iSportconnect Throws Successful Summer Party with the Clipper Race
August 30, 2013
iSportconnect hosted a successful and thoroughly enjoyable Summer Party in partnership with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race last evening at St Katherine Docks in London. The Summer Party was the first thrown by iSportconnect and with the top-class delegates and major announcements taking place, vialis 40mg the first party will certainly not be the last!
The night opened with a question and answer session from the Clipper Race founder and legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Sir Robin explained why he created the race and how the event had continued to ‘evolve’ in order to stay fresh and attract new business.
Speaking about the Summer Party Sir Robin said: “It was a great opportunity to meet with the sports business community against the backdrop of the Clipper Race fleet in St Katharine Docks by Tower Bridge in London. I think it made the perfect setting for the inaugural event and was good to share our success story with the sports industry.”
iSportconnect Chairman Michael Cunnah added: “The first iSportconnect Summer Party has been a fantastic success and I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with old acquaintances whilst also meeting new people. It has been a pleasure to hold the event at St Katherine Dock, where our friends and partners the Clipper Race are ready to set sail on their latest adventure. We wish them all the best and I am looking forward to throwing another party next year!”
Jamaica launch Get All Right boat
On a night of celebration, there was also a number of developments launched at the Summer Party, including the launch of the Jamaica yacht for the Clipper Race. The ‘Get All Right’ yacht was launched by Sir Robin and Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, the High Commissioner to Jamaica. In a party atmosphere, complete with kettle drums and celebrity personalities such as Levi Roots of Dragons Den fame, the Get All Right boat was launched next to the yachts she will be competing against in just two days’ time.
Sir Robin commented: “Jamaica has always been one of the most popular locations amongst our crew when we visited in past editions of the Clipper Race. The Jamaica Get All Right crew are extremely proud to be representing Jamaica and I know they will do their very best to represent such a beautiful country.”
Guests at the Summer Party included iSportconnect’s Official Business Aviation partner, PrivatAir, who flew over from Switzerland to join the celebrations.
As the sun set, guests were invited up to the Riverlounge restaurant for further food and entertainment. Looking over St Katherine Docks the River Lounge provided the perfect setting to end an enjoyable and entertaining evening.
The 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race sets sail from St Katherine Docks on Sunday September 1 and will return 11 months and 40,000 miles later.
Note to Editors
iSportconnect is the world’s largest private network for sports business professionals. The online platform provides all the latest news, exclusives, features, interviews and community discussions from within the sports industry. iSportconnect compliments the online platform with major events, such as the now renowned Directors’ Club and the recently launched Summer Party. iSportconnect events are a place for top-level executives to network and share ideas about the industry.
Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race
The Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race will start on Sunday 1 September from St Katharine Docks London, and return almost a year later after completing the 40,000 miles route, making it the world’s longest ocean race. The event was established by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to give everyone, regardless of sailing experience, the opportunity to discover the exhilaration of ocean racing. 650 people representing more than 40 nations will compete in the Clipper 13-14 Race on twelve brand new 70-foot yachts designed by renowned naval architect Tony Castro. It’s the largest race ever. Crew members can sign up for the whole circumnavigation or one or more of eight legs. The only qualification for the race is the minimum age of 18 (there is no upper age limit) plus a thirst for adventure. 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 points at the finish wins the Clipper Trophy.
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