Spinlock is pleased to reveal that we have been appointed as new Official Lifejacket Supplier for the next two editions of The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Spinlock will be kitting out each of the eleven Clipper Race crews with Deckvest VITO lifejackets, the latest Performance Safety Lines and personal AIS devices when they embark on the epic 40,000nm race this summerand will provide expert training and support, for both organisation and crew.
On the announcement of the new partnership the Clipper Race Co-Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, said: ”The toughest sailing challenges can only have the highest standard of equipment. That is why we welcome Spinlock as the Official Lifejacket Supplier to the Clipper 2019-20 Race to provide top of the range lifejackets for all our crew to use.”
A long-time admirer of the Clipper Race, not least because of the challenge of completing the endurance race, but also because it introduces people from around the world into the wonderful sport of sailing, Spinlock CEO Chris Hill, comments: ”Spinlock is delighted to be working in partnership with Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in providing the latest products from our ’Protect Range’ for their Race Crew.
”Like Spinlock, the Clipper Race recognises that safety equipment should be treated as personal equipment and that crew will perform better and enjoy their sailing more if that product is designed to fit well, allow them to perform without hindrance, feel like a piece of sports equipment, whilst of course performing as a piece of safety equipment if required.”
Official Supplier to the Clipper Race, Spinlock will amplify its brand
awareness around the world and aims to play a part in developing sailing in new
regions. The Clipper 2019-20 Race will commence summer of 2019 from the UK with
the global route stopping in South America, South Africa, Australia, China and
the USA, before returning to the UK 11 months later.