Following two successful race campaigns, the Global GPS Navigation and Wearable Technology company, Garmin, has returned as a Team Partner for the Clipper 2017-18 Race.

Garmin made its debut as a Team Partner in the Clipper 2013-14 Race, and finished an impressive fourth in the previous 2015-16 edition.

With over 11,500 associates and 50 offices worldwide, Garmin is a global brand which will use the global Clipper Race circuit to connect and communicate stories and content with customers all over the globe.

As well as actively supporting the Garmin team throughout its 40,000 nautical mile journey, Garmin will be the Action Camera Provider for the entire Clipper 2017-18 Race fleet. All twelve yachts will have VIRB Ultra 30 cameras on board, and a series of VIRB 360 action camera’s will be rotated through the fleet. Both high resolution devices allow users to create data overlays, and are compatible with Garmin’s heart rate monitoring accessories.

The action cameras are engineered on the inside for life on the outside, and designed for adventurous people like the Clipper Race Skippers and crew.

Garmin will also supply marine navigation equipment across the Clipper Race Fleet as the Official Marine Electronics Partner.

Mattias Daldborg, Garmin EMEA Marketing and Communications Manager Marine said: “When the opportunity arose to continue our official supplier partnership and once again be a proud Team Sponsor, we were thrilled to do it for the 2017-2018 Clipper Race.

“The global communication strategy of the Clipper Race enables us to communicate and engage with a global audience with all that Garmin has to offer from our marine electronics through to our VIRB action cameras and dedicated fitness products.” A Clipper Race crew member undertaking the full circumnavigation will also act as a Garmin Brand Ambassador, to enhance the partnership throughout the race.