GREENINGS INTERNATIONAL CONFIRMS SEATTLE, NEW YORK AND SOLENT REGATTAS DURING CLIPPER 2017-18 RACE

24 November 2017

Greenings International has confirmed it will be continuing its participation with the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, hosting an international series of regattas for the Cards & Payments sector, on board multiple Clipper 70s at several of the Clipper 2017-18 Race Host Ports.

Now in its tenth year, the Cards & Payments Solent Regatta will be taken to Seattle and New York in 2018, culminating in the Annual Regatta back in the Solent in September 2018. This will be a fantastic opportunity for international clients to experience the value and relevance of the Clipper Race to the Cards and Payments industry, with a view to securing a Greenings Cards & Payments entry in the Clipper 2019-20 Race.

Greenings had been one of the twelve Team Partners and recorded back-to-back victories in Legs 1 and 2 of the race but ran aground shortly after the start of Leg 3, which left Cape Town on 31 October. In a true display of unity and Clipper Race spirit, each of the eleven remaining Skippers, and their crews, have offered to welcome former Greenings crew members on board to compete as part of their respective teams for the remaining legs of the series.

Managing Director of Greenings International, Andrew Greening, said: “Despite the yacht (CV24) taking no further part in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, I’m pleased to see that the Greenings team ethos of ‘Value Through People’ will live on throughout the fleet and we will continue to support our crew members who have been reallocated to other teams. I’ve always said that there is something special about this team and whilst they may be continuing their respective journeys on board different yachts, I’m sure that they will continue to maintain that close bond that they have already forged and I look forward to seeing them at future stopovers.”

Greenings International will continue its involvement in the Clipper 2017-18 Race by hosting a series of sailing regattas in Seattle (the stopover between Leg 6 and Leg 7) and New York (between Leg 7 and Leg 8) and will also host a final regatta in the Solent after the race finishes next year.

William Ward, Chief Executive of the Clipper Race, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the Greenings spirit live on for the remainder of the Clipper Race and delighted that Greenings International will continue to be involved after what has been a very unfortunate incident with the team’s yacht. This demonstrates the strength of the relationships that the Clipper Race builds with our partners and I wholeheartedly value the support that Andrew has given to us as race organisers as well as to the race crew and their supporters. We are determined to make sure that the Greenings’ Sailing Regattas will be a great success!”

More information on the sailing regattas will be published in due course. If you are in the Cards and Payment industry and interested in competing, contact Fiona Batt on fbatt@greeningsinternational.com.

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