The Perseverance team makes its debut on the Clipper 2023-24 Race. The ethos for the Perseverance team is creating lifetime memories, despite all the challenges to come. The team aims to be successful in ways beyond the podium in the upcoming race edition.
Perseverance is a Dutch initiative working in collaboration with the Princess Máxima Center- a research hospital of international standard with the mission to cure every child with cancer, with optimal quality of life. The organisation works every day in a groundbreaking and passionate way to find better cures.
Perseverance, in collaboration with the Princess Máxima Center, has created the possibility for cancer survivors to experience the challenge of the Clipper Race through an Ambassador Programme. The term Perseverance reinforces the message that the Ambassadors and Race Crew are strong and capable of extraordinary things, and by experiencing this challenge, they can carry this forward for the rest of their lives. The Perseverance team will set the bar high and share the perseverant attitude that the Princess Máxima Center inspires.
With Dutch Skipper Ineke van der Weijden at the helm, the team will be flying the flag for the Netherlands as it circumnavigates the globe.