Mission Performance back on board for tenth race edition

29 April 2015

Our Official Learning and Development Partner Mission Performance Limited is returning as a Team Sponsor in the tenth edition of the race which starts in London on August 30, 2015.

This is the second time Mission Performance has entered the Clipper Race following the successful partnership in 2013-14 when the UK based Learning and Development consultancy came aboard as the new fleet of Clipper 70s was launched.

Taking charge of the Mission Performance yacht is Hampshire skipper Greg Miller, 39, a former Staff Sergeant in the British Army. No stranger to challenges himself, Greg is relishing the opportunity to lead the Mission Performance crew around the world. Greg says: “Throughout my career, I’ve worked with many different types of people in challenging environments all over the world, and having recently completed the Mission Performance course with the other skippers, I fully appreciate their contribution to the race and how important their support will be to the entire crew."

“Having met my Mission Performance crew, they are a strong, competitive bunch – much like their skipper – and we have already agreed that we will use the Mission Performance findings from the last race to guide us through this one. I would like us to become a close-knit family team, a fast, high performing team," added Greg.

Founded by two former Royal Marine Officers Rob Lewis and Christiaan McLeod, Mission Performance Limited use first hand experiences of leading and building teams in seriously demanding environments to deliver engaging, high impact training and development programmes for businesses and organisations. RobLewis, Founding Director of Mission Performance says: “We are honoured to be returning as a Team Sponsor this year. The Clipper Race is special to us for so many reasons, not least because of all the dynamic, courageous people who we get to know as they take on this life-changing challenge.

“I believe that Mission Performance and the Clipper Race make excellent partners because similarly to what we do ourselves, it helps people to develop into stronger, more confident individuals. We recently held a Leadership and Development weekend for the Clipper Race skippers in Wales, based on research we carried out on the 2013-14 race. As their crew are from diverse backgrounds, with different levels of sailing experience and many different personalities, it is hugely important they have the knowledge to be a proficient leader for each of them.”

William Ward, CEO of the Clipper Race remarked: “It is great news that Mission Performance will once again be a Team Sponsor in this tenth edition of the Clipper Race. They have proven to be an effective Race Partner who work to enhance the unique experiences and valuable skills our crew develop throughout their journey.”

To watch the video of Greg and the other skippers on their Mission Performance leadership and development weekend in Wales click here.

To find out more about Mission Performance Limited click here.

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