Rotary & Clipper
The Rotary Aquaspeed brand is delighted to
announce that it will be sponsoring the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race.
As a brand that makes an aspiration into a reality, Rotary Aquaspeed will be acting as the "Official Timekeeper" and "Fleet Sponsor"
for the duration of this year’s challenge. Each of the 10 yachts will feature the Rotary Aquaspeed logo on the main sail and the transom.
Now into its 15th year, the Clipper Race offers both amateur and professional sailors the opportunity to become involved in a truly life-changing
experience. People from all walks of life come together with one common goal: to achieve the best that they can and satisfy a thirst for adventure.
Across the 40,000 mile circumnavigation route, the crew from each of the 10 yachts will battle the natural elements as they work their way across the
Southern Ocean, the Atlantic and the South Pacific. The race started on 31 July 2011 and is estimated to finish on 22 July 2012.
"Ordinary individuals that are looking to achieve extraordinary things."
Rotary Aquaspeed was originally launched in 2009. As a small collection of dedicated sports watches, it was The Dreyfuss Group’s first foray into
performance timepieces and the brand became an instant best-seller. Now into its third year, it is receiving consistent acclaim for its exceptional
design and unrivalled pricing.
Rotary Aquaspeed is asserting itself as the brand of choice for ordinary individuals that are looking to achieve extraordinary things. For 2011,
it is embracing a new direction and is adhering to an ethos of "expanding your horizons". For this reason it is the ideal
partner for the Clipper Race where novice sailors take to the seas and battle the elements in a bid to reach the finish line and achieve their own
Two crew members taking part in this year’s race will also be sporting Rotary Aquaspeed
timepieces in their capacity as "ambassadors" to the brand. The ambassadors will be unveiled after the official crew selection process
on the 30th April.
A 6 part documentary on the Clipper 11-12 Race will be televised globally in 2012.
More about The Clipper Race
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only event of its kind for people from all walks of life regardless of previous sailing experience.
The next edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race starts in July 2011 and, at 40,000 miles, it is the world’s longest global ocean challenge.
Crew taking part in this unique event represent more than 40 nationalities and in Clipper 09-10 were drawn from more than 230 professions. They can sign
up for the whole circumnavigation or one or more of eight legs. The overall race is divided into individual stages and points are accumulated in a Formula
1-style scoring system. The yacht with the highest total at the finish wins the Clipper Trophy.