ChartCo, the leading global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, today announces with great excitement that it is once again supporting the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
This is the fifth consecutive race ChartCo is sponsoring, and it's delighted to be involved once again with one of the world's best known and toughest ocean races: a 40,000 nautical mile endurance test around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.
This year ChartCo is the Official Nautical Chart Services Partner, providing a range of navigational and compliance services for the race fleet and a range of navigation equipment is also available to the crew teams.
ChartCo's CEO, Martin Taylor said:
“We're so very pleased to continue our partnership with the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, a unique event which shares our spirit of teamwork and respect; two important values that ChartCo has held throughout its long history. As a result of our partnership, we will help to keep crews safe on their journey - we're very proud of that contribution.”
Clipper Race co-founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston says:
“We have enjoyed a successful and long-term relationship with ChartCo whose products and services continue to stand up to the test of one of the world's most unique challenges.”
The Clipper Race was established in 1996 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and is the only event of its kind for amateur sailors. Twelve teams, each led by a professional skipper, will battle against each other in up to 13 individually scored races which cover six continents on the global race circuit.