Clipper Ventures plc, organizers of the solo, round-the-world Around Alone yacht race has announced Champagne Mumm as the official champagne for Around Alone 2002-03, the longest race in any sport for any individual. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, chairman of Clipper Ventures and race chairman for Around Alone, is thrilled that Champagne Mumm has chosen Around Alone. "Around Alone stands for strength, stamina, endurance and sheer guts. Champagne Mumm stands for quality and celebration and has a long association with sailing. We are delighted that the two have come together and that Champagne Mumm will be helping Clipper Ventures celebrate the outstanding performances of solo sailors in the 2002 Around Alone Race," he said.