MISSION TO PIONEER CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES IN THE TOUGHEST OCEAN RACES

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WHO WE ARE

OceansLab is an offshore racing campaign uniquely innovating and showcasing critical renewable energy technologies for a clean maritime industry today.

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RACE TO ZERO EMISSIONS

Led by Phil Sharp, 

THE GREEN SKIPPER

Three-times world record holder and two-times Class40 champion

“Ocean Racing is about pushing human and technological boundaries in a race to win, but there is a much greater race at stake; a race to clean and protect our oceans

Phil Sharp

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THE LATEST

Updates from the Lab and the water

  • Phil Sharp Solo Guy Cotten Credit Vincent Olivaud www.olivaud.com

A tricky but positive race

August 9th, 2020|

Phil reflects on the final training race - the Solo Guy Cotten - ahead of the grand slam La Solitaire du Figaro, which starts at the end of August.. Credit Vincent Olivaud www.olivaud.com [...]

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How to follow the Solo Guy Cotten

August 6th, 2020|

Follow Sharp’s journey this month as he makes a return to Class Figaro in his second event the Solo Guy Cotten. 'YB Races' Tracker Live race tracker: updated every 10 minutes: Click [...]

  • Phil Sharp, OceansLab, La Solitaire du Figaro, Credit Vincent Olivaud www.olivaud.com

Phil Sharp enters La Solitaire du Figaro race

August 4th, 2020|

La Solitaire du Figaro is a single-handed 1,830 nautical mile race over four stages, taking just under a month to complete. On the 30th of August this 51st edition will start in the bay [...]

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NEVER MISS OUT

Innovation, performance and outright determination to succeed in achieving the unachievable are the fundamental principles of OceansLab. Connect with our community of like-minded people for the latest in campaign ocean racing and clean energy developments.

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TAKING ON THE WORLD

OceansLab aims to compete at the forefront of ocean racing with a zero emissions entry in a major around-the-world race

The Ocean Race

Fully-crewed │ Around the world │ 8 stopovers │ 45,000 miles

2022 – 2023

2.5m race village visitors

3,906 TV hours

110,150 corporate guests

The Ocean Race

Vendée Globe

Solo │ Around the world │ Non-stop │ 25,000 miles

2024 – 2025

2.3m race village visitors

1,274 TV hours

71m videos viewed

Vendée Globe

PROTOTYPING CLEAN INNOVATIONS

Phil Sharp - Genevos Hydrogen Power Module Credit Gilles Delacuvellerie

A test-bed to advance

ACCELERATING CLEAN INNOVATIONS

To demonstrate the performance advantages of renewable energy

  • 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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“Sharp’s reaction to the mainsail crisis, which would have undoubtedly aborted the race of lesser skipper, encapsulates his conduct throughout the entirety of the race: courageous, innovative, relentless.”

The Telegraph, June 2016

“His results to date have earned him a place in the premier league, one of the most respected sailors on the circuit as well as one of the kings of the Class 40. So for Sharp the next step is obvious: the Vendée Globe.”

Seahorse Magazine, January 2019

No matter what it takes to succeed he will be able to deliver. And it’s not just sheer will and talent, skills and preparedness that make the difference. Phil Sharp also airs this positivity and seemingly endless energy only true champions have. He is the one you can always count on.”

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