ChartCo back on board as Official supplier for the Clipper 2017-18 Race

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race welcomes ChartCo, a leading global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, back as Official Supplier for its fifth consecutive edition.

The Clipper Race consists of twelve 70-foot modern racing yachts sailed by 712 amateur crew, representing over 40 nationalities from all walks of life, led by professional skippers, making it the biggest ocean race to circumnavigate the planet.

As Official Nautical Chart Services Partner ChartCo will provide a range of navigational and compliance services for the race fleet and a range of navigation equipment, including paper charts and technical publications, for the eleven month, 40,000 nautical mile-long circumnavigation.

As a global leader in nautical charts, digital navigation services and voyage compliance their innovative solutions combined with global locations mean that ChartCo can provide a market leading solution to meet the varied needs of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Clipper Race co-founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston says: “We have enjoyed a successful and long-term relationship with ChartCo whose products and services continue to stand up to the test of one of the world’s most unique challenges.”

Martin Taylor, Managing Director of ChartCo said: “We’re so very pleased to continue our partnership with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, a unique event which shares our spirit of teamwork and respect; two important values that ChartCo has held throughout its long history. As a result of our partnership, we will help to keep crews safe on their journey - we’re very proud of that contribution”.

The eleventh edition of the biennial race starts in Liverpool on 20 August 2017 where the fleet races to, Punte Del Este, Cape Town, Fremantle, Sydney, Hobart, Eastern Australia, Sanya, Qingdao, Seattle, Panama, New York and Derry-Londonderry before returning to Liverpool on 28 July 2018.

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Grace Kitching, Global Communications Assistant
Email: gkitching@clipper-ventures.com

Office: +44 (0) 2392 526000 - Option 5
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About Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the world’s largest ocean race and is also regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. At 40,000 nautical miles long and taking almost a year to complete, it consists of twelve teams competing against each other on the world’s largest matched fleet of 70-foot ocean racing yachts.

The Clipper Race was established in 1996 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968-69. His aim was to allow anyone, regardless of previous sailing experience, the chance to embrace the thrill of ocean racing; it is the only event of its kind for amateur sailors. Around 40 per cent of crew are novices and have never sailed before starting a comprehensive training programme ahead of their adventure.

This unique challenge brings together everyone from chief executives to taxi drivers, nurses and firefighters, farmers, airline pilots and students, from age 18 upwards, to take on Mother Nature’s toughest conditions. There is no upper age limit, the oldest competitor to date is 74.

Whether they choose to take on the whole circumnavigation or compete in one or more of eight individual legs, all our crew achieve something remarkable as they conquer some of the world’s most challenging oceans.

The overall route is split into a series of global races and a maximum 12 points going to first place ascending to 1 point for twelfth place. The team with the highest cumulative points at the end of the final race wins the series, and the Clipper Race trophy.

The next edition of the race is due to start on Sunday 20 August 2017. For more information, go to: www.clipperroundtheworld.com

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 June 2017 )