The Clipper Way

Painting ‘The Clipper Way’ is available as a signed limited edition print, original commissioned and owned by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

"The Clipper Way", 76 x 51 cm (30" x 20"), sold or otherwise no longer available. Available as a print from our print page.

The print is a distinctive & unique memento of these very special races.

Original owned by Clipper Ventures.

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Clipper Way, Painting

Clipper Way, a painting of a sturdy Clipper Class yacht on course with the ghost of the famous tea clipper “Thermopylae”.

Designed with and for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to celebrate the first ‘Clipper Way Round the World Race”,  and printed as a souvenir print for crew to purchase, this was my third ‘Gordon Frickers’ painting for Robin, Britain’s legendary and most distinguished famous yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

As part of the process to develop this idea Robin arranged a day for me sailing with and around the Clipper Class yachts while they prepared to depart.

Drawings, also available

two remaining large, made in preparation for this painting, exquisite drawings in pencil and charcoal, of the  Clipper Class Yachts.

See also the superb drawings Clipper Class Yachts study 1 being one of a series of 3 studies.

This picture is the one chosen of 2 specially produced (the other, The Clipper Way 2, is available) for the Clipper Venture / Times Clipper 2000 crews & their followers.

The 60-foot Clipper Class yachts were specially designed for this very long distance race which followed the course of the now legendary  racing clippers of the 19 th century, the race was conceived and is run by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

The Clipper Way detail 1
The Clipper Way detail 1

You can discover more about the painting, prints and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Clipper round the world races on page

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