Chris Ingram takes on Clipper Race

At Continental Underfloor Heating, we may be completely committed to providing the best in underfloor heating systems, but we also actually have a life outside of our orange walls. That may be hard to believe, but it’s true... In fact our MD, Chris Ingram, considers himself something of an adventurer; so much so that when you’re all out in your fancy dress on Halloween, our Chris will be taking to the waves to partake in the infamous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Clipper round the world yacht race

The yacht race is actually the longest ocean adventure on the planet and is widely regarded as one of the most difficult endurance challenges the world has to offer. The 16 member team, comprised of members from across the globe, is due to set sail from Cape Town, South Africa, across the Southern Ocean to Albany, Western Australia, and will face a plethora of challenges from 60ft-plus waves to harrowing storms and gales.

Clipper round the world yacht race - chris ingram

In preparation for this, our intrepid adventurer enlisted the help of Truro High School for Girls’ pupils. They had fun listening to Chris discuss the adventure ahead, as well as helping him test out his dry suit in a rehearsal of what lies ahead.

“It’s going to be a tough few weeks out on the ocean,” Chris says, stating that, “as a keen sailor it’s a great privilege to be able to take part in such a world-renowned race. The training and preparation has been intense, but great fun and I would like to thank Truro High School for Girls for helping me test my dry suit. I enjoyed inspiring them by sharing the news of my challenge, and you never know, they might want to take part in the adventure themselves one day. The hardest task is still to come and I’m looking forward to the camaraderie, the team work and the celebration when we reach Western Australia.”

We bet you are, Chris... fully deserved as well.

Chris ingram local primary school

Having extensive solo sailing experience ought to stand him in good stead when tackling this mammoth challenge; a challenge which he undertakes to focus attention on the slaughter of whales for Japanese ‘research’ and the excellent work conducted to tackle this by the Sea Shepherd Organisation.

If you would like to wish our home-grown hero good luck, or to discuss our UFH services, then don’t hesitate to get in touch; we would love to hear from you. You can contact our friendly team on 0333 800 1750, where we will be eagerly awaiting your call. Equally, you can find us over Facebook and Twitter, where you can keep up-to-date with all our - and Chris’s - goings on.

Good luck, Chris!

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