The Race Around is excited to announce its new innovative partnership with Connecting Talents, a digital collaboration platform based in the UK.

With its focus on understanding and matching individuals’ unique talents based on its advanced algorithm, Connecting Talents will support The Race Around in matching passionate talents and volunteers all over the world with opportunities to collaborate on exciting new projects.

“We are honoured to collaborate with The Race Around and support them in realising their amazing goals,” says Linda van Andel, Co-founder of Connecting Talents. “Creating meaningful connections and giving people the tools to grow their talents and ideas together is what we stand for. Together with The Race Around, we look forward to creating projects and experiences that get people closer to the beauty of sailing and learn about sustainability in a whole new way of working together."

Working alongside Connecting Talents, The Race Around will actively encourage new talents and volunteers to be a part of both its sustainability-focused and race-related projects and programmes.

This includes the development of projects that link university students with other interested parties to better understand and draw insights from the lifecycle assessment data obtained through all competing boats. This collaboration will allow The Race Around to better engage experts on a global scale and extrapolate the data, breaking it down from procurement through to build and post-use recycling.

“The partnership with Connecting Talents will help us accelerate the realisation of our program, by facilitating the connection and collaboration between passionate volunteers, sailors, sponsors and the organising team,” says Sam Holliday, Managing Director of The Race Around. “Together, we will be able to enhance the learning experience of all the people involved with both The Race Around and our Futures Program, by facilitating talent sharing in our open community and creating synergies across the different project streams.”

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About Connecting Talents

Connecting Talents is an innovative collaboration platform rooted in the sharing economy. They support people and projects realise their potential by fostering synergies through talent sharing. By using a unique digital talent code and their smart algorithms, they match people to innovative ideas, mostly related to one or more of the 17 Sustainability Development Goals.

About The Race Around

The Race Around is a new single and double handed around-the-world race, exclusively for Class40 yachts, scheduled to set sail in September 2023 with over 60 of the world’s most adventurous sailors from all walks of life set to compete. More than just a sporting event, The Race Around is focused on promoting real sustainability through its innovative Futures Program. The Futures Program will oversee the development of a brand-new fully cradle-to-cradle recyclable Class40 racing yacht designed to prove the concept and performance of circularity, as well as deliver a global multi-generational education program, and work with multiple industries on the development of sustainable fibres and materials.


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