Nearly fourty years have passed since Colonel Bill Whitbread and Admiral Otto Steiner decided to organise the first round-the-world race. A lot of things have changed since then, in the world and at Camper, but the trademark spirit, and the original idea, remain the same.
The first 31,250 nautical-mile race first took place over 37 years ago (as the Whitbread Round the World Race 1973-74), testing the crews against some of the most ferocious elements that man can encounter. The passion for the adventure and the pioneering spirit still accompany the eleventh edition of the race.
The Camper brand was born in 1975 from a century long family tradition in footwear craftsmanship. Challenging the norms of the day with our creative vision and playful touch, is still our reality!