Clipper Events, sister company to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has re-launched its offering focusing on three new pillars; Experiential Sailing, Bespoke Events and an exhilarating Iconic Races programme, including the new Knox-Johnston Cup.
Says Laura Ayres, Clipper Ventures Head of Events and Partnerships: “This is a fresh start for Clipper Events, with a clear focus on experiences that draw on our heritage and expertise.
“In response to a post-pandemic desire for adventure, outdoor experiences and the corporate world’s need to reconnect with colleagues and clients, we have relaunched our Clipper Events programme. Taking part in big-boat racing, we’ll be offering competitive sailing action, giving access to iconic races, on board our own yachts. And with a 25 year history of introducing people to sailing for the first time, our experiential events, far removed from the workplace, will re-engage employees, bolster confidence, identify potential and develop leadership.
The new Iconic Races programme enables teams and individuals to compete in world-renowned offshore races, lining up against some of the leading names in sailing, on board the purpose-built racing fleets of 68 and 70-foot yachts.
A jam-packed schedule includes Round The Island Race 2022, Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland 2022 and RORC Fastnet 2023. The Iconic Races calendar will also feature the Knox-Johnston Cup – which will see teams race around the Isle of Wight with the added tactical racing features of the Clipper Race.
Clipper Events’ new Experiential Sailing programme focuses on reinvigorating professional leadership and development days, allowing guests to explore boundaries, take measured risks and develop team building whilst cementing relationships and forging new connections.
Under the guidance of a highly experienced professional skipper and first mate, the objective led programmes cater for teams of up to twelve per yacht to enjoy memorable corporate days like no other.
Bespoke Events open up the exhilaration of sailing on board an ocean racing yacht – for a day, a weekend, in a regatta, or private event. From industry regattas, educational, environmental or social programmes to TV filming and private charters, the experienced Clipper Events team is on hand to build a responsive, tailored solution.
Clipper Ventures is the organiser of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. It’s 2019-20 edition was suspended in 2020 due Covid-19 but will be restarting from Subic Bay, Philippines in March 2022.