“YOU WILL NEVER CONQUER OR MASTER THE OCEAN BUT YOU CAN ENDURE IT. MOTHER NATURE IS AN UNFORGIVING MISTRESS, ALWAYS WITH ONE LAST TRICK UP HER SLEEVE FOR YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT”
SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON
On the 1st September 2019 eleven 70-foot yachts each manned with 22 people set sail from St. Katherine’s Docks, London. Their mission? To undertake one of the world’s greatest tests of endurance – The Clipper Race. A 40,000 nautical mile race around the world in the face of Mother Nature’s harshest elements.
You might imagine the brave crew on board these boats must be seasoned pros, putting a lifetime of dedication into action. But with The Clipper Race, brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world) this is not so. Setting off on this gruelling and remarkable expedition are people just like us – students, bankers, housewives, vicars, rugby players and taxi drivers. All with one thing in common. A passion to discover the extraordinary powers of our planet and undertake an extreme journey to show just what a human being is made of.
There are a number of reasons that The Clipper Race is an event close to the heart of TINCTURE and why we will be following this tremendous adventure closely.
First off, one of our very own crew members is taking part. Having undergone a rigorous training course with some of the world’s finest sea-farers, TINCTURE team mate Andrew Cowen will be boarding the GotoBermuda boat for an impressive seven months at sea. We’ll be following him on his journey (bringing you with us) every step of the way.
Secondly, TINCTURE will be joining the crew in another way, as Andrew's Offical Race Crew Supporter we are proudly supporting the GotoBermuda team with a year’s supply of our products. But why? This links to our third, and perhaps most deep-rooted connection. Just as those braving turbulent waves, at times terrifying weather and survival in extreme conditions do so with an aim to better understand the world and their place in it, we here at TINCTURE embarked on our own expedition in 2017 to do much the same in an entirely different way. Battling through the shelves of chemical-laden cleaning products which are poisoning our bodies and our planet, and striding on in the face of a common theme of unfamiliarity with natural ingredients we remained strong, steadfast in our mission to share our passion with all. To make the world a better, safer and cleaner place to live.
In using TINCTURE throughout The Clipper Race, those on board GotoBermuda have shunned toxicity and instead, opted for the ground-breaking, aquatic-safe, therapeutic and deep-cleaning prowess of our range. The depths ahead present a trying task for all participants and of course, keeping the decks of this small boat clean is absolutely essential for the health and wellbeing of the crew. But with TINCTURE, the team is choosing to do so without risk of polluting our beloved ocean and marine life, as well as themselves. By using non-toxic, 100% natural and sustainable TINCTURE products on board for their trip around the world, this crew is taking a stand against pollutants and putting just one more ounce of faith in the powers of nature.
The Clipper Race is a race without equal. There’s no knowing what these teams might come up against, or what they may take from the experience when all is said and done. But we can hope that safe travels lie ahead for Andrew, his crew mates and everyone else involved. We wish for them all to be forever changed by unbreakable bonds and life-long memories, along with a growing awareness and respect for our extraordinary planet, which can be extended to all those back on dry land.
We are so excited about the events unfolding at sea, and the integral part that we are honoured to play in making the journey all the more impressive. Be sure to check back in to our blog page for weekly updates and education about life on board a Clipper Race yacht, as well as documented real-life experience of using Tincture and how it fares in one of the most severe and challenging conditions imaginable.