sponsor during this period was the City of Glasgow for whom she proudly flew the "Glasgow: Scotland with Style" branding; a flag we still fly to this day. In 2007 she started a new life as "Clyde Challenger" operating as a sail training vessel on the stunning cruising waters of the Clyde Estuary and Scotland's west coast. With a strong team of volunteers and sea staff she served mainly youth groups and council organisations and was a regular sight on the Clyde.
In 2013 Clyde Challenger was relaunched back onto the Clyde under the new ownership of Lewis Learning. Glenn Porter, once volunteer and now owner of Lewis Learning, commented at her re-dedication ceremony in April 2013;

"It is fantastic that we have been able to bring the original team of sea staff and dedicated volunteers back together to refit and relaunch this magnificent yacht back into what are unquestionably her home waters."

Glenn continued, "We are looking forward to parading her throughout the Clyde and Irish waters in the coming years, proudly announcing to all that they can join us for a real ocean racing experience."

Clyde Challenger facilitates skippered charter, sail training, corporate events and charitable voyages on the Clyde. As we return Clyde Challenger to a full schedule you can check out what we are up to through our twitter feed @clydechallenger or facebook page