Nasdaq Sets Sail with Clipper Race

07 August 2017

We are pleased to announce that the twelfth and final Clipper Race Team Partner for the 2017-18 edition will be Nasdaq.

The Nasdaq Stock Market will partner one of twelve teams aboard identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, carrying its brand message to ‘Ignite your ambition’ on the year-long 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation.

The Clipper Race has had a long-term relationship with Nasdaq since 2011 in a partnership based on the New York stage of the race, taking guests sailing on the Hudson against the iconic Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. Clipper Race sponsors have participated in global business events staged at Nasdaq’s MarketSite in Time Square and last year the Clipper Race founders rang the opening bell to mark the event’s 20th anniversary year.

Speaking about the partnership, Clipper Race CEO, William Ward, says: “I am so pleased to welcome Nasdaq, leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, as a Team Partner for the Clipper 2017-18 Race. The Clipper Race is the most successful ocean racing business of its type in the world today, and this partnership is symbolic of how far the race has grown over the last two decades.

“Today, the Clipper Race has over 710 participants, representing 42 nationalities, competing on a fleet of twelve purpose-built Clipper 70 yachts. There is no one else operating a global ocean race like Clipper Race which makes Nasdaq and the Clipper Race, both leaders in respective industries, a truly excellent fit.”

Building on this experience to be part of a global Clipper Race campaign will provide prominent international brand exposure and a powerful metaphor for the scale and scope of the Nasdaq Stock Market today.

The partnership will help to underline its position, not only as the largest electronic stock market in the US but also as a diverse, innovative and influential international player, with even greater future potential as it strives to be the leading technology, trading, and intelligence provider to capital markets.

Nasdaq has 4500 colleagues serving businesses and investors from over 63 offices in 26 countries in every capital market.