Clipper Race Renews Harken Partnership

January 28, 2015

Clipper Ventures have announced a renewed deal with Harken as their Official Winch and Deck Hardware Supplier fo the 2015-16 Race.

Speaking about the deal Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “I am delighted that Harken will continue to partner with us for the Clipper 2015-16 Race. The standard of winch and deck hardware equipment coupled with the level of service provided to us by Harken during the last race makes them a perfect partner.”

“This will be our third consecutive race partnership and will also mark the second outing for the Clipper 70 fleet which Harken worked closely with us on to ensure that winches, health blocks and organisers were best placed for efficient performance.”

“I firmly believe that our partnership with Harken not only means our crew set out with the best possible equipment for their round the world voyage, anesthetist but also I am reassured to know that they will receive excellent aftercare if they need it, which is of paramount importance on this challenge of a lifetime.”

Andy Ash-Vie, Harken UK Managing Director said: “The Clipper Race is about seeking adventure, getting out of your comfort zone and pushing yourself to the limit, an attitude that’s instilled in many sailors and is close to our hearts here at Harken UK.

“Supporting sailors from grassroots through to professional levels is what we’re all about and the team are delighted to continue our support for the Clipper 2015-16 Race. Best of luck to all competitors, we are looking forward to following you all the way.”