AGCO Finance Employee to Compete in Yacht Race Around the World

AGCO Finance is a Joint Venture between AGCO Corporation and De Lage Landen (DLL). Beginning July 31, 2011 and going through July 2012, DLL will be participating in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The race track is 40,000 miles long and it will take eleven months to complete the circumnavigation. Fewer people have raced around the world than have climbed Mt. Everest. Heather and Yacht

The race route will start in the UK and cross the Atlantic Ocean, the South Atlantic, the Southern Ocean, the Java and South China Seas and the Pacific. The race is divided into a series of eight legs and crews can decide to race one of them, select a combination of legs or sign up to become a round the world crew member and complete the full circumnavigation. DLL opened up applications to more than 5500 members worldwide and out of over 160 applicants, one of our Sales Development Representatives, Heather Stephens, is 1 of 9 DLL members awarded a spot on the Clipper Crew. Heather will be an “onboard” crew member and participate in one leg of the voyage. She will be sailing from California, down to Panama, through the canal and north to New York City.

There is no doubt Heather will be a great representative of AGCO Finance. Congratulations to Heather for being awarded this incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity! If you would like to follow Heather’s voyage and the rest of the Clipper Race, you can do so at or follow @TeamDLL on Twitter and Facebook.

We will update you more about Heather’s journey, but in the meantime, we invite you to leave her words of encouragement!

One Response to “AGCO Finance Employee to Compete in Yacht Race Around the World”

  • Heather Stephens:

    Ahoy, Agco world:

    I am thrilled to be representing DLL on the Clipper Round the World Race!

    I wanted to add a few words about WHY we are doing it. DLL is using Clipper Round the World as a platform to connect employees globally. Insprired by the motto of Clipper, “Raced by People like You,” we hope that the way the race crew faces challenges as one team will provide an example in everyday practice. Through this journey, we aim to connect all our members, to come together working with one goal. In doing so, this makes us a better company, which ultimately makes us better at serving our customers, which in my case is YOU, Agco!!!

    Thank you for your support.
    PS: Shout-out to my dealers and their customers in Canada and PA!