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ATPI returns as the official travel supplier of the Clipper Race

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This will be the world-leading corporate travel company’s second edition of partnership with the global yacht racing event. 

Part of the ATPI Group, ATPI Sports Events holds a reputation for providing high-quality bespoke travel and events solutions to organisations operating in a variety of specialist sectors around the world. Having worked with major sports events such as the Olympic and Winter Olympic Games to the FIFA World Cup, ATPI brings elite sporting event travel expertise to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

One of the most challenging endurance events on the planet, the Clipper Race sees 700+ crew  race over 40,000 nautical miles around the world, travelling across six continents over a span of eleven months. A partnership rooted in a passion for adventure and competition, ATPI will be setting up race crew and their supporters with an exclusive travel desk with offline support to ensure they have a seamless travel experience, from booking flights to arranging on-shore accommodation. What’s more, ATPI will provide Race Crew with the opportunity to book specialist marine air fares, allowing for extra baggage allowance and ultimate flexibility with cancellations when travelling. With Clipper Race Crew hailing from nearly 70 different nations, ATPI will provide assistance in helping crew travel from all corners of the globe to stopovers on the race route, to begin their Clipper Race adventure, and return home at the end. 

ATPI will also be supporting the race office with travel and accommodation arrangements as they follow the fleet around the world, travelling to the different Host Port stopovers. 

With a number of iconic host port destinations all over the world, the global yacht race provides a unique opportunity for ATPI to reach clients and new markets in unique locations. 

Speaking on the partnership renewal, ATPI Sports Events Regional Managing Director Adam Knights said, “We are proud to be the Official Travel Supplier of the Clipper 2023-24 Race. Our passionate team has great experience in managing the complex needs of leading sports events and organisations and looks forward to becoming an integral part of the Clipper Race.”

Matt Petit, Operations and Logistics Manager at the Clipper Race added: “On a global yacht race, Clipper Race Crew, Supporters and the Race Office require complete flexibility in booking travel. This is due to the unpredictable nature of ocean racing and the time frames when we arrive at destinations around the world. 

“The team at ATPI are extremely professional and efficient and we are looking forward to working with them again.” 

About the Clipper Race 

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. This unique, epic event sees teams battle extreme conditions as they race more than 40,000 nautical miles around the globe in a true test of fortitude and determination.

The race is the only event of its kind which trains people from all walks of life to become ocean racers, and many have no previous sailing experience before signing up for the intensive four levels of training prior to racing. Led by a professional Skipper and First Mate, Race Crew can complete the full eleven month circumnavigation or choose to test themselves on one or multiple legs.

The Clipper Race was founded in 1996 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo and non-stop around the world.

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