Keppel Agree Two Race Clipper Deal

Keppel Corporation has agreed a two-race deal to sponsor Uniquely Singapore, in the Clipper Race. The company will partner with the Singapore Tourism Board to promote Singapore as a destination.

Marina at Keppel Bay will host the Singapore stopover in the next two editions of the race, Clipper 09-10 and Clipper 11-12. The marina is the centrepiece of Keppel Bay’s premier waterfront development and home to the newly opened Keppel Bay Sailing Academy (KBSA), the first sailing centre in Singapore to receive RYA accreditation.

At the announcement in Singapore, Clipper Ventures Chief Executive, William Ward said, “Marina at Keppel Bay provided a spectacular setting for our stopover in January this year and we are looking forward to returning with the Clipper 09-10 fleet. Singapore always provides a unique experience for our crews.

Ms Look Fung Wang, General Manager of Keppel Group Corporate Communications, said, “We have found the Clipper experience to be an excellent platform to showcase Singapore and Keppel round the world”.

The Keppel Group sponsored eight employees in the last race, and will do so again in the next two races as part of its talent development initiatives.

The Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race will start from the Humber in the north east of England on 13 September and return in July 2010 after 35,000 miles of sailing.