Clipper Ventures, the parent company of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has bought one of the RYA’s leading sailing schools in the UK, the Hamble School of Yachting.
Clipper Race Chairman and Co-Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston explains: “The decision to buy the Hamble School of Yachting is part of a wider strategy to develop our 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, specializing in helping people who want to learn how to sail by providing a full range of RYA sailing courses and lessons, from beginner to professional level.