Rotary Watches Sponsors Clipper Round The World Yacht Race


The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, sponsored by Rotary Aquaspeed, is approaching its 6th leg.

The race is the only event of its kind: at 40,000 miles it is the world's longest global ocean challenge, and it gives people from all walks of life an opportunity to take part, regardless of previous sailing experience. The current race began in July 2011 and will take around a year to complete. Leg 6 begins on March 4th, and will take the crew from China to the USA.

Rotary Aquaspeed is Official Timekeeper and Fleet Sponsor for the challenge. Each of the ten yachts feature the Rotary Aquaspeed logo on the main sail and transom. The brand has also chosen two crew members to act as Rotary Ambassadors for the race, blogging about their efforts on the Rotary website. Lesley Roberts, from Scotland, said: "I am delighted to have been selected for the Rotary Ambassador role. The opportunity to [blog for Rotary] will enhance the race even further for me, giving another dimension to my year round the world."