Global fore-runner in digital navigation and voyage compliance ChartCo returns for its sixth consecutive edition as Official Nautical Chart Services Supplier to the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race. The biennial event provides crew from all walks of life with the opportunity to circumnavigate the world by sea, regardless of previous sailing experience.
ChartCo’s market-leading navigation solutions meet the needs of the most demanding navigational passages. During the eleven month 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Race circumnavigation ChartCo will support the eleven strong fleet of Clipper 70s with global paper charts, piloting books and technical publications, as well as experienced compliance services.
Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo, on the announcement said: “We’re very excited to continue our role as official supplier in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race. To partner once again with this fantastic event where ordinary people take on the extraordinary challenge of sailing around the world. It’s a true test of endurance for participants, and we’re proud to help keep them safe along the way.”
ChartCo strives to help ensure that their users global compliance, navigation, safety and environmental needs are met. Transforming the industry by simplifying life for those onboard and on shore is their single goal.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, said: “Our long standing partnership with ChartCo demonstrates that its industry-leading products and services continue to evolve and meet the demands and development of a global yacht race on the scale such as the Clipper Race.”
The Clipper 2019-20 Race route will see over 700 crew led by professional skippers and first mates (AQPs) traverse some of the world’s toughest oceans and navigate to incredible global destinations. Starting from London on September 1 2019, the fleet will race to Punta del Este, Cape Town, Fremantle, the Whitsundays, Sanya, Zhuhai, Qingdao, west-coast USA, Panama, east-coast USA before returning to London in early August 2020.