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The Mission Performance entry will be crewed by amateurs under professional skipper Matt Mitchell.  Matt, 26 is the youngest of the twelve skippers selected by the Clipper Race following a rigorous selection process from hundreds of applicants. 

A sailing professional since leaving school, Matt has built up an extensive racing pedigree and is hoping to be the first British sailor to win the Clipper Race since Duggie Gillespie in 2005. “Both myself and my crew are very happy to be representing Mission Performance in the race. We feel incredibly honored to be associated with their team of highly skilled professionals and hope we can maintain their high standards as we race around the globe.”

The event was established by legendary British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to give everyone, regardless of sailing experience, the opportunity to discover the exhilaration of ocean racing. The Clipper Race fleet is made up of twelve brand new identical ocean racers with each one sponsored by a different destination or brand.