Race Director

Mark Light

Mark is an accomplished leader in sailing who, as Clipper Race Director, is responsible for developing and overseeing the year-long 40,000 nautical mile race across six continents whilst supporting the Clipper Race Management Board.

A highly skilled skipper in his own right, Mark has over 100,000nm in his log book. Following his successful completion of the Clipper Race circuit as Skipper of the Derry~Londonderry~Doire team entry during the 2011-12 edition, Mark spent four years as Deputy Clipper Race Director before taking on the role of Race Director in 2016 – and has been in charge of the most unique ocean race in the world ever since.

Sir Robin Kn0x-Johnston

Chairman and Co-Founder

William Ward OBE

CEO and Co-Founder

Laura Ayres

Managing Director

Chris Rushton

Managing Director

Anna Navarro

Finance Director


Adventure is in our DNA. If it’s in yours we may have the perfect role for you, either on or off the water, full or part time.