Clipper Round the World Race – Crew Allocation


More than 500 2015-16 crew assembled in Portsmouth Guildhall with their family and friends to discover which team and professional skipper they will be sailing with when the tenth edition of the Clipper Race starts on Sunday 30 August. 

The twelve teams were addressed by our founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston with encouraging words about the challenge and adventure that lies ahead. He commented afterwards: “This is where final preparations for the race of their lives begin. Most of the crew have almost completed their training but now they can start to develop their strategies and dynamics as a team.”

1080 Media together with equipment supplied by Surtees Audio Visual covered the event for Clipper, live streaming the two hour presentation, producing news feeds and also videos for social media. The 3/4G WMT transmitter was used from inside the Guildhall in Portsmouth, uplinking at a solid 5MB throughout, enabling an HD stream to YouTube and also to our special VidZapper player which was used to stream live into China. This was important for both sponsors and crew based in the city of Qingdao, who although 7 hours ahead, were able to enjoy the live show throughout.

There was a tremendous atmosphere during the day, and huge excitement as names were read out for each team. Video sample here:

The full live stream is here: