We are excited to reveal that Roy Taylor, 47, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will lead the PSP Logistics team entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, which sets sail from Liverpool on Sunday 20 August, 2017.

“I’m really looking forward to working with our Team Partner PSP Logistics," says Roy.

“It’s exciting news for the team, especially with Race Start in Liverpool just weeks away. My team is coming together really well and I think we are going to have a very enjoyable and safe campaign.”

A former Royal Air Force Weapons Technician, Roy has spent the past decade working as a sailing instructor in both the UK and Germany. Before becoming a Clipper Race Skipper, he worked with young people from the Marine Society and Sea Cadets of the United Kingdom’s training brig, the TS Royalist.

PSP Logistics, the British freight and international transportation company, made its ocean racing team debut in the Clipper 2013-14 Race, and completed a second campaign in the 2015-16 edition. The company is also returning for its fifth consecutive edition as the Official Logistics Supplier in the Clipper 2017-18 Race.

“I am delighted Roy will be the PSP Logistics Skipper for the Clipper 2017-18 Race," says Frank Dixie, Founder and Managing Director of PSP Logistics.

“Similar to our rules for transporting boats, I’d urge Roy and the PSP Logistics team to be fast, efficient, and most of all, safe. At PSP Logistics, we make life-long connections with the people we meet across the world and we’re sure the team will do just that as they encounter new people, cultures, and places.”

Roy and members of the PSP Logistics crew will spend the next week preparing for Race Start, with the Clipper Race fleet to leave Gosport for Albert Dock on Wednesday 9 August.

Inspired to take on the Clipper Race challenge for yourself? There is still time to join the Asia Pacific Leg 5 and Mighty Pacific Leg 6 of the 2017-18 race, with training courses taking place this Autumn. Click here for more information on how to join the Race of Your Life.

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