Phil Sharp is one of the most promising and exciting offshore sailors today. Young, tenacious, and extremely talented, his ambition is to be the first Briton to win the Vendée Globe.
Phil has proven himself as the future for British ocean racing. Winning the famous Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race in 2006, he is the last Briton to do since Ellen MacArthur. It is clear that Phil will be the name to watch in sailing.
This is a four year campaign cycle, which will focus on performance, technology and energy efficiency in the IMOCA Ocean Racing World Championship. The primary aim is to achieve top results in the highlights of the IMOCA class: the 2014 Barcelona World Race and 2016 Vendee Globe.
The Vendee Globe is racing at its most breathtaking: one man against all, battling against the elements of the oceans in the quest for victory. It is the pinnacle of solo sailing, where skippers race non‐stop, single‐handed around the world in boats of pioneering technology. Not only one of the most challenging and enduring adventures on the planet today, the Vendée Globe is also one of the most competitive and gruelling of all races.