Marine Travel Extends Partnership with World’s Largest Ocean Race

04 January 2017

Moving some 700 crew members, from more than 40 countries, to six different continents across eleven months, in timing with the race schedule, is a task that requires expert handling. This is why the Clipper Race is delighted to welcome back Marine Travel as the Official Travel Partner for the 2017-18 edition of the Race.

For the fifth consecutive race, Marine Travel will once again ensure Clipper Race crew join their teams at the start line, at every port along the 40,000-nautical mile global ocean adventure.

“I am personally delighted to be involved again,” says Dave Thompson, Managing Director of Marine Travel.

“We have been involved with the Clipper Race for the last ten years and continue to partner with this unique event to assist its crew on their global adventure.

“When racing across the world’s oceans Mother Nature does not stick to a timetable, but with our 24/7/365 service, we have always been successful in providing a flexible and hassle-free service to the crews. I look forward to meeting the crew and team at various events in the coming two years.”

In the Clipper 2015-16 Race alone, crew from 44 countries booked almost 600 flights through Marine Travel to the 14 ports spread across six continents. Crew reported Marine Travel were always ready to help in the rare and unlikely event a boat was stuck at sea, delayed due to maintenance work, or in an alternative port.

“We are very happy to welcome Marine Travel back as The Official Travel Partner of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race,” says Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

“Marine Travel’s expertise in marine fares and crew logistics has proved invaluable in the smooth running of the Clipper Race in recent years, and we are looking forward to that continuing in the 2017-18 edition.”

As a founding partner of MTA7 Global Partners, Marine Travel provides negotiated marine fares, hotels and car hire across Asia, Australia, Europe, the UK and the USA. Fares booked with one of more than 140 airlines are fully flexible in case of schedule delays. And, to help our crew travel with all the kit they need to face the challenges of racing across the world’s oceans, there is an increased baggage allowance of 40kg.

For more information on Marine Travel and its services, please visit or take a behind-the-scenes look at how crew use Marine Travel here.

If you would like be a part of the Clipper 2017-18 Race and race the world’s oceans, contact our Crew Recruitment Team here or call +44 (0) 2392526 000.

You can now relive all the action of the Clipper 2015-16 Race as our TV series Race of Their Lives 2 is now available to order on DVD.

The seven-part human adventure series box set which contains four high quality DVD discs with seven one hour (52 minute) episodes of the TV series, plus bonus ‘My Story’ videos, can be ordered at for £24.95 Inc. VAT.

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