Clipper Ventures is an international marine events company promoting round the world yacht racing. Famed for the world's only amateur global race, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the company also runs a corporate events division, Clipper Events, and a world-class training programme.
Founded by legendary British sailor, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever circumnavigate the globe solo, non-stop, the Clipper Race was established to allow anyone, regardless of previous sailing practice, the chance to experience the exhilaration of ocean racing. The Clipper Race fleet consists of 11 70' round the world race yachts and 10 68' ex-race yachts which are now used for training.
Whilst the primary requirement of the role is to maintain the electrical, electronic, computer, navigation and communication systems, it will also involve undertaking general maintenance duties on all of our yachts whilst they are in the UK and during each of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race stopovers in various parts of the world.
Whilst having good general mechanical skills, the successful applicant must also have experience in:
* Yacht navigation instruments/electronics (Garmin/PC based navigation software, etc).
* Satellite communications equipment (Inmarsat FBB/Iridium/Sat C, etc).
* Onboard computer systems.
* 12 & 24 volt DC electrical systems and 240 volt AC electrical systems.
Anyone applying for this position must be able to work on their own initiative as well as within a close-knit team and be prepared for long and unsociable hours, working weekends / bank holidays, a demanding work schedule and extensive worldwide travel.
Whilst we are interested in formal qualifications, previous experience and hands-on abilities are equally important. A valid driving licence is required.