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The Premier Provider of Sailing Hospitality, Fleet Racing & Team Development Events

Clipper Events offers a unique platform for you and your guests to experience the thrill of big boat racing. We pride ourselves on being the leading provider of team building, corporate hospitality, learning and development programmes and industry regattas.

Our objective is to work with you to design bespoke events that are exhilarating, fun and, most importantly, meet your business objectives.

Our commitment to excellence attracts the world’s captains of industry, as well as government leaders from cities and countries around the globe.

All Clipper Events charters are conducted on our matched fleet of specially designed round the world race yachts. Ideal for management training and team building events, the yachts provide an excellent environment in which to get closer to your customers.

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Boat Charter

As well as offering the opportunity to take part in some of the biggest sailing events in the world, Clipper Events also offers the chance to charter any of the ocean racing fleet.

Team Building

The winning boat is always crewed by the team that works effectively together. Clipper Events provides a unique platform to create and develop a team, which works closer and successfully together towards a common goal.

Corporate Hospitality

Clipper Events offers corporate hospitality at some of the most established and famous sailing events. Creative and professional, we will work with you to create an event that fits your business needs, allowing you to get closer to your clients.

Iconic Races

Clipper Events compete in world-renowned races, lining up against some of the leading names in sailing on board our 68 or 70-foot yachts. You do not require any previous sailing experience to join an iconic race; we only ask for enthusiasm and a desire to get involved.

Industry Regattas

The Industry Regatta series brings together various business leaders the same time, the series provides a natural business-to-business, team building and corporate hospitality environment.

Learning & Development

In association with Clipper Events’ specialist training and development partners, we are able to provide highly effective and unique people development experiences, which focus on enhancing your business performance.

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​City firms take to the water for Clipper City Challenge

14 December 2015

Six months ago saw firms from the City come together to take part in the ninth annual Clipper City Challenge.The regatta brings employees from a variety of sectors from across the city together for an exhilarating weekend of competitive racing…

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to race in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

19 October 2015

The Clipper Race fleet is officially entered in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) which starts on December 26. The fleet will bring colour to the Australian offshore classic with amateur sailors from 26 different nationalities.And legendary British sailor…

Clipper Race Yacht Club paints Solent red with annual regatta

21 September 2015

This weekend saw more than 70 Alumni from Clipper Events sister company, the Clipper Race take to the Solent to celebrate the sixth edition of the Clipper Race Yacht Club (CRYC) Red Socks Regatta, named in honour of the club’s…

​23 - 24 September: Visit us at the Square Meal Venues & Event Live Show

9 September 2015

Calling all event organisers!Are you looking for an unforgettable event experience?Meet Clipper Events at Square Meal Venues and Event Live Show on Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 September 2015 to discover how we can provide your business with unique on-the-water…

Building a winning team with the Rugby Business Network

4 September 2015

With the Rugby World Cup due to kick off in London in mid-September and the world’s longest ocean race due to start in the UK capital in four days, the Clipper Race Village was the perfect setting for business people…

Kirsty Whyte

Kirsty Whyte
Managing Director, Australia

Kirsty established our Australian operation in October 2013 offering bespoke corporate sailing events and big boat racing experiences, as well as Clipper Race crew training.

She joined Clipper Ventures Australia as Managing Director following a career in banking and finance and having circumnavigated the world in the 2009-2010 Clipper Race on the winning boat Spirit of Australia.

In her spare time, Kirsty can be found racing in Sydney Harbour and off the NSW coast.


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Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly
Sales Manager, UK

Mark joined the Clipper Events Team from NH Hotels in June 2013, to develop relationships in the market and spends his time meeting new and existing clients – highlighting the experience and thrill of big boat racing.

Mark has 18 year’s experience within the events industry, both on the agency and corporate side, hosting events here in the UK and throughout the World, for a wide cross section of different clients. In his spare time he can be found running up and down football pitches in the South East of England as a qualified football referee.


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Emma Eason

Emma Eason
Events Manager, UK

Emma joined the Events Team from Australia where she had been living and working for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) in the Sailing Office for the past four years, and assisting with the organising of two Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races under her belt.

In her first four weeks of working at Clipper Events, Emma hit the ground running to coordinate 24 teams in three separate events. Emma has also worked as a dive instructor and is a keen sailor. Emma joined Clipper Events in May 2013.


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The whole event was a spectacular success for us as a business and for our personal enjoyment, rounded off with an enjoyable evening.

We were all amazed at the extent to which the exhilaration of racing and the level of teamwork required had bonded us. Even more impressive was the fact that, after mere hours of instruction, a group of people with very…

Thank you for a very well received two days last week. The event completely achieved what it set out to do, and I have to say, I think it was our most successful event so far. I was very impressed…

An amazing weekend of sailing. Great skipper and crew. I will be recommending this to all at BNP. A great way to bring our team from across Europe together. Very memorable, very exciting.

In twenty years of sailing, the experience I had yesterday was up there in the top ten of fantastic sailing days that I can possibly remember.

Taking a whole yacht in this year’s event made for an excellent team building exercise for all. Net Evidence believes that the quality of the relationships formed and reinforced more than justified the costs. In comparison to holding a trade…

I will definitely be booking a Clipper Events race day for my key clients. You can’t beat that joint commitment of mucking in with the most physically demanding tasks. I also loved being the one told what to do for…

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.

I know we come to expect a very smooth delivery from Clipper Events by now but you completely surpassed all expectations! Thank you so much from all of us, the slickness and quality of everything was noted by many guests…

Any team requiring motivation or having difficulties bonding would benefit from a day like today, as everyone needs to know when to assert themselves or when to simply stand back and let others take the helm.