The Invest Africa entry will be crewed by amateurs under professional skipper Rich Gould.
Rich was selected by the Clipper Race following a rigorous selection process as one of just twelve exceptional skippers to make the grade from hundreds of applicants. In addition to the Sapinda Rainbow Team, the multi-national crew includes a number of people from African countries.
He said: “We’re all very proud to be flying the flag for Invest Africa. Both myself and my crew are looking forward to hosting our Team Sponsor and their partners in ports of call around the world.”
People from around the world and from all walks of life compete in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. 670 crew members from over 40 nationalities are set to take part in Clipper Race 13-14 which starts Sunday, 1 September from St Katharine Dock, London.
The Clipper Race fleet is made up of twelve brand new identical ocean racers with each one sponsored by a different destination or brand.