INDUSTRY REGATTAS

NOTHING CREATES COMPETITIVE SPIRIT BETTER THAN THE OPPORTUNITY TO RACE COLLEAGUES FROM ACROSS AN INDUSTRY SECTOR. EVERY YEAR SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING CORPORATIONS RACE AGAINST EACH OTHER IN THE CLIPPER INDUSTRY SERIES

The series brings together power brokers from the worlds of automotive, communication technology, accountancy, construction, finance, cards and payments and the Baltic Exchange, for competitive racing on the water. At the same time, the series provides a natural business-to-business, team building and corporate hospitality environment. Après sail events include prize giving receptions and dinners in some of the south coast's most stunning venues, providing the perfect opportunity to network and mix business with pleasure.

The Clipper Industry Series started in 2007 with the Clipper City Challenge to offer a fun but compelling environment, and to raise funds for charitable causes. The current challenging economic climate naturally makes it even more important to maintain strong relationships with clients whilst optimising efficiency through effective teamwork. The objective of the Clipper Cup is to create a compelling business environment in which industry leaders through which to do business and build relationships, whilst offering an exhilarating day of competitive racing. 

Clipper Events Industry Series regattas are contested on our fleet of identical Clipper 68s, the yachts that become the focus of the world’s media when they take part in the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It is the largest fleet of its kind in the world and offers companies the opportunity to engage and build relationships with clients and employees in a memorable and fun way. 

The Clipper fleet offers a thrilling sailing experience for experienced and novice sailors alike. Skippered by professionals who have either already sailed around the world or are preparing to do so, your team will receive two hours of training before taking control of the yacht, ensuring everyone on board is fully involved.

Clipper Events is delighted to welcome Nautica Watches back for the fourth consecutive year as the Clipper Industry Series Official Timekeeper. Each member of the winning team will receive one of these stunning timepieces.

The day starts with a relaxed breakfast in Gunwharf Quays, allowing guests to meet their sailing team and skipper. After breakfast teams are taken to the yachts and given a safety briefing and are introduced to the basic principles of sailing. 

The yachts will then depart from Portsmouth and each team will begin tack, gybe and race training, learning how to get the most out of these fantastic yachts and how to work as a cohesive sailing team.

Lunch is served on board before a series of races against the other yachts begins in the afternoon. During the racing skippers and mates will take a back seat whilst being at hand to offer strategic racing advice and ensure everyone’s safety.

At the end of the day all the yachts and teams return to Gunwharf Quays for the prize giving followed by drinks and a buffet.

For further information, to take part in an Clipper Industry Series regatta or arrange your own regatta please contact us.

 

Clipper Events Industry series regattas include:

Sailors Society Clipper Challenge – Baltic Exchange Shipping Industry - June 2014

P&MM Clipper Challenge - Hotels and Events Industry - July 2014

Clipper City Challenge - Banks and Finance Industry – September 2014

Smith & Williamson Clipper Challenge - Accountancy Industry - September 2014

 

For further information please see our frequently asked questions.

Prices from £275 pp (based on twelve guests per boat, whole boat bookings apply, all prices are plus VAT).

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Industry Regattas

Without doubt yesterday was one of the best corporate days I have done. Totally exhilarating, great weather, great crew and overall a fantastic day which will be remembered for a long time I’m sure.

Many thanks for your help.

Berkeley Homes

A very big thank you for all your help with the Mace Clipper Challenge which surpassed all other sailing days we’ve had.  As always your support and help has been fantastic throughout and very much appreciated.  It is a pleasure to work with you guys.  Great for business and great fun. 

Mace

A week ago we were on board Uniquely Singapore racing in the Solent. I just wanted to take five minutes to say thank you for what is the best corporate day I have ever been a part of. Your crews were superb and treated us with the utmost care and attention. I have had numerous emails back from clients to say thank you for putting on such a splendid event.

Viacom/CBS


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