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ATPI Sports Events to partner the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race

by Grace Kitching 17 Jul 09:00 BST
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race CEO, William Ward and ATPI Global Commercial Head of Sports, Michiel Aulbers, mark the start of a new partnership. Sport specialist ATPI Sports Events is announced as the Official Travel Supplier to the 2019-20 edition © Clipper Ventures

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced a partnership with ATPI Sports Events to deliver a seamless travel experience for the Clipper Race organisers, Race Crew and their supporters, as the Official Travel Supplier to the 2019-20 edition of the event.

Adam Knights, Regional Managing Director, UK, France, Benelux, ATPI Group, said: "The Clipper Race is one of the world's furthest travelling sports, covering 40,000 miles divided into eight legs.

"Our passionate team has great experience in managing the complex needs of leading sports events and organisations and looks forward to becoming an integral part of the Clipper Race. We are committed to providing event organisers, crew and supporters with unified, seamless and cost-effective travel expertise."

ATPI Sports Events, part of the ATPI Group, is the sports specialist of choice for federations, organising committees and corporate businesses around the world. It's extensive track record in working with major sports events from Olympic and Winter Olympic Games to the FIFA World Cup shows that ATPI Sports Events has the credentials to work with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

William Ward, Clipper Race CEO, said: "The new partnership with ATPI Sports Events is a strong addition to the Clipper 2019-20 Race, for the organisation, the Race Crew and their supporters.

"The Clipper Race also offers a great opportunity for ATPI Sports Events, the Official Travel Supplier, to build relationships and showcase their services to the highly diverse international race crew and global partners of the event."

ATPI Sports Events will support the Clipper Race team with its own travel arrangements for the staff travelling to deliver each stopover. As well as providing a dedicated Travel Desk for Clipper Race Crew and supporters to ensure that they can focus on what really matters to them. In addition ATPI Sports Events will look to create hospitality experiences for other Clipper Race partners, focusing on the race arrival and departure in a number of the international stopovers.

The biennial Clipper Race event will see over 700 international crew from 45 nations take part in one of the world's toughest endurance challenges. The 2019-20 circumnavigation is made up of eight legs and has stopovers in sixteen incredible destinations around the world. Starting from London on September 1 2019, the route will take the fleet of eleven stripped out racing yachts to Host Ports including Punta del Este, Cape Town, Fremantle, the Whitsundays, Sanya, Zhuhai, Qingdao, Seattle, Panama, New York, Bermuda and Derry-Londonderry before returning to London on 8 August 2020.

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