This afternoon it was the turn of returning Team Sponsor PSP Logistics to officially name their yacht in the Race Village at Katharine Docks ahead of Race Start on Sunday.

The ceremony was also the first chance for PSP to see their newly branded yacht and meet the crew who will be representing the global logistics company on their 40,000 mile journey over the next eleven months. Following the success of their partnership in the last race, PSP are back on board as a Team Sponsor for the second consecutive race and are also our Official Logistics Partner for the fourth time.

PSP Managing Director Frank Dixie spoke at the ceremony and met the PSP Logistics crew ahead of their round the world adventure. Frank said: “Our involvement in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race over the years, both as Official Logistics Partner and Team Sponsor, has resulted in some fantastic opportunities for PSP. We have been able to build our profile on a global platform, now operating in all corners of the globe, while supporting something very important to us.

“It’s for this reason, plus our passionate support of the sport of sailing, that we are proud to be so heavily involved again this year. We will be with PSP Logistics every step of the way and wish the crew the very best of luck in this phenomenal challenge.”

PSP Logistics was christened by Frank's wife Trish Dixie and Skipper Max Stunell. Max, who hails from Hampshire, where PSP is also based said: “It’s great for all of the PSP Logistics team to be here, to meet our sponsors and be able to show off our newly branded boat. Race Start is only two days away and we are raring to go. You can feel the nervous energy and excitement in the air.

“The company plays such a vital role in transporting all the containers throughout the race, so it's great to be linked with them throughout the journey and know we have their support along the way.”

In the 2013-14 race, the PSP containers travelled 103,136 miles between them. PSP is trusted by some of the biggest brands in the marine industry such as Sunseeker and Fairline to transport their yachts and motorboats around the world. Its expertise stretches much wider than the marine sector, and the company provides project logistics across all markets, from oil and gas to architecture and from exhibitions to wind turbines.

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