Our stunning central charter listing, SY PERSEVERANCE 1 is a proud team sponsor in the challenging Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. This exciting competition takes amateur sailors on a 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation of the globe, that’s split up into 8 legs.
The sponsored Clipper 70 yacht is also named PERSEVERANCE. This sponsorship is a collaboration with Princess Máxima Center for Paediatric Oncology in the Netherlands. It will also give cancer survivors a chance to demonstrate their personal perseverance with opportunities to race in legs 5-8 of the circumnavigation.
The latest leg took the sailors on an exhausting 3,500 nm crossing of the Southern Atlantic from Punta del Este, Uruguay to Cape Town, South Africa. At this stage a top three finish is becoming a habit for TEAM PERSEVERANCE with consecutive podium place finishes in three races so far. They arrived in Cape Town on November 9th, completing Race 3: Timezero South Atlantic Showdown in 17 days, 14 hours and 41 minutes.
The owner and crew of SY PERSEVERANCE 1 have been following the racing every step of the way, and send their congratulations and heartfelt support to the entire team:
“Dream team perseverance have been in the lead from day 1 and today finished in 2nd place position. Congratulations for all of you and a big hug from all of us. It must be nerve racking to be in the lead over the whole leg but you did great, and it’s clear the team is ready for the challenges in the legs ahead of you. A proud sponsor wishing you all the best and a great celebration during the stopover in Cape Town.”
The next leg, Race 4: The Roaring Forties is scheduled to begin on November 18th and will take the sailors towards the 40th parallel. The teams will depart from Cape Town’s iconic V&A waterfront and head towards Western Australia in a harrowing journey across the Southern Ocean.