Please select your home edition
Edition
Collinson and Co

The Great Britain campaign extends Clipper Race partnership

by Kathryn Foulkes on 21 Apr
Great Britain Clipper 2017-18 Race Team ©2017 BPI
The UK Government’s most ambitious marketing initiative, the Great Britain campaign, has announced it will be entering a team in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, the world’s largest ocean race, which starts this August.

The partnership was formally revealed in Portsmouth today during an official visit by Mark Garnier MP, International Trade Minister, and Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Mark Garnier MP, International Trade Minister, said: 'As we look to forge new trading relationships around the world, the Great Britain campaign's partnership with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a huge opportunity to showcase the best of British to the world.

“Travelling along historic trading routes, the yacht will play an important role in promoting the UK as a place to visit, study and with which to do business. We remain an outward looking, enterprising nation and this partnership will help as we look to build a truly Global Britain.”

The Great Britain team yacht carries its new slogan, Welcome to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, across both sides of its hull, allowing the UK to boldly promote itself as a creative, authentic and welcoming nation everywhere it goes whilst continuing on its journey producing high-quality return on investment for the UK.

Speaking on board the 70 foot racing vessel, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, legendary sailor and founder of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, said: “The Clipper Race offers partners a unique global platform from which to showcase and activate key brand messages around the world.

“After such successful collaboration between Great Britain and the Clipper Race during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 editions, we are so proud to continue working with the Great Britain campaign to carry their evolving key messages around the globe and generating genuinely engaging content through the diplomatic networks, overseas business networks, or with other partners to the race.”

The Great Britain campaign showcases the very best of what the UK has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with the UK. For the Great Britain campaign, the Clipper 2017-18 Race will be about projecting Britain’s values, as much as opportunities for business.

As a Clipper Race Team Partner, the Great Britain campaign, which first partnered with the Clipper Race in 2013, will stand side by side with teams and crew from across the world to project everything the UK does best in business, education, global security and prosperity.

The campaign unifies the international growth promotion efforts of different government departments and private sector companies, working with around 500 businesses and 21 government departments and Arm’s Length Bodies. The campaign focuses on China, India, Brazil, USA, the Gulf, France, Germany, Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Emerging Europe and is also active in over 144 countries worldwide.

The eleventh edition of the unique biennial Clipper Race will visit six continents and include six ocean crossings. Almost 5000 novices have been turned into ocean racers during the past twenty years of the Clipper Race, though still more people have climbed Mount Everest than circumnavigated the globe.

The twelve Clipper Race teams compete on the world’s largest matched fleet of 70-foot ocean racing yachts. Around 700 crew come from all walks of life and from all around the world, with over 40 different nationalities represented. Crew can complete the full circumnavigation, or one or more of the eight legs that make up the Clipper Race.

The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race will start this August from the UK.
BandG AUS Zeus3 660x82Lancer Lasts LongerGAC Pindar Sailing News

Related Articles

Outdoor event deck features at the Sydney International Boat Show
Visitors can watch, learn and for those willing to brave the weather, try a kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP). Visitors can watch, learn and for those willing to brave the weather, try a kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP).
Posted today at 1:10 pm
VMR Whitsundays celebrate the arrival of their new rescue vessel
In a ceremony hosted at Abell Point Marina last week, VMR Whitsundays announced the arrival of their new rescue vessel. In a ceremony hosted at Abell Point Marina last week, VMR Whitsundays delightedly announced the arrival of their new rescue vessel. Abell Point Marina VMR 1, as it has been named, has been 10 years in the making and certainly a labour of love for the VMR committee.
Posted today at 4:05 am
Get these items on sale while you still can
The best fit, fabric weight and functionality in a stylish, unique and modern design. Much more than a facelift! Hobart 3 Jacket is the successful evolution of the classic Hobart Jacket. Next to the material and colour mix, there is a new offshore collar, the brand new WP Pocket System and two in one in-zip option, which advance the Hobart 3 Jacket to the next level. A new standard and great value!
Posted on 21 Jul
Perth International Boat Show – Celebrate boating at Elizabeth Quay
The Show boasts indoor and on-water boat displays, two indoor stage areas, on-water entertainment and attractions Show Director Peter Woods said he has been overwhelmed by the response from the marine industry with regards to this new event, and he looked forward to bringing an international standard boat show to the people of Western Australia.
Posted on 21 Jul
Leopard 51 Powercat –Australian debut – Sydney International Boat Show
Drawing upon the success of previous powercats, this economically efficient catamaran uses less fuel than other models. The Leopard 51 Powercat brings with it a multitude of exciting features, including a sleek design, a large forward cockpit, additional lounging areas, an expansive flybridge and a completely redesigned interior upgraded with modern appliances.
Posted on 21 Jul
Musto Warehouse Sale - Up to 50% off!
Musto Sydney Warehouse Sale - Up to 50% off! Featuring discounts on premium technical sailing jackets and trousers Musto Sydney Warehouse Sale - Up to 50% off! Featuring discounts on premium technical sailing jackets and trousers, lifestyle clothing, equestrian clothing, accessories and footwear.
Posted on 21 Jul
Vesper Marine adds smartAIS capability to Smartwatches with deckWatch
Vesper Marine announced today the release of a new innovation in AIS portability – the deckWatch smartwatch app Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today the release of a new innovation in AIS portability – the deckWatch smartwatch app. Bringing the power of Vesper Marine’s smartAIS functionality beyond smartphones and tablets to individual smartwatches, users can now get critical safety information instantly and anywhere on a boat.
Posted on 21 Jul
Int Moth Worlds - Zhik returns to its spiritual home at 2017 Worlds
Zhik is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships Zhik, the innovative sailing apparel specialist, is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships. And, ten years on, the Moths are returning to their spiritual home on Lake Garda. Zhik and the International Moth class are virtually synonymous with each other.
Posted on 20 Jul
Collinson FX Market Commentary - July 20 - Oil price slips up
The AUD has been surging strongly, trading around 0.7950, while the NZD has attempted to consolidate around 0.7350. Oil has quietly worked its way back to $47/barrel, in line with gains posted by other commodity prices, directly translating into stronger currencies. The AUD has been surging strongly, trading around 0.7950, while the NZD has attempted to consolidate around 0.7350. Eyes are firmly on the ECB and there actions. Expectations are for no rate change but for hawkish commentary from Draghi.
Posted on 20 Jul
Multihull Central adds Privilège catamarans to its exclusive lineup
Multihull Central continues to go from strength to strength with prestigious French shipyard Privilège Marine Multihull Central continues to go from strength to strength with prestigious French shipyard Privilège Marine choosing the Australian company to exclusively represent its range of cruising sail and power catamarans in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Posted on 20 Jul