CLIPPER Ventures, the parent company of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has bought the Hamble School of Yachting as part of a wider strategy to develop Clipper’s offering within the offshore sailing industry.

‘Clipper Ventures is the world’s leading provider of offshore sail training and Hamble School of Yachting is one of the RYA’s leading sail training schools in the UK which makes us a strong match. We welcome Chris and his team to the Clipper Ventures family and look forward to an exciting future of maintaining ourselves as the Gold Standard for sail training.’

The Hamble School of Yachting has been running for over 35 years, providing a full range of RYA sailing courses. The acquisition comes at an interesting time for Clipper Ventures which recently announced Clipper China, its Chinese sail training division set up to meet the country’s growing participation in offshore sailing. This expansion in China is expected to benefit significantly from Hamble School of Yachting’s expertise in delivering training.