Race Overview

After a highly successful inaugural event in 2022, we are currently planning on what this event will look like in 2023 and beyond. Keep checking back for the latest information. 

Putting the fun back into big boat racing – a new feature on the Clipper Events calendar for September 2022 was the Knox-Johnston Cup. Named in honour of our founder, this flagship event, saw our yachts race around the Isle of Wight with the tactical racing features of the Clipper Race. The event was divided into legs, featured a scoring gate, timed sprints and the double points joker card. It’s not just line honors that were raced for, but the extra points that can affect the overall podium.

Open to businesses, organisations, Race Crew alumni and supporters and teams of friends – no experience required. This was a fun, social and highly competitive race, with time for training,  networking and catching up with friends and of course a few sundowners. 

  • New feature race inspired by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
  • Unique Clipper Race course features
  • Experience the thrill of racing as a matched fleet
  • Competitive but social event, no experience required


  • Knox-Johnston Cup Race Entry
  • Sail training
  • Prize giving
  • On the water photo package
  • Food and drink all weekend
  • Musto Team Top
  • On board accommodation
  • Fun, social and highly competitive racing

£5,500 +VAT per yacht

What’s Included

This event includes the following items. If you would like further clarity on event inclusions please contact us.

  • 2 days on the water big boat experience
  • Musto Technical team top to keep, and use of Musto BR2 offshore jacket and salopettes
  • Food and drinks whilst on board, plus the additional hospitality events outlined in the itinerary
  • Take away on the water action photography package
  • Professional Race Skipper, First and Second Mates, berthing and insurance
  • All on board safety equipment including lifejacket


Please note this itinerary is indicative and correct at the time of posting and liable to change at any moment. If you have any questions surrounding the event and listed itinerary do get in touch with a member of the team.

  • Option to join the yacht from 1800 and stay on board
  • Welcome and team allocation with breakfast followed by a safety brief
  • Once on board day one will includes a morning of sail training, learning or refreshing all the essential skills.
  • Lunch on board and an afternoon of tactical training.
  • Sundowners
  • That evening the course and all its unique features will be released, followed by dinner, strategising and a key note speech from Sir Robin
  • Sunday is game day, the race itself.
  • Breakfast on board and out to an early start at a start line off Cowes.
  • Three Legs of racing with a mix of first past the post and time trials using a high points scoring system.
  • Add in bonus points from the Scoring Gate and Joker Card, and it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be victorious and pick up the inaugural Knox-Johnston Cup at the dockside prize giving.

Who Can Enter

In order to take part in some sailing race events additional training and qualification events may need to be completed. Please make sure you meet the criteria listed within this section or contact the team for further information.

  • The Knox-Johnston Cup is open to all over 18’s.
  • Previous sailing experience is not required.
  • This event is open to corporate teams, Race Crew alumni and supporters or teams of friends looking for an unforgettable experience.
  • No discounts or rewards can be used in conjunction with this event.
  • Team entries only [not individual berth bookings], Teams are made up a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 12.