Old Pulteney Announces Entry into Clipper Race

August 7, 2013

Scotch whisky Old Pulteney has announced its entry into the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.

The yacht, pills simply named Old Pulteney, advice will debut in the ninth edition of the world’s longest ocean race after the firm became a Team Sponsor.

Old Pulteney has a strong maritime heritage and involvement in sailing and is known as the ‘Maritime Malt.’

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo around the world, and the Clipper Race Founder and Chairman commented: “When I set sail for my historic circumnavigation back in 1968, on board were 12 bottles of whisky and homemade fruitcake.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome our new Team Sponsor, Old Pulteney on board for the Clipper 2013-14 Race.”

The Clipper Race gives amateur sailors the chance to experience sailing around the world, with the help of an experienced skipper.

Old Pulteney Senior Brand Manager Margaret Mary Clarke said she was ‘thrilled and very proud’ to announce their partnership and they looked forward to ‘embarking on the sailing adventure of a lifetime.’

The Clipper Race starts on September 1 in London and returns 40,000 miles and 11 months later.