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Racing to be First for Britain

Phil Sharp is Britain’s most successful offshore sailor of his generation. In 2005 he competed in his first major race, the Mini Transat, in which he raced single-handed across the Atlantic in a 21ft boat, finishing 4th out of 84 entries. A year later Phil went on to score a triumphant victory in the 40ft class Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race, crossing almost a whole day ahead of his nearest competitor.

Phil is a specialist in high performance composite structural design, initiated with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College. Phil has headed up the engineering of a 43m wind turbine, and more recently a 30m carbon-fibre boom, designed for what will be the largest yacht in the world.

Phil’s technical capabilities present significant advantages to the performance and reliability of a round-the-world race campaign, during both the design and sailing phases. Greater understanding and feedback can be provided throughout training and racing to enhance performance development.

Combining Phil’s passions in offshore racing, engineering and innovation, his goal is clear: to be the first Brit to circumnavigate the world in a zero-emissions yacht, and aim for nothing other than a top result in the infamous Vendée Globe. 

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Why Get Involved?

Sport sponsorship is a proven technique for complimenting brand image and values through positive association and advertising. Visible yacht sponsorship provides the perfect “peg” on which to hang a series of additional marketing communication activities including separate public relations campaigns, hospitality, brand extension and support to existing advertising schedules.

Solo ocean racing is the premier class in sailing today:

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> Improve corporate reputation: engage with new clients through access to sailing executive networks
> Unique hospitality opportunities: develop key client relationships through an exclusive PR platform
> Powerful brand associations: develop brand value and awareness through a sport that requires courage, commitment, innovation and technology
> Technical synergies and demonstration: opportunity to showcase technologies or associate with educational and scientific projects that support sustainability and the environment, such as the development of renewable energy systems
> Generate interesting content and brand experience through diversity and variety: association with real stories of human endeavour captured for internal and external communications, bringing emotion and following, ultimately delivering brand impact and value
> Strengthen internal communication and increase workforce pride
> Demonstrate commitment with communities
> Specialist recruitment: inspire graduates, particularly in technical fields, and access a greater talent pool

Find Out More

To find out more about the campaign and partnership opportunities with Phil Sharp Racing and the Ocean Masters World Championships, please contact Phil at:

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+44 (0) 797 3 378 997

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