CLIPPER OUR SAILBOAT
The pretty boat with classic lines
Clipper was launched in Durben South Africa on the 7th of September 1967. It took Clive Rouse 2 years to build her, working at night.
Clipper is 30 ft LOA and 2m draught which is one way of describing her. I prefer to describe Clipper through her build history and travels so far.
Clipper is made of wood and her hull is Mahogany with oak ribs. She comprises an iron keel, Oak backbone structure, carvel planking, Oak and Spruce deck beams with a solid Spruce mast. This is how the late Alan Buchanan designed Clipper, a Clyde Cruising Club 6 1/2 Tonner. Those who see Clipper moored on the river describe her as the pretty boat with classic lines.
Clippers journey to from South Africa to Australia.
Clive Rouse with Margaret Worthington voyaged on Clipper departing from Durben, South Africa 25th February 1972.
Fitting out our small wooden sailboat
Fitting Clipper out is ongoing to make her safe to voyage and comfortable. Rewiring the electrics and making a panel was among one of the priorities.