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Introduced to the Rubicon 3 fleet in October 2018, SY Starling is one of the exciting and incredibly sea-worthy Clipper 60 range. She has circumnavigated the world four times during her Clipper Round the World Race days. She was fully refitted in Gosport, UK during the summer of 2018. This included the vast majority of her equipment being replaced and a full electrical re-wire. She is now in full Cat 0 (unlimited) status, with new radars, satellite comms equipment, instruments and more, ready to explore the world once more

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Where is Starling?

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What to expect

Key stats


Built:   1996

Yard:   Colvic Craft, UK

Designer:   Dave Pedrick

Length:   60′ (18.3m)

Displacement: 28 tonnes

Draught:   2.2m

Rig:   Cutter sloop

Max capacity: 11

Sail plan

Mainsail:   69m2

Yankee 1:   90m2

Yankee 2:   62m2

Yankee 3:   42m2

Staysail:   30m2

Storm jib:   12m2

Tri-sail:   18m2

Spinnaker:   166m2

Safety Equipment

Liferafts:   3 x Cat A six person liferafts


Raymarine CHIRP 2 radar

Sat C

80m Jordan Series Drogue

Fladen crew immersion suits

Auxiliary Equipment

Fischer Panda 6kva 230V generator

Seafari 110lph watermaker

Foldable RIB

Suzuki 20hp 4 stroke engine


Snorkel gear

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