Clipper Events offers front row experience for America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

14 May 2015

Clipper Events, the sister company of the Clipper Race, is offering a front row on-the-water experience for the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth this July.

Clipper Events has secured its charter package partnership with the America's Cup World Series Portsmouth and TEAMORIGIN to allow its official spectator boats to operate within the Solent’s closed-off perimeter.

Legendary yachtsman and Clipper Events founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “The America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth marks the first time the UK has hosted the event since it originated here in 1851.

“To share the same waters and witness these impressive yachts in action will be thrilling. As well as this unrivalled view, guests will also enjoy the added experience of getting to sail on board our specially designed round the world racing yachts. There will be no better, more authentic race day experience than this.

“As a long term friend and supporter of Sir Ben Ainslie and his campaign to bring the cup home, I am very proud that Clipper Events is able to offer British sports enthusiasts a memorable experience of this historic event.”

Clipper Events will be the event’s Official Charter Package Supplier.

The America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth runs from July 23 – 26 and kick starts the 35th edition America’s Cup programme, which concludes in Bermuda in 2017.

Five time Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Ben Ainslie and his BAR team will face challengers from Artemis, Oracle Team USA, Emirates New Zealand Team, Team Japan and Team France in its bid to return the America’s Cup to the Solent, where the event first originated in 1851. It has not returned since this day.

Yachts are available to charter from £6,000 each, for twelve people. All day packages are available for the Friday practice day, Saturday preview day and the Super Sunday race day.

Each charter includes four hours sailing experience and champagne lunch on board the specially designed Clipper 68 and Clipper 70 ocean racing yachts ahead of watching the AC45 foiling catamarans race each other on the Solent.

To find out more and book your place, contact Clipper Events Sales Manager: mkelly@clipper-ventures.com +44 (0) 2392 526000

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