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Clipper Events unveils new generation of ocean racers

18 JAN 2013

Clipper Events unveils new generation of ocean racers

Clipper Events unveils new generation of ocean racers

Clipper Events, the sailing event specialist arm of Clipper Ventures Plc, introduced the new Clipper 70 ocean racing yacht to their clients today at St Katharine Docks as part of the yachts week-long showcase.

Providing team building and talent development, client hospitality, industry regattas, and iconic sailing event charters, Clipper Events offer access to the brand new Clipper 70 which forms the world's newest and largest identically matched fleet of ocean racers.

Designing exhilarating and enjoyable events to meet the bespoke hospitality and business needs of clients as well as competing in iconic British yachting events such as Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and the biannual Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the introduction of the Clipper 70 marks another step forward in the growing success of the business.

While other events companies are cutting costs, the arrival of the new fleet will allow Clipper Ventures to provide an even better service to their growing customer base. The 12 new 70-foot yachts are complemented by eight 68-foot yachts and together; the Clipper Race fleet can cater from eight to 240 guests at any one time.

Since its conception in 2005 by legendary yachtsman and Clipper Ventures Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Events has stood apart from other on-the-water event providers with its fleet of specially designed ocean racers.

The first person to circumnavigate single-handed and non-stop around the globe in 1969, Sir Robin has made sailing accessible to all, hosting races and events which require no prior sailing experience.
Clipper Events Commercial Director, Nigel Beacham says: “The convenience of digital communication allows us to deliver our many corporate and personal messages to global audiences very effectively, but there is still no substitute for personal relationships.  Sailing big boats requires people to communicate and work together, and provides a natural platform through which to develop relationships.

“Our events are dynamic and carefully designed to meet our clients' specific business needs.  Sailing offers a hands-on experience in a way that is not possible in most sports. I'm really excited to see the launch of the world's largest identically matched ocean racing fleet, which not only promises some exhilarating and unforgettable sailing, but will also provide a powerful tool to achieve hospitality, team building and learning and development objectives.”

Clipper Events also delivers effective learning and development solutions combining the excitement of experiential learning through sailing with academic and business excellence to ensure lessons learned on the water are applied in the boardroom.

Located in the South Coast of England, most programmes are delivered in the UK, though the global nature of ocean racing yachts provides a great platform for Clipper Events to reach a wider audience and longer programmes are successfully being delivered in partnership with business schools in China, USA and the UK.

For more information on Clipper Events, click here.