Clipper Ventures exhibited for the fourth time at the prestigious boot, Düsseldorf. The bustling event is a nexus for more than 240,000 water sport enthusiasts and draws an international crowd. Clipper Race Partners including SENA, Musto, Marlow Ropes, Spinlock, Coppercoat, and Puerto Sherry Marina also presented at the nine-day trade show.

The presence of partners adds an extra layer of depth to the Clipper Race showcase. Their unwavering support underscores the collaborative spirit that propels the Clipper Race forward. It’s not just sailing; its forging partnerships that harness innovation and excellence. 

Head of Partnerships, Tom Adams commented: “It was fantastic to attend 2024’s boot exhibition in Düsseldorf and engage with our partners who were exhibiting at the show.  

“It represents a unique opportunity to network within the marine industry, the innovation and collaboration demonstrated by our partners and other exhibitors makes it worth attending alone.” 

Fleet Partner SENA exhibited for the first time, showcasing its Nautitalk Bosun headset which is currently being product tested across the Clipper 70 fleet.

And long-standing Official Supplier, Spinlock saw a 20% increase in footfall to its stand in the first two days of the show. 

Additionally, it was a pleasure to meet some of the team from Puerto Sherry, who were first introduced to Clipper Ventures at boot Düsseldrof in January 2023 before quickly signing up with the Clipper Race as a Host Port on this edition.

“The Clipper Race generates great enthusiasm from both the Northern Europe and international markets, providing a valuable opportunity to engage with partners.” concludes Tom. 

Image: The Clipper Ventures stand at boot Düsseldorf  

During the event Clipper Race Recruitment Director Della Parsons and team engaged with around 2,500 individuals from 42 different countries and a diverse range of backgrounds – an increase of more than 15% year on year. 

Interest in taking part in the Clipper Race remained peaked, with one visitor so inspired by what they saw they have already signed a contract to take part in Leg one of 2025-26 edition.  

Visitors also expressed great interest and a warm response to the Clipper Race sister brands, Hamble School of Yachting, Clipper Events, and SKIRR Adventures, all receiving a positive response since their debut exhibition in 2019.  

The drive to spread the word about the transformative power of the Clipper Race was met with enthusiasm and curiosity. Clipper Ventures is not just about sailing; it is about inspiring a new wave of diverse and passionate individuals to embark on their own extraordinary journey.   

The stories of Race Crew – challenges, triumphs, and the enduring spirit of adventure – is a testament to the Clipper Race’s ability to create lasting bonds and lifelong memories. 

From seasoned sailors to those contemplating their first nautical adventure, the Clipper Race resonates with people from all walks of life. The exchange of stories, the shared love for the open sea, and the magnetic pull of exploration created a vibrant atmosphere at boot Düsseldorf. 

Image: The Clipper Race making waves and sparking excitement at boot Düsseldorf