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Phil Sharp updates from aboard Imerys Clean Energy Position: 3rd “Imerys Clean Energy went really well in last night’s stronger breeze. Yesterday I actually saw Aina before he too [...]

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Phil Sharp updates from aboard Imerys Clean Energy Position: 2nd “Pretty bad night – barely had a chance to sleep. Firstly because the conditions have been mega gusty with [...]

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Atlantic surfing

Phil Sharp updates from aboard Imerys Clean Energy Position: 3rd “Imerys Clean Energy went really well in last night’s stronger breeze. Yesterday I actually saw Aina before he too [...]

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Phil Sharp updates from aboard Imerys Clean Energy Position: 2nd “Pretty bad night – barely had a chance to sleep. Firstly because the conditions have been mega gusty with [...]

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THE RACE

“Ocean racing is about pushing human and technological boundaries in a race to win, but there is a much more important race at stake: a race to save the oceans. We have technologies that can make significant contributions to reducing emissions, but early demonstration and adoption is vital to meet climate change targets and address the health of our oceans before it is too late.”

Phil Sharp, Team Principle and Skipper

THE RACE

“Ocean racing is about pushing human and technological boundaries in a race to win, but there is a much more important race at stake: a race to save the oceans. We have technologies that can make significant contributions to reducing emissions, but early demonstration and adoption is vital to meet climate change targets and address the health of our oceans before it is too late.”

Phil Sharp, Team Principle and Skipper

ZERO CO2 RACING

To win the world’s most challenging ocean races with zero emissions

HYDROGEN

Be the first hydrogen-electric vessel to sail around the world

AUTONOMY

Prototype a practical solution for clean energy independence

COMMUNICATE

Demonstrate the performance advantages of renewable innovations

ZERO CO2 RACING

To win the world’s most challenging ocean races with zero emissions

HYDROGEN

Be the first hydrogen-electric vessel to sail around the world

AUTONOMY

Prototype a practical solution for clean energy independence

COMMUNICATE

Demonstrate the performance advantages of renewable innovations

BREAKING HUMAN AND TECHNOLOGICAL BOUNDARIES

TO BE THE FIRST

AROUND THE WORLD, NON-STOP, SOLO

ZERO CO2

Vendée Globe

100% PERFORMANCE  0% EMISSIONS

BREAKING HUMAN AND TECHNOLOGICAL BOUNDARIES

TO BE THE FIRST

AROUND THE WORLD, NON-STOP, SOLO

ZERO CO2

Vendée Globe

100% PERFORMANCE

0% EMISSIONS

The Championship
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The Championship
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PHIL SHARP

DRIVEN TO SUCCEED

Engineering Highlights

>>> Hydrogen-Electric clean energy system: Technical Director
>>> Imperial College London MSc: Mechanical Engineering
>>> 43m wind turbine: designer and project leader
>>> Sailing yacht ‘A’ x3 booms – the largest yacht in the world: designer and project leader

Sailing Highlights

>>> x2 World Speed Sailing Records
>>> 2017 Class 40 Champion
>>> Podium in the most challenging solo transat race arriving with a destroyed mainsail
>>> 2006 Route du Rhum winner, finishing a day ahead of second place

Meet the Team

Engineering Highlights

>>> Hydrogen-Electric clean energy system: Technical Director
>>> Imperial College London MSc: Mechanical Engineering
>>> 43m wind turbine: designer and project leader
>>> Sailing yacht ‘A’ x3 booms – the largest yacht in the world: designer and project leader

Sailing Highlights

>>> x2 World Speed Sailing Records
>>> 2017 Class 40 Champion
>>> Podium in the most challenging solo transat race arriving with a destroyed mainsail
>>> 2006 Route du Rhum winner, finishing a day ahead of second place

Meet the Team

Engineering Highlights

>>> Hydrogen-Electric clean energy system: Technical Director
>>> Imperial College London MSc: Mechanical Engineering
>>> 43m wind turbine: designer and project leader
>>> ‘White Pearl’ x3 booms – the largest yacht in the world: designer and project leader

Sailing Highlights

>>> x2 World Speed Sailing Records
>>> 2017 Class 40 Champion
>>> Podium in the most challenging solo transat race arriving with a destroyed mainsail
>>> 2006 Route du Rhum winner, finishing a day ahead of second place

Meet the Team

OCEANS LAB

Prototyping Clean Innovations

A test-bed to advance cutting-edge renewable technologies

  • Ultra-low weight solar PV with non-slip coatings

  • Advanced hydrogen-electric powertrain to replace diesel generators

  • Innovative portable hydrogen refueller

  • Prototyping of advanced lithium battery technology

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OCEANS LAB

Prototyping Clean Innovations

A test-bed to advance cutting-edge renewable technologies

  • Ultra-low weight solar PV with non-slip coatings

  • Advanced hydrogen-electric powertrain to replace diesel generators

  • Innovative portable hydrogen refueller

  • Prototyping of advanced lithium battery technology

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