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Racing to be First for Britain

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.

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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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> The visibility provided by yacht sponsorship, coupled with the myriad of supporting marketing opportunities, provides the perfect opportunity for a corporate partner to raise brand awareness.
> Aspirational yet accessible, dynamic and challenging, sailing sponsorship provides a plethora of ways to engage customers and employees alike and can offer real return on investment.
> Fantastic corporate hospitality experiences with sponsor packages tailored heavily in order to deliver high return on investment.
> Competition and adventure will be communicated via pioneering technology to a global audience throughout the races, designed to deliver yacht sponsors value for money on a level previously unmatched in the sport of sailing.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0)7973 378997.

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