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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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Clipper Events offers front row experience for America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

14 May 2015

Clipper Events is offering a front row on-the-water experience for the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth this July, as the event’s Official Charter Package Supplier. Clipper Events founder and legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “The America’s Cup…

World’s largest fleet of matched ocean racers to debut in Round the Island Race

27 March 2015

On 27 June, the world’s largest fleet of matched ocean racers will make its debut on the start line of the 84th J P Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race (RTI) against 1,600 competitors.It will be the eleventh time…


19 March 2015

Today we are pleased to congratulate a number of our former corporate event skippers on their success of becoming part of the twelve professional elite skippers in the company's race division, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It has…

Clipper Events features its unique events platform at SportsPro LIVE

13 March 2015

Clipper Ventures CEO William Ward and the Clipper Events team attended the annual SportsPro LIVE show in London this week. Hosted at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, the team joined global sport industry peers to present its unique sailing hospitality, fleet racing…


10 March 2015

Former Clipper Events training skipper Sean McCarter has been awarded the Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship by the Cruising Club of America.Sean, who became a skipper for the Derry~Londonderry~Doire entry in the last edition of the company’s race division,…

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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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 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…

Utterly brilliant and quite the best corporate day (or otherwise) I have enjoyed in years. I would strongly and unreservedly recommend anybody that is offered an opportunity to sail on these incredible yachts to jump at the chance.

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…

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.

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.

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

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…

The calibre of staff both on and off the water is very high. The skipper and mates are always enthusiastic and professional. A level of professionalism that is hard to find elsewhere in the sailing industry. With the size of…

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.