Rotary & Clipper

The Rotary Aquaspeed brand is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring the Clipper 13-14 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 12 yachts will feature the Rotary Aquaspeed logo on the main sail and the transom.

Now into its 17th 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 12 yachts will battle the natural elements as they work their way across the Southern Ocean, the Atlantic and the North Pacific. The race will start on 1 September 2013 and is estimated to finish in July 2014.

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.

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 September 2013 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 are 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. www.clipperroundtheworld.com.

The Rotary team are shown the ropes on a staff training day The Rotary team are shown the ropes on a staff training day
San Francisco - One of the amazing destinations for the Clipper Race San Francisco - One of the amazing destinations for the Clipper Race